2013-10-27 42 -86

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Sun 27 Oct 2013 in 42,-86:
42.7883884, -86.0978016

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driveway near the Hope College campus, Holland, MI, USA



We were headed over toward Lake Michigan today to give visitors Sylvia and Nick a tour. Checked hashpoints before leaving, and there's an easy target, in an apparently virgin graticule no less, on the way. So Rebekah and I explained Geohashing to the unwitting participants as we drove. Navigation was easy and we found the spot, at the corner of a parking lot across from Hope College, with no problem.

I checked http://wiki.xkcd.com/geohashing/Michigan and it shows that the Holland graticule is virgin, and the graticule page shows no successful expeditions, so I'm claiming the Virgin Graticule achievement. If someone knows of an earlier documented successful expedition, please let me know and I'll retract the claim! This seemed unreasonably easy, given that it's five years since the game started and there's a highly regarded college right here at the hashpoint, but I'm not looking this gift horse in the mouth.



George, Rebekah, Nick, and Sylvia earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -86) geohash on 2013-10-27.
George, Rebekah, Nick, and Sylvia earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -85) geohash on 2013-10-24.
George and Rebekah earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Sylvia and Nick to the (42, -86) geohash on 2013-10-27.
George, Rebekah, Nick, and Sylvia earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (42, -86) graticule, here, on 2013-10-27.