2012-04-21 33 -118

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Sat 21 Apr 2012 in 33,-118:
33.8800045, -118.1758045

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[edit] Location

Inside the 6900 Orange Ave. Southern California Edison substation.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Drive to the street nearest the hashpoint, and look around, take photos. I expected not to be able to make it all the way to the coordinates, due to HIGH VOLTAGE issues.

[edit] Expedition

This was my first ever geohash, so I didn't know what to expect (and I took a lot of photos). I was only in LA for the weekend, and the house I was staying in was about 40 minutes away from the hashpoint by car.

I arrived just before dark, at around 7:30 PM. I drove past the closest point I could reach by car, parked, and walked back, snapping photos of the substation, the (many) Danger and No Trespassing signs, and the wires overhead as I went. I had lots of problems with the camera being out of focus due to the long exposure times needed due to the evening light.

I lacked a GPS unit, so I relied on a printout of the satellite image to pinpoint what I thought was the closest point along the fence to the coordinates. Once I reached there, I tried (somewhat unsuccessfully) to get a close-up image of the point, but managed to get some pictures of me (in formal attire).

There was a Mormon temple directly across the street, with some nice Art Deco ornamentation.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Achievements

Notrespassing.gif
JesseW earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (33, -118) geohash on 2012-04-21.
2012-04-21 33 -118 04 Warning signs.jpg