2018-09-04 30 -82
Just off County Road 231. Looks to be just off a back road.
Normally, I don't think I'd do this one. I was just writing up YESTERDAY that going offroad is usually a bad sign. That was without hubris, a new county, and a new consecutive geohashing personal best hanging over my head.
So, to get that out of the way, there was a gate on the road now. On the other hand, you wouldn't have seen the road at all if you weren't explicitly looking for it. It was no longer a dirt road and was instead overtaken by weeds. The gate and the lock on the gate were rusted. I was getting more of the impression of abandonment than private property. So I sidled around the gate and figured I had 100 meters to the hash point. Not my proudest decision making moment ever.
That leads to an unmentioned reason why I normally don't do these - it's September in Florida. I don't know what I stepped in or what I disturbed, but there was one large, buzzing bug flying around my head. Okay, fine, he's just being a pain. Then another joined in. I jogged to the hash point, took a picture and a screenshot. Then a third joined in and I decided it was time to hightail it back to the car. Mother Nature was particularly displeased with my decision making.
All in all, I wouldn't recommend it, and it seems like it's just the kind of mistake I need to make every few years to remind me why I don't do that.
| Geoff earned the Consecutive geohash achievement