2012-10-13 42 -89

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Sat 13 Oct 2012 in 42,-89:
42.6545215, -89.9964695

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[edit] Location

Farmland east of Darlington, Wisconsin, off County Highway M

[edit] Participants

SwensonJ and son

[edit] Plans

This is about as close to my home (Platteville, WI) as a hash can be in the Rockford, Illinois graticule. I'm trying for the XKCD meetup: Saturday at 4 p.m.

[edit] Expedition

This was a straightforward trip. To make things more interesting, my son and I were aiming for the Tron achievement.

The trip took about 40 minutes from Platteville: we arrived at 3:45 p.m. The hash is maybe 100m from the road. A quick walk across alfalfa, and a short GPS dance, were all we needed. We stayed until 4 p.m., but as we weren't expecting anyone else, bailed out right afterward.

The trip home was much longer in miles, but not many more minutes, because we spent a lot of it on the divided highway. We stopped at the toy store in Mineral Point, though, so we didn't get home until about 5:15. We attentively got off the highway one exit early and circled around our house to approach it from the north and finish off the Tron in style.

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Only later did we realize that, by completing a geohash in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, we had satisfied David's Tale of Two Hashes challenge! Swensonj 23:18, 24 November 2012 (EST)

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[edit] Achievements

SwensonJ earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-10-13.
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SwensonJ earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2012-10-12.
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SwensonJ achieved level 4 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Dubuque, Iowa and 4 of the surrounding graticules.
SwensonJ earned the Tron achievement
by reaching and returning from the (42, -89) geohash without crossing his own tracks on 2012-10-13.
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SwensonJ earned the Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by meeting the challenge by Dvdwinter9 to geohash in Lafayette going to the (42, -89) geohash on 2012-10-13.
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