2009-08-28 45 -122
Beaverton, Oregon, on a side street: near Walker Road, on SW 122nd road. Close to the road, though.
I printed out the Google Maps page, but I knew the area, and had geohashed there before, so it wasn't really necessary. Programming the GPS, however, was necessary.
I finished up some tasks at work, a little later than I wanted, as I needed to finish some additional things for home before I left.
I went off towards the hashpoint, stopping to visit with an ATM on the way. However, I had to dodge around a bit, as there is a 3 day airshow going on at our local airport, so there is a fair bit of traffic. (Folks heading to tomorrow's hashpoint in North Plains, Oregon, should be careful of Airshow traffic! And, as it turns out, the LPGA tournament at the nearby golf course.)
On my way there, I glanced at the GPS and got to watch it tick down the miles. Soon I hit Cedar Hills Blvd, and headed towards side streets. Almost as soon as I turned onto 122nd, the GPS reported the hashpoint off to my left, so I parked, and proceeded by foot. It got down to 20 feet at the end of the driveway, so I put my ambassador smile on and headed up the driveway to ask for permission. I ran the doorbell, but no one answered. (There were no cars in the driveway, in contrast to other houses in the neighborhood.)
I was about to give up when I looked more closely at the GPS on my way back to the street. It reported only 12 feet to the hashpoint, but when I checked, the accuracy was floating several feet higher, so I'm going to declare the haspoint reached.
I took a couple of pictures and went home.
| Jim earned the Land geohash achievement