2019-05-04 62 29

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Sat 4 May 2019 in 62,29:
62.6464458, 29.6739706

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Location[edit]

On some house's backyard in Onttola, Kontiolahti.

Participants[edit]

Plans[edit]

Judging by the topographic map and aerial photo by the National Land Survey of Finland [1] (if you get only a white map then the application has glitched, so try again – it should work), I can get within six metres of the hashpoint on public land. I will go and see how close I can get. If I am lucky, I might meet someone and get a permission to visit the actual point.

Expedition[edit]

I grabbed my bicycle and started to cycle towards the hashpoint. When I started, it was already snowing, but soon it turned into a snowstorm with strong wind and snow falling horizontally. And of course, it winded right against my face. It did not keep me from cycling though, and eventually I reached Onttola and the vicinity of the hashpoint.

Side note: Yes, I am serious about the snowstorm. It has been snowing here for one and a half days, and today it got quite windy, too. Here in Eastern Finland, we can have snowfall in any time of year from September to June.

As I had thought, I was able to get to about five-metre distance from the hashpoint. There was a high fir fence which I was unable to cross, and when I stood right by it, I could get a stable GPS distance of four metres and once, for a split-second, only three metres. I could see no one on the yard, so I could not ask for a permission to enter, and I was definitely not going to trespass. Even the front yard looked like no one was at home, so I was completely out of luck. Well, at least I got some outdoors cycling exercise.

Also, I thought that this was a perfect moment to try to get the Tron achievement. I could plan my route so that the trail of my bicycle would not collide with itself. I had a moment where I did not remember where the cycleway went and had to backtrack a little bit. I was able to do it without crossing the previous trail in both real life and the GPS trail, but with only a sub-metre margin. Since I did not actually reach the hashpoint, this does not really matter, but whatever.

Photos[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Notrespassing.gif
Kripakko earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost (four metres!) reaching the (62, 29) geohash on 2019-05-04.
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Is it true that Kripakko earned the Tron achievement?
In principle, yes.
But he failed to reach the hashpoint (2019-05-04 62 29).