Blacksburg, Virginia

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[edit] Location

This graticule is located at latitude 37, longitude -80. It includes portions of Virginia and West Virginia.

Contained on the Virginia side:
Most of the New River Valley including Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Riner, Radford, Dublin, and Pulaski. Also includes the city of Salem in the southeastern quadrant of the graticule. The towns of Narrows and Pearisburg, near the WV line, are also within the Virginia side of this graticule.

Contained on the West Virginia side:
Lewisburg, Hinton, White Sulphur Springs.

[edit] Description

Two major interstates intersect this graticule: I-81 in the far southern portion (in Virginia) and I-64 in the far northern portion (in West Virginia). Most populated areas are located near one of these two interstates. The rugged and beautiful Appalachian Mountains cross the graticule from northeast to southwest. Much of the graticule is sparsely populated and farming is a common occupation. Parks, small lakes, and other recreational sites dot the map.

[edit] Notable Sites

  • Virginia Tech University
  • Radford University
  • The New River, an ancient waterway which flows "backward" like the Nile
  • Claytor Lake State Park
  • New River Trail State Park
  • Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Bluestone Recreation Area
  • Standstone Falls Recreation Area
  • Jefferson National Forest
  • The Appalachian Trail

[edit] Local Geohashers

Tiamat is also up for an adventure on a Saturday, assuming we can get to the selected location.

Kigaia, who has newly discovered geohashing and enjoys adventuring with the rest of her tribe (i.e. family).

[edit] Expeditions

2012-08-16: Kigaia and family visited the rolling farmland of Riner, Virginia on a cold, rainy day to find the geohash located in a grassy field.

[edit] Achievements

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Kigaia and Family earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (37, -80) graticule, here, on 2012-10-08.