2008-06-28 40 -77

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Sat 28 Jun 2008 in State College:
40.6581110, -77.3656342

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[edit] Expedition

turns out Google marks EVERY road including hunting trails not wide enough for a cow, cameras need memory cards, and GPS devices prefer to see the sky as opposed to trees. Had to park the car about two miles(?) from where I intended to drive to. Uphill with roads not quite marked as they were described on the map. Therefore, it took me two hours longer to get there than I planned, so I arrived at the site at 6:00. My parents also came, who did geocaching before geohashing. They also left their camera in the car. Also, the hash location was in a valley with very steep sides. So, I *might* have got to the site (I wandered around the stream that originated around where the hash was), but I certainly couldn't take pictures. Looked like it might have been on private property, furthermore. Mostly state game lands in the surrounding area though. Very pretty. Shame I was cameraless.

[edit] Achievements

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Drakon earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (40, -77) graticule, here, on 2008-06-28.

Note: This ribbon was awarded by Eldin long after the original expedition. This was the first claimed success in this graticule. No evidence was provided, but there's a general consensus that the early geohashing expeditions are held to a lower standard of proof, and this one was just over a month after Geohashing began. Additionally, Rhonda did not claim the virgin achievement on her 2010-07-11 40 -77 expedition, which was the first in the graticule to provide adequate proof.