2011-01-08 41 -91

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Sat 8 Jan 2011 in 41,-91:
41.2864810, -91.6481846

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[edit] Location

In a farm field off a gravel road outside Washington, Iowa.

[edit] Participants

phogan

[edit] Plans

To get to the dang place, as this was my very first experience geohashing

[edit] Expedition

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.

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[edit] Achievements

  • No Trespassing