2013-03-28 47 -122

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Thu 28 Mar 2013 in Seattle:
47.6717396, -122.1702692

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[edit] Location

The southern boundary of a field in Kirkland.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Stop by after work, then take the toll bridge back to Seattle.

[edit] Expedition

As you can see, the bank was very close to the spot. Drove a bit south, then around past a school zone, and down a very narrow road. By driving right next to the fence, I parked on the spot... or did I? Once parked, the spot began drifting away from me - headed east! Also, I had very little cell reception, despite being mostly in the open.

That is because the field had several radio transmission towers, and associated high power wires leading in also. I drove around to the south side, thinking I could walk across the field, though the barbed wire along the top of the north fence led me to think that wouldn't be the case.

... and it wasn't. Driving up to the gate, I saw the cell signal drop one bar per 10 meters or so, and parked in front of the gate I couldn't connect at all. Since my current GPS is my Android phone, I was able to get a location (after it gave up on cell signal) but unable to upload to the site (until I backed up 20 meters from the gate).

Did I reach the spot? Later satellite photo analysis shows the spot to be just inside the fence, and while I leaned on the fence, I didn't get inside. The spot is certainly less that 7 meters away from where I was (that was drift) but I also wasn't on it, measurement devices be damned. +1 expedition, but no success this time.

Happy Easter everybody!

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[edit] Achievements

Notrespassing.gif
Thomcat earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (47, -122) geohash on 2013-03-28.
2013-03-28 47 -122 17-17-20-178.jpg