2012-07-04 47 -122

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Wed 4 Jul 2012 in 47,-122:
47.5908082, -122.0739284

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[edit] Location

At the Y junction of three streets in Sammamish, Washington, U!S!A!

[edit] Participants

Thomcat
OtherJack

[edit] Plans

I'm thinking I'll hit this one earlier than usual, to accommodate bbqing/drinking later. I'll say 1pm by default, though you can suggest earlier or later of course. --OtherJack 23:27, 3 July 2012 (EDT)

Make that 2pm, actually --OtherJack 13:48, 4 July 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Expedition: Thom & son

Scoping this out on July 3 mid-morning, I said "This can be done." After dropping my daughter off at a 4 hour clay camp, I changed that to "This will be done!", nabbed my son and out the door we went. I was in such a haste I didn't check the expedition page first to see that I might have company... or not, since we couldn't stay that late.

First use of Geohash Droid to post to the site, also, which leads to posts like

Cute. Photo taken (below) was rotated, and I couldn't figure out how to fix that - maybe I have to fix in the gallery first? Not sure. Anyhow, back to the expedition!

AG thoughtfully gave us a street address, so I used both the in-car Nav and the GeohashDroid to take me right to where I wanted to be - piece of cake. Or perhaps slice of pie, this being the holiday and all. A small dog just NE of the hash was barking furiously at us, but we ignored it and went about taking measurements, chalking the street and tree, and generally enjoying things. Somebody had used tape to put a sign up on the pole and the tape was all that remained, so I reused that for the AG poster.

Geohash successful, we headed back off the plateau and home. Will Jack notice the two large bags of garbage we found? Could be a chance for a geotrash hash! --Thomcat 18:43, 4 July 2012 (EDT)

[edit] Expedition: Jack

I got there by bike at 2:06pm, two hours after the Thomcat family, and proceeded to do the hashdance, rest, enjoy the weather, and eat my lunch before continuing on my day's ride (which involved coming up the Burke-Gilman trail from Seattle, down through the Sammamish valley to the hash, and then around the bottom of Lake Sammamish and back to Seattle along 90, and ultimately to two Fourth parties in West Seattle and Fremont and fireworks before coming home. Something like 60 mi / 100 km according to google maps.)

However, I did not notice the trash bags, the dog, OR, somehow, Thom's poster and flags! I'm not quite sure how the latter happened considering it was about five feet from where I parked my bike, but I was quite unaware. Maybe it'll actually be in one of my photos, which will be even better - haven't got a chance to look through them closely yet... -- OtherJack 03:25, 5 July 2012 (EDT)

Indeed, a couple of my photos clearly show Thomcat's marker in profile... I feel very unobservant. Will post below in a second. -- OtherJack 04:40, 7 July 2012 (EDT)
I taped the sign to wrap partway around the pole - while the flags are there, I think the sign might have been removed. The angle of your photo is not quite right to see the ground, but "XKCD" and an arrow in blue would be the thing. That is the spot, though! --Thomcat 09:44, 7 July 2012 (EDT)
Well, I didn't notice that either! I did notice your son's drawings/writings, which made it into my last photo in the gallery, but not seeing your XKCD mark over by the signpost (and having no idea you had come) there was no way I was going to connect the dots to you guys. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos showing the ground by the signpost. Anyhow, I'll try to keep my eyes open in the future... --OtherJack 02:47, 10 July 2012 (EDT)

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[edit] Ribbons

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OtherJack earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling to the (47, -122) geohash on 2012-07-04.