Talk:Seattle, Washington

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[edit] Welcome to Seattle

... once the most active graticule on our planet. It rains a lot here, but that doesn't deter our intrepid geohashers. Current expedition discussions at the top of the this page. Archived discussions on the past page.


[edit] Goodbye peoples!!

I am moving away from this graticule on Monday the 1st... and none of the points through then look convenient to me, so I probably won't see any of you in person. It's been a great couple of years though! -- OtherJack (talk) 14:06, 29 August 2014 (EDT)

May you either find better geohashing... or take your curse with you! :) --Thomcat (talk) 21:51, 29 August 2014 (EDT)
It will be the former! -- OtherJack (talk) 22:07, 29 August 2014 (EDT)
Farewell, Jack! I'm glad I was able to meet you--and hit the July 10 globalhash! Truly an epic adventure, as hashing goes. :) -- Rex Wolf (talk) 00:34, 30 August 2014 (EDT)
I know, and it was great to meet you too! Keep hashing in Vancouver (and try to bring the others there out of hibernation...) -- OtherJack (talk) 23:02, 2 September 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Thursday, July 10

the globalhash is in the Vancouver graticule! See here or Eupeodes. However it seems to be in an extremely remote, roadless (and possibly trackless) area in the mountains well NW of the city. Even Wikipedia describes the globalhash's nearby lake and river as "remote"... oh well... -- OtherJack (talk) 14:12, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

Don't give up! See my note on the Vancouver page. There is a local private airplane company very close by which lets you fly the plane once it's in the air! It may be nearly inaccessible by foot, but think of the first aerial globalhash! -Srs0 (talk) 16:21, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

(Discussion of this has moved to Talk:Vancouver, British Columbia...) -- OtherJack (talk) 18:06, 9 July 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Sunday, June 29

... looks like a really interesting location in the Port of Seattle, on Harbor Island, and sure looks to be publicly accessible! It's in a named roadway (11th Ave SW.) Anyone up for checking it out? I'll say 4pm by default, but if you prefer another time, that's cool too. (Saturday's by contrast is inside a warehouse in Kent, and it's supposed to be wet that day anyhow...) -- OtherJack (talk) 15:17, 27 June 2014 (EDT)

anyway, I have now made an expedition page for it... -- OtherJack (talk) 15:21, 28 June 2014 (EDT)

[edit] May 28

Lunch at Burgermaster? The geohash point is just around the corner. Bus or toll bridge? --Thomcat (talk) 09:45, 28 May 2014 (EDT)

Turns out around the corner is 200 meters away. Success! --Thomcat (talk) 01:19, 29 May 2014 (EDT)

[edit] May 23-26

Friday is in Redmond (Overlake, just west of Lake Sammammish). Saturday (Mouseover) and Sunday (Towel) are in the woods. Monday you may need a towel - it's a container loading facility at the Port of Tacoma - likely no public access. --Thomcat (talk) 09:41, 23 May 2014 (EDT)

Won't be able to go for any of these, since I'm about to catch a flight back east for the next couple of weeks... family stuff, weddings, etc. Hopefully a couple hashpoints too! -- OtherJack (talk) 12:12, 23 May 2014 (EDT)
Safe travels then! --Thomcat (talk) 12:50, 23 May 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Geohashing Day

Bothell - likely accessible. I'm a gonna be there! --Thomcat (talk) 10:14, 21 May 2014 (EDT)

Nice, I'll be at work and such at the U. Like last year, I didn't even realize today was geohashing day ...-- OtherJack (talk) 12:27, 21 May 2014 (EDT)

[edit] May 17-18

Finally some good spots! Saturday's is next to a driveway? near Juanita, looks accessible. Outside the neighboring property fence clearly. Sunday's is in the street between Edgewood and Puyallup down south. My schedule for the weekend is still in flux though, so not sure whether I'll attempt either/both/neither yet. Feel free to post/make your own plans... -- OtherJack (talk) 14:55, 16 May 2014 (EDT)

My plans are also in flux, though Saturday is unlikely. Today's point looks decent also... --Thomcat (talk) 16:02, 16 May 2014 (EDT)

[edit] May 10-11

Sunday's is solidly in the water, but Saturday's looks to be right in the tidal strip on the east shore of the Kitsap Peninsula (facing Vashon Island), probably a very scenic spot, and perhaps accessible by walking up the beach from a nearby park. However, the lowest tide in that area on 2014-05-10 looks to be around at 9:30 in the morning http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/2152.html which would mean an extremely early wakeup if I were to bike/ferry there. So I'm inclined not to go... -- OtherJack (talk) 14:49, 9 May 2014 (EDT)

Agreed - we would probably need a negative tide to reach that one. --Thomcat (talk) 11:35, 10 May 2014 (EDT)

[edit] May 3-4

Well, May has brought us two quite interesting weekend locations... but there are some problems with each.

