2013-09-02 45 -68

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Mon 2 Sep 2013 in 45,-68:
45.6028551, -68.8134778

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[edit] Location

Off Highway 11 southwest of Millinocket.

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[edit] Plans

We are going to see what we can do with this hashpoint from a base camp in Waterville. It looks pretty doable, but it's hard to say for sure without being familiar with forest density and access norms in this part of the world.

[edit] Expedition

From a base camp in Waterville, we traveled through Dover-Foxcroft and up the fringe of civilization on State Highway 11 to the area of the hashpoint. Access was easy due to the presence of a snowmobile trail, something new to us who aren't from the area. Rain gushing down made even just crossing the highway very wet work, but 200 meters through medium-dense forest was downright soaking. Unfortunately, this may have led to the premature demise of my beloved camera. But we were undaunted, and made our way to an especially damp section of the woods.

We felt appropriately triumphant, then tramped our way back out, and then spent a while trying to get ourselves relatively dry before heading northeast to say hello to Aroostook County. Because of the rain, we had abandoned our plan to try 2013-09-02 45 -69 earlier in the day, but somehow still ended up doing 2013-09-02 45 -67 afterwards.


National Weather Service report for September 2 rainfall in Millinocket: 1.34 inches.

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[edit] Achievements

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Michael5000 and Mrs.5000 earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (45, -68) graticule, here, on 2013-09-02.
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Michael5000 and Mrs.5000 earned the Drowned Rat Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (45, -68) geohash on 2013-09-02 despite being thoroughly wet from tromping through the woods in a deluge.
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