User:Thomcat

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Thom is an umpire and a programmer, devoted husband and father of two, bicycling Seattle resident and beer drinker. He plays war games and role playing games, both face to face and through email. If he's not doing any of those things on a given weekend, you might find him traveling the North American continent or reading a book.

My current GPS is an Android phone and yes, that's a little hula Lilo on the dashboard of my 2012 Prius V. My plan is to try to visit hashes between 3 and 5, and I nearly always have a game or two with me. If I can only get close, I use Chris Michels page to tell me just how close.

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[edit] Known Geohashers

Geohashers I've met face to face. If I've got you wrong, please correct!

Marcy, SparroHawc, Nukewaste, Jack, Sparkamusprime, SalusaSecondus, Leoger, AaronStJ, Girlstyle, Christian, Shriver, Mike, Andrew, HarlequinsDad, Harlequin, Ssov, Robyn, Danatar, dawidi, ekorren, Tomcat, Hans, Jhon, Danny, Tanya and family, Zb and a dragalong, ColinMacLeod and son, Traveller, OtherJack, p4r4digm, AeroIllini, Anniepoo, Boomzilla, Basil, StanD, Rex Wolf, GeorgDerReisende, DODO, Mampfred, LadyBB and EmmJay.

Geohashers whose meeting with me contained a mis-matched time coordinate

Denouement, Stalefries, Litho, Michael5000 and Niece #4.

[edit] Expeditions

overall geohash stats: 175 attempted, 135 successful. Notes on achievements listed inline, ribbons and Hopper and Handshake progress on separate pages.

Arrow4.png 2014-12-07 47 -122 Next to someones house, near Hickman Park in Woodway.
Arrow2.png 2014-12-01 47 -122 Parking lot of a Lynnwood apartment complex.
Arrow2.png 2014-11-20 41 -87 South Ewing Ave in Eastside Chicago, around the corner from Jane Addams school.
Arrow2.png 2014-11-19 42 -88 Farmland between Coon Creek and some railroad tracks, just west of Hampshire IL.
Arrow2.png 2014-11-03 47 -122 Someones front yard off Blue Ridge Drive in Lynnwood.
Arrow2.png 2014-10-30 47 -122 A circular drive in rainy downtown Bellevue.

Arrow2.png 2014-09-15 47 -122 Linden Ave N, just south of the Woodland Park Rose Garden (and Zoo)
Arrow2.png 2014-06-29 47 -122 A public street on Harbor Island.
Arrow4.png 2014-06-28 47 -122 Inside the International Leasing warehouse/building in Kent.
Arrow2.png 2014-06-12 47 -122 Edge of 11th Ave NE, near Northgate.
Arrow2.png 2014-05-28 47 -122 Driveway for Chestnut Montessori School in Bellevue, close to 520 and Burgermaster.
Arrow2.png 2014-05-23 47 -122 On a residential street in front of 17810 NE 34th St in Redmond, just west of Lake Sammamish.
Arrow2.png 2014-05-21 47 -122 A hillside off 95th Avenue in Bothell.
Arrow2.png 2014-05-16 47 -122 Redmond Ridge East, just off the Woodpecker trail.
Arrow4.png 2014-05-01 21 -157 Near Honolulu Airport, just south of the western tip of Mokuoeo Island.
Arrow2.png 2014-04-08 47 -122 Between a trail and a stream in Lake Sammamish State Park.
Arrow2.png 2014-03-30 47 -122 On the street in the North Creek technology park.
Arrow2.png 2014-03-12 47 -117 East Frederick Ave in Millwood, very near West Valley High School.

