2012-01-01 42 -87

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Sun 1 Jan 2012 in 42,-87:
42.9703208, -87.9891393

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A park near a geocache and only about 4 miles from yesterday's hash.



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


After the weekly visit to Alterra with the wife, I headed out for the hashpoint.

I arrived amidst flakes of snow falling and cold, blowing wind. I had previously found a cache in this area, so I knew the layout. Oddly, the cache was gone, but there was another one nearby.

I made my way to the hashpoint and snapped a few pictures. From there I wandered over to the cache which was resting comfortably in a end-of-road barrier. Is it poetic irony that during a cold, snowy day, I find a cache at the hashpoint called "Imperial Probe Droid: Ice Planet Hoth" or what?

My car was in desperate need of gas and I had another errand to run, so I stopped at a gas station. There they had a squishy machine! Since it wasn't technically within sight of the hashpoint, and I don't really care for squishes, I opted for a Pepsi instead. During the "Cola Wars" of the '80s, I was a solider on the side of Pepsi. Based on my consumption over the last couple of decades, I'm pretty sure I'm a Colonel by now.

After my errands, I went home. Just in time for the snow to start really flaking out there.


RocketMac's log is available in GPX and KMZ formats



RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-01.
RocketMac earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2011-12-31.
RocketMac earned the Poetic Irony Award
by finding Imperial Probe Droid: Ice Planet Hoth at a snowy, freezing hashpoint (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-01.