2011-08-22 45 -92

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Mon 22 Aug 2011 in 45,-92:
45.0079141, -92.0222607

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[edit] Location

A stretch of rolling green and woods on a private farmland.

[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 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.

[edit] Tracklog

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

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

RocketMac earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (45, -92) geohash on 2011-08-22.