2016-02-13 47 11

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Sat 13 Feb 2016 in 47,11:
47.7118780, 11.4452625

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The geohash is in a forest near Benediktbeuern.

Who Went[edit]

TheOneRing - by car.

The Expedition[edit]

Today's weather was really nice and I was thinking about some outdoor activity. As I never was in Benediktbeuern before, I visited the city...with going geohashing as an option.

I arrived aroung 12 o'clock at the monastery of Benediktbeuern and wlked around first. I visited the basilica and the gardens. Finally, I walked through the city, heading in direction of the geohash.

The way itself was a forest track, partly paved, and therefore not very difficult to walk. Before I started, I was sceptical because it rained the preceding night and I wondered about the conditions. The road was quite steep, it was 200m in altitude with 2km to go as the bird flies. But I was not in a hurry, took my time and reached a forest soon.

Around 700m from the geohash there was a large clearing with a farm house. Due to the lack of trees, I had a wonderful view over the valley of the river Loisach. A little bit further another part of the forest.

This was the fun part, now came work. I had to leave the forest track onto another one, which was not used a long time seemingly. Leaves all-over and every once in a while muddy sections. I could follow these track up to a distance of 65m, then I had to walk on forest floor. Yes, the conditions did not improve.

I followed my eTrex along a fold flank, but in the end I reached a ridge where it went very very steeply down. There was no way down, and even if so probably no way up again, so I called it off and walked back.

The final distance to the geohash was about 40m to 45m, and although I had a poor signal and the distance jumped back and forth, there was by no means a chance to get below 10m.

To be honest, this was one of the nicer failures.


Probably not, as often when failed.


MNB Ribbon.jpg
TheOneRing earned the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (47, 11) geohash on 2016-02-13.