2008-12-06 44 -93

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Sat 6 Dec 2008 in Minneapolis SW:
44.7112022, -93.3223535

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[edit] About

The location was approximately half a mile off of the nearest publicly accessible road, through dense woods. A weather report for the day can be seen here.

[edit] Expedition

Adem was the only participant. I set out around 4:00pm; drove down I-35 and got as near to the location as possible, the end of "Lynch Path". This turned out to be a semi-private drive with no trespassing signs at the end of it, making the name even more ominous. Fortunately, the signs were only on the side of the road opposite the hash point. I parked and set out. GPS claimed that the location was only about 0.2 miles away.

GPS failed to mention that this was 0.2 miles through a heavily wooded area, and mostly uphill. And there was a lake in the way. Have I mentioned that there was a lot of snow on the ground, it was well below freezing, and it was after sunset?

All in all, the trek out to the point took about three times as long as I thought it would. I was worried that, because I was so late, anyone who had showed up for the Saturday meet would be long gone. However, there were no footprints in the snow on the way to or at the hash point, which indicates that no one was there before me.

[edit] Location

The hash point was a random spot in the woods. Y'know, trees? And a lot of rocks/brush/things to trip over, nicely masked by the ~6 inches of snow on the ground. It was getting dark fast and was far too cold for what I was wearing, so I didn't take much time to explore the area.

[edit] Temperature

High for the day was 27.8°F (-2.3°C). Temperature recorded from the nearest weather station as of my 5pm arrival time was ~15°F (-9.4°C) (See the weather graph on the previous link), which certainly is the coldest geohash on record. Unfortunately, no photographic evidence of a thermometer is to be had.

[edit] Pictures