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South of Humbug Mountain, just off Highway 101
With the Christmas holiday on Friday, we were able to plan for this expedition from Thursday morning. We spent some time with the aerial photo, satisfying ourselves that the slope at the hashpoint would be gradual, and wouldn't involve any cliffs.
We set out south from the 5000 family home in Bandon, and made it to Humbug Mountain in 45 minutes or so. Mrs.5000 had a better idea of what the site would look like, so was able to get michael5000 back to it after he overshot. We pulled off onto a large pad where road debris from landslides gets dumped. To get to the hashpoint itself, we had to go a little ways down a little-used track towards to beach, then bushwhack down into the draw of a small creek, and then slog back uphill a few dozen meters to the hashpoint. We brushed some mud off a log, took some pictures, and then noted the occasion in permanent marker on a little rock.
On the way back up, we gathered treasures! There was a lovely green-glass bottle that looked exotic and mysterious until I noticed it was marked "Gallo," and Mrs.5000 pulled a trunkload of rusty rebar out of the road debris for yard-sculpture purposes. On the way back, we stopped at a car wash to wash off the muck of the last two expeditions.
|Michael5000 and Mrs.5000 earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|