2012-09-17 47 -122
On a jogging/dog path in Mill Creek
- Cool. I'll probably swing by around 3 or 4 PM. I see it's on the North Creek Trail. So, I'll probably hang out for a bit nearby with a book and enjoy the weather. Boomzilla 13:56, 17 September 2012 (EDT)
- Should be out of here in 15 minutes; will hopefully be there between 3:45 and 4. --Thomcat 18:14, 17 September 2012 (EDT)
As usual, I checked the eleven geohash sites just before heading out the door. Hello, this one isn't too far off my route - and I have to stop at Costco anyhow!
- The geohash is not far off my path to work today. -- Thomcat @47.8252,-122.3111 07:33, 17 September 2012 (PDT)
- Less than 3 kilometers from my place. I'll try to visit. Boomzilla 10:38, 17 September 2012 (EDT)
The closest approach was from a residential complex with a thing for security apparently. I parked in a visitor spot and read a sign indicating that I needed a guest pass - where am I supposed to get that?!? No matter, I can always plead I was looking for the office... down this convenient dog path. Unfortunately, the path led to a gate to the path proper - locked of course. Sheesh!
Leaving the complex, I drove up the road to some alternate parking. Across the road was a nice path leading down to the paved trail - listen folks, this is geohashing with style! Passed a nice doggie bag dispenser, then down into the trees. GPS signal was a little spotty, but if you stood still it would eventually level out. I was afraid for a moment that the spot would actually be back inside the fence I just drove around to be on the outside of - but it finally settled down onto the trail (which matches the google aerial photo).
I chalked the pavement and snapped pictures, then snapped a few more on the way out to help with telling my story. I then stopped at Frost Doughnuts on the way to work, only a few minutes later than normal.
Managed to get out of work shortly after 3:30, but northbound traffic was the usual not-good. Parked in the same spot and skedaddled down the trail, arriving shortly before 4. Further up (or south) on the trail was a picnic table I didn't see this morning, and there was Boomzilla. We wandered to the spot, compared to aerial photos I printed on the color printer at work, and left an Active Geohasher banner also. Meetup, first and eighty-fourth geohash achieved.
No access this way... @47.8720,-122.2214
At the spot @47.8724,-122.2218
Marked the pavement @47.8724,-122.2218
Successful meetup @47.8724,-122.2220
My first geohash! -Boomzilla