2015-07-24 51 9

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Fri 24 Jul 2015 in 51,9:
51.4272551, 9.6928650

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The hash lay in the forest above Hann. Münden.




Hitchhiking and walking.


Like always, I prepared the expedition at home. As I started to hitchhike I noticed, that I had forgotten my notes. I thought, no problem, there is a sms service, but it was down. So I walked to the hashforest without really knewing of the exact location. At first I didn't find a way, which OpenStreetMap showed to me. It wasn't there. Then there was a thicket of young trees with nettles and thistles beyond them. There I gave up. Then I walked along the forest way to Hann. Münden and from beyond I saw, that there was no thicket at the side of the lower forest way. And I found an unknown forest way, going up the hill. While preparing the expedition I mentioned, that the hash was about 100 meters above the lower forest way. So I made some waypoints along the way and tried to find a way parallel to the forest way, but 100 meters above it. At first I walked along the new found way and as I reached the 100 m mark I tried to walk along a circle. The GPS switched to 97 m. I made ten steps, and the GPS stayed at 97 m. I made another ten steps, and the GPS stayed at 97 m. And I made another ten steps, and the GPS stayed again at 97 m, but suddenly it switched to 103 m. And there I was: on the hill, not knowing, where the hash was. Maybe here or there, somewhere beyond the young trees or within the nettles. Then I walked back to the main forest way and found another way upgoing, but I didn't make a second try. Later at home I found my notes and programmed the coordinates and found out, that the hash was only 30 meters straight along the new found forest way! Bad luck.



GeorgDerReisende earned the Blinded by Science Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (51, 9) geohash on 2015-07-24 , didn't program the GPS at home and sms service was down.

Retro expedition[edit]

On the expedition of 2016-05-25 51 9, after reaching the hash of the day, I walked to this place again. As thought above I found the hash at the end of the forest way. Standing there I saw the pointer dancing around.