2011-01-09 45 -122
In the driveway of a farm near Hockinson, Washington
Jim's planning on heading up there, and maybe revisiting the 2008-02-19 45 -122 point.
I printed out Google Maps and directions to both of the hashpoint, in hopes of getting some better pictures and information about the first Geohashing expedition.
I first went to today's hashpoint, which was fairly straightforward. As expected, it was in the driveway of a home in a rural area. I felt strange about driving down the driveway, so I managed to find a place to park alongside the road, and then walked back to the hashpoint.
I walked in, passing through the hashpoint, and then asked if I could take some pictures at the home. They were amenable to the idea, so I walked back, and snapped a few pictures of the GPS, hashpoint, and area.
2008 Hashpoint revisited
I then headed north on the Hwy WA-503, which leads to Hwy WA-502, which takes me back to Hwy I-5 (which heads North to Seattle.) A couple of exits north I hit La Center, which is where the Feb 2008 hashpoint is. I found my way onto the correct side road, and eventually got close to the hashpoint.
Then things started to go awry. But the first apparent roadway in was labeled Private, so I figured I'd see if there was another way in. I went down the road in an attempt to go around, but that didn't help. I backtracked to the obvious pathway in. It was confusing, since it seemed to be marked as a Public road as well as a private road. I saw some folks go in, which made me suspect it was just a shared driveway, so I went partway in to see what the setup was. There were a number of houses, so it really was a shared roadway.
I finally noticed a "Dead End" sign, which made me think there wasn't another way in, at least to the paved section the area. I'll dig for more info to see if I can figure out how the original expedition managed to access the site.
- Land Geohash