2013-03-27 43 -116

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Wed 27 Mar 2013 in 43,-116:
43.5357028, -116.1074312

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Close to a park and several historical sites, in southeast Boise.



When I checked the hash on my lunch break, I noticed that the coordinates were only about 8 miles from my office. From satellite imagery, the area looked to be on public land. It was near an area that has hiking trails following the route of the historic Oregon Trail. I'd heard rumors that following this trail is hazardous, with a high risk of [dying of dysentery]. But undaunted, I set out after work to attempt to reach the hash.

I parked at the trailhead, and and hiked along the trail for about a mile before coming to a fence running parallel to the trail, between me and the hash. I followed the fence for a while towards the closest approach of the trail to the hash, looking for a way around or through the fence. But eventually it was getting close to sunset (and signs had indicated that the park on my side of the fence closes at sunset), and I could see that the fence went on far enough that there was no way I was reaching the hash in time to get back to the car before dark, so I headed back. I took some pictures at the closest approach I was able to make to the hash (about 330m).

Looking at the map, it seemed possible that the hash might be reachable from the other side, so I drove around to check (it was only a little out of my way to do so). However, upon further investigation, I discovered that the hash is in fact on private property and unreachable without crossing a fence.



Eldin earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost (330m) reaching the (43, -116) geohash on 2013-03-27.