2011-09-20 44 -121
Near the Alfalfa settlement east of Bend.
On Google Maps, reaching this hashpoint is a simple matter of driving out to the Alfalfa settlement, turning off on a country lane, crossing an irrigation canal on a bridge, and strolling up to the point. The trouble in situ is that the lane doesn't exist. Aerial imagery suggests that the bridge is actually there, but without the lane it's a bit of a moot point.
I attempted to walk in from the northeast. I climbed up a rough shelf and across some sage desert to the canal, which to my surprise was an impressive rushing, roaring thing. I followed it as far as I could until it reached fenced fields, leaving me still about a mile from the hashpoint.
I also attempted to walk in from the southwest. I reached fencelines at about two miles out.
I pretty much circled the hashpoint looking for other means of ingress. All in all, in fact, I spent about two hours worrying at this random point. And then I gave up and headed for home.
- Thirteenth Expedition of the Endurance Geohashing series.
- My first attempt at Deschutes County.
| Michael5000 earned the My kingdom for a boat consolation prize