2014-10-13 50 5
On a wooden hill near the village of Nessonvaux, Belgium.
I don't have any car, and in my graticule public transports are, at best, scarce. That limit the radius to where I could go. When I saw that's today's hash was less than 10 km away from home, I took my bike and tried to find it.
First step was to go to the bottom of a valley to cross the river Vesdre (while less than efficient brakes) then find the little road on the right which lead me to another, albeit smaller valley. The hash was on the surrounding hill to the north. I let my bike on the side of the road, then pulled out my phone/GPS to take the direct path, across low trees. Bad idea. After I found some apples and a lot of thorns, I tried to make another attempt, with a less direct approach, a hundred meter to the east.
Attempt number two lead me in a somehow small ancient quarry. I got around climbing one of the side, and again tried the direct route. Again, low trees and thorns. I tried to get to the top of the hill, to find some kind of slope with a flat ground on the top. Using an massive oak, I managed to get on that flat ground. GPS then told me the hash was in the same direction than the path on the ground, so I followed that path for a hundred meters, to find the woods where the hash was.
I took a few pictures, then tried to get back to my bike following the way I took to climb up there. I then fall on barbed wire, which I didn't cross to get there. Trying to avoid this thing, I lamely fall in the slope in a ridiculous way. Fortunately, no harm. I manage to find the old quarry (second ridiculous harmless fall) and get my bike back. I then found two geocaches nearby and logged in, before going back home.
- Bike Geohash
- Land Geohash