2022-03-13 50 7

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Sun 13 Mar 2022 in 50,7:
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Between trees on a slope of the Rhine valley near Boppard



Drive to Boppard, walk some part of the dreamloop marienberg and try to reach the hash if the terrain permits.


The hashlocation was quite near a beautiful hiking route on what appeared to be dubious terrain in the Rhine valleys. We decided we'd give it a go and use the beautiful weather for a nice tour with Pedro, even if the geohashing wouldn't work out. As we did previously on 2021-05-20 50 7, we used a very narrow but beautiful road to get to Boppard.

We started walking along a nice park and had some fun taking silly pictures. Shortly after that, the steep part started and we had to climb narrow switchbacks which made us wonder why we had brought jackets after-all.

About 3/4 of the way to the top, we suddenly noticed that Pedro was bleeding slightly from his left rear paw! A closer inspection revealed that he must have ripped most of his toe-claw off at some point. As we were quite far away from the next proper road we decided to first continue upwards to reach some car-accessible road and reassess the situation from there. We also pondered finding a veterinarian asap, which would have been very challenging on a Sunday.

Surprisingly, Pedro didn't seem to notice at all and was happily following us (or more accurately, running ahead as he often does). Since the slight bleeding had stopped quickly and Pedro showed no signs of pain, we decided to continue carefully and walked through the forest towards a few vantage points overlooking the Rhine.

As we neared the hashlocation we arrived at the "stone man" viewpoint and started to seriously question whether the hashlocation would be reachable at all as the rockformation was basically completely vertical below us and it were only about 200 m to the hash. Luckily, the terrain quickly got flatter (but was still steep) and we even managed to find a suitable spot to exit the path and venture into the sloped forest.

At first we were unsure if it's a good idea to try to go there so Gefrierbrand carefully went ahead a few meters while Santu stayed back with Pedro. But we were quickly able to find a "good enough" route and continued on the slippery ground towards the hash without major incidents.

As we arrived there, we had a nice picnic where we graciously offered Pedro the bananas initially intended for us as compensation for all the excitement he endures so bravely on our adventures. We then headed back using a slightly different route, Gefrierbrand found some old broken sign just spelling "R" (possibly a broken path-marker) which he carried to the next garbage bin.

Back in Boppard, we rested on a bench with a direct view on some parts of our route of the 2021-05-20 50 7 adventure and enjoyed the sun there before trying out exotic ice-cream (wine and peanut, both strange but enjoyable). The wine ice-cream was really soft and sparkling and melting quickly so it qualified as a squishy.

We then went home, cleaned Pedros wound and decided it was safer to bandage it up for the night and awarded him with a nice bit of hard chewing-cheese. We phoned the vet on the next day and he won't need any treatment and is going to be fine!




Santu & Gefrierbrand earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (50, 7) geohash on 2022-03-13.
Santu & Gefrierbrand earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (50, 7) geohash on 2022-03-13.
Gefrierbrand & Santu & and especially Pedro the dog earned the Picnic achievement
by eating bananas at the (50, 7) geohash on 2022-03-13.
GeoSquishy Achievement FirstSip.jpg
Gefrierbrand & Santu earned the First Sip GeoSquishy Achievement
by enjoying a slushy carbonated beverage at the (50, 7) geohash on 2022-03-13.
Pedro the dog earned the It's only a flesh wound Achievement
by continuing on to the (50, 7) geohash on 2022-03-13 despite loosing a claw.