2008-11-29 42 -85

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Sat 29 Nov 2008 in Grand Rapids:
42.4118816, -85.1551395

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Yvh11a and fellow Adventurer

Yvh11a (in the dark suit) and a fellow adventurer (in the pink evening gown)

The Setup[edit]

The story of this hash began when Yvh11a and a fellow Adventurer discovered that they would be in the same town for a weekend and that the Saturday hashpoint was only a few miles away. Faced with the prospect of sitting on a couch watching DVDs, GeoHashing seemed like an appealing alternative.


The team set out northbound from downtown Battle Creek, arriving at the nearest intersection a few minutes later. We looked for any obvious signs of other hashers, but (disappointingly) none were to be found. Instead, we discovered an elementary school about a quarter mile (0.4 km) down the road, and, as it was a Saturday, we decided to explore the playground.


Yep. There were deer.

Note: Deer pictured may differ slightly from those actually encountered.

Playground Report[edit]

This was possibly the most fantastic playground we have ever seen. The playground was separated into four sections, a swingset area, a jungle gym dome, a small playscape, and a large playscape. The large playscape contained:

  • zip lines
  • ladders
  • steering wheels
  • bridges
  • at least nine (yes that's right, nine) slides, including one that gave Yvh11a's teammate a static shock
  • a tire swing
  • and a climbing wall.

The small playscape boasted similar equipment, but on a smaller scale.

Snowball Fight[edit]

It was the first real snowfall of the year. This should go without saying.


yvh11a earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging a fellow adventurer to the (42, -85) geohash on 2008-11-29.