Saturday's appears to be about halfway down the steep coastal bluff of Mukilteo. Whether it is too steep for me to bushwhack I'm not sure... if I'm really bored I may head up there, try to get permission from the nearby property owner to pass through, and attempt it. But I may just look for more sane activities closer to home.

Sunday's one graticule east looks much less scary - a 250m relatively flat traverse from a well-maintained hiking trail in the woods northeast of Issaquah - but the forecast is for lots of wet showers. If the forecast improves this would be a good candidate for a bike -> hike -> bushwhack hash...

-- OtherJack (talk) 14:30, 2 May 2014 (EDT)

[edit] April 30

A clearcut on the peninsula ends the month for Seattle. There were too many inaccessible spots this month for me - looking forward to May! --Thomcat (talk) 09:36, 30 April 2014 (EDT)

Same! And the one good accessible weekend spot (Saturday before last) was completely rained out... -- OtherJack (talk) 12:06, 30 April 2014 (EDT)

[edit] April 26-27

Saturday's is in a swamp (is that right?) behind someone's house in Sammamish. On Sunday the next graticule north looks a little closer, and is in someone's front yard up in Tulalip. Neither very ideal... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:49, 25 April 2014 (EDT)

[edit] April 19-20

Saturday's point looks quite interesting, by railroad tracks north of Bremerton - but the afternoon is forecast to be wet. Might be open to going in the morning though. (Sunday's is in the Sound.) -- OtherJack (talk) 13:50, 17 April 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Mar 29-30

Saturday is in the waters of the Sound, but Sunday is in a road in a Bothell office park. Very doable! If the weather's good I'll probably bike it. Time TBA - suggestions welcome but I may not end up being able to honor them... -- OtherJack (talk) 04:41, 29 March 2014 (EDT)

Yes, looks achievable. I am supposed to "get the dogs out of the house" mid-day, so roughly 11:30 for us. --Thomcat (talk) 09:48, 30 March 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Saturday Mar 15

is on a large (institutional?) property on Vashon Island. I think I may do something else that day closer to home, but could be convinced to go for it. Sunday is forecast to be quite wet unfortunately... the point is really cool, in a public-looking wooded area on the shore of Lake Tapps down by Auburn... -- OtherJack (talk) 14:35, 14 March 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Mar 12

Someones back yard - looks reachable to me. Pity I am 382 kilometers east of the spot. --Thomcat (talk) 10:23, 12 March 2014 (EDT)

I'll be finishing up at work around 6 or 6:30, so if lighting looks sufficient I might try it after work. Less excited than yesterday about before work though, since it's not nearly as convenient from my location... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:47, 12 March 2014 (EDT)

[edit] Feb 21-24

Tonight's in an alley on Pill Hill, super easy... see the expedition page! Two south Kitsap hashes over the weekend - Saturday on a road and Sunday in a back yard. Might try for one of these depending on weather and timing... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:29, 21 February 2014 (EST)

Out of town, but you knew that. Did you hit the Friday point? --Thomcat (talk) 15:29, 22 February 2014 (EST)
Yes, I've now posted about my success last night. Good luck with German hashing! -- OtherJack (talk) 16:05, 22 February 2014 (EST)

[edit] Feb 14-17

Forest, forest, forest, and a front porch greet our holiday weekend. Have you considered a Saturday in Sequim? --Thomcat (talk) 09:39, 14 February 2014 (EST)

Or a Saturday outside of Marysville - looks like someone's backyard again. I have to be in Seattle in the afternoon that day so I probably won't be hashing at all, at least by bike... and Monday I'll probably go to work. -- OtherJack (talk) 13:31, 14 February 2014 (EST)
Same here - it's a holiday for the kids (and Wall Street), but not for us. --Thomcat (talk) 15:10, 14 February 2014 (EST)

[edit] Feb 12

Near as I can tell, it's in the back yard of 5517 37th Ave NE. Here is the link from Zillow if that helps any. Worth a drive-by at lunch, I think. --Thomcat (talk) 10:20, 12 February 2014 (EST)

When are you thinking? If the timing's convenient I might try to meet you - it's reasonably close to work for me. -- OtherJack (talk) 14:11, 12 February 2014 (EST)
I'll go for 3:30 unless I hear otherwise. Made an expedition page, linked from the Seattle page... -- OtherJack (talk) 16:52, 12 February 2014 (EST)

