2012-01-15 35 -105

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Sun 15 Jan 2012 in 35,-105:
35.4493384, -105.9166824

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[edit] Location

The side of the highway between Lamy and Galisteo, where the road diverges from the tracks. Actually, on land just over the fence from the right-of-way, but luckily close enough that we got within acceptable range (margin-of-error;I think) to not have to take a No Trespassing Geohash.

[edit] Participants

All first-time hashers

[edit] Ones who had created an account previously

Arlo James Barnes

[edit] Ones who had not

Drag-along achievement to be claimed and names to be linked to user pages after they create accounts.

[edit] Plans

So having stayed up all night planning for a computer science competition, the core members of Team R0073R decided while we were all together and had a car and some time we should attempt our first hash, particularly because we noticed it fell somewhat close to Arlo's house that day. It was about noon when we left because we all had to catch some sleep in the morning (except Arlo, who ended up staying awake 25 hours straight against the advice of [everything2.com E2] and with the help of some tea).

[edit] Expedition

So heading out from Willie's house in Rio En Medio, we passed through town, stopping to pick up some refreshments (pizza and slushies, from a Sam's Club [which Arlo broke down and entered, but only for the sake of the hash]), a GPS, and R0073R Associate Emma. That took a while. Then we drove to Arlo's house in Lamy and parked in the driveway for quite a while trying to figure out how to figure out where the hash was. It involved converting from DMS to decimal coordinates without Internet access (surprisingly hard; it is a ~base-60 to base-10 conversion after all), and for Erik, wandering around the railyard. When we finally left, it was evening, and when we found the hash it was getting dark. So we took a group picture, a picture of the GPS, a picture of us flying a kite (with much running) and drinking the slushies, and Arlo attempted to make a panorama but instead accidentally took video. Then everyone went home and slept.

[edit] Tracklog

If there ever was a log, it has probably been long deleted or forgotten by now. Sorry, you will just have to believe us.

[edit] Photos

I [Arlo] will put salient photos here as soon as I get them from Willie (now I have my own camera, so next hash I will be prepared!).

[edit] Achievements

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Is it true that Team R0073R & Associate earned the GeoSquishy?
In principle, yes.
But vendor was 32 km from hash, not 5 or less (2012-01-15 35 -105).


XKCD 235 kite 2.jpg
Team R0073R & Associate earned the Fly a kite achievement
by flying a kite at the 2012-01-15 35 -105 hash.
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Team R0073R & Associate earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (35, -105) geohash on 2012-01-15.
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Team R0073R & Associate has visited an Easy Geohash
by reaching the (35, -105) geohash on 2012-01-15 without really trying.