2010-04-20 45 -122

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Tue 20 Apr 2010 in 45,-122:
45.6616994, -122.8442336

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[edit] Location

Along side a walking/biking path on Sauvie Island.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Gather together GPS units, cameras, peoples, vehicles, boots, drive to the parking lot, and (hopefully) reach the hashpoint.

Starbird: leave us a marker if you end up going! I can't get out of work until after 5PM. --aperfectring 21:11, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Jim didn't bring boots or the camera to work, so did need to swing by home. The GPS is here, but no spare batteries. His brain decided that "the hashpoint is way too far north for me to go to" when packing this morning. Jiml 21:42, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Expedition

[edit] Starbird

It appears that Starbird came by, and left a note for Jim and APR. In the note, he indicated that he'd been repelled by the blackberries, and was

[edit] Jim and Aperfectring

Jim started the expedition by picking up Aperfectring, and then proceeding home to pick up a camera and boots.

We then proceeded to drive up to Sauvie island, and hiked along the path to the hashpoint. At the hashpoint, we discovered a marker left by Starbird, and copious amounts of blackberry brambles. We decided that we could at least make part of the way in, if not all the way. Jim bravely led the way, obtaining a grievous injury in the process. At about 30ft from the hashpoint, on the edge of the uncertainty circle, and when they were confronted with ~6ft (2m) brambles for the remaining distance, they decided to call it good enough, turn tail, and run.


[edit] Photos

Landgeohash.png
Jim and APR earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2010-04-20.
Mnimbgeohash.jpg
Jim and APR earned the MNIMB Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2010-04-20.


MNB Ribbon.jpg
Starbird earned the "Mother Nature's Bitch" Consolation Prize
by failing to reach the (45, -122) geohash on 2010-04-20.