Talk:Camping geohash achievement

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Off topic here... I'm surprised, but it appears there's no kind of camping, tenting, or overnight achievement? I would create one, but as Robyn knows, I can't even get around to finishing my own expedition pages. It would be a great achievement that many could participate in. It would also be a great warm up to this achievement. Rules would be simple:

  • reach the coordinates by the 4pm meetup time
  • camp out within 1km of the coordinates
  • stay at least until sunrise
  • you can use a tent, a box, or whatever shelter you want except buildings, RVs, or vehicles

Juventas 08:43, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

That's a fabulous idea, and well defined. -Robyn 07:37, 21 February 2009 (UTC)
Ack. I'm all for it! Ribbon ideas: [1] [2] - I strongly suggest* the poison ivy leaf. :D -- relet 10:36, 21 February 2009 (UTC) *Oh, lookee!
It is a simple yet elegant ribbon image. I like it! --Ilpadre 10:55, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Yay Robyn[edit]

I think you should of been a lawyer. It took me several times reading over the requirements to realize the reasons for the wordiness. The problem you identified is those living to the extreme north and south. I know even within BC, in warm weather, you can have nights that only last 2 hours. I already looked at doing this tomorrow, unfortunately the farmer whose field it belongs to might not appreciate it. Juventas 09:04, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Hee hee. I deliberately didn't explain in more detail to allow people to who live in orderly places where the sun always sets around six or seven o' clock to have that moment of "oh cool!" as they realize that people actually live and geohash in places where the sun only pretends to go down for a couple of hours in the summer, or doesn't set at all until September. And as you deduced, I didn't want the ru to log this achievement by stopping to wax his skis for a few minutes. -Robyn 09:11, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

Yay Rhonda and Robyn[edit]

I am insanely jealous. I wanted it first. Now that I got that out, you guys sure earned it. Doing it together (having met because of it?), internationally, under your own power, and straight into another? Wow. It makes me slightly emotional and very proud just to be part of the same sport you demonstrate. Juventas 05:50, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. We wanted to do it all together with you, but when the point came up right next to a campground ... well the Internet doesn't wait. Our first attempt at the achievement failed when we didn't reach the point on Orcas Island. We had to go to this one. And yes, while we had met a year or so earlier before because of another shared passion, we hadn't kept in touch and I would have thought we had met through geohashing if Rhonda hadn't reminded me. We left lots of room for others to camp closer to the point for this achievement, and still intend to meet up with you next weekend if possible. -Robyn 06:03, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Saturday Harder[edit]

How about strongly encouraging the geohasher to be there by 4 pm on a Saturday. I mean what's the point of camping at the coordinates if you are going to miss the people who go at 4? - Robyn

A nice compromise. In my little world, meeting someone is not really a possibility, but the time required to make it to remote locations means 4pm can be tight. Most (all?) other achievements don't have this stipulation, which I appreciate.