2013-09-01 36 -79

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Sun 1 Sep 2013 in 36,-79:
36.2189827, -79.3094025

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[edit] Location

In a field right by what appears to be a pond, across the street from Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Burlington.

[edit] Participants

Dave Drowsy,

his wife, Renay, and

their greyhound, Barbara

[edit] Plans

Living near the corner of four graticules, we had our pick of four hash points for this, our very first geohashing expedition! We opted for this one because it was the closest, and we wanted to check out the pond. Our drive will also take us through downtown Mebane, which might be kinda cool. The plan is to drive to the elementary school across the street and park there, then take a short walk across the street and past what appears to be a small house, through the field and up to the pond where the hash point lies. We decided to take Barbara with us, since it's nice out and it won't be too far of a walk.

[edit] Expedition

We parked at the elementary school and took a goofy picture of Barb and I in front of the sign, then set out on foot to find the hash point, which turned out to be on private property. We got a little nervous as we passed the Community Watch sign in front of the house, but decided to press on anyways, figuring we'd be ready to scram at a moment's notice if anyone came out and asked us to leave. We walked along the outskirts of the field and followed the GPS trail into the woods. Alas, we never made it to the pond, as we ran into a small barbed wire fence soon after entering the woods. Drats! We were about .002 degrees of latitude away, too! If we didn't have Barbara with us, we might have gotten over the fence... oh well. At least we tried!

While we were in Burlington, we made a detour to the downtown area to get Barbara some water and ourselves some lunch at the Burlington Food Co-Op. All in all, a fun Sunday afternoon, even if we didn't make it to the hash point. I guess you can't win 'em all.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Consolation Prize

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Dave Drowsy earned the No trespassing consolation prize
by almost reaching the (36, -79) geohash on 2013-09-01.