2010-05-21 49 8

From Geohashing
Fri 21 May 2010 in 49,8:
49.0229115, 8.4999128

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In Karlsruhe-Grötzingen, next to a sports hall, the Emil-Arheit-Halle



For Geohashing Day, the algorithm has given us these probably easy coordinates. I'll either walk or bike there in the afternoon. If other Karlsruhe geohashers want to join me, do tell. Koepfel talk 18:47, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

I'll start walking soon, going via Hagsfeld. ETA: around 16:00 Koepfel talk 12:48, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Expedition Report


The algorithm choose this easy reachable hashpoint for 2010's Geohashing Day. How to get there? There were many possibilities, e g. a bus goes directly to the Emil-Arheit-Halle. I could have even used the S4 Stadtbahn line to get to Grötzingen station and take this bus from there, thus keeping up my S4-related Geohashes, as I used said line for my last 4 expeditions. However, this was too close to simply do another public transport expedition, so biking? That was my first idea, but 6 kilometers seemed even walkable. The only other transport method that I didn't do yet and that seemed possible was by taxi, as there is a night-taxi service in Grötzingen that can be used for free if you have a normal public transport ticket, so that wouldn't even cost me anything more. However, this night-taxi only runs from 1:00-5:00 and the idea to use it only came to me during the day, so too late.

So I walked. I took a photo every 5 minutes:

From the bus stop, I walked to the actual hall. The hashpoint was located somewhere left of it After a larger GPS dance, I found it by 16:20. Somebody stuck a few pins to a tree at the hashpoint, the perfect place to hang the xkcd marker. I took this video at the hashpoint. A few people walked by, the playing field nearby was unused though, the hall seemed to be locked, a few people played tennis on the nearby courts. Actually, a pretty uneventful geohashing day expedition, so I walked home by 16:40. I recorded my walk home, here's the Tracklog (.gpx, .kmz, in Google Maps).

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Koepfel earned the 2010 Geohashing Day achievement
by celebrating in the (49, 8) graticule on May 21st 2010.