2012-01-01 42 -87

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

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[edit] Location

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

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

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

[edit] Expedition

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.

[edit] Tracklog

RocketMac's log is available in GPX and KMZ formats

[edit] Photos


[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -87) geohash on 2012-01-01.
Consecutivegeohash.jpg
RocketMac earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2011-12-31.
IfJuliaStilesIsAHackerImJesusChrist.png
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.