2016-08-08 40 -73
Central Park Lake, Manhattan, New York City
What is the best time to ensure a meet-up?
- I would be happy to meet you guys! Actually quite flexible today because I am working from home. Any time other than the 3:10pm to 4:40pm interval is fine (so ironically, no hash o'clock, but really that's just for Saturday...) I'll also post on the facebook group so they can see you're here too, we in NY do a lot of the hash planning there. -- OtherJack (talk) 14:07, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
- I would also be interested in meeting up! I'm at work all day so sometime in the evening would be best, if possible - I should be able to manage any time after 6pm. - Sputnik
- Well, I'm going to try to stop on my way home this morning, but I'm up for a meet up later too. 6:30pm work? Elipongo (talk) 15:11, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
- Sounds good to me, I'll be there! -- Sputnik
arrived about 1:45pm by bike and took the following pictures. He didn't show for the 6:30 meetup though... what happened?
- Stopped by on the way home after a 24 hour work shift. I was so woozy I forgot I had to work again tonight! Couldn't make it for the 6:30 meetup 😕. Elipongo (talk) 05:14, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
Convenient bench at the point @40.7770,-73.9715
My ugly mug with the hash point behind me @40.7770,-73.9715
A successful expedition and a successful meetup! Sputnik and OtherJack arrived at the pathway nearest the hashpoint at approximately 6:30pm, and Crox, TT, and Elisa arrived shortly thereafter. The hashpoint itself is located between the pathway and the edge of the lake, only a few meters off the path; once everyone had arrived we hopped over the fence to find the hashpoint. Crox, TT, and Elisa are in NYC for just a couple of weeks, so it's wonderful that the random number gods decided to bestow such a convenient hashpoint upon us while they were here! It was great to meet more hashers :D
Sputnik also earned the hobbit achievement by traveling barefoot to the hashpoint, bearing a ring (which, appropriately, bears the writing from the One Ring), and obtaining some greasy french fries and a dirty-water hot dog along the way. Geohashing: promoting healthy eating habits since 2008!
also biked to the point, stopping on the way to buy a new pair of walking shoes. This took much less time than anticipated, so for once he ended up being the earliest at the meetup! It also helped that he deliberately avoided passing through the Ramble on the way to the point.
He would also like to mention that the Swiss visitors told the New Yorkers about something totally unexpected in their city: the Museum of Mathematics or MoMath. This must be checked out now. It was great to meet everybody, and to get an actual hash with Sputnik.
We started by approaching the coordinates from the lake, on a rowing boat:
We then brought the boat back to the rental station, and went to the coordinates on foot.
On the way home, we noticed that Pokemon Go is now at least as popular as Geohashing in Central Park...
|Crox, TT, and Elisa earned the Meet-up achievement|
|Sputnik and OtherJack earned the Meet-up achievement|
| Elipongo and OtherJack earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
| OtherJack earned the Earliest geohasher achievement
| Sputnik earned the Hobbit Achievement
| Sputnik earned the Public transport geohash achievement
| Crox, TT, and Elisa earned the Walk geohash Achievement
| Crox and TT earned the Globetrotter achievement
| Elisa earned the Globetrotter achievement
Water geohash also for the Swiss?? They said they got very close to the point in a boat earlier...
| Is it true that Crox, TT and Elisa earned the Water geohash achievement?