2013-02-01 33 -95

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Fri 1 Feb 2013 in 33,-95:
33.4950848, -95.1627794

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[edit] Location

A field on CO1305, on my old school bus route.

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[edit] Plans

Drive out there before heading to Cooper for the weekend. Hope for decent cell phone signal.

[edit] Expedition

It all went very smoothly, which was a shock. I left my home around 3:00pm, hoping to get there before 3:30. Google provided shockingly accurate directions, which proved unnecessary. I drove by a nearby farmhouse at 3:10, and realized where the hash was, and that I'd been by the place at least several thousand times. So I closed out of google maps- quoting the appropriate line from Star Wars, of course- and pulled over at a wide place in the road.

Then, disaster! It was in a field full of cows. There weren't any no trespassing signs posted, but I wasn't going to take the chance. So I walked back to the farmhouse I'd passed earlier, and asked after the field. Apparently, the owners lived around half of a mile into the field. I sighed, tightened my shoelaces, and started back to the field, following a gravel path back to the house.

No one was outside, and so I knocked. A rather elderly lady answered the door, and I attempted to explain what I was doing and why I wanted to wander around her property. It was right around 3:20 by this point, and I wanted to get underway.

Eventually, she shrugged and told me I could do as I wanted as long as I didn't bother her cows. So I walked back to the car, and started working the area, fighting some sketchy cell reception every step of the way. At one point, it told me I was within twenty meters of the hash, and then I took a step and it went up to over thirty. Eventually, after around five minutes and an endless number of cow patties stepped in, the reception finally cleared up, and I easily made it to the hash.

BAM. It was on the trail I'd walked on to the house. I'd walked through the hash twice already. Snapped a couple of pictures, hopped back in my car, and was back on the road by 3:30.

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[edit] Achievements

SamBurge earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (33, -95) geohash on 2013-02-01.
Sam Burge earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (33, -95) graticule, here, on 2013-02-01.
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