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Just off the Mountain Loop Highway, near Granite Falls.
At 15:40 Robyn and Wade arrived at what satellite views indicated was the head of a trail leading almost directly to the hashpoint. Unfortunately the road was clearly marked with No Trespassing signs, so we had to stop there, a third of a mile from the hashpoint.
We chalkmarked the pavement and a rock, photographed the GPS, the no trespassing sign, and the tempting trail beyond, and waited hopefully for more geohashers, so we could perhaps adjourn to a more accessible point. We waited until 16:20, whiling away the time playing catch with a large rubber dinosaur purchased for the occasion (Value Village: $2.99). The plan was to hurl it violently at Thomcat, so that he could win the raptor attack achievement. I've since been informed that my dinosaur is not a velociraptor, so it might not count. It DOES go 70 mph when bungied to the back of the motorbike, and, as pictorial evidence below shows, it sort of flies.
Sadly, we did not meet anyone else attempting to access the hash. We noticed a car stop just up the road, for a moment, but they then sped off, without coming to visit.
Highway 9 was so darn slow... zipped through Granite Falls about 4:20 and made it to the hash spot (or is that the alternate meetup spot - darn no trespassing sign!) at 4:33. Snapped a few pictures, but didn't wait around since I knew the internet had already been and gone. Sounds like I narrowly missed a raptor attack, so I guess it's not all bad.
| Robyn & Thomcat earned the No trespassing consolation prize