2013-08-30 44 -117

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Fri 30 Aug 2013 in 44,-117:
44.6001421, -117.4660292

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[edit] Location

In the desert near Durkee, OR

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[edit] Plans

I was traveling from Boise, ID to Portland, OR today. So before I left I scouted hashes along the route. A number of them looked somewhat promising. This was the first (of 2) that I decided to definitely try for.

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While in route to Portland, we exited the interstate at the Durkee exit. We passed by some old houses in various states of repair, and a rather old-fashioned looking church. The railings, concrete, and the bell in the tower were obviously quite old, but the building had been very recently painted and had a new roof, so it could almost fool one into believing it was newly made in an old-time style. We didn't see a single person in the very small town though. At the far edge of town, we took a gravel road which went back under the interstate to the side where the hash was located. We then left the gravel road for a dirt "road" (more like a jeep trail). About a quarter of a mile from the hash, the quality of the trail deteriorated past the threshold where my wife gets grumpy about me taking my car on it So I pulled off to the side and set out walking. I invited my wife to come along, but she elected to stay in the car instead, it being a rather hot day (~90°F). I walked the remainder of the way to the hash, posted my success to the wiki, took some photos, and headed back to the car. All told, this hash added 30-40 minutes and 2-3 miles of driving to the total length of our trip.

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Eldin achieved level 5 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Boise, Idaho and 5 of the surrounding graticules.
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Eldin earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (44, -117) geohash on 2013-08-30.