Arrow2.png 2014-03-11 47 -122 NW 80th Street in Ballard, between 21st and 22nd ave NW.
Arrow2.png 2014-02-23 49 8 The parking area of a shopping center in Mannheim Germany, across from the former American base of Taylor Barracks.
Arrow2.png 2014-02-21 47 -122 The alleyway behind the Polyclinic on Capitol Hill.
Arrow2.png 2014-02-12 47 -122 The backyard of 5517 37th Ave NE in the Bryant neighborhood.
Arrow4.png 2014-02-04 47 -122 The backyard of 16341 Interlake Ave North in Shoreline.
Arrow2.png 2014-02-03 47 -122 Magnuson Park, south of the Kite Hill and north of the Boat Launch.
Arrow2.png 2014-01-25 47 -122 The playground of Pinehurst K-8 in North Seattle.
Arrow2.png 2014-01-16 47 -122 East of the Maltby Cafe down Paradise Lake Road.
Arrow2.png 2013-12-09 47 -122 Across the street from Cascadia CC near Bothell.
Arrow2.png 2013-11-24 47 -122 Someone ELSE's Redmond front yard...
Arrow2.png 2013-11-16 47 -122 Someone's front yard in Bridle Trails.

Arrow2.png 2013-11-03 47 -122 Just behind an industrial building in the SODO neighborhood.
Arrow4.png 2013-10-21 47 -122 The back yard of 2716 20th Ave S on Seattle's Beacon Hill.
Arrow2.png 2013-10-14 47 -122 On the street in front of Everett Christian School.
Arrow2.png 2013-10-01 47 -122 Down the railroad tracks in the Southcenter neighborhood.
Arrow2.png 2013-09-29 47 -122 Side of a residential street in Mountlake Terrace.
Arrow4.png 2013-08-29 47 -122 Adjoining the freeway in a residential lot near Shoreline.
Arrow4.png 2013-08-19 47 -122 Just inside the fence at Paine Field in Everett.
Arrow2.png 2013-08-15 47 -122 A relatively new neighborhood near Auburn.
Arrow2.png 2013-08-12 37 -122 A residential sidewalk in Sunnyvale.
Arrow2.png 2013-08-03 47 -122 On Phinney Ave in Broadview, between 120th and 122nd.
Arrow2.png 2013-07-07 47 -122 On the beach in Steilacoom, just south of Sunnyside Beach park.
Arrow2.png 2013-06-25 47 -122 A parking strip in an apartment complex just off Bothell Way.
Arrow2.png 2013-05-25 47 -122 Near the House of Awakened Culture, on Suquamish land, in Kitsap County - a Geohashing/Towel Day Pub meetup success.

Arrow2.png 2013-05-17 46 -117 Near wind turbine#4 near Walla Walla. Second part of a Multihash.
Arrow2.png 2013-05-17 46 -118 A plowed and unplanted field near Connell
Arrow2.png 2013-05-16 46 -120 Off Wapato road on the Yakama reserveration
Arrow4.png 2013-05-15 47 -122 Inside the Roosevelt reservoir.
Arrow2.png 2013-04-23 37 -121 In the parking lot of Cisco, near Milpitas and I-880.
Arrow2.png 2013-04-21 47 -122 Soccer field on the north side of Queen Anne Hill. Second part of a Multihash.
Arrow2.png 2013-04-21 47 -117 On the grounds of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene - a Sunday Holy hash
Arrow4.png 2013-04-20 47 -117‎ Private property on the South Hill.
Arrow4.png 2013-04-04 47 -122‎ A Federally Protected forest near Maltby.
Arrow2.png 2013-04-02 47 -122 Off 242nd Ave in Redmond, near the top of the bluff overlooking Duvall.
Arrow4.png 2013-03-28 47 -122 The southern boundary of a field in Kirkland.
Arrow2.png 2013-02-25 49 11 On Schlesierstraße in Feucht, a very short walk from Feucht Ost station.
Arrow4.png 2013-01-11 47 -122‎ Backyard in English Hill.
Arrow2.png 2012-12-24 48 -121 An accessible forest road near Lake Cavanaugh, with snow.
Arrow4.png 2012-12-18 47 -122‎ Private property near Crystal Lake in NE Woodinville.
Arrow2.png 2012-12-12 47 -122 At the edge of an outbuilding in Edgewood.
Arrow4.png 2012-12-05 36 -114 Just beyond the Pabco trailhead, north of Henderson.