[edit] Feb 8-9

Saturday is a Maury Island forest. Bit cold for a bike hash (and I'd have to start at 12:30 due to other obligations...) and the local bus route doesn't run on weekends. So probably not happening for me. Sunday, on the other hand, is someone's backyard in Bryn Mawr above the lake, and it will be warmer (though possibly starting to rain.) And quite close to a bus route in case of said rain. So might try to go for the ambassador achievement... will keep an eye on the weather... -- OtherJack (talk) 03:13, 8 February 2014 (EST)

After a little research the name of the neighborhood for Sunday's seems to be Lakeridge, not Bryn Mawr (which is a bit further south.) -- OtherJack (talk) 03:20, 8 February 2014 (EST)
Planning for ambassador also? The back yard had me making other plans; and now that there's snow (something most Seattle drivers can't handle) I think I am safer at home. --Thomcat (talk) 01:15, 9 February 2014 (EST)
I think the snow may melt pretty quickly tomorrow - it should be in the 40s. We'll see though. I'll be checking the radar / temperatures all day. -- OtherJack (talk) 03:21, 9 February 2014 (EST)
Warmup didn't really happen, and too many other obligations came up - so no go. Hope to be back at it soon. -- OtherJack (talk) 17:04, 9 February 2014 (EST)

[edit] Feb 1-2

A few interesting spots this weekend:

Saturday in this graticule is a road in what looks like a clear-cut or burn area (?) on the Olympic Peninsula, would be a pretty ambitious bike ride though. One graticule east it's at the shore of a lake just off the driveway into Boy Scout Camp Pigott, again a long way away from here (for me at least.) I may do some biking closer to home instead, but could be interested in geohashing, especially if I got a lift.

Jefferson county is a plus. If this point were 3.3 miles west (in the sliver of Clallam County at the NW corner of our graticule) I would go for sure. Not sure what else I have planned for Saturday. --Thomcat (talk) 19:27, 31 January 2014 (EST)
OK cool, I'll stay tuned then. Also, just realized that the brown color on the satellite picture probably just means it's a deciduous forest, not evergreen (and that the picture was taken in winter...) so probably not a burn or clear-cut after all. -- OtherJack (talk) 19:39, 31 January 2014 (EST)
Bing birds eye shows a *lot* of green trees. Maybe we should head to 46,-121 instead - geohashing in the foothills of Mount Seattle Seahawks... --Thomcat (talk) 01:36, 1 February 2014 (EST)
That one will probably be snowed in, not to mention really far from a road. Anyway, by default I'm not going for anything Saturday but if you end up going for one of them send me a line... -- OtherJack (talk) 04:40, 1 February 2014 (EST)
and also even in the bing birdseye image you can see that the Seattle graticule point is right by a road. -- OtherJack (talk) 04:44, 1 February 2014 (EST)
Fair point. No geohash visit for me today, though the weather cleared and it's sunny. Not warm, but sunny. --Thomcat (talk) 19:32, 1 February 2014 (EST)

Sunday, on the other hand, is much closer (a wooded lot off Woodinville-Duvall Road) but I'd have to do it pretty early to get back to my friends' house in Seattle in time for the 3:30 Super Bowl kickoff. Thinking about it though! -- OtherJack (talk) 15:49, 31 January 2014 (EST)

Also thinking about it - noon or thereabouts.
Yeah noon is also when I'll aim for if I go for it. Getting over a little cold right now so I'll see how I feel... -- OtherJack (talk) 19:36, 1 February 2014 (EST)

[edit] Jan 24-26

Friday's spot is in a parking lot near Microsoft. Saturday is in the playground at Pinehurst school - easy to achieve, and you'll see me there at 4pm. Sunday is on the JBLM and out-of-bounds for most of us. --Thomcat (talk) 09:39, 24 January 2014 (EST)

4pm on Saturday? I'll be there. :) Rex Wolf (talk) 13:02, 24 January 2014 (EST)

As will I, and there's a small chance I'll try for Sunday's one graticule north (Whidbey Island) by bike... but I might do a non-geohashing-related hike instead that day... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:47, 24 January 2014 (EST)

[edit] Thursday Jan 23

About a zillion people will unknowingly get today's, since it's in a busy traffic lane of Bellevue Way in downtown Bellevue. I won't be one of them though, unfortunately... -- OtherJack (talk) 15:05, 23 January 2014 (EST)

