2011-08-14 45 -122
Sun 14 Aug 2011 in 45,-122:
In a wooded area near Newberg, Oregon
The hashpoint is somwhat near the Farmer's market, so I'll head to the hashpoint after Market. (a week late...)
This retrohash followed the hashing of 2011-08-20 45 -122 in Garden Home.
I headed off to this hashpoint, thinking it would be pretty quick.
However, Hwy 99W is never very quick. I finally made it to the other side of Newberg, and after missing the correct turnoff, turned around at a Winery.
I headed up a steep and winding road, and eventually hit what I thought was the correct driveway. I parked on the side of the gravel road, and headed the (long) gravel drive to ask permission to cross into the, errr, heavy woods in search of the hashpoint.
Since I was on my way, I proceeded to the door to ask permission, but I wasn't sure anymore I actually wanted it. No one was there, much to my relief, so I headed homeward. I got some very pretty pictures of the area, as well as a snow-peaked (piqued?) Mt Hood. There were nice views over the valley as well.
As I came around the next curve, I realized that the next house might have better access to the hashpoint. I pulled into the gravel area behind the bulldozer. (Bulldozer? This doesn't bode well.) At first the house actually appeared to be a road maintenance area, but there was what appeared to be a house behind it. However, the house appeared to be under construction, so I wasn't hopeful. There was a dog barking in the house, but, due to construction on the front steps, I couldn't actually get to the main front door, and didn't get an answer at the side door.
I wasn't really interested in going into the woods from this side either to be honest, so Mother Nature won and I headed home.
Uploading needed. Nice landscape shots.
- No Trespassing