2011-12-05 43 -89

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Mon 5 Dec 2011 in 43,-89:
43.5323692, -89.6939114

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[edit] Location

A tree-line near a cemetery in the Wisconsin Dells.

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[edit] Plans

I was spending another week in Minneapolis for work and decided to check the day's hashpoints to see if I could recreate my previous multihash run or, at least, add another hashpoint or two to my belt along the way.

[edit] Expedition

Of all the graticules I'd be driving through, only one was within a reasonable distance of the route. A quick scan of the map showed one within a decent distance of a road near a treeline and near a cemetery.

When I got there, I realized it was a good lesson in "map scale".

The closest point put me straight back from the hashpoint but straight through a quarter mile of wooded area but only before a quarter mile of recently cleared crop land.

I knew there was a cemetery nearby, so I decided to park there and work my way behind the wooded area. The "road" to the cemetery was mostly sand and I was getting worried about getting stuck. Then when I got to the top of the hill, I saw the lines and lines and lines of rope with "caution" tape wrapped up in places.

If I really wanted to get there, I could have, but now I was really behind and cold. It was time to pass and get back on the road.

Just as I turned around and my tires lost traction in the sand. I wondered what AAA would do about this, but I dropped gears and eased it forward. Whew!

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[edit] Achievements

RocketMac earned the Prize poultry Consolation Prize
by chickening out on the (43, -89) geohash on 2011-12-05 because of caution signs and cold weather.