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Near a skidder trail inside the Gramschatzer Wald.
As soon as I noticed the quite close proximity of todays hashpoint to my location, I had made up my mind to go there somehow. First I considered walking and going in a straight line for the juggernaut achievement, but a quick study in Google Earth revealed that I would have to cross a highly frequented road at a very unsafe (and quite illegal) place. I therefore chose a bicycle and regular roads as the quicker and easier alternative.
On my way I passed a historical marker for the Battle of Würzburg in 1796 and the related "High Cross". According tho the text, the battle occurred across a 12 km long front-line and included 74000 fighting men. I was therefore surprised that the memorial cross was so plain, simple and ugly. But as the marker explained, the original one had been destroyed by a storm and the replacement one had to be replaced again as a road was built there.
I had to go up and down again and again along the hilly terrain, and it was easy to imagine how the forests and terrain was used in the mentioned battle – however I was much more concerned with actually traveling on them than reminiscing about the past. The accumulated total height difference I had to manage was about 900 m with the steepest hill at an inclination of 54%. Walking the last few hundred meters through the forest was really easy in comparison – as was reaching the actual point as it was conveniently located in a small opening with great GPS reception.
| Gefrierbrand earned the Land geohash achievement
| Gefrierbrand earned the Bicycle geohash achievement