2012-05-05 38 -94
In a large open field near a big building of some sort in Olathe, Kansas
As this was a Saturday geohash, we planned to meet at QuantumCop's apartment and leave from there at around 2:45 PM. It would be about a 45 minute drive, and that would give us some time to have a look around the site and actually find the geohash.
We left from Lawrence as planned around 2:45 PM or so, and headed East along KS 10 to get to Olathe. When we arrived at the building, which had a large, convenient parking lot, we found that it was some sort of John Deere building. There were some examples of large farm equipment standing outside the building, so we got some pictures of them.
Between the building and the geohash point was a large artifical pond. We took a leisurely stroll around the pond on some nice walking paths, and headed towards the field. The field was filled with tall grass and not much else. We waded out through the grass towards the point, danced around a bit with the GPS to get as close as possible, and snapped some pictures of our proof and stupid grins. We waited around just a bit to see if any other geohashers might show up, but none did. I'm beginning to think that these graticules are a bit dead.
Before heading home, we noticed a pice of old, broken down farm equipment sitting at one edge of the field. We decided to check it out just a bit before heading home again.
|QuantumCop & Brett earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|
| Brett earned the Land geohash achievement