2015-07-24 51 9
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
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.