2008-06-01 37 -121

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Sun 1 Jun 2008 in San Jose, California:
37.3491079, -121.9162389

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[edit] Planning details

Note: This was originally posted in the SF graticule

[edit] Logistics

  • Google Maps link
  • Nice, convenient location that just happens to be completely impractical: Highway 880 exit to Coleman Ave, in the dirt next to the off-ramp.
    • Easy access by foot, suggest parking on nearby Spring Street.
      • The entire length of Spring Street is marked "No Stopping Any Time". I suggest parking in the dirt lot at Hedding and Walnut (about 100 feet down Hedding from the intersection of Hedding and Coleman) --Tapin 18:04, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
        • Umm, I'm confused by these instructions. It doesn't look like Walnut intersects with Hedding at all, and it seems a bit out of the way. Maybe someone could provide a link to the spot you mean? --Mystitat
          • Sorry, yes, Google Maps doesn't seem to list the road, but it's definitely there and marked. Walnut continues to the southeast of the very center of this picture; the dirt lot I referenced is to the northwest of Hedding at that spot. You can see the points where the road is supposed to go in that map, but it's an old picture. --Tapin 19:27, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Now taking suggestions for local establishments at which to meet -- Google Earth suggests there's a Quizno's just past Hedding on the southwest side of Coleman?
  • I suggest that we meet at the actual spot as best we can (NOTE: do not cross the freeway illegally!) at 4:00pm, get a few pictures, discuss actual "sit down meet-up" locations and leave by 4:15. In addition, I will bring the makings of a small, make-shift marker for this most infamous of meetups, hopefully to be buried under layers of concrete and discovered eons hence by future archeologists...  :)
    • The actual spot is mildly difficult, not to mention marked "No pedestrians" (which I, uh, noticed on the way back). However, there's a huge empty dirt field directly east of the spot that's extremely easily accessible. --Tapin 18:04, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Intended attendees

  • I'll certainly be there. Zigdon 20:02, 30 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I'll be there, possibly with one or two others. Closest places I can think of are a cheap sandwich shop and a Mexican restaurant at the corner of Elm and Emory, just a few blocks away, but I've never eaten there. There are also several good restaurants (Pasta Pomodoro, Roxie's New York Pizza, Tee Nee Thai), all located a short distance away on the Alameda at Race Street. Archchancellor 21:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I'll try my darndest to be there. Mystitat
  • I'll be there... not sure how many kids I'll bring. Mmmmm. Pizza. FunkyTuba 06:54, 1 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Ted and Vicki will try to be there.
  • I'll try to be there --Tapin 19:47, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Execution/aftermath

  • Joe scouted the spot at about 10am
  • foobert: I had prior commitments at the designated time. But, on my way there, I drove the northbound on-ramp at 2:50PM. There were 2 hashers sitting against the barrier under the sign. I honked repeatedly, they jumped up and waived energetically. Even at 30 mph, I felt the bond. Blue Jetta wagon ring a bell for anyone?
  • Ted Made it to the spot @4pm[-ish] with others. Vicki hung out on the other side of the "Absolutely no pedestrians, for any reason, ever; this means you" sign.
  • Mystitat Arrived to base camp at 4:00ish. Hung out on the safe side of the fence while contact was made, then enjoyed Quiznos deliciousness.


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Tapin, Ted, FunkyTuba, Zigdon, and Relsqui earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (37, -121) graticule, here, on 2008-06-01.
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Tapin, Ted, FunkyTuba, Zigdon, and Relsqui earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (37, -121) geohash on 2008-06-01.
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Ted earned the GeoTrash Geohash Achievement
by cleaning up the (37.349107934119, -121.91623890427) geohash on 2008-06-01.
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