2011-12-31 42 -87

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Sat 31 Dec 2011 in 42,-87:
42.9315669, -87.9365828

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A patch of land in the North/West corner of an interchange where the NE and SW corners have park-and-ride lots.




I saw that the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day hashpoints for this graticule were easy to get to and only a few miles, so I had to try for a Consecutive Geohash Achievement


I was thinking the same thing as RocketMac. Weird.



I was worried about getting to this one from the maps. Could I walk around the construction in Street View? If construction was over would there be barriers? What was on that land now?

Turns out, it's a large rain reservoir.

I drove down and considered just pulling over on the ramp to get the pictures, but I was worried about unwanted attention for pulling over on a ramp. Instead I opted for my original plan which was the South-East park-and-ride. That side has a fence, so I had to walk back to the intersection and then back down the ramp to get to the hashpoint.

Due to the recent rain, there were some soggy spots, but I was able to plot a (mostly) dry route from the ramp to the hashpoint and back out again.

Because the reservoir is low, I was no longer able to see the two or three nearby hotels from the point. I was considering stopping at one for a Pub Geohash while I was at it. Ah, well.


The closest I got was the offramp itself on the way home from Lake Park. I brought my parents, sister, and dog to the (approximate) hashpoint.


My log is available in GPX and KMZ formats





RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2011-12-31.