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Mon 25 Jul 2022 in Barcelona, Catalonia:
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On the forest by Castellar del Vallès, Catalonia.




After more than a months since my last expedition I finally go after one again. The reason was that I had not luck with my hashes lately, but also the heat-wave made me consider not going after some others.

Today? Only 31-32ºC so I gave it a try. Took +3L of frozen water with me and grabbed Frühlingskiefer right after the peak of sun. I had still a few hours of intense sun ahead of me but I was mentally prepared (and physically taking precautions).

First part I went towards Ripollet where I biked upstream by the Ripoll river until after Sabadell. I had never been this paths and I found it quite beautiful with some unexpected cliffs on both sides and the city of Sabadell above it. Here I had almost finished one of the bottles of water I had with me but the others I had on my backpack still had ice on them, so I had nothing to fear.

Now I entered some forest with shade but that also meant that the slopes were more evident. I still had to sweat them. On one of those paths I almost run over a squirrel! It came out from nowhere and as soon as it saw me it vanished to where it came from equally rapid, but I still had to hit the brakes.

A while after I was reaching the hash area. Parked my bike and made the final approach on foot since it was not directly on the path but inside the forest. And I always mention it but forests here are dense and full of thorns. So difficult to go even only 4 meters inside if there is no path. Lucky for me, there were some very narrow paths made probably by boars I could barely follow until I reached a spot where I gathered sufficient proof of arrival.

Then took the bike again and towards Sabadell, and then following bicycle lanes went along the train tracks. In Bellaterra I had enough for today and decided I would take the train there. I had finished my water and I got myself something to eat.

And that was it.




Land and bike.

Other Geohashing Expeditions and Plans on This Day

Expeditions and Plans

Salt Lake City, Utah McKay At the front part of El Mexicano Market in Orem
Barcelona, Spain SastRe.O On the forest by Castellar del Vallès, Catalonia.
Birmingham, United Kingdom Hedgepig A suburban road not far from Leicester University
Hamburg (East), Germany Leidenfrost In a house in Hamburg-Farmsen-Berne near the Neusurenland-bus-stop.

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