2013-07-27 43 -116

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Sat 27 Jul 2013 in 43,-116:
43.9516838, -116.4488184

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[edit] Location

In the hills NE of Emmet

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[edit] Plans

I'll try to reach the point this afternoon.

[edit] Expedition

I left home about 3pm, and drove towards Emmet. The trip there was uneventful, though I missed the turn off from the highway that I had intended to take. This turned out to be a good thing. By the time I realized I had missed it, it was easier to just take a different road and approach the hash from the opposite direction than to try to go back and find my turn. I had about 6 miles of winding dirt roads to traverse to reach the hashpoint.

I was starting to worry that this would turn into another no trespassing hash, because all the roads had fences and no trespassing markers along both sides. However, when I turned onto the road which would take me nearest the coordinates, I found that it went across the private property and into land with neither fences nor signs beyond it. I found a spot to park my car about 400m from the coordinates, and set out walking. Because of the steepness of some parts of the hill, I wasn't able to take a particularly direct route to the point, and between the hill and the heat I was sweating pretty heavily by the time I reached the spot, but I did reach it.

At this point, I realized I had left my camera in the car. I was still able to take pictures with my mobile phone, but since my phone is also my GPS device, I was unable to capture photographic proof that I had reached the coordinates. However, the geotagging information in some of my photos shows a location quite near to the correct coordinates. (the tag that geohash droid put into the photos uploaded from my phone is grossly inaccurate, as it sometimes is). I took some pictures anyway, and headed back down the hill to my car.

I decided to continue on and go back the way I had originally intended to come in to get back home. However, as I continued on, the road got progressively worse, eventually deteriorating to just a couple of ruts with plants and bushes growing in the middle. This primitive "road" eventually ended at a gate with a prominent no trespassing sign, so in the end, I had to turn around and go back the way I had originally come in.

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[edit] Achievements

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Eldin earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (43, -116) geohash on 2013-07-27.
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Eldin earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 2 consecutive hash points starting on 2013-07-26.