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In the Capital State Forest, twelve miles WSW of Olympia.
I approached this point from the south and west, coming up Waddell Creek Road to Sherman Valley Road. I envisioned the area being much more remote than it turned out to be, so was pretty amused to get to Norschka Road, where I had planned to park the truck and proceed on bike, to find several trucks full of young dudes with bikes. "This is what it would be like," I thought, "if geohashing went mainstream."
I rode about 4 1/2 miles up into the hills on the "C Line" Road, most of it pretty steeply uphill. I was wearing red, which was good as there were plenty of shots ringing out, and as I approached the hashpoint I passed two dudes enjoying their Constitutional right to blaze away with the biggest, scariest looking gun I'd ever seen. I gave them the guy nod.
The C Line turned out to be a couple of hundred feet high for the hashpoint, but a convenient side road let me burn some elevation, and then an even more convenient side road that isn't on the maps took me to within 20 feet. I plunged into the forest to find.... a vacuum cleaner? What the hell? Haven't people heard of dumpsters? I almost wished I had just driven in, because there was no way to take out that kind of trash by bike. Anyway: minor bushwhacking, nailed the hashpoint, and headed back the truck, enjoying the expenditure of potential energy I had saved up on the way in.
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