User:Dunstergirl

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I'm Lelani. I have loved maps and knowing where I am on the planet since I was a teen and got lost with my mom and sister in some Colorado wilderness. So when I stumbled on geohashing I KNEW it was for me. And it gave me an excuse to buy a GPS unit, which I've wanted forever, just never had a good enough reason to spend the money.

I live in rural British Columbia, in the Grand Cache graticule. It includes (IMHO) one of the most awesome mountains in the world, which I blame for my being here.

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Grand Cache itself is a day's drive from here (on good roads) so it's a bit hard to relate to the name. Just a figment of geography.

In real life I am part-owner of the Dunster General Store [1], so you might find me behind the counter there a couple days a week (or more, depending) and I edit/write about climate change and related issues the rest of the time (three IPCC reports under my belt already and booked for AR5, yeehaw).

Hobbies/activities include survival (firewood, snow removal, etc. etc. living here is NOT easy), chickens (free-range, ongoing natural selection experiment for the past decade or so), genealogy, surviving single motherhood with teenage daughter, and contributions to the community I live in.

hahah first success: 2012-03-04 53 -119. Should have just used my compass, would have done better.

And second: 2012-04-03 52 -119. Many trucks and a random hitchhiker :-)

Third: 2012-04-18 53 -120. In honour of my mother's 81st birthday today. Fewer trucks.

[edit] Achievements

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dunstergirl earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 3 graticules belonging to the Robson Valley.
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Regions don't always correspond to official political divisions, but to how locals and geography define them. We are separated by mountains and rivers from everywhere else, so I believe I have completed the Robson Valley (all virgin) tho would like to have Jasper on board to be sure.


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dunstergirl earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (53, -119) graticule, here, on 2012-03-04.
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dunstergirl earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (53, -119) geohash on 2012-03-04.


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dunstergirl earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (52, -119) graticule, here, on 2012-04-03.


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dunstergirl earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (52, -119) geohash on 2012-04-03.
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dunstergirl earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (52, -119) geohash on 2012-04-03, and previously on 2012-03-20
In a whiteout. Turned the GPS off but my kid could sign an affidavit. And many, many times before this as well..


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dunstergirl earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (53, -120) graticule, here, on 2012-04-18.
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dunstergirl earned the Déjà Vu Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (53, -120) geohash on 2012-04-18, and previously on first time in 1986. Again in 1989. And thousands of times now since 1993. No proof except it's the road to town, and back..