2012-02-10 37 -121

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Fri 10 Feb 2012 in 37,-121:
37.2881705, -121.8459130

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[edit] Location

On the edge of a raised divider on Monterey Highway near Capitol Expressway. Traffic is just starting to get more heavy.

  • 37.28817°, -121.845913° or
  • N37°17.2902', W121°50.7547' or
  • N37°17'17.41", W121°50'45.28"

http://carabiner.peeron.com/xkcd/map/map.html?date=2012-02-10&lat=37&long=-122&zoom=8&abs=1

[edit] Participants

PacoBell

[edit] Plans

Grab some grub and then off to business! Didn't really plan for any achievements. --PacoBell 19:12, 10 February 2012 (EST)

[edit] Expedition

  • Whodathunkit that the hash would land within 5 miles of my house for a second consecutive day? Last year, I'd be lucky to see it that close even once a MONTH! Well, I wasn't able to make it out yesterday, but I nailed it today. By the time I got to the hash location, I was feeling somewhat peckish, so I paid a visit to the closest burger joint across the street. It's called Dairy Belle Freeze. Despite its namesake, I decided against buying one of their apparently famous milkshakes due to the havok dairy tends to wreak on my nether regions. A simple burger-fry combo with an orange soda quelled my hunger. Afterward, I ventured down the crosswalk at the intersection to the raised median divider on Monterey (I would have jaywalked, but there were literally four cop cars that just pulled out of a nearby inn). The hash point was just at the edge of the median and it was there that I proceeded to attempt a sweet panoramic shot using the Android app Pano ( https://market.android.com/details?id=com.debaclesoftware.pano ). It was taking a while to stitch, so instead of hanging around the middle of the street, I headed back to the hashmobile. By the time I had arrived, Pano seemed done and I clicked on a checkmarked button that I thought would save my photo...big mistake. It just deleted it and prepared for another photo. DOH! I'm sure there's an achievement for that somewhere =P Realizing the fact that I had just lost my only proof, (turns out I didn't actually lose the file!) I scrambled to download a GPS tracker/logger from Market ( https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mendhak.gpslogger ) so I could swing a quick U-ey along Monterey on my way back home and log the requisite GPX/KML tracks. Success! Lesson learned: Patience really IS a virtue! -- PacoBell 15:12, 10 February 2012 (PST)

[edit] Tracklog

http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?&id=2480131

[edit] Photos

Yes, I realize the info box from Geohash Droid shows I'm way off base because I uploaded them while at home. I'll try to upload them on site next time.

[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
PacoBell earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (37, -121) geohash on 2012-02-10.
2012-02-10 37 -121 15-20-41-229.jpg
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PacoBell earned the Speed racer achievement
by passing through the (37, -121) geohash on 2012-02-10 at 45 MPH.