2008-07-04 40 -88

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Fri 4 Jul 2008 in 40,-88:
40.4130070, -88.7311430

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These Independence Day coordinates fell right in the middle of Moraine View State Recreation Area, about 40 miles northwest of Champaign/Urbana.

Brett made it to the coordinates around 4 PM. The point was conveniently located where a horse trail crossed the main road into the park. Brett hiked a few tens of feet up the trail and placed a flag at the coordinates, which fell next to a pleasing meadow. He waited for a while and watched several groups pass on horseback, but no other geohashers showed up. He then hiked one of the trails near Dawson Lake, a man-made reservoir at the center of the park.