2009-08-29 45 -122
North Plains, Oregon, USA. In somebody's field, naturally.
It was a busy day. I finally made it, as expected, later in the afternoon. I don't think I missed anyone at 4PM, but maybe they will make a report if they went there.
It was a busy day. I actually was close to the hashpoint around noon because we needed a test run at the vet. But I needed to get to the Farmer's Market, so the venture to the hashpoint needed to wait until later in the afternoon.
Everything ran long, so I didn't make it to the hashpoint until a long time after 4PM. However, the only other possible person, User:3riador was off at school, so not available to join me.
It has been a busy weekend in the Hillsboro area. We've got a Airshow running for 3 days at our nearby airport, some sort of LPGA golf event near the hashpoint, and a big running event as well. I managed to dodge around the airshow traffic for most of the day, but apparently the Airshow managed to disturb the golf event.
I drove out to the hashpoint, enjoying the scenery, which was improved by the rain earlier today. The road became smaller as I went, but it was still pretty. As I came around a curve, the GPS reported the hashpoint getting closer. It dropped to about 170 feet and then started up again. I looked around for a place to park or turn around. I found a turn around point a couple of farms up the road and returned to a place where I could pull off the road and walked over.
The hashpoint proved about a hundred feet from the road. However, the field was looking both soggy and protected by barbed wire. So, I went in search of the owner. An adjacent property pointed me in one direction, but I didn't find anyone to give me permission. (The neighbor actually thought the owner wouldn't care since the field had been harvested.)
So, no land geohash, but it was a pretty drive.
| Jim earned the No trespassing consolation prize