2011-09-20 44 -121

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Tue 20 Sep 2011 in 44,-121:
44.1135261, -121.0385805

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My kingdom for a boat, or better yet a bridge.


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.




Michael5000 earned the My kingdom for a boat consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (44, -121) geohash on 2011-09-20 by an impassable and unforeseen mighty irrigation canal.
2011-09-20 44 -121.JPG