2009-07-24 -36 146

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Fri 24 Jul 2009 in -36,146:
-36.3783235, 146.3920876

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[edit] The Place

Just off the Alpine Highway coming in to Wangaratta from the mountains.

[edit] Who went

[edit] Felix Dance

Stevage, I and others were hanging out at the Bright Brewery on our way home after a week of skiing and boarding at Mount Hotham and Falls Creek when we discovered the hash point location. It was an extremely doable location pretty much on the highway we were planning to drive home on, just before the turnoff to the Hume. We were especially eager to get to this one as we'd failed the one on the way up in Bright.

On the drive I got out my GPS and counted down the kms. Strangely, when we got there, the GPS indicated that the point was on the right (north) side of the road rather than the south as shown on the Google Maps image. I'd come across this discrepancy before at the Craigieburn hashpoint (2009-07-08 -38 145) - I can't imagine that my GPS could be inaccurate, so I'll have to assume that the mapping of the point is on the fritz these days.

Anyway, we had a car of 5 people and when we parked by the side of the road, 80m from the point, we all climbed over the barbed wire fence (it's not trespassing if we're not asked to leave - otherwise how would milk bars operate?) and very quickly located the exact location of the geohash.

We stood around like idiots for a while, photographing each other, the GPS and the cowpat we'd decided was the exact location, whilst taking in the verdant surrounds and pre-sunset light before jumping back over the fence and cramming back into the car. This was the first geohash for three people: Sasha, Adam and Mitchell.

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[edit] Achievement

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Steve, Felix, Mitch, Sasha and Adam has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (-36, 146) geohash on 2009-07-24 without really trying.
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