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In a field (covered with snow) off of I-80 near Morris, Illinois, U.S.A.
- EvilUncleNomo and The Wife are planning on attempting this geohash at Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.. We may even build a snowman.
Two days before this attempt we had our first significant snow of the winter so we bundled up in our heavy coats and put on our geohash boots before setting out. It's been fairly warm here (well, above freezing anyway) so we haven't needed the heavy coats up until now, but the boots we've worn on all of our geohashing adventures after the first one. (Our first attempt was a "learning experience".)
From Lisle, we planned to take I-355 to I-55 to I-80 to the Morris exit, but there was some kind of major traffic backup on I-55, so we quickly rerouted to take I-355 all the way to I-80. This added 7 miles to our trip but probably saves us from sitting in traffic for an hour.
When we got to the site, it was a bit brisk. (Edit: It was COLD Dammit! -- The Wife) The target was an easy walk 270 feet from the road. (Edit: For people with short legs it was a hard walk over uneven snow covered ground! -- The Wife) After the hash we went to a nearby McD's for hot cocoa.
We had talked about building a snowman, but alas the snow wasn't deep enough for a full sized snowman and it wasn't packable in any case.