2009-08-09 39 -106

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Sun 9 Aug 2009 in 39,-106:
39.4929400, -106.0338846

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August 9th, 2009- While staying temporarily in Gypsum, I decided an adventure was in order. Equipped with an old GPS and a Ford Mustang I set out to break the highest geohash record. I had looked on Friday to see if I'd be lucky enough to get a nearby geohash (with the needed altitude). Sunday looked perfect, so Breckenridge it was.

The Adventure[edit]

Starting down the I70 highway, I was already impressed with the beauty of the state. Rolling mountains of pine trees, huge rock formations, and the Colorado River decorated the edges of the road. After a quick traffic jam, I was able to make it to Frisco, Colorado. I was happily surprised by a detour- right in front of me, a huge art fair was in progress and I stopped for a visit. The art was great, the people were better, and I highly recommend anyone in the area to stop by. The town is simply great. I then made it to Breckenridge, and they also had an art fair going on. Although I didn’t stay nearly as long, my advice above applies equally to this town too. The goal was just outside the city, near some residential areas way up on a mountain. After driving into a dead end, running into a golf course where there should have been a road, and getting as lost as lost can be, I managed to get lucky and take an unnamed road straight to the intersection I was looking for. I soon disembarked from my car, and climbed up an extremely steep and extremely forested hill for quite a while. Crossing the 10,000 foot altitude, I checked my GPS, corrected my position and made it to the geohash.

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Final Result[edit]

At an altitude of 10,012 feet, this geohash expedition is the highest geohash to date. This was done in the Vail, Colorado graticule on August 9th, 2009.

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Chris Millbern earned the High geohash achievement
by reaching an altitude of 10,012' at the (39, -106) geohash on 2009-08-09.
Chris Millbern earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (39, -106) geohash on 2009-08-09.
Chris Millbern earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (39, -106) graticule, here, on 2009-08-09.

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