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Someone's driveway in the Oakbrook neighborhood of Vancouver, WA.
- Frogman and
Frogman/Alison: We had the option to drive to the point and be wimps or ride bikes to the point and be awesome. We decided to ride our bikes from our houses in East Multnomah county, over the Glenn Jackson Bridge, and into Vancouver.
Michael5000: I had the option to drive to the point and be a wimp, or ride a bike to the point, be late for work, and lose my job. I decided to drive from my home in Central Multnomah County, over the Glenn Jackson Bridge, and into Vancouver.
Frogman/Alison: After some confusion over where we were going to meet and dodging road construction, we met up at the west end of the Marine Drive bike trail. We crossed the Glenn Jackson bridge and made our way through Vancouver to the hashpoint.
After some confusion over how far a yard is, we found ourselves in a driveway right as a minivan was pulling in. The residents were very confused over why we were there, but after quick and stumbling explanations they burst out laughing and gave their blessing for our expedition. One man told us that if we found any treasure, half of it was his, which we happily agreed to.
On our way back to East Multnomah County we decided to go along the I-205 bike trail. Maywood Park is a nice city!
Michael5000: After a brisk and efficient drive into the heart of residential Vancouver, I parked on the opposite side of the divided avenue from the hashpoint driveway. I walked down the median greenway, and took a picture of the private residence with the hashpoint clearly visible -- a win by my standards.
Suspecting that Frogman would be mounting an expedition, I also left a note addressed to him in a clearly visible spot. My expedition reached the hashpoint several hours before his, however, and it appears that he either did not notice the envelope or that it was removed from the location by natural forces or third-party humans.
On my way back to work, I took advantage of the fact that I was in the state of Washington, and pumped my own gasoline!
| Frogman and Alison earned the Bicycle geohash achievement