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Note safety orange geohashing hat, placed on Christmas list after encounter with hunters on Expedition 2.  My family is awesome.

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[edit] Me

I live in the Portland, Oregon graticule. As of June 27, 2014, I've launched 173 Expeditions, reaching the hashpoint 139 times in 40 graticules. I've gone geohashing in:

  • 31 of Oregon's 36 counties (27 with successes).
  • 9 of the 50 U.S. states (7 with successes).
  • 96 expeditions within my home graticule (with 83 successes).

I aspire to the Graticule Hopper Achievement, and have reached 40 of the required 100 graticules.

I also aspire to the Posted achievement, but don't have a current tally of my progress towards the required 100 thwarted expeditions.

I never met another geohasher at a hashpoint until my 158th Expedition. I've never met another geohasher that I didn't already know from non-geohashing life, although there have been close calls, and on several occasions I have found or left evidence for other hashers.

I'm proud of my Map Room. Rather less so of:

[edit] 2014 Expeditions

182. 2014-09-14 45 -122

181. 2014-09-06 45 -122

180. 2014-08-24 45 -123

179. 2014-07-25 35 -102

178. 2014-07-25 34 -101

177. 2014-07-23 32 -97 -- Fort Worth, Texas

176. 2014-07-23 33 -96 -- Durant, Oklahoma

175. 2014-07-20 39 -98 -- Downs, Kansas. Success!

174. 2014-06-29 45 -122

173. 2014-06-22 45 -122 -- In the fenced compound of a commercial arborist in Newberg. Thwarted.

  • Michael5000's first Expedition to Yamhill County!

172. 2014-06-22 45 -123 -- In dunes south of Cape Lookout, near Pacific City. Success!

  • Michael5000's first Expedition to Tillamook County!

171. 2014-06-20 45 -122 -- In the parking lot of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. Success!

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Michael5000 earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2014-06-20 on foot.

170. 2014-06-16 45 -122 -- On a steep hillside off of Highway 14 near Skamania, Washington. Success!

  • Michael5000's first Expedition to Skamania County!

169. 2014-06-15 45 -122 -- On a hillside just to the north of St. Helens, Oregon. Success!

  • Third Expedition with the Frogman!
  • Third Expedition to Columbia County!
  • Intersection of Columbia County and the Portland graticule.

168. 2014-06-03 45 -122 -- In a large vacant lot in Gresham. Success!

167. 2014-05-31 44 -123 -- The front yard of a vacant house in Dallas. Success!

  • First Expedition to Polk County

166. 2014-05-24 45 -122 -- In woods just off of Canyon Creek Road, in Wilsonville. Success!

165. 2014-05-20 45 -122 -- On the side of a road towards the back of the Zoo. Success!

164. 2014-05-08 45 -122 -- In a backyard between Boston and Omaha Avenues in North Portland. Success!

163. 2014-04-23 45 -122 -- On SE Ramona Street, off of Foster Boulevard Success!

162. 2014-04-19 45 -122 -- The Smith and Bybee Lakes natural area in North Portland. Thwarted.

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Michael5000 earned the My kingdom for a boat consolation prize
by being prevented from reaching the (45, -122) geohash on 2014-04-19 by an impassable and unforeseen a swollen lake.

161. 2014-04-06 45 -122 -- A field in the Shillapoo Wildlife Recreation Area, between Lake Vancouver and the Columbia River. Thwarted

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Michael5000 earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Eavan to the (45, -122) geohash on 2014-04-06.
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160. 2014-03-26 45 -122 -- In a driveway of a private home on SE 87th Avenue, near Canyon Road, in SW Portland. Success!

159. 2014-03-20 45 -122 -- At the intersection of Highway 213 and Henrici Road, southeast of Oregon City. Success!

158. 2014-02-23 45 -122 -- In the parking lot of a US Bank on SE 103 and Washington. Success!

  • First time encountering other geohashers!
  • Longest all-running expedition (8.3 miles)!

157. 2014-02-22 45 -122 -- In Lake Oswego on Summerville Avenue, with Mrs.5000. Success!

  • Four (4) separate expeditions reached this hashpoint!

156. 2014-02-03 44 -123 -- In a field west of Adair Village, Oregon. Success!

  • Pulled a prank on Frogman and company by beating them to a hashpoint on their home turf.
  • First Expedition to Benton County.
  • First Return to the Eugene Graticule since Expedition #1.
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Michael5000 earned the Regional geohashing achievement
by reaching a hash point in all 1 graticules belonging to Benton County, Oregon.
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155. 2014-01-20 45 -122 -- In front of the "Wy'East Medical" building in the Clackamas warehouse district. Success!

