2014-05-18 50 8

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Sun 18 May 2014 in 50,8:
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Outside Idstein.



Totally around the corner. Can't not do it. Let us know if you're interested and we'll find a time for a meetup.


Coming from 2014-05-17 51 7 I will spend the night to Sunday in the picnic shelter east of Idstein, the place is called Drei Eichen or Alter Badeweiher. Because it's Sunday I will not start for geohashing before 10:00. I will be at the hash at about 11:00, from there it's a walk of 3.1 kilometers.

Excellent! We just noticed that we have an appointment at 13:00 so we can only do it before lunch as well. Perfect timing. Just to clarify, you will be at the hash at 11:00 or you'll start walking the 3.1km at 11:00? I'll also PM you my mobile number just in case (if it's enabled). - Mampfred (talk) 02:16, 17 May 2014 (EDT)
I want to start at the shelter at 10:00 and I want to reach the hash at 11:00. --GeorgDerReisende (talk) 02:31, 17 May 2014 (EDT)
Perfect see you there. I'll see if I can activate M and QuarterCacher as well. - Mampfred (talk) 02:49, 17 May 2014 (EDT)



2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0722.jpg Coming from the successful 2014-05-17 51 7 I hitchhiked from Haltern to Idstein with the help of five cars. At the service station Remscheid I had an uncommon short waiting time to get a car for the A3, but at the service station Siegburg I had to wait longer. The motorways were empty, because there was an important fußball game at the TV.
I arrived at the Idstein at 0:15 and walked through the village to that place I had chosen for the night. But instead of a shelter for hikers it was a closed barbecue hut. So I slept outside of it. The night was a bit cold.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0726.jpg In the morning I started to walk to the hash at 10:00. I passed under these trees looking very dangerous.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0743.jpg At 10:37 I found the hash. After some dancing my Garmin decided, that the hash lay on the way. Then I remembered, that I had an appointment and sat down and waited for them.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0745.jpg And they arrived some minutes later. I came to know M and QuarterCacher.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0748.jpg The group of all today's geohashers: M, EmmJay, QuarterCacher, LadyBB, Mampfred and GeorgDerReisende.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0749.jpg EmmJay liked to play games again, today blowing bubbles.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0750.jpg I wrote a mark onto a tree.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0754.jpg View to Idstein from outside the forest.
2014-05-18 50 8 GeorgDerReisende 0779.jpg Usually my story ends here. But I have an addendum. I wanted to hitchhike from Idstein to the service station Wetterau along the national road B 275. And I started for it. After two short lifts I ended at the village Niederems. There I waited for two hours, but only tourists and motorcycles passed by. Then I got a lift, but mistakenly it went to Oberems, which was not my direction. At this moment, I didn't want to hitchhike or hike further and I decided to take a bus to the main village, to start to hitchhike there again. From that place I got a lift to the service station Rebstock near Frankfurt am Main and from there a lift to the service station Wetterau. Standing there at the exit and waiting for a car to Kassel a car stopped and the driver told me that he had taken me on a former expedition of geohashing! But today he didn't go to Kassel and I took another car.

The rest of the group[edit]

We met up in Niederjosbach and drove past Idstein to the hash. We had plenty of time so we let EmmJay walk for a while which naturally slowed us down quite a bit. When we got there before 11am, we found GeorgDerReisende already sitting at the hash :)

We took some group shots and GeorgDerReisende wrote the hash marker on a tree. Then we walked back to the car together and split up knowing that it's probably not too long before we see each other at the next hash again.

We've got only one photo to add:


The tracklog of the car-crew from the parking to the hash can be found here.


GeorgDerReisende earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (50, 8) geohash on 2014-05-18 on foot, travelling a distance of 2.3 km.