2009-02-15 41 -88

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Sun 15 Feb 2009 in Aurora:
41.3692524, -88.5834935

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Once again, it's February in rural Illinois. If you guessed "harvested corn field", you're correct!


excellentdude: ...and now the conclusion. I was still on my way home from northeast Missouri to mid-Michigan. Having just completed a hash in the graticule to the west and getting a photo or two of the very slight beginnings of sunset, the race was on to get to this potential hash before it was too dark to see and take pictures, not to mention get awesome pictures of the sunset. As I went, the sun went farther and farther down. Upon approaching the hash, it was clear that this one was even closer to I-80 than the previous one. I exited the interstate and went approximately two miles to the hash site. I was able to park at the base of a conveniently located relay tower. Once stopped, I quickly jumped out of my car and snapped a picture of the sunset from the base of the tower since it was beginning to fade. While there, I also took a picture of the tower for later reference to the distance to the hash.

I began to walk east down the road until I achieved the correct longitude. At that point, there was no fence and no houses relatively nearby, so I proceeded under the cover of slight darkness into the harvested corn field. The hash was quickly reached from there! When I arrived, I got the obligatory photos, another couple photos of the sunset for beauty and the tower for reference, and a shot of the nearest house. As I headed back to my car, I was able to get a couple photos to show just how close I-80 (my route home) was. If you look in the two photos below, you can see the headlights move along the interstate.

The rest of the drive home was pleasant and uneventful. Yea road trip multihash!  :-)


excellentdude earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (41, -88) geohash on 2009-02-15.
excellentdude earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (41, -88) geohash on 2009-02-15 while the temperature was below the freezing point of water.
excellentdude earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (41, -89) and (41, -88) geohashes on 2009-02-15.