2015-07-06 42 -78

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Mon 6 Jul 2015 in 42,-78:
42.8141484, -78.7029164

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Behind shared parking lot for the Southtowns YMCA and Ismailia Shrine Temple



Lately, I've had a bunch of geohashes land close to me which has been a nice change. Initial plans were to ride my bike which would have been almost a duplicate of the expedition on 2015-05-28. However, there were thunderstorms in the area and I didn't want to be caught out on my bike in one of those.

With errands to run anyway, I got some grocery shopping done right after work and then drove to the hash. I pulled in the parking lot and went all the way to the back to park. My GPS picked up a signal relatively quickly, but I saw around the grassy area was a fence. I hoped the hash was close enough to the fence so I wouldn't have to jump it.

Following my GPS, I walked to the fence but saw the creek and steep ravine on the other side. There would be no jumping the fence here, and the GPS said I was over 20 feet away. I was about to call it Not Reached by Mother Nature, but tried walking further down the fence, just to see. My GPS must have picked up a better signal because the numbers started to go down! I got as close as 13 feet and I could have jumped the fence to get it closer, but decided not to, and just call it good.

Before I left for the hash, I also saw there was not only a geocache close, but it could even be in sight of the hash. Unfortunately, I was unable to find the lamp-post geocache.

I will issue a Tale of Two Challenge for The YMCA.



This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -78) geohash on 2015-07-06.
Pedalpusher issued a challenge for the Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by geohashing in a place named YMCA from the (42, -78) geohash on 2015-07-06.