154. 2014-01-05 45 -122 -- On a wooded, farmed hill in the suburbs of northern Clackamas County. Success!

  • 100th Expedition in the State of Oregon!

[edit] 2013 Expeditions (Expeditions #124-153)

The 2013 Expeditions in Detail

153. 2013-12-29 43 -123 The woods west of Cottage Grove, with Mrs.5000 and Niece #4. Success!

152. 2013-11-29 19 -155 North Central Hawaii, off the Daniel Inouye Highway, with Mrs.5000 and family. Thwarted.

151. 2013-10-27 41 -89 On Lee Road, north of US 30 and west of state road 251 in north central Illinois. Success!

150. 2013-10-27 42 -91 On the shore of the Mississippi -- quite literally -- in Guttenberg, Iowa. Awesome Success!

149. 2013-10-26 43 -92 In a ditch southwest of Cresco, Iowa. Success!

148. 2013-10-25 42 -90 Off of Highway 52, southeast of Dubuque, Iowa. Success!

147. 2013-10-19 45 -122 On NW 289th Street in Clark County, Washington. With llamas. Success!

146. 2013-09-21 45 -122 Near the Rolling Hills Community Church, west of West Linn off of I-205. Success!

145. 2013-09-15 45 -123 In the woods off Highway 26, near an ODOT station, with Frogman. Success!

144. 2013-09-11 45 -122 On Almond Drive in a still-being-built neighborhood near Clackamas High School. Success!

143. 2013-09-07 45 -122 Failure! in the Oregon woods, with Frogman and Alison.

142. 2013-09-04 43 -70 Success! in Portland, Maine.

141. 2013-09-02 45 -67 Thwarted by signage in the Maine woods.

140. 2013-09-02 45 -68 Success! in the woods Southwest of Millinocket, Maine.

139. 2013-09-02 45 -69 Did not attempt! in the Maine woods.

138. 2013-08-23 45 -122 An easy drive to Vancouver with Frogman and Alison, although not "with" in the temporal sense. Success!

137. 2013-08-11 45 -122 An easy drive to Vancouver with Mrs.5000. Success!

136. 2013-08-09 45 -120 Under powerlines on the north bank of the Columbia Gorge. Thwarted!

135. 2013-08-09 44 -119 On the Rukio Creek Ranch in Grant County. Thwarted!

134. 2013-08-06 48 -115 In the forest northwest of Troy, Montana. Success.

133. 2013-08-05 47 -111 A farm road north of Fairfield, Montana. Success

132. 2013-08-05 45 -110 Just East of Bozeman, Montana. Success!

131. 2013-08-05 44 -110 Near the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Twarted.

130. 2013-08-04 43 -116 An office building on a Boise strip. Success!

129. 2013-08-03 43 -116 Suburban Boise. Success!

128. 2013-08-03 45 -121 On the Washington slope of the Columbia Gorge. Success!

127. 2013-07-28 44 -122 Main Street, Brownsville. Success!

126. 2013-06-19 45 -122 St. Stephens Church, SE Portland. Thwarted!

125. 2013-06-15 45 -122 Tualatin Hills Park. Success!

124. 2013-05-13 45 -123 On Zion Creek Road. Success!

[edit] 2012 (Expeditions #101-123)

The 2012 Expeditions in Detail

The Lost Expeditions

Before I completely gave up geohashing (August '12 to June '13), there were a few months when I was still out hunting, but not keeping track of them. Here they are, freshly rediscovered and screwing up my numbering system and stats.

123. 2012-08-01 45 -122 -- The parking lot of the Slavic Emmanuel Church, SE 82nd, Portland. Success.

122. 2012-07-06 45 -122 -- On 46th Street in Vancouver. Success.

121. 2012-07-01 45 -122 -- Off a private road near LaCenter, Washington. Success.

120. 2012-06-23 45 -122 -- The parking lot of a Goodwill in Tigard. Success.

119a. 2012-06-22 44 -123 -- Between Hayes & Garfield on 13th in Eugene, by proxy (The Fabulous Ms. Geni) Success.

119. 2012-05-25 45 -122 -- A quiet neighborhood near Allen and Murray in Beaverton. Success.

118. 2012-05-16 45 -122 -- In a field near Aloha. Thwarted.

117. 2012-04-12 45 -122 -- Centennial Park, Damascus. Success.

Early 2012

116. 2012-04-07 47 -121 In the woods southeast of Enumclaw, Washington. Expedition Success!

115. 2012-04-06 48 -122 An apartment complex in the northern suburbs of Bellingham. Success!

