2012-07-14 39 -105

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Sat 14 Jul 2012 in 39,-105:
39.9940494, -105.7526735

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[edit] Location

A few miles NE of Fraser, CO, in the Arapaho National Forest.

[edit] Participants

Topbun

[edit] Plans

I'm heading to Boulder today, so I did some map research and realized that I could get this hash on the way by taking an old mountain pass from Fraser to Nederland. Hopefully this will turn out to be a much easier hash than the last two days, as it appears to be less than 500 feet from the road it's near.

[edit] Expedition

Getting to the hash was not overly complicated, I just had to do a few miles of riding on unmaintained forest service roads. The hash was located in the woods, about 500 feet from the road. I then rode to CR-80, which is the road which runs from Fraser to Nederland (FR 149). However, a sign near the beginning of the road informed me that a tunnel collapse now prevents travel to Nederland. I did some research later and discovered that Needle's Eye Tunnel has been caved in since 1990. This had happened in the past as well, but in a 1990 attempt to reopen the tunnel, a worker was killed and the efforts were stopped. Still, a cool road and spot/successful hash.

The road is smooth and scenic here, 500 ft. from the hash.

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[edit] Achievements

Consecutivegeohash.jpg
Topbun earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2012-07-13.