2012-06-07 42 -72
In the Mt. Holyoke Range State Park in Granby. It is very near a live quarry.
We parked at The Notch visitor center and walked across the front of a quarry with a HUGE wall out front. Near a telephone pole is trail that is on the map, but nevertheless seems out of place. We followed this, avoiding an entrance to the quarry on the way (which was blocked from cars by a boulder). From there, a smaller trail branched off to the right as an afterthought, and this trail followed a very thin ridge, as though it were constructed for a train or some other vehicle that can't easily maneuver.
Due to my intense preparation I'd matched up the point on a google map directly to the map provided by the state park, and knew that it was very close to an intersection of two trails. We missed the trail that we'd intended to take. Or, I should say, we saw it, but it had become part of the quarry since the map was updated. This must of been where the giant boulder was and where the loud sounds of large equipment were coming from.
But going around from a different angle was easy. We came to exactly the intersection I'd marked on the map (though the point seemed to be just off to the east instead of the west), which was luckily well outside the quarry still, and the gps guided me to within 3 yards and stuck itself at that reading. In the end we had a readout of 42.298855 north, -72.525844 west. Only the last two digits of each didn't match (which covers down to about 3 feet).
| Phoebe & Todd earned the Land geohash achievement