114. 2012-04-06 45 -122 On a horse trail northeast of Battle Ground, Washington. Success!

113. 2012-04-04 45 -122 In the parking lot of an industrial concern near the airport. Success!

112. 2012-04-01 47 -122 In a Seattle city park with Niece #4! Success!

111. 2012-03-31 45 -122 In a gritty industrial area in North Portland. Success!

110. 2012-03-12 45 -122 A non-starter in the interior of a SE Portland block. Thwarted.

109. 2012-03-05 45 -122 On an industrial parking lot in Aloha. Success!

108. 2012-02-28 45 -122 Among a block of townhouses off of Sandy Boulevard. Success!

107. 2012-02-23 45 -122 In a residential neighborhood in Milwaukie. Success!

106. 2012-02-20 45 -122 On the campus of the Parry Center for Children. Success!

105. 2012-01-21 45 -122 Gabriel Park in SW Portland. Success.

104. 2012-01-19 45 -122 A cul-de-sac in Happy Valley. Success.

103. 2012-01-15 46 -122 In the woods southeast of Winlock, Washington. Success!

102. 2012-01-07 45 -122 In the middle of Butler Road, Southwest of Portland. Success!

101. 2012-01-02 45 -122 Off the side of Cornelius Pass Road. Success!

[edit] 2011 (Expeditions #46-100)

The 2011 Expeditions in Detail

Late 2011

100. 2011-12-07 45 -122 Off of Farmington Road near Aloha. Success!

99. 2011-11-26 39 -108 Northwest of Grand Junction, Colorado!

98. 2011-11-16 45 -122 On a street corner in residential Vancouver. Success!

97. 2011-11-13 45 -122 Near a fence between driveways on SE 74th Avenue, near Powell Boulevard. Success!

96. 2011-11-02 45 -122 By an apartment complex near Clackamas Town Center.

95. 2011-10-15 45 -123 Vernonia! Success!

94. 2011-10-09 45 -122 Just off a residential street between Milwaukie and Gladstone. Success!

93. 2011-10-01 45 -122 A field near a near housing development in Vancouver. Success!

92. 2011-09-28 45 -122 An apartment complex off of NE Andresen Road, in Vancouver. Success!

91. 2011-09-26 45 -122 On an undeveloped volcanic butte in Gresham. Success!

90. 2011-09-22 45 -121 Just off the railroad on the eastern edge of Cascade Locks. Success!

The Endurance Geohashing series

89. 2011-09-20 45 -121 In rangeland off of U.S Highway 197 south of Maupin. Success!

88. 2011-09-20 44 -121 Near the Alfalfa settlement east of Bend. Thwarted.

87. 2011-09-19 43 -121 National Forest Land in northwest Lake County. Success!

86. 2011-09-19 44 -121 In Crooked River Ranch, an ultra-low density development northwest of Terrebonne. Success!

85. 2011-09-19 44 -120 Deep in the Ochoco National Forest. Success!

84. 2011-09-19 44 -119 On a hill overlooking the John Day Valley west of Mount Vernon. Thwarted.

83. 2011-09-19 44 -118 In National Forest land southwest of Unity, Oregon. Success!

82. 2011-09-19 44 -117 In the hills east of the industrial ruins at Lime. Thwarted.

81. 2011-09-18 43 -116 Off of the Silver City road in southeastern Idaho. Success!

80. 2011-09-17 42 -114 Near the Snake River south of Hagerman, Idaho. Success!

79. 2011-09-17 43 -115 In rugged hills south of Idaho City, Idaho. Success!

78. 2011-09-16 43 -119 In ranchland on the south shore of Harney Lake. Thwarted.

77. 2011-09-15 43 -118 In the Malheur Wildlife Refuge, about 25 road miles SSE of Burns. Success!

76. 2011-09-14 45 -122 In a suburban commercial district in Vancouver.

Summer 2011

75. 2011-09-01 45 -122 Just south of the Cascade Station area, near Portland International Airport. Success!

74. 2011-08-14 43 -123 The wrong day's graticule. Rather radical failure.

73.2011-08-06 44 -122 In the Cascade Foothills south of Molalla. Success!

72.2011-08-03 45 -122 In a vacant lot near the Troutdale Airport. Success!

71.2011-07-31 45 -121 Off of Highway 26, twenty-five miles north of Warm Springs. Success!

70.2011-07-27 45 -122 Near Highway 99E between Milwaukie and Gladstone. Success!

69.2011-07-24 45 -123 Between Cannon Beach and Seaside. Thwarted.

68.2011-07-23 45 -122 Off of Springville Road in Northwest Portland. Thwarted.

