2014-06-08 46 10
Close to the Lake Reschen, in the tri-state area AT-CH-IT.
This one is just too tempting. I've been waiting for good locations in the virgin graticules of either 46,10 or 46,12 for quite some time now. This one is well accessible from Reschen, which one can reach from Innsbruck in just 1h30 by car or 2h30 by public transport. It is in the tri-state area: still in Austria, but only about 50 m away from Italy, and about 2 km away from Switzerland. Sunday, a beautiful landscape with a scenic lake, a nice weather forecast (except for a chance of thunderstorms)... it is on!
A perfect expedition and a perfect location for a geohash. Even though the point was higher up then the one where I was walking through snow only a few weeks ago, this one was a lot easier to reach, because we started already at about 1400 m a.s.l. and because the terrain was very geohasher-friendly. To be honest, for a point in the Alps this was really ridiculously convenient, on an only slightly descending meadow with a picnic area near by. But with EleanorAbernathy having to carry the weight of one and a half, this was just perfect :)
We had to walk a little more than 3 km to the hashpoint, ascending about 400 m. It was a beautiful landscape with meadows full of flowers, the lake in the background and the perfect weather to complete it all. We met several mountain-bikers, two of them were missing the hashpoint only by 20 m. On our way we came across an abandoned stronghold or bunker, presumably protecting the border in less peaceful times then the ours. We were approaching from the Italian side because there are no trails leading to the hashpoint from Austria. The point where we crossed the border between Italy and Austria was marked with a border stone. On our way back we saw a little frog who let us take his picture before jumping into the water to hide.
When we got back to Reschen and its lake, we certainly had our share of sun for the day!
EleanorAbernathy with hat.
LeslieHapablap standing in Austria and Italy at the same time.
ScepticAnna can probably tell us what this is.
| EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap earned the Land geohash achievement
| EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap achieved level 3 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
| EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap earned the Border geohash achievement
|EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|