2011-07-19 45 -118

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Tue 19 Jul 2011 in 45,-118:
45.2848191, -118.3209582

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The hashpoint was near the highest point of land visible here.


On a ridge above the Grande Ronde River west of La Grande.



This was the first known attempt to hash the Pendleton graticule.

From La Grande, we drove on I-84 and Oregon State Highway 244 to a point about 3/4 of a mile from the hashpoint. However, after surveying the ridgeline from points on the highway and in a nearby campground, we had safety concerns about the steep slope down to the river that we would have to climb across, and were unsure whether or not a route would be feasible that did not cross fence lines. We decided to retreat.

Expedition Thwarted.