2014-02-07 42 -85

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Fri 7 Feb 2014 in 42,-85:
42.9187903, -85.6362113

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[edit] Location

Woodlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

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[edit] Expedition

Today's hashpoint was in a public cemetery not far from my way home. I even thought I would get a drag-along but he bailed with some excuse about needing to stay at work.

Much to my relief, the cemetery roads were plowed. I had figured I would be able to navigate to the spot by counting tombstones because they showed up clearly in the satmap. Unfortunately those were low grave markers and were utterly obscured by the snow, so I had to navigate by trees and bushes and tall grave markers instead and those were much farther from the hashpoint.

It's not clear that geohashing in a cemetery covered by 30" of snow while wearing dress trousers and 8" boots was particularly smart, but I did it anyway. The hashpoint was only about twenty feet off the road, after all.

I carved XKCD into the snowbank by the road just south of the hashpoint. Again, no thermometer, but station KMIGRAND46 at (42.917, -85.640) shows -10 °C at 6 pm.


[edit] Achievements

Landgeohash.png
George earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -85) geohash on 2014-02-07.
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George earned the No Batteries Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -85) geohash on 2014-02-07.
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George earned the Frozen Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (42, -85) geohash on 2014-02-07 while the temperature was -10 °C.