2010-01-23 40 -74

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Sat 23 Jan 2010 in 40,-74:
40.7999679, -74.0504074

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[edit] Location

Schmidt's Woods Park, Secaucus.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

I checked the location Friday morning and discovered that it was in a park. A great location for a big meetup! Unfortunately, it was cold, so it was just the three of us.

[edit] Expedition

It's a little tricky to get into the local streets in Secaucus, so I did a lot of backtracking and criss-crossing before getting to the park. The park itself was nice, with a playground and lots of benches and barbecue stands. It wasn't very large though, maybe a quarter mile between opposite corners.

Trusting the GPS makes a big difference in locating a hash. I took a different approach, and didn't print out directions to the park, just followed the map on the Motorola Q, and the waypoint pointer on the Garmin. It was exciting to watch the distance count down from 530 ft in the parking lot, to 70 ft at closest approach on an exercise track through the park, then 15 ft. I did the GPS dance in a small clearing, trying to get the distance to go to zero. When it finally did, Gwynnath and I cheered. Evan said, and I'm not making this up, "We came all this way to go here?!?"

We pushed him on the swings for a few minutes until it started getting really dark, then went to dinner in Mill Creek Mall.

[edit] Tracklog

Um, yeah, I have one. I need to get the PC and the GPS to talk to each other.

[edit] Photos