2009-02-07 42 -84

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Sat 7 Feb 2009 in Lansing:
42.9706489, -84.2761965

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[edit] About

The coordinates were in the eastbound lane of a rural road between some farms.

[edit] Expedition

excellentdude: While I live in the Lansing graticule, this weekend found me traveling to my northeast graticular neighbor, Saginaw, to deliver some workshops. As I've already geohashed in the Saginaw graticule, and Michigan isn't a completely crazy regional geohash achievement to go after (though it's close), I was hoping for some good southern coordinates in the Tawas graticule to the north. When the coordinates came out Friday, though, that hope was dashed. Not only were the coordinates in the extreme northern end of the graticules, but the Tawas coordinates were in Lake Huron. Another time perhaps.

Tawas aside, my journey home that afternoon took me pretty near to the Lansing coordinates so I checked them out. Factoring into that decision was the fact that it was actually warm! Warm, of course, is a relative term. It was about 50°F/10°C and windy. It had rained the last couple days, exposing the mythical ground that was rumored to exist beneath the snow. By the time I got to the interstate exit I needed to take to get to the coordinates, the sun was going down. Remembering some of the sunset photos that woodveil had recently posted, I was hoping to get some of my own. I was a little scared that it would be dark by the time I got to the coordinates, but with my radio reminding about Blue Oyster Cult's advice regarding emotional reactions to farm equipment, I proceeded into the Michigan farmland. Shortly thereafter, I made it to the spot. Truth be told, the sunset pictures probably would have been better if I could have made it ten minutes earlier, but it was a scenic hash nonetheless. Also of note, this was my first non-frozen geohash!

[edit] Achievements

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excellentdude earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -84) geohash on 2009-02-07.
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excellentdude earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (42, -84) geohash on 2009-02-07 at the maximum legal speed.
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excellentdude earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2009-02-07.

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