2011-07-21 46 -121

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Thu 21 Jul 2011 in 46,-121:
46.6352671, -121.2756540

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In the Snoqualmie National Forest near White Pass, Highway 12, in the Washington Cascades.



We woke up in Moscow, Idaho, intending to spend the day travelling roughly halfway home towards Portland. Unfortunately, none of the hashpoints in southeast Washington or northeast Oregon gave us any love at all. The only destination that looked at all interesting was actually in one of Portland's surrounding graticules, Mt. Rainier, a good 200 miles away. So, after thinking about it for a while, we launched an epic cross-Washington journey. We passed through the beautiful rolling agricultural land of the Palouse! We crossed the ugly agricultural uplands of the Scablands! We crossed the Columbia, and a wide desert ridge into the verdant Yakima Valley! Then, we climbed up into the forests of the Cascades, thicker and thicker, until we had cut the 200 miles to one mile.

The hashpoint was within a YMCA camp compound, and involved a bit of a scramble up a wooded slope from the access road. Fortunately, we are intrepid, and were shortly astride the hashpoint. Pictures, triumph, and back to the road. And, having come this far, and with rain starting to fall, we went ahead and headed back home, which is why I am writing this from the familiar confines of my usual coffeeshop.

So, we were away from home for seven days and went on nine geohashing expeditions -- but we didn't geohash on Day 6, so no Endurance Geohashing award for us. I hereby award us Honorable Mention, though.

Expedition Success!



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Michael5000 achieved level 4 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Portland, Oregon and 4 of the surrounding graticules.