2011-04-11 40 -89

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Mon 11 Apr 2011 in 40,-89:
40.7535243, -89.6140133

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[edit] Location

Illinois Central College's North Campus, in Peoria.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Drive there, park, walk to the spot, draw with chalk, take pictures, leave. Easy as pie!

[edit] Expedition

I was so happy to see a geohash near the city that was actually reachable. This was the first expedition I'd been able to make so far this whole year, so it was indeed a delight. It was a place I've never been: Illinois Central College. The college's main campus is in East Peoria, but they have a few satellite campuses (campi?), this being "North Campus" in the city of Peoria. I didn't take the GPS along since it was easily locatable without one. The overhead view maps indicated it was at the end of one of those turn-around drop-off horseshoe dealies, whatever the proper term is. I arrived and parked around the north side of Arbor hall, and took the 45-second walk to the front of the building, to arrive at the hash point. I'd taken a stick of chalk along, purchased for this very purpose, to indicate where the spot was. I put a little "xkcd" bullseye on the spot, but also left a geohashing.org indication on the adjacent sidewalk. If you made it to this page from seeing the message, welcome! I took some pictures and left pretty quick. I had fun!

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[edit] Achievements

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Dvdllr earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (40, -89) geohash on 2011-04-11.
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Dvdllr earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (40, -89) geohash on 2011-04-11.
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Dvdllr earned the Last man standing achievement
by being the the only hasher world-wide to go on a geohashing expedition on 2011-04-11.