2012-06-09 45 -93
Located in Ramsey Minnesota, this hash was located in the middle of a wetland.
- 45.25046°, -93.462536° or
- N45°15.0276', W93°27.7521' or
- N45°15'1.65", W93°27'45.12"
Originally, I dreamed up a plan to get the juggernaut achievement because I work in Ramsey about ~2.5km from the location. This soon fell through due to bad planning and general laziness on my part.
This was the first geohash that I decided to go on. Because it was only a 15 minute drive from my house, it seemed silly not to go. The weather was wonderful with partly cloudy skies and the temperature reached 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The clock struck 3:30pm and I quickly sent my friend a message asking him if wanted to tag along to the meetup. He agreed and I left to go pick him up at around 3:40. After picking him up, I decided to buy some water bottles and ice at the local gas station by my house. This set us back a few minutes and we ended up reaching the road next to the meetup at 4:20. There was nobody to be found at the meetup other than the average person driving by. This disappointed me because I was hoping to meet some fellow geohashers on my first meetup.
Initially I was hesitant to go into the wetland not knowing how easily we would be able to traverse the terrain. My friend decided to take action and lead the way into the wetland and I followed behind cautiously. Slowly but surely we made our way to the location coordinates. The deeper we went into the wetland the wetter the ground got. I ended up walking the rest of the way barefoot. Finally we had reached the coordinates, mission accomplished.
| ElectorCount and Mason earned the Land geohash achievement
| ElectorCount earned the Drag-along achievement