2012-08-01 45 -122
The parking lot of the Slavic Emmanuel Church, SE 82nd, Portland.
- M5K: Ignore the hashpoint :-)
- Jim: Visit it after work
 Expedition 5k
Normally, checking the hashpoints is the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning. We had houseguests over the previous evening, however, so my morning routine was disrupted. So, just as I was thinking about turning in -- after Mrs.5000 was already asleep, in fact -- I checked the local hashpoint just to make sure it wasn't some ridiculously accessible spot a few miles away.
Imagine my horror to discover that it was a ridiculously accessible spot a few miles away! It occurred to me that I could ignore it, of course, but "common sense" prevailed, and soon I had assembled my keys, wallet, GPS gadget, and camera, and was driving through the quiet city streets.
I missed the proper turnoff, and ended up parking in a U-Haul lot and walking a couple hundred feet to the hashpoint. I checked carefully for chalk marks, but so no evidence of previous visitors. But then I didn't leave any evidence either, so if anyone got to the hashpoint in the hour between eleven and midnight, they'll never know I was there.
 Expedition One
Jim looked at the coordinates in the morning as he was about to leave for work and realized they were very accessible, even by public transportation. Today was a public transport day for me getting *to* work, so that was important. After work, I examined the Google Maps in closer detail and figured out a 3 bus route that got me to the hashpoint, which I still though was at the PCC campus.
With help, I found my way to the hashpoint, but was astonished to find not a PCC campus, but a Slavic church of some flavor. However, I wandered in and took some photos and headed out to wait for my bus home, which didn't exist according to the transit tracking application. (Though I had taken one for the same route 10 minutes earlier at that same spot.)
- My latest expedition to date (at hashpoint at 10:58 p.m.).
- Land geohash - M5K and Jim
- Public Transportation - Jim
| Michael5000 earned the Holy hash achievement
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