I was born and raised in the Aurora, Illinois graticule, where I discovered geohashing while browsing through the XKCD blog. After some periodic expeditions, I ended up moving down to Springfield, Illinois. Living in a new area, I find geohashing to be the perfect way to explore my new home. I don't own a car anymore, but I never liked burning gas just to go to a point and go home again, so it's not really that different. It also gives me a great opportunity to build towards my fitness goals when I bike to hash points. So far, the two longest rides I've ever done were in pursuit of geohashes, and I see more and longer ones in my future. In fact, I even need my own bike stats page!
I am also the user responsible for updating the Most active users page. If it's more than two months out of date, or you find or add expeditions after I update, please let me know so I can recount.
 Geohashing Goals
- Get the Springfield, Illinois graticule into the top 3 most active in a month
- Make Springfield the most active graticule in Illinois
- Go geohashing at least once each month
- Bike to a hash outside my home graticule
- Bike more than 100 miles during an expedition.
- Complete the Most active users statistics database
- Geohash in all 27 graticules for Illinois
Illinois map progress: 6 / 27 - 22.2%
- 2013-09-27 42 -88 Near the Fox River in Carpentersville, Illinois.
- 2013-11-08 41 -88 A small prairie near Aurora, Illinois.
- 2013-11-24 41 -88 With DolphinTreasure, Rookiek13, & 5 friends at Steak & Shake in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
- 2014-05-23 41 -88 Near a school baseball field in Romeoville, Illinois.
- 2014-07-05 41 -87 With Haberdasher outside a mall in North Riverside, Illinois.
- 2014-10-07 39 -89 With DolphinTreasure in a harvested corn field in Buffalo Hart, Illinois.
- 2014-10-24 39 -89 With DolphinTreasure at Hobby Lobby in Springfield, IL.
- 2015-01-19 39 -90 Encountered whitetail deer with Dolphintreasure in a harvested corn field north of Ashland, IL.
- 2015-04-16 39 -89 A hurried expedition to a farm field near Tallula, IL.
- 2015-04-27 39 -89 Thwarted by a privacy fence that appeared from nowhere in Springfield, IL.
- 2015-05-28 39 -89 With Dolphintreasure next to a creek in Springfield, IL.
- 2015-05-28 41 -87 With Dolphintreasure and OtherJack in the Brighton Park area of Chicago, IL.
- 2015-06-07 40 -89 Racing thunderstorms to the side of a road near Petersburg, IL, with Dolphintreasure & Rookiek13.
- 2015-06-23 39 -89 33 mile bike expediton to a corn field near Tallula, IL.
- 2015-07-06 39 -89 A short but dangerous expedition to the center median of a highway in Springfield, IL.
- 2015-07-11 39 -89 In an empty lot on the southwest side of Springfield, IL.
 In Planning
x13 Land geohash achievement
x6 Bicycle geohash achievement
x2 No trespassing consolation prize
x2 Meet-up achievement
x1 Prize Poultry consolation prize
x1 Mother Nature's Bitch consolation prize
x1 Midnight Geohash
x1 Drag-along achievement
x1 Holy hash honorable mention
x1 Virgin Graticule achievement
x1 Earliest geohasher achievement
| Mystrsyko achieved level 3 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
| Mystrsyko achieved level 2 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement