2011-08-22 43 -89

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Mon 22 Aug 2011 in 43,-89:
43.0079141, -89.0222607

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[edit] Location

The parking lot of a Piggly Wiggly store.

[edit] Participants

RocketMac - On my way from Milwaukee to Minneapolis for work

[edit] Plans

Normally when I drive for work, I plan out a few Geocaches along the way to break up the driving and snag a few finds. This time, I realized that I would be passing through multiple graticules and five of them had hashpoints I could reach with only a slight detour.

In the full spirit of adventure, I let The Algorithm be the wind in my sails and the GPS satellites my stars. I just let them guide me from one hashpoint to another taking routes I never would have tried before and seeing all new sights.

[edit] Expedition

This was the second of five. Following my digital fate, I found myself at a Piggly Wiggly. Across the street was an old-style highway motel. I had been on the phone with my wife earlier and she had said the highway I was on was the primary route before the freeway system. It explained a lot about the sights.

The hashpoint itself was not interesting. I just stood at the point and took a picture of myself. I checked for a nearby geocache and GCXYF2 - CFD was just down the street. It was a large PVC pipe hidden in the sign of the local Fire/EMT house. The natives watched me but were not terribly surprised.


[edit] Tracklog

My log for the whole day is available in GPX and KMZ formats

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

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RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -89) geohash on 2011-08-22.
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RocketMac has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (43, -89) geohash on 2011-08-22 without really trying.
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RocketMac achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Schaumburg, Illinois and 2 of the surrounding graticules.