67.2011-07-21 46 -121 Near White Pass in the Washington Cascades. Success.

66.2011-07-19 46 -117 In a canyon west of Asotin, Washington. Thwarted.

65.2011-07-19 45 -118 On a ridge above the Grande Ronde River near La Grande. Thwarted.

64.2011-07-18 45 -117 On the Union Pacific Railroad south of Union, Oregon. Success!

63.2011-07-17 43 -117 In desert hills east of Juntura, Oregon. Success!

62.2011-07-17 43 -118 A few miles east of US-395 in the Malheur National Forest. Success!

61.2011-07-16 44 -118 In agricultural land between John Day and Prairie City. Thwarted.

60.2011-07-16 44 -119 Deep in the Ochoco Mountains. Thwarted.

59.2011-07-15 44 -120 Rural Wheeler County. Success!

58.2011-07-15 45 -120 Off I-84 near Arlington. Thwarted.

57. 2011-07-04 45 -122 In Sellwood. Success!

January-June 2011

56. 2011-06-17 45 -122 On Marine Drive, just east of Portland International Airport. Success!

55. 2011-05-29 45 -122 In a powerline right-of-way off of Skyline Drive. Success!

54. 2011-05-22 45 -122 The I-205 median four miles into Washington. Success!

53. 2011-05-07 45 -122 A suburban street in Southwest Portland. Success!

52. 2011-04-27 45 -122 A sidewalk in The 'Couv. Success!

51. 2011-04-21 45 -122 The middle of a street in Happy Valley. Success!

50. 2011-03-18 45 -122 Industrial site south of Foster Road. Twarted.

49. 2011-03-09 45 -122 Residential neighborhood north of the Columbia. Twarted.

48. 2011-02-26 45 -122 On the Columbia River Bike Path. Success!

47. 2011-02-04 45 -122 Just off Hwy 26 near Tanisbourne.

46. 2011-01-10 45 -122 Somebody's yard in Irvington.

[edit] 2010 (Expeditions #11-45)

The 2010 Expeditions in Detail

Late 2010 (Expeditions #39-45)

45. 2010-12-24 43 -124 In a tidal flat just off of East Bay Drive.

44. 2010-12-12 45 -122 In an empty lot by the railroad corridor in Milwaukie.

43. 2010-12-06 45 -122 In Happy Valley, off of Sunnyside Road.

42. 2010-11-11 45 -122 Near LaCamas Lake, north of Camas.

41. 2010-10-31 45 -122 Under a tree at SE 40th and Woodstock.

40. 2010-10-07 45 -122 Somebody's house, in Irvington.

39. 2010-09-24 45 -122 Somebody's driveway, in Sellwood.

The First Golden Age: July & August 2010 (Expeditions #23-38)

38. 2010-08-31 45 -124 On a hilltop near the ocean in the Siuslaw National Forest.

37. 2010-08-29 45 -123 In the woods north of Vernonia.

36. 2010-08-29 46 -123 In the Capital State Forest, twelve miles WSW of Olympia, Washington.

35. 2010-08-29 46 -124 A vacant lot in Ocean Shores, Washington.

34. 2010-08-28 47 -123 In light forest near the Matlock-Brady Road, fifteen miles west of Shelton, Washington.

33. 2010-08-28 47 -122 Off a residential street in Parkland, south of Tacoma.

32. 2010-08-28 46 -123 In Clatsop State Forest, roughly 10 miles west of Clatskanie, Oregon.

31. 2010-08-16 42 -122 In the forested hills south of Ashland, Oregon.

30. 2010-08-14 42 -122 In the forest west of I-5, south of Ashland.

29. 2010-08-13 42 -121 In National Forest land east of Chiloquin, Oregon.

28. 2010-08-12 42 -123 In the hills south of the Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon.

27. 2010-08-05 45 -122 I84W to I5N Ramp, Central Portland.

26. 2010-07-30 45 -122 Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego.

25. 2010-07-25 45 -122 Lone Fir Cemetary, Southeast Portland.

24. 2010-07-18 45 -122 Deep in the East Vancouver burbclaves.

23. 2010-07-17 45 -122 Off Marine Drive near the Portland International Airport.

January - June, 2010 (Expeditions #11-22)

22. 2010-06-11 52 -129 In Queen Charlotte Sound, off the British Columbia Coast

21. 2010-06-06 47 -122 In an apartment complex parking lot near SeaTac Airport.

20. 2010-05-30 45 -122 Forested foothills northeast of Vancouver.

19. 2010-05-23 45 -122 Along the Clackamas River near Estacada.

