2013-07-10 30 -81

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Wed 10 Jul 2013 in Folkston, Georgia:
30.9021716, -81.9926588

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The Plan[edit]

Just outside Antioch Cemetery in Folkston, Georgia. Doesn't look like any fences, just two more miles of dirt roads at the end.

I almost wish I could have hit something yesterday to keep the streak alive, but oh well. This is a big one for me anyway, as it would complete a reverse regional for my home graticule at the county level.

The Geohashers[edit]

The Adventure[edit]

Getting to the hash itself was pretty self-explanatory. We sat through rush hour traffic, ignored instructions to get on I-10, the source of said traffic, and took off running. We got there around 6:30, and the hash was just off the right side of the road. While I went down to take the GPS pictures, Erica stayed on higher ground for a new take on the picture.

Then we figured, why not visit the cemetery? We're already here. To my surprise, there were already two people there, Jody and Denise. They had been going around visiting old graveyards, Antioch being the third one, and were curious why we managed to find ourselves out here. I briefly explained, and the answer was satisfactory enough to them. It was around that point that I realized that in over a year of geohashing, these were the first people I spoke to about geohashing at a hash site without ulterior motives of needing to get in somewhere. Progress!

Antioch Cemetery is a turn of the 20th century era graveyard, with most of the stones cracked or fallen apart. There were a few Confederate graves as well, though the most notable one came due to the tattered flag flying on it. I was a bit reluctant to leave a marker at all - a graveyard seems like a poor place to leave a playing card - but I decided to leave the King of Clubs at the intersection leading here about a mile down the road. Seemed the only respectable option.



Geoff earned the Reverse regional achievement
by reaching hash points in all 6 regions of the Jacksonville, Florida (30, -81) graticule on the county level.
Geoff earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Jody and Denise at the (30, -81) geohash on 2013-07-10.