Arrow2.png 2012-11-10 47 -117 The north sidewalk of Carlisle Ave, just west of Washington.
Arrow2.png 2012-10-29 47 -122 The middle of Boren Ave near Stewart on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
Arrow4.png 2012-10-26 47 -122 The back corner of a property in Puyallup.
Arrow2.png 2012-10-22 47 -122 Just off 7th Street South in Kirkland, a neighborhood called Feriton.
Arrow4.png 2012-10-09 47 -122 Private property in Bothell/Woodinville.
> 2012-09-29 47 -122 Alternate location meetup, Bite of Broadview
Arrow2.png 2012-09-24 47 -122 On the shoulder of 244th Ave NE in Sammammish, south of Redmond-Fall City road.
Arrow2.png 2012-09-20 47 -122 In a foggy Lynnwood park.
Arrow2.png 2012-09-18 47 -122‎ On 62nd North, just West of Greenlake.
Arrow2.png 2012-09-17 47 -122‎ On a jogging/dog path in Mill Creek.
Arrow2.png 2012-09-15 47 -122 The front lawn of a house in Kent.
Arrow2.png 2012-09-04 47 -122 On the road (37th NE) in Lake Forest Park, near the county line.
Arrow4.png 2012-08-31 48 -119 Just off Soap Lake Road, just south of Omak.
Arrow2.png 2012-08-21 37 -122 A residential street in Serramonte, CA.

Arrow2.png 2012-08-18 47 -122 The back deck of a hill house in Factoria.
Arrow2.png 2012-08-16 47 -122 Intersection of 51st and Latona NE in Seattle.
Arrow4.png 2012-08-10 47 -122 Wetlands geohash near Bothell - too many creeks to cross.
> 2012-08-04 47 -122 Alternate meetup - Licton Springs Park, for my 10th Saturday.
Arrow2.png 2012-08-03 46 -123 Midnight Geohash at Mima Mounds on the Washington side of the Astoria graticule.
Arrow2.png 2012-07-28 47 -117 On Indian Bluff Road, overlooking Spokane.
Arrow4.png 2012-07-24 47 -122 The back corner of a house in North Seattle.
Arrow2.png 2012-07-04 47 -122 Y junction in Sammammish for a FreedomHash!
> 2012-06-23 47 -122 Alternate: Math 'n' Stuff
Arrow2.png 2012-06-06 38 -77 First successful geohash in the District of Columbia.
Arrow2.png 2012-04-01 47 -122 View Ridge Park, along the right field line of the baseball field.
Arrow4.png 2012-02-27 49 11 German geohash falls on private property.
Arrow2.png 2011-12-13 47 -122 A subway I've been to many times - that's Déjà Vu!
Arrow2.png 2011-09-27 47 -122 I walk to the track at Skyview Jr High in Bothell.
Arrow4.png 2011-08-12 47 -122 In the back yard, photo taken of the front.
Arrow2.png 2011-07-19 48 -122 Right on the road, and almost on the way to Canada.

Arrow2.png 2011-05-09 47 -122 On the grounds of the Seattle Times North Creek plant.
Arrow2.png 2011-02-27 48 13 In a forest close to Weißenstein with its nice castle ruin.
Arrow4.png 2011-01-27 47 -122 Emergency vehicle turnaround off I-405 -- occupied by the law.
Arrow2.png 2010-10-27 47 -122 Fred Meyer parking lot in Lynnwood; first use of GeohashDroid.
Arrow2.png 2010-10-13 47 -122 Near the road, near Maltby.
Arrow2.png 2010-08-29 45 -120 Goldendale graticule, deflowered.
Arrow2.png 2010-08-29 45 -119 Permission granted to find the geohash on corporate farmland.
Arrow4.png 2010-08-27 46 -120 Reservation land near Yakima.
Arrow2.png 2010-08-04 47 -122 A traffic circle in West Seattle, then on to the beach!
Arrow2.png 2010-06-30 47 -122 Across the street from Shoreline Covenant preschool.
Arrow2.png 2010-02-25 47 -122 Near Bastyr University in Juanita, off a conveniently located trail!
Arrow2.png 2010-02-11 47 -122 At a Jiffy Lube in Bellevue, right by the sign.

