2011-08-03 45 -122

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Wed 3 Aug 2011 in 45,-122:
45.5510949, -122.4186222

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[edit] Location

Just off the N side of I-84 between exit 16 &17. If the Google street view is current, it is an empty lot between Sigler's Marine (1774 Northwest Commerce Court) and the Troutdale airport.


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Kydlt:Today's Portland Geohash looks like it's getting a visit. It is at 45.551094°, -122.418623°, just off the N side of I-84 between exit 16 &17. If the Google street view is current, it is an empty lot between Sigler's Marine (1774 Northwest Commerce Court) and the Troutdale airport. And I go into Portland later this morning,

[edit] Expedition

[edit] The Kydlt Expedition

I stopped by on my way into Portland. Very boring spot, but as the sign says, it is available. There was also a small 'no trespassing, no dumping' sign but I didn't see it. Besides, how can somewhere be available, unfenced and posted ? I left a small flag so I guess that I will stop on my way home to collect it. Ah, from NW Marine Dr there's a ditch. From around the corner, from NW Commerce Ct just a tip toe through the invasive grasses.

[edit] The 5000 Expedition

I drove out a few miles ENE from work and, after a little difficult getting across the rail corridor, eventually made it to the area of the Troutdale Airport. From Marine Drive, there is actually a few seconds worth of bushwhacking to get across the tall grass in the roadside ditch, but there's no running water and my shoes didn't get muddy. I marched across the level field towards the hashpoint, and estimated that it would be near that surveyor's stake.... but wait a minute.... that's no surveyor's stake!

It was a hashpoint marker! On my 72nd Expedition, but for the first time, I arrived at a hashpoint to find evidence that I had not been the first person on the scene. It was delightful. Unfortunately, I had no camera or any way of leaving my own mark, so I just called Mrs.5000 from the hashpoint, watched a few planes land, and headed back to the office.

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  • Land Geohash