2011-07-23 45 -122

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Sat 23 Jul 2011 in 45,-122:
45.5636684, -122.8014119

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Off of Springville Road, not far from Skyline Drive.



With Candida visiting, we 5000s were eager to try for some geohashing glory, and so set off for a hashpoint that, from its aerial image, could have been anything from an accessible grassy slope lined with trails to the kind of impenetrable scrub I've encountered in this area before (see 2011-05-29_45_-122). The first challenge was finding anyplace to park off of Springville Road, a narrow lane with very little in the way of shoulders. That solved, it was obvious that we were looking at way-too-dense undergrowth on a steep downhill slope. Some ways down the hill, an old gate suggested a way in, but Michael5000 found after slithering through that it led only to an old track that rapidly disappeared into the brambles. As the expedition party was wearing shorts, this did not seem like a viable line of attack.

A secondary approach to the hashpoint was taken from bottom of the slope, but we found there that the way would be not only difficult but subject to the scrutiny of a whole neighborhood of massive, closely built homes. So we went out to eat instead.

Expedition Failure.



Michael5000 earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Jennifer to the (45, -122) geohash on 2011-07-23.