2013-03-06 41 -90
Bettendorf, IA, along the side of the road. Surrounded by nothing but some trees, fields, and a bunch of snow.
This being my first geohashing attempt, I was excited to get going. I grabbed my GPS and was almost out the door when I realized with great dismay that my GPS does not display coordinates with enough detail to really be useful. Out came Google Maps, and a crude hand-drawn map later, I was off. As a bonus, I discovered a place to get a slushy only 3.4km away from the spot!
It was a quick and uneventful drive toward the hashpoint, with a quick stop for my slushy. The spot itself was in the ditch of a county road surrounded by the frozen fields of Iowa. I parked on the side of the road, consulted my notebook-paper map and walked a few meters to where my map placed the hashpoint- using a tree and telephone poles as guides. Content with finding the hashpoint, I drank my slushy and attempted to make a snow android (snawndroid?) which refused to stay together. A few trucks passed, wondering no doubt why there was a man with a slushy playing with snow in the ditch. Success!
| hempmage earned the Land geohash achievement
| hempmage earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
| hempmage earned the First Sip GeoSquishy Achievement