Talk:MNB Geohash

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What constitutes being beat by nature?[edit]

On 2008-07-12 I was hindered in finding the hash due to the thick trees which caused my GPS to lose lock. While I was intending to scurry up the rocky cliff which stood between me and the hash, the fact that my GPS was non-functional within 200ft of the hash point made it seem rather pointless. Does this qualify me for MNB, because while nature was not sufficiently in my way to stop me, it was in the way of my navigation device, and therefor frustrate my attempt, or does mother nature actually have to kick my ass personally in order to claim this one? Dgandhi 18:33, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

I vote for honorable mention. You should extrapolate from the last GPS coords (or prior satellite and/or terrain map scouting) to get close to the hash point. My personal opinion only, of course.--Thomcat 22:48, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
If anybody else had come I would have grabbed my compass and we could improvise a game of amateur surveying team and find it, I suppose we could have gotten honorable mention for MNIMB by transitive :) Dgandhi 02:03, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

GPS techniques[edit]

Related to the above subject, how do you go about getting GPS info while under dense foliage? This is surely something geocachers have dealt with extensively.--Thomcat 22:48, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Ribbon Update[edit]

Just as Robyn suggested, I made a new higher quality ribbon for the MNB geohash. I decided to use the mountain theme from the MNIMB geohash since the two are sort of connected. What do you guys think?

MNB Ribbon.jpg

and it looks decent when scaled to 44 pixels. MNB Ribbon.jpg

--Woodveil 02:32, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

I like it. Is there room for a lightning bolt? It ALWAYS rains in Vancouver. But lightning: that's Mother Nature kicking your ass. Go ahead and replace the old image with or without lightning, because there's no doubt it's better than the current one. -Robyn 04:33, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

With a lightning bolt we run into that resolution problem. It would make the image look to crowded and you wouldn't be able to distinguish what is going on.--Woodveil 14:21, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

I like it too. And I would vote for sharks and helicopters. -- relet 14:35, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
And if you like irony, we just put the new ribbon on our page with this expedition. --Woodveil 02:31, 3 March 2009 (UTC)