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On an open logging area in Kerolankangas, Kontiolahti.
The hashpoint is in an easily accessible place, and there is a series of night geocaches nearby. I can do a trip in the night and get a midnight geohash and find all the caches.
For those who are interested, here is the geocache series on geocaching.com map: . The hashpoint is inside the loop of mystery caches.
I left from home at about 10 o'clock, so I would have ample time to find some geocaches on the way to the hashpoint. I parked my bicycle at 62.61742, 29.96916 and continued on foot. After finding the first six caches of the "Pimeä pikkujoulu" ("Dark christmas party") series, the time was about half past eleven, and I started walking towards the hashpoint. Since I had half an hour to walk 310 metres, I stopped often to take photographs of some perhaps interesting flora. The photos did not turn out great because I had to use my forehead lamp for illumination. The night was dark enough that ambient lighting (nautical twilight) was not nearly strong enough for the camera, but I could mostly see enough to walk without extra light.
I reached the hashpoint at ten minutes to midnight. After walking a few circles, I ended up at a tree stump where my GPS reciever seemed to think the point was located. I marked the hashpoint by writing on the stump with a permanent marker and took some more photos at and after midnight. At about 0:10, I left and continued with the geocache series.
This area used to be forest and has been cut down recently. I am pretty sure that I have been close to this point during some orienteering training, but I cannot prove it. And I think that it would not really be a déjà vu anyway because the terrain has changed so much.
| Kripakko earned the Land geohash achievement
| Kripakko earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
| Kripakko earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
- ^ The names of the caches are essentially meaningless. The caches are reflector puzzles and so are best found in the dark.