2015-01-28 49 8

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The French hashpoint

Wed 28 Jan 2015 in 49,8:
49.0155413, 8.0065195

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Location[edit]

In the little French part (northern Alsace) of the Mannheim graticule.

The hashpoint is located in the forest near the D3 road leading from Lauterbourg to Wissembourg, about 4.5 km east of the center (railway station) of Wissembourg.

Participants[edit]

Plan[edit]

May be I'll take a day off, if my chef allows it. I plan to drive to the hashpoint in the morning. Reach it, visit N 49° 00,000' E 8° 00,000' and find a few geocaches.

Possible activities nearby:
Confluencing by visiting N 49° 00,000' E 8° 00,000' (1.8 km ssw, near the D244)
Nearest Geocaches: GC24NAR and GC52QB3
Safari Cache: OCF495 (0.0 km^^)

Expedition[edit]

I took about 4 hours off, drove the B9 from Ludwigshafen to Wörth, crossed the D/F border at Lauterbourg and parked the car at the D3 about 0.5 km NE to the hashpoint. Then I put on boots, got the bicycle out of the car and drove on wet forest roads near the hashpoint. I reached it in a swampy area of the huge forest "Bienwald".

Very good, that I wore my rain boots, because I had to "dance" about 10 to 15 minutes under clouds and trees and between blackberry tendrills in the swamp. After this I marked the hashpoint with a little white piece of paper, took some photos and drove back to the car.

On my way back to the German border I visited the degree confluence N 49° 00,000' E 8° 00,000' and the "Mirrorpoint" N 49° 00,080' E 08° 00,094' (Safari Cache: OC01B0) and I found 6 geocaches (geocaching.com).

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240 km by car, 1.7 km on bicycle and about 150 m walk:
Does geohashing seem a little bit crazy?
Yes, it is a little bit crazy! ;-)
But it is a lot of fun!! :-)

Photos[edit]

Achievements / Honorable Mention[edit]

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Q-Owl earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2015-01-28.
Border.PNG
Q-Owl earned the Border geohash achievement
by crossing the Germany-France border on 2015-01-28 to reach the (49, 8) geohash.
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Q-Owl earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 4 regions of the Mannheim, Germany (49, 8) graticule on states level.
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Q-Owl earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 2 regions of the Mannheim, Germany (49, 8) graticule on countries level.
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Q-Owl earned the Velociraptor Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash for 2015-01-28 with highly visible raptor claw marks.
2015-01-28 49 8 vr.jpg


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Q-Owl earned the XKCD-100 Honorable Mention Achievement
by voyaging 110 km to reach the (49, 8) geohash on 2015-01-28. Alas it was not a Saturday.


Useful Links[edit]

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