Arrow2.png 2009-12-18 47 -122 Sunset geohash near North Seattle Friends Church.
Arrow2.png 2009-12-16 47 -122 Damp geohash off Meridian near the county line.
Arrow2.png 2009-11-02 47 -122 Biked to a driveway near Greenlake.
Arrow4.png 2009-08-15 47 -122 Met Jhon and Danny at Leschi on 16 August, where we gazed at the retrohash.
Arrow2.png 2009-08-10 47 -122 Business park near Marymoor Park in Redmond
Arrow2.png 2009-08-02 47 -122 In the brambles (aka greenspace) behind a house near Newcastle.
Arrow2.png 2009-08-02 47 -117 Behind an unfinished house near Mica/Freeman/Valleyford.
Arrow2.png 2009-07-31 47 -120 A HOT field near the town of Trinidad, Wenatchee Graticule
Arrow2.png 2009-07-27 47 -122 The side of the road in the south of Seattle.
Arrow2.png 2009-07-20 47 -122 Carpool lane speed racer just south of Seattle.
Arrow2.png 2009-07-08 47 -122 Another retention pond, another housing development.

Arrow2.png 2009-07-05 47 -118 9.5 km east of Davenport, a virgin graticule.
Arrow4.png 2009-06-18 48 -121 Railroad tracks near Darrington.
Arrow2.png 2009-05-01 47 -122 House for sale, geohash in back yard - former orchard.
Arrow2.png 2009-04-27 47 -122 A front porch just south of Woodland Park Zoo, at sunrise.
Arrow2.png 2009-04-19 47 -122 An apartment complex roughly 5 km from my house.
Arrow2.png 2009-02-22 51 10 Near a small town in former East Germany, and a Virgin graticule conquered!
Arrow2.png 2009-02-11 47 -122 Near Patterson creek, off Union Hill Road between Redmond and Fall City.
Arrow2.png 2009-02-06 47 -122 Speed racer down I-405 near Totem Lake.
Arrow2.png 2009-02-03 47 -122 Open space next to Blackman's Lake, northwest of Snohomish.
Arrow2.png 2009-01-22 47 -122 Central Ballard, in the middle of NW 60th street, and near a slushee vendor.
Arrow2.png 2009-01-17 47 -122 A house near Auburn and Green River CC.

Arrow2.png 2009-01-13 47 -122 Twin Ponds park in North Seattle, just off I-5.
Arrow2.png 2009-01-10 47 -122 A gazebo in a south Mukilteo park. Geoflashing at sunrise.
Arrow2.png 2008-12-06 47 -122 Just north of Northgate in north Seattle.
Arrow2.png 2008-12-03 47 -122 Sunset at Hidden Valley acres near Lake Tapps.
Arrow2.png 2008-12-02 47 -122 North Fremont, a block from the troll.
Arrow2.png 2008-11-30 47 -122 Near Montlake, in a bike lane on the Seattle Marathon course.
Arrow4.png 2008-11-28 47 -117 Airway heights private property.
Arrow4.png 2008-11-27 47 -116 Private property just south of Post Falls.
Arrow2.png 2008-11-25 48 -122 Marysville; hash and a haircut - 128 bits.
Arrow2.png 2008-11-24 47 -122 Seattle's Eastlake neighborhood.
Arrow2.png 2008-11-23 47 -122 A Sunday at Farrel-McWhirter park.
Arrow2.png 2008-11-10 47 -122 A near repeat of 2008-09-01 47 -122.

