2011-01-08 41 -91
In a farm field off a gravel road outside Washington, Iowa.
To get to the dang place, as this was my very first experience geohashing
This was my very first experience geohashing. It went very smoothly, although I think it's a preview of what I'm going to expect from this graticule if I keep this habit up.
My Droid sent me south from Iowa City on a well-paved four lane highway, however about ten miles away it sent me off the main road and I soon found I was on gravel roads. My car is a simple Hyundai Elantra, so I was a little nervous as to how it would handle the backroads, but it performed like a champ.
When I got as close as I could in my car, I was surrounded on all sides by fields that probably in better weather are filled with corn. A few farm houses dotted the horizon, but otherwise, I was the only soul for miles around.
The hash location was close to the road, but not close enough, I was still 300 meters off, and the only way to get close was to get on private farmland. This is where I demurred.
Granted there weren't people for miles around, but I know about as much about farming as I did about geohashing three weeks ago, and wasn't sure if by walking onto the farmland I might somehow damage it for future crops (if any experienced hashers could advice me on this, I would greatly appreciate it).
I took a picture that probably has the hash location on the horizon, and that's it. I went into the nearby town of Washington and found a coffee shop, which is where I'm typing this.
- No Trespassing