User:RocketMac/Geohashing 101 Geocache

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This is NOT a real expedition log! It is part of a Puzzle Geocache.

Thu 3 Jun 2010 in 42,-88:
42.9652620, -88.0736576

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Somebody's yard in New Berlin, WI.




When I woke up this morning and looked up the day's coordinates, I was happy to see that the spot was not only close to home, but there was a geocache less than 150 feet away!


As soon as work wrapped up for the day, I headed out.

When I arrived at the spot, I parked right next to the nearby cache and wandered over to the hashpoint. The owners of the house were outside during yardwork, so I told them about geohashing and while they thought it was odd, it sounded kind of fun. I asked permission to come onto their lawn so I would be right on the spot and they approved. I snapped a couple of quick pictures and made a screen capture of my GPS for posterity.

The cache was a magnet on the back of the "end of road" sign right next to where I had parked. Nice and easy.

Not a bad excursion! I found a geohash and a geocache in the same spot and didn't have to get dirty at all.


RocketMac earned the Hash collision achievement
by discovering the geocache GC30T3J near the (42, -88) geohash on 2010-06-03.