2009-07-29 45 -123

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Wed 29 Jul 2009 in 45,-123:
45.5804344, -123.1123241

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South of Banks, Oregon, on the edge of a newly harvested grain field.



Plans?? Hah! It's 103 degrees out and I have errands to do. I went by on my way home. I programmed the GPS with the coordinates, and took a GoogleMaps printout, not that I initially followed it.


After completing my errands preparing for our trip East, I drove out to Banks to try to find the hashpoint.

In the process of getting to the point, I went around a triangle intersection in the road, with a lot of brush in the middle of the triangle. As I went around it, the GPS pointed into the middle of it. Clearly I had crossed the stupidity distance, as I was strongly tempted to get out of the car and plunge directly into the middle of it.

However, sanity prevailed and I realized that the hashpoint was actually on the other side of the road, just as I suspected from Google Maps. So, I walked around the triangle and crossed the road.

I found myself confronting a hedge, probably full of raptors. However, the stupidity distance had been crossed, so I plunged in (slowly) and managed to evade any bites as I made it to the other side of the brush. There I found the hashpoint on the edge of the field. I took a picture and headed home.


Jim earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (45, -123) geohash on 2009-07-29.