2016-08-08 40 -73

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Mon 8 Aug 2016 in 40,-73:
40.7770541, -73.9715638

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Location[edit]

Central Park Lake, Manhattan, New York City

Participants[edit]

Plans[edit]

NYC geohash in Central Park! Crox is nearby and will attend, possibly with TT and Elisa...

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)
6:30pm works for us. --Crox (talk) 16:20, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
6:30pm is good for me too, let's plan on it! -- OtherJack (talk) 16:22, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Sounds good to me, I'll be there! -- Sputnik

Expedition[edit]

Elipongo[edit]

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)
Oh no, hope you got some sleep! -- OtherJack (talk) 05:21, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Sputnik[edit]

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!

OtherJack[edit]

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.

Crox, TT and Elisa[edit]

We started by approaching the coordinates from the lake, on a rowing boat:


View from the boat. 
Fairly close... 

We then brought the boat back to the rental station, and went to the coordinates on foot.


Geohashers at the hash. 
Coordinates reached! 
Our tracklog. 

On the way home, we noticed that Pokemon Go is now at least as popular as Geohashing in Central Park...


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Ribbons[edit]

Meetup.PNG
Crox, TT, and Elisa earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Sputnik and OtherJack at the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08.
2016-08-08 19.00.55.jpg
Meetup.PNG
Sputnik and OtherJack earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Crox, TT, and Elisa at the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08.
2016-08-08 19.00.55.jpg
Bikegeohash.png
Elipongo and OtherJack earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
by cycling to the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08.
2016-08-08 40 -73 elipongo 1470678521553.jpg
Earliest.jpg
OtherJack earned the Earliest geohasher achievement
by arriving first at the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08.
Hobbitgeohash.png
Sputnik earned the Hobbit Achievement
by bearing a ring and baring her feet to and from the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08.
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Bus.PNG
Sputnik earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08 via M1 Bus.
Walk.PNG
Crox, TT, and Elisa earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (40, -73) geohash on 2016-08-08 on foot, travelling a distance of 1 mile.
Globetrotter6-110010.png
Crox and TT earned the Globetrotter achievement
by visiting hashpoints on 3 continents.
Globetrotter6-100010.png
Elisa earned the Globetrotter achievement
by visiting hashpoints on 2 continents.

Water geohash also for the Swiss?? They said they got very close to the point in a boat earlier...

Boatless.PNG
Is it true that Crox, TT and Elisa earned the Water geohash achievement?
In principle, yes.
But they were probably not close enough to be within GPS error margin (2016-08-08 40 -73).
40 -73 crox P1050287.JPG