2019-03-23 43 -80

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Sat 23 Mar 2019 in 43,-80:
43.2213311, -80.1555120

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Location[edit]

In the middle of a farmer's field near the town of Lynden.

Participants[edit]

Ipswichb

Plans[edit]

The original plans was to park in the Lynden Animal Clinic parking lot nearby, cross the road and what looked like a small field, and from there walk along the edge of the farmer's field until I would walk to the hashpoint.

Expedition[edit]

Upon reaching the animal clinic parking lot, I realized it was really more of a house that also had an animal clinic nearby. This looked a little sketchy to me, so instead I decided to just drive to the nearby town of Lynden and park on the street there. This was a great solution, but it meant I had to walk about a mile and a half to the hashpoint. Fortunately, it was decent weather for the first time in ages, so I didn't mind.

I set off south down Lynden Road, and entered the nearby trees after getting out of the little town. I scrambled up the forested hill and found myself at the edge of a very muddy farmer's field. I essentially walked along the edge of the field for a while (it also had a pretty good view of the nearby river) until I was about 100 meters away from the hashpoint, approaching from the South. From there, it was a quick - and muddy - walk north over the field to the hashpoint.

From that point, I simply retraced my steps back along the edge of the field, to Lynden Rd, and back to my car. It was only while walking back that I realized I had reached the coordinates at exactly 3:57pm on a Saturday, making this my first official Saturday meetup! Not surprisingly, no one else seemed to be there. Because I reached these coordinates while on a roadtrip, this means I have achieved the XKCD-100 Achievement.

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Achievements[edit]

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Ipswichb earned the XKCD-100 Achievement
by voyaging 561 miles to reach the (43, -80) geohash on 2019-03-23.
3-23-2019 Hashpoint View.jpg