2015-07-23 49 9

From Geohashing
Thu 23 Jul 2015 in Würzburg:
49.8774214, 9.9706540
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Near a skidder trail inside the Gramschatzer Wald.




As soon as I noticed the quite close proximity of todays hashpoint to my location, I had made up my mind to go there somehow. First I considered walking and going in a straight line for the juggernaut achievement, but a quick study in Google Earth revealed that I would have to cross a highly frequented road at a very unsafe (and quite illegal) place. I therefore chose a bicycle and regular roads as the quicker and easier alternative.

On my way I passed a historical marker for the Battle of Würzburg in 1796 and the related "High Cross". According tho the text, the battle occurred across a 12 km long front-line and included 74000 fighting men. I was therefore surprised that the memorial cross was so plain, simple and ugly. But as the marker explained, the original one had been destroyed by a storm and the replacement one had to be replaced again as a road was built there.

I had to go up and down again and again along the hilly terrain, and it was easy to imagine how the forests and terrain was used in the mentioned battle – however I was much more concerned with actually traveling on them than reminiscing about the past. The accumulated total height difference I had to manage was about 900 m with the steepest hill at an inclination of 54%. Walking the last few hundred meters through the forest was really easy in comparison – as was reaching the actual point as it was conveniently located in a small opening with great GPS reception.



Gefrierbrand earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (49, 9) geohash on 2015-07-23.
Gefrierbrand earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling 9.4 km to and from the (49, 9) geohash on 2015-07-23.