2010-01-31 45 -122

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Sun 31 Jan 2010 in 45,-122:
45.3697908, -122.8551778

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[edit] Location

Sherwood, Oregon, Near St Paul's on Roy Rogers Road.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Plans weren't very firm.

I'll make the trip if I don't make an attempt on the previous day's point, and might even try this one if I do. --aperfectring 21:17, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

Jim decided to head there, however. APR wasn't up to it.


[edit] Expedition

This hashpoint, unlike yesterday's was pretty close to me. APR and I talked and he wasn't up to heading out for a second day, so I went by myself. I grabbed my google maps printouts, but didn't ever look at them, as I pretty much knew where I was going. I've had several hashpoints in that same area recently.

I actually took Google Maps suggested path even though there as a good chance I wasn't going to be able to figure out where I had to turn. They had a shorter path, but one that is less familiar to me. However, I remembered enough about where to go that I managed to meet up with the "easy" route and turn at "Roy Rogers Road". As I went, I noticed a road off to my right, and checked the GPS. I was close, so I took the road and the church was right there. I parked near the main building and looked at the graveyard, and then started to set out to the hashpoint. It seemed to be in a field behind some buildings, so I figured I'd see about asking for permission since someone seemed to be in a nearby classroom.

I gave the simple "Scavenger Hunt" description and access was granted. A little wandering in the field followed, but the hashpoint was easy to get to, unlike yesterday.

A few pictures followed, and I headed back to home. I did notice that the church had a very nice front door. I considered writing out my list of 95 complaints about geohashing and nailing it to the door, but decided that wasn't going to work.  :-)

On the way, I stopped at a nearby cafe, called the "South Store", but which has changed ownership again and become the "South Store Cafe". It turned out they had just closed, but I got a little something and went home.



[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
Jim earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2010-01-31.
Holyhash.png
Jim earned the Holy hash achievement
by reaching the sacred (45, -122) location, which is Grounds of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, on 2010-01-31.
2010-01-31 45 -122-church5.jpg


[edit] Photos