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Valtimo, Halmejärvi, Suurisuo. The point lies on a swamp.
- The Wife
Today's hashpoint was only 6.5 km away as the bird flies and so Pastori and Wife headed out resolutely despite a little wet snow and the temperature being only +3.7 degrees Celsius. They dressed accordingly in layers of warm clothes from long johns to warm jackets almost like it was winter. A warm woolen hat helped keep the spirits up.
According to one map the shortest route was 16 km but it ended in a closed off road and there was still 1.9km to the point. Pastori didn't dare venture that long in the wilderness when there was the risk of running into predatory animals (wolves, bears, wolverines, squirrels, rabbits, wood grouse) even though Wife promised to be bait.
So they turned the car around and went off looking for a way around, which they did find after about 10km of driving around and it took them about 400m away from the hashpoint. So they exited their vehicle and headed for the point on a soft mossy swamp. The walk there was easy with only 4 swampy ditches to climb over. Pastori had to dance a little after which he reached the point with a 0.496m accuracy. He was overjoyed. Wife stayed behind the last ditch to photograph the achievement and the surroundings.
Statistics: 51km! of driving, 1.04km or 29min 13 seconds of walking, 2h all in all.
| Pastori earned the Land geohash achievement