Me neither - non-geohashing friends from out of town. May this weekends be just as easy! --Thomcat (talk) 23:22, 23 January 2014 (EST)

[edit] Sunday Jan 19

A Southcenter Mall parking lot. Sure would be easy to achieve. Same day as the Seahawks, so something late morning or mid-day would be best. --Thomcat (talk) 09:26, 18 January 2014 (EST)

Busy (as expected), but you should go for it! -- OtherJack (talk) 13:09, 19 January 2014 (EST)

[edit] Sunday, Jan 5

I'm back in town and will try to get this one on Vashon Island, time permitting. Time very well might not be permitting though... -- OtherJack (talk) 01:33, 5 January 2014 (EST)

...and indeed it was not. Still hope to get back to Seattle area geohashing soon though! -- OtherJack (talk) 05:25, 6 January 2014 (EST)

[edit] Dec 29

Sunday's globalhash is within striking distance of you guys (and Vancouver!) Too bad it's winter and the point is up at 950 m, probably buried in snow... -- OtherJack (talk) 12:27, 27 December 2013 (EST)

[edit] Dec 13-15

Water, water, and a Dupont woods near water. Stay dry, geohashers! --Thomcat (talk) 09:42, 13 December 2013 (EST)

[edit] Nov 29 - Dec 1

Saturday is in the water again and Sunday is predicted to be rainy and miserable, but today's looks like a front lawn in Suquamish, quite close to our previous success in that town. I may try to bike it soon (and even get a Tron!) -- OtherJack (talk) 16:02, 29 November 2013 (EST)

Sunday may be very bad weather. National Weather Service has put out a Flood Watch --- Nasty Weather -- Basil (talk) 21:05, 29 November 2013 (EST)
Yeah... it's gonna be wet in the mountains. (I didn't end up going today, did errands and went to the office instead...) -- OtherJack (talk) 21:40, 29 November 2013 (EST)

[edit] Nov 23-24

Saturday's in the water, but Sunday is another Eastside front lawn... this time in north Redmond. Weather looks perfect for a bike hash... I'll probably do it relatively early in the day (noon?) due to obligations back in Seattle later in the day. Will make an expedition page once I'm more sure it'll work out. -- OtherJack (talk) 13:00, 22 November 2013 (EST)

Back from Wisconsin (no geohash unfortunately) and should be able to make a Sunday meetup. --Thomcat (talk) 18:35, 22 November 2013 (EST)
OK cool, I'll figure out what time makes sense for me soon. -- OtherJack (talk) 19:51, 22 November 2013 (EST)

[edit] Nov 15-17

Friday and Sunday are achievable in the Snoqualmie graticule; Saturday is a front yard in Bridle Trails, aka the Bellevue/Redmond area. Anyone? --Thomcat (talk) 09:55, 15 November 2013 (EST)

I'll probably go for Saturday's, but not sure when yet... I'll see if I can coordinate. Sunday's in Snoqualmie grat would be more of a haul but if it's nice out (a big if, according to the forecast) it would be a cool bike day-trip. -- OtherJack (talk) 14:57, 15 November 2013 (EST)
Sunday would have to be late for me, which would mean riding back in the dark for you. Today's meetup - say 4:00? Hoping to attract one of our new geohashers. --Thomcat (talk) 11:00, 16 November 2013 (EST)
In any case I now have other plans for Sunday, so only thinking about Saturday now... -- OtherJack (talk) 12:54, 16 November 2013 (EST)

[edit] Nov 1-3

Today's and Sunday's points are both very doable: today's is in a front yard in Auburn and Sunday's is under an awning just off Airport Way in SODO. Saturday's is on Naval Base Kitsap, which requires escort by someone with a military ID. I will definitely be at the Sunday point, since it's very close to my home. -- AeroIllini (talk) 12:12, 1 November 2013 (EDT)

Further discussion moved to Talk:2013-11-03_47_-122 by Thomcat (talk) 19:51, 1 November 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Wed Oct 30

Going over to Port Orchard to watch World Series Game 6; hoping for a geohash nearby :) --Thomcat (talk) 18:27, 29 October 2013 (EDT)

And alas, it is not to be. Today's point looks to be a private forest near Woodinville. --Thomcat (talk) 09:55, 30 October 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Sat. Oct 19

potentially looks like a nice bike/ferry/bushwack hash. If I have time to do it I'll arrive midday probably, not 4pm, due to other plans in the evening... -- OtherJack (talk) 12:17, 18 October 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Oct 11-13

