2012-04-21 33 -118
Inside the 6900 Orange Ave. Southern California Edison substation.
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.
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.
| JesseW earned the No trespassing consolation prize