No trespassing consolation prize
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The following Geohashers have won the No Trespassing consolation prize. The prize can be claimed when you attempt to reach a geohash, but are unable to reach the coordinates due to it being on private property or a restricted area. Bonus points if you get a picture of the geohash location (taken from public property). Obtaining permission from the property owner to get to the actual coordinates invalidates the No Trespassing geohash and instead qualifies the geohasher for the Ambassador Achievement. Collecting the No trespassing consolation prize a hundred times will earn you the Posted achievement. Trespassing beyond the posted sign invalidates the geohash itself and is against the spirit of the sport.
Relevant legislations for your country:
- Canada: Varies by province, although trespassing after dark is covered by federal law (and will get you a criminal record!)
- Alberta:  Public places are fair game, unless local law prohibits it.
- Germany: As a rule of the thumb, access is free to unused land (meadows, wasteland) and forests for recreational purposes unless befriedet, i.e. fenced or otherwise marked as private. Nature reserves have each their own rules that often restrict access to public ways. Exact legislation differs between states, some states plan to restrict forest access.
- Norway: Freedom to Roam - how a trespassing legislation should look like.
- Switzerland: Freedom to roam in Switzerland
- Sweden: Freedom to roam in Sweden
- Finland: Freedom to roam very similar to other Nordic countries
- NY: "Trespassing is illegal even on unposted property, unless it is unimproved, apparently unused and unfenced (or not otherwise enclosed to exclude intruders.) ... Anyone asked to leave the premises, posted or not, by the landowner, occupant or other authorized person, must do so immediately." NY DEC
Gallery of No Trespassing Signs (Yay!)
The hash point was somwhere near the silos. Actually no sign, but the fence speaks clearly to me.2011-08-27 49 10
Needless to say, we didnt have the appropriate permit. 2010-06-07 -37 176
Camp Williams military area. Heard machine guns. Camp Williams, Utah
Natural reserve, former military area. Near Berlin, Germany.
Grazing land. Near Berlin, Germany (Nearby, but not restricting the hash.)
Really Private property containing Seattle, Washington geohash point.
Blocking a road in North Cascades which leads right to the geohash.
Access forbidden to drinking water reservoir watershed for Vancouver, BC.
Second of many Private signs in Baltimore, Maryland.
Blocking the way in San Jose, California.
2008-08-16 52 12 - did not keep me from entering.
2008-08-16 53 11 - did not keep me either.
2008-08-16 53 11 - nor this one.
Really dangerous signs at 2008-10-18 52 13.
Ignoring this sign in France didn't help Ilpadre and Ekorren on their way to the hash.
One of two signs encountered on 2009-01-18
2009-01-10 38 -77 One of many around the lot
2009-03-07 -36 144 I could have tried harder, but was running too late.
Tree cutting. Ekorren didn't need to take this road on the way to 2009-03-08 48 8...
"Entry into this property is a crime" is about as unambiguous as it gets. 2009-03-03 29 -81
Luckily the geohash was just outside.
This sign + poison ivy > Jevanyn & Company
Robyn understands even the most subtle clues.
I didn't make it to the hashpoint at the prison in Enfield, CT USA.
Attention border control. Trespassing forbidden.
Ignoring that is obligatory if you follow the recommended bike trail to Wissembourg.
Neighborhood Members Only encountered during 2010-02-01_42_-88
The fence was open, but they yelled at me to leave! 2008-07-09 40 -105
What clearly was a field on the aerial images, had recently been turned into a mining pit.
Private area: No access 2010-07-14 55 10
Sign that put an early end to my day. 2009-01-24 40 -105
Only spotted on the way back out... 2011-02-03 53 -1
Ekorren's trail from the 2011-03-07 48 9 hash to Stuttgart...
Garbage dump. Trespassing forbidden. This sign wasn't really needed, the smell alone would keep any sensible person from continuing. Near 2011-03-11 48 9.
This upside-down sign actually only says it's trespassing if a cop tells you to go away first, but there's also an ordinary No Trespassing sign nearby, and the woods are too dense to proceed anyway. 2011-04-09 26 -80
In this picture from my car out in the road, the Private Property, KEEP OUT sign is visible on the gate. You can also see some patriotic markings on the RV in the driveway. The hashpoint was somewhere behind the house. 2011-04-30 26 -80
The geohash was accessible by boat, but our idea was to walk around the shore, and then swim. The nature of this facility discouraged us. 2011-05-14 49 -121
They don't maintain the signs very well, but if the hash is inside a mining pit, going in wouldn't really be an option anyway. This stopped ekorren 100 m before 2011-05-23 52 13.
Forget battleships, we have battlesheep! Detour ahead on the way to 2011-06-02 48 9.
There is an excavator sitting on the 2011-06-18_47_8 geohash, and access is prohibited.
Not only do they not want you on "Rattlesnake Creek Ranch," they're kind of jerks about it. 2011-09-16 43 -119
The land is only for tribal members... first geohashing instance of this?? 2010-06-27 46 -121
More tribal land 2 months later 2010-08-27 46 -120
Near a cemetery in northern Mississippi. 2012-03-13 34 -89
West Bend, WI didn't want people reaching the 2012-04-09 geohash
Serious warning signs outside an electrical substation in which was located the 2012-04-21 Long Beach, California geohash.
Two little words said enough to bring the 2012-11-18 expedition in Leicester, England, to a halt.
Not a good idea to ignore 2013-01-03 39 -83
This sign ended the 2013-02-25_35_-92 expedition.
Rusty and beat up, but still intimidating. 2013-03-02_38_-120
Three signs and a Federal Offense to boot! 2013-04-04 47 -122
Encountered on 2013-04-07 48 9 but meaningless for reaching the hash.
Very specific. Even though I am not Sherry Lyn Moritz, I did not want to chance it. 2013-04-25 38 -120
Unless you want to be the cause of flooding half the nation! 2013-04-28 52 4
Animals need their rest 2013-05-20 52 5
A nuclear reactor exploded about 1km past this gate in 1951. 2013-06-15_43_-112
A locked gate and a no trespassing sign prevented me from getting to the geohash 2014-07-18 37 -89 at an abandoned bitumen mine.
Access to Schleifenbach waterfalls blocked due to landslide. This also blocked access to the 2014-07-19_47_8 hashpoint.
Someone splurged on these fancy signs. 2014-09-11 42 -78
They keep sheep in Hameln, Germany. 2015-02-23 52 9
I went past this on my way to 2020-04-29. I had absolutely no need to trespass there though.