2016-04-22 42 -78

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Fri 22 Apr 2016 in 42,-78:
42.8965632, -78.3597356

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Location[edit]

In a field off Rt 20 in Darien, NY

Participants[edit]

Plans[edit]

Drive over after work and attempt to advance my Reverse Regional ribbon of Buffalo for Genesee County. The field doesn't look posted, as of last year from google street-view, and I should be able to park at the cemetery across the street from the field. The hash is in the field about 30 yards/meters from a tractor path on the side.

Expedition[edit]

The drive over after work was mostly uneventful, but I was keeping an eye on the darkening sky in the direction I was heading. I had no trouble finding the field or the cemetery to park by.

Getting out of the car, I checked for posted signs but didn't see any and started walking up the dirt tractor road between the fields. About a quarter of the way there, I noticed movement at the top of the hill and I saw a large shape moving but I couldn't tell what it was at this point. I bit further on, I could make out it was a person on a horse. Uh-oh, better start practicing what I was going to say and figure out how to explain Geohashing quickly.

Getting close, I said hi to the woman and asked if she was the land-owner. She kind of laughed and said she was going to ask me the same thing. Apparently, she has permission to ride on the property and said she thinks the land-owners actually live in a close town, but not right there. I explained in a general way what I was doing and she at least didn't kick me off the property. She continued toward the road and said 'good luck, don't get lost' and I continued on my way. As I got to about halfway, I looked around at the building clouds and hoped I didn't get rained on when I was returning to the car.

I could get to about 100 feet/30 meters from the road, but since the field was just weeds and clover I didn't worry about getting to the hash. Doing a short GPS dance, I got to see all 0's. Getting my pictures, I started heading back and about halfway, I passed the woman again. She called out asking if I found my spot I was looking for and I gave her the thumbs up!

Getting back to the car, I was pleasantly surprised to still be dry and in fact only saw a few sprinkles on the way home where I had home-made pizza for dinner.

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This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -78) geohash on 2016-04-22.