2012-04-05 38 -90

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Thu 5 Apr 2012 in 38,-90:
38.7187826, -90.5108466

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[edit] Location

A patch of grass between the freeway and a park of sorts.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

When I saw this morning that the hashpoint was reachable and a hash collision I had to give it a try.

[edit] Expedition

After my last students left, I stopped back at my hotel for dinner before heading out. I had determined a route to get there and looked up sunset for the area. My initial route took me too far North and tried to have me park on the freeway nearby instead. North of the river, I adjusted my endpoint and found a better path. One I had actually driven past on my way up. Oh well.

Upon arriving at the park, I took a few pictures including the rising moon and the setting sun. There is a metal memorial shelter nearby with plantings around that I liked so I took pictures of it as well while it was still light. From there I booked down the path until I had to go off-trail to get to the hashpoint. At the hash, I took pictures as well for proof and posterity.

I had determined that there was a geocache about 400 feet away, so I popped over there. I was trying to take a picture of the cache in its hiding spot when a red truck pulled up nearby. After a moment, it backed up and sat near where I was. I couldn't see what they were doing so I grabbed the cache and made my way to the nearby shelter for more pictures and to sign the cache log. While I was taking pictures of the shelter, the truck got bored with me and pulled away. I put the cache back and made my way back to the car to head back to the hotel.

Nice trip!

[edit] Tracklog

My tracklog is available in GPX and KMZ formats.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
RocketMac earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (38, -90) geohash on 2012-04-05.
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RocketMac earned the Hash collision achievement
by discovering the geocache GC2EVR1 461 feet from the (38, -90) geohash on 2012-04-05.