2012-09-17 47 -122

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Mon 17 Sep 2012 in Seattle:
47.8723680, -122.2218072

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[edit] Location

On a jogging/dog path in Mill Creek

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[edit] Plans

I stopped on my way to work; can stop again on my way home to meet with Boomzilla --Thomcat 12:32, 17 September 2012 (EDT)

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)

[edit] Expedition #1

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!

  • 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.

[edit] Expedition #2

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.

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