18. 2010-05-22 45 -122 A Street on the suburban West Side.

17. 2010-05-05 45 -122 Kingsley D. Bundy City Park in Southeast Portland, with Sarah.

16. 2010-04-21 45 -122 At the edge of a quarry site north of Estacada.

15a. 2010-04-14 44 -123 Northeast of Monmouth (by proxy)

15. 2010-04-11 45 -122 South of Oregon City, with Mrs.5000 and Rebel.

14. 2010-04-01 45 -122 Powell Butte Nature Park.

13. 2010-02-04 45 -122 Across the street from the back of a Safeway in Milwaukie, with Mrs.5000.

12. 2010-01-11 45 -122 On a residential street in Northeast Portland, with Mrs.5000.

11. 2010-01-09 45 -122 On a dead-end road near Tualatin.

[edit] 2009 (Expeditions #1-10)

The 2009 Expeditions in Detail

10. 2009-12-27 42 -124 South of Humbug Mountain, Curry County, Oregon with Mrs.5000.

9. 2009-12-25 43 -124 North of Myrtle Point, Oregon with Mrs.5000.

8. 2009-12-23 45 -122 Residential Area Southeast of Vancouver Lake

7. 2009-12-21 45 -122 Gillihan Road, Sauvie Island.

6. 2009-12-06 45 -122 Sunset High School baseball diamond, Portland.

5. 2009-11-28 45 -122 On Logging Roads north of the East Fork Lewis River in Southwest Washington.

4. 2009-11-27 47 -122 East of Everett, Washington, with Mrs.5000 and Niece #1.

3. 2009-11-13 45 -122 To the eastern fringe of The 'Couv.

2. 2009-11-08 45 -122 To Vancouver Lake.

1. 2009-10-31 44 -123 To South Salem with Mrs.5000.

[edit] Staff and Enablers

[edit] Mrs.5000 and Other Core Staff

Mrs.5000, my helpmeet and lead co-adventurer, is an architect, bricoleur, and book artist of no little reknown. She is thought to prefer expeditions in which there is some secondary payoff, such as exercise, attractive scenery, or burritos, but she is as game for a random road trip as the next person.

The Nieces are of course all mad for geohashing. My favorite niece is, by rule, the one who most recently went geohashing with me.

Frogman, Benture, Alison, Kate, Leah, and Daisy are close allies in our geohashing and other endeavors.

The fabulous and frighteningly talented Robyn is the human who introduced me to the pursuit; she is my geohashing hero and geohashing spiritual counselor.

[edit] Hashscots

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Cinnamon Bear, my hashscot, is a North American brown bear and an accomplished travel mascot. He has traveled in 44 U.S. states as well as Canada, England, and Wales, and has been to Hadrian's Wall, the White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other well-known sites. He has been to the top of the highest mountain in New Jersey (with me) and to the tops of Oregon's Mt. Hood and Washington's Mt. Saint Helens (without me). Cinnamon Bear has been along for at least half of my Expeditions.

Aurora "Rory" Bearialis, my associate hashscot and cold-weather consultant, is a polar bear of uncertain age and origin. Her performance on Expeditions #103, #104, and #154 shows that she is more than capable of filling in for snow-related adventures or when the lead hashscot is busy hibernating.

[edit] Additional Humans

  • Niece #1 joined us for doomed Expedition #4, was a brilliant puppet for Expedition #15a, and was along for Expedition #105.
  • Niece #2 joined us for Expeditions #94 and #105.
  • Niece #3 jumped in for Expedition #115.
  • Niece #4 was coerced along for Expeditions #112, #114, and #115, and was gung-ho for #153, and went for one of her own: 2014-04-20 48 -122.
  • Rebel joined us for Expedition #15.
  • Sarah joined me for doomed Expedition #17.
  • BigBrother5000 joined us for doomed Expedition #30.
  • SisterJen led the charge in Expedition #115.
  • A Really Nice Guy and his son saved our sorry stranded asses in doomed Expedition #60.
  • Jennifer joined us for doomed Expeditions #69 and #70, and was along for successful Expedition #127.
  • Kate was a intrepid puppet for Expedition #75.
  • Ma5000 and Pa5000 came along for Expedition #105.
  • The Fabulous Ms. Geni was a brilliant puppet for Expedition #119a.
  • Molly ran with me for Expedition #122.
  • Frogman and Alison abducted me for Expedition #143. They totally abducted me! Although, to be fair, I didn't put up much of a fight.
  • Frogman joined me for Expedition #145 & #169.
  • I encountered Benture and Leah at Expedition #158.
  • Eavan came with for Expedition #161.