2018-09-04 30 -82

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Tue 4 Sep 2018 in Lake Butler, Florida:
30.1196880, -82.3801656

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Expedition[edit]

The Plan[edit]

Just off County Road 231. Looks to be just off a back road.

The Geohashers[edit]

The Adventure[edit]

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.

Gallery[edit]

Achieveables[edit]

Consecutivegeohash.jpg
Geoff earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching 4 hash points on 3 consecutive days starting on 2018-09-02.