2019-08-04 62 29

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Sun 4 Aug 2019 in 62,29:
62.6201318, 29.9826939

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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: [1]. 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"[1]) 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
by reaching the (62, 29) geohash on 2019-08-04.
Kripakko earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 12.8 km to and from the (62, 29) geohash on 2019-08-04.
Kripakko earned the Midnight Geohash achievement
by reaching the (62, 29) geohash on 2019-08-04 in the middle of the night.


  1. ^ The names of the caches are essentially meaningless. The caches are reflector puzzles and so are best found in the dark.