2011-08-22 45 -92
A stretch of rolling green and woods on a private farmland.
RocketMac - On my way from Milwaukee to Minneapolis for work
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.
This was the fourth of five for the day. The last couple of graticules I passed through had hashpoints way too far off my path. I had considered skipping this one as it was getting later in the afternoon. Looking at the point on Google Maps I was concerned I wouldn't be able to get to it.
I had already looked at the fifth point on Google and knew that I would have no problem with it even at night. So, in the spirit of adventure, I decided to give number four a try.
As soon as I pulled up, I knew I wasn't going to make the exact point. It was clearly on private property and wide open. Making any movement in the direction would be immediately obvious to anyone including the owners. I started taking pictures instead.
I didn't even see they were standing there.
Suddenly, I heard a voice in the distance. I looked out and saw two people standing down the driveway by the farmhouse. Even with my hearing aids, it was hard to make out, but they were asking if I was there to see the place. It was for sale. I simply explained that I was following my GPS (which was true) and after seeing the view had to take some pictures. They nodded and seemed content, so I took a few more pictures, took a GPS map of the distance and points and moved on.
The next stretch between points four and five were full of some gorgeous countryside. This included reaching the top of a small incline to find myself heading nearly straight down a long, steep decline. I managed to stop and get some pictures, but sadly the perspective is lost on (digital) film.
Number five was going to be easy, so it was time to get going.
| RocketMac earned the No trespassing consolation prize