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Just off a road not far inland from the town of Nehalem.
I was already planning on heading out to the beach with the family for the day, so it didn't seem like too much of a stretch to head in a short distance to catch the hash. I figure the timing will be a little tricky because we are heading out with the in-laws, but I imagine that I'll leave all the family at a nearby beach and go find the hash on my own.
Did end up leaving the family at the (rather chilly and windy) beach for an hour or so. I drove up from Rockaway Beach and inland from there to the small road where the hash was located. I ended up missing the pullout close to the hash, but I quickly realized and turned around to go back to the spot.
I got out and started walking around to try to find the exact hashpoint. I started down the steep bank with the ferns and the blackberry bushes when I realized that my GPS was kind of wigging out. I guess that I wasn't getting any much closer to the hash (as measured by distance to the point), despite the fact that I was heading in the direction it told me I should be going. My best guess is that my signal wasn't so strong in the fairly narrow, heavily forested valley.
I ended up getting under 10' to the hash, although the point was across the road from where it looked like the hash was on the satellite map. Oh well. I got my requisite pics and headed back to meet the family. Mission accomplished.
The track can be found here.
- Land Geohash