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In rugged land west of Highway 139.
We are going to head out Mitchell Road sometime in the late morning, and see if this is doable or not.
From base camp in Grand Junction, we took a borrowed four-wheel drive Expedition Vehicle up the highway. Mitchell Road was distinctly unimproved but perfectly driveable. A track visible on satellite imagery was also no problem, but when we reached an arroyo with a rough patch about a mile out from the hashpoint, we decided to go light on the borrowed car and walk in. We encountered a truck that could only be other geohashers, but turned out to be duck hunters. The track led us to within 150 feet of the hashpoint, and it was an easy walk through light sage to ground zero. For lack of a better monument, we left a pencil stuck in the ground as a nod to all of the many other geohashers who will no doubt pour out in the afternoon.
- New State for Michael5000 and Mrs.5000.
- Southernmost, Easternmost, and probably Highest Expedition for Michael5000 and Mrs.5000.
- Expedition #99 for Michael5000.