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Next to a small road about 3km south of Wildgutach.
I plan on arriving in Wildgutach by bus at 13:20 and will hopefully reach the hashpoint in less than an hour. This is my first expedition, so I have no experience with the timing and might be late (or early).
I was traveling to Freiburg to visit a friend and had a few hours to kill after I arrived there at 12:00. The hashpoint in the neighboring graticule was reasonably close, so I decided to go on my first geohashing adventure.
While looking up bus schedules, I found out that I could attempt a Tron. There were two different bus stops in walkable distance from the hashpoint which I could use to take an entirely different route back to Freiburg. This ultimately failed, because buses apparently stop for other people too and the driver decided to take a small detour to a few of houses just off the main road, causing the bus to cross its own path.
|I left from Freiburg Central Station at 12:08 in a small diesel train that took me to this bus stop in Bleibach. Upon exiting the train, I was greeted by an intense smell of manure.|
|The bus ride to Wildgutach was uneventful, save for the incident that foiled my tron plan. A few hundred meters from the bus stop, I encountered some sheep.|
|I continued to walk on a small road alongside the river Wild Gutach, which luckily wasn't so wild on that day. If it was any louder, I wouldn't have been able to hear the few cars that passed me on my way to the hash.|
|The hike through the valley was beautiful, despite a light drizzle. It smelt of pine needles and rain.|
|Finally, I could see the hash! It's on the hillside to the right of the road, behind the bridge.|
|I had to climb a few meters through some thorns to get to the actual hashpoint.|
|The view from the hash and the best grin I could muster.|
|I continued my walk in the same direction towards the other bus stop at Neuhäusle, now on a larger road with slightly more cars.|
| Below the road, there was a small cottage with the roof crushed in, possibly by a falling tree.
The road got a lot steeper and now it really started to rain.
|These people leave their trash everywhere.|
|At last, the bus stop! And I even had some time before the bus would arrive.|
|One look back before I got into the bus. The hashpoint is somewhere behind these mountains.|
|Back in Freiburg just in time to meet my friend.|
On my first expedition, I spent hours in various buses and trains, most of my stuff got wet and, due to my misguided tron idea, I had to walk uphill on my way to the hashpoint and back to the other bus stop. All the while thinking about the futility of making an effort to reach a randomly chosen point on the map. All in all, it was a fantastic experience and I enjoyed every second of it. Hopefully, I will be able to do it again very soon.
I walked the part between Wildgutach and Neuhäusle. The trail is interrupted near the hashpoint, but it should be fairly obvious what route I took.
| Timm earned the Land geohash achievement
| Timm earned the Public transport geohash achievement
| Timm earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
| Timm earned the Two to the N achievement