All three days are the back yards of private property. The fact that Sunday is near the edge could be useful for one minesweeping the neighboring graticules, but even those look sketchy - lots of forest. --Thomcat (talk) 10:19, 11 October 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Oct 4-6, 2013

No data yet, but hoping for the geohash to land in Lacey, WA - specifically 4016 Stikes Dr SE. --Thomcat (talk) 14:10, 3 October 2013 (EDT)

Your odds of the point landing within the city limits of Lacey are about 0.5% each day. Better than the lottery! - AeroIllini (talk) 16:15, 3 October 2013 (EDT)
I've even done it myself... 2010-08-21 47 -122 -- OtherJack (talk) 16:30, 3 October 2013 (EDT)

Well, I didn't get my Lacey (underwear). The weekend points are Water, Water and a front yard in Auburn. That third one looks achievable, but I will pass on the other two. Besides, I am headed to 47, -120 (about 15 miles east of today's point actually) for the weekend. Auf Wiedersehen! --Thomcat (talk) 10:25, 4 October 2013 (EDT)

If you haven't got your 47,-121 yet, today's point there is a driveway in Duthie Hill, just NE of Issaquah. --Thomcat (talk) 10:39, 4 October 2013 (EDT)
I might consider Sunday's. Saturday's would be a nice kayak trip but the nearby rental places appear to be closed for the winter already... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:00, 4 October 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Sept 28-29, 2013

Both Saturday and Sunday are quite accessible (on road shoulders or parkway strips) and close by! Saturday on Bainbridge Island and Sunday in Mountlake Terrace. Forecast looks wet though. So by default Saturday will only happen for me if there's a bikeable break in the weather (unless I can get a ride). Sunday's has a bus route close by, so will probably go for it regardless of weather, unless it's really coming down hard... -- OtherJack (talk) 15:56, 27 September 2013 (EDT)

I don't think I'll make it to Bainbridge on Saturday, but Sunday's point would be doable for me. Do we want to meet at 4pm? - AeroIllini (talk) 16:29, 27 September 2013 (EDT)
Sounds like a plan... -- OtherJack (talk) 20:48, 27 September 2013 (EDT)
Daughter has soccer at 2:30, so I should be there shortly after 4. --Thomcat (talk) 09:51, 28 September 2013 (EDT)
If I end up taking the bus I may not get there until around 4:15 or 4:20... so I'll change the plan on the expedition page to say 4 or a bit later. (I'll still try to get there at 4 if biking.) -- OtherJack (talk) 15:34, 28 September 2013 (EDT)
In other news -- the rain looks like it may end in a few hours, so there is still hope for my bike/ferry hash today... -- OtherJack (talk) 15:52, 28 September 2013 (EDT)
Or not... -- OtherJack (talk) 17:29, 28 September 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Sept 7, 2013

It's inside a Rite-Aid! In Tacoma, across from the community college. I'm thinking about going... anyone else? Sunday's is on someone's land in the woods out 522, would be harder. -- OtherJack (talk) 12:34, 6 September 2013 (EDT)

[edit] Aug 2-4

Two islands for our weekend, Friday and Sunday - the latter the more achievable, as it is quite near the bike trail. Saturday is on a street in the Broadview neighborhood, quite close to my house really. I'll be there at 4, and before that I'll be umpiring a men's league baseball game at Lower Woodland Park[1] from 12:30 to 3:00, if anyone wants to stop by. --Thomcat (talk) 09:48, 2 August 2013 (EDT)

Wish I could come to one or both of these, but I'm in 51,-0 this weekend, and traveling in Europe for the next month! I'm seriously looking at Sunday's here though... it's not that far from a tube station. -- OtherJack (talk) 17:49, 2 August 2013 (EDT)
Jealous - never been! Have a blast while there, and hopefully you can nab one of those both sides of the meridian hashes. --Thomcat (talk) 18:32, 2 August 2013 (EDT)
Alas nothing this weekend or Monday looks close enough to the meridian to be practical (I don't have access to a car here either.) I might still go to the Greenwich maritime museum that marks said meridian though... that would be still be a very cool activity for a geohasher... -- OtherJack (talk) 04:22, 3 August 2013 (EDT)

[edit] July 14, 2013

Saturday's is in the water, but Sunday's is in some woods in south Des Moines or north Federal Way. Might be private/fenced off, it's a little hard to tell. I'm thinking about going for it... probably 4pm if I do... -- OtherJack (talk) 13:57, 12 July 2013 (EDT)

Going for it. Will leave on the bus at 3:35 so probably won't get down there until well after 5pm. -- OtherJack (talk) 18:12, 14 July 2013 (EDT)