Arrow2.png 2008-11-05 47 -122 Magnolia, on the shore of the ship canal.
Arrow2.png 2008-11-04 47 -122 South Snohomish, the home field of the Cascade Model Helicopter Club.
Arrow2.png 2008-10-19 47 -122 A parking lot adjacent to Ingersol Rand, south of downtown Seattle.
Arrow4.png 2008-10-13 47 -121 South of Lake Joy, near Carnation and Duvall.
Arrow4.png 2008-10-12 47 -120 A field near the town of Monitor.
Arrow2.png 2008-10-11 48 -122 Just west of Arlington, right off the highway.
Arrow2.png 2008-10-10 47 -122 Just off a 4WD trail in the Tahuya forest near Belfair.
Arrow2.png 2008-10-09 48 -122 Another street, near Marysville this time.
Arrow2.png 2008-10-08 47 -122 Sunset geohash on residential street in Fircrest, and the start of a Consecutive Geohash.
Arrow4.png 2008-10-02 47 -122 A ravine by a freeway offramp; Alternate: First Thursday in October meetup.
Arrow2.png 2008-10-01 47 -122 An almost sunrise geohash in Bothell, 3.2 miles from work.
Arrow2.png 2008-09-27 47 -122 Southern portion of Whidbey Island, near a park.
Arrow2.png 2008-09-24 47 -122 The front of a house in Bothell, less than 3 miles from work, and the only geohash that day!
Arrow4.png 2008-09-23 47 -122 A not-so-public triangle near White Center.
Arrow4.png 2008-09-04 47 -122 Thick forested property near Lord Hill.

Arrow2.png 2008-09-01 47 -122 A neighborhood park in near Sahallee.
> 2008-08-30 47 -122 Alternate: PAX expo meetup.
Arrow4.png 2008-08-29 47 -122 A not-quite-vertical drop from the North Meadow.
> 2008-08-28 47 -122 Alternate: Hot Fuzz on the Pedestal.
Arrow2.png 2008-08-27 48 -122 Smith Island in Steamboat Slough near Everett.
Arrow2.png 2008-08-20 47 -122 East of Everett, Near the NE corner of my graticule.
Arrow2.png 2008-08-13 47 -122 South of Tacoma in a greenspace.
Arrow2.png 2008-08-09 46 -119 Near hills named The Butte and Jump Off Joe. Second part of a Multihash.
Arrow2.png 2008-08-09 47 -119 Just off I-90 near Moses Lake - exactly 200 miles from home.
Arrow2.png 2008-08-08 47 -121 Farmer's field near Carnation.
> 2008-08-07 47 -122 Alternate: First Thursday in August meetup.
Arrow2.png 2008-07-30 47 -122 Late night Speed Racer achievement.
Arrow4.png 2008-07-26 47 -122 Saturday meetup in the park, hashpoint nearby up a hill, near piles of trash.
Arrow4.png 2008-07-25 47 -122 Nobody home; geohash in the backyard.
Arrow4.png 2008-07-24 47 -122 Failed to cross a river or slough to this isolated point.
Arrow4.png 2008-07-19 48 -121 No Trespassing in North Cascades. Didn't meet Robyn or Wade but I was within time.
Arrow2.png 2008-07-17 47 -122 Easiest geohash thus far, right on the path of a public greenspace in Silver Lake.
Arrow4.png 2008-07-13 47 -122 A restricted area - Burlington Northern train yard.
Arrow2.png 2008-07-09 47 -122 A pleasant greenspace near Pine Lake.
> 2008-07-03 47 -122 Alternate: First Thursday in July meetup.

Arrow2.png 2008-06-30 47 -122 Private property, near a pool, in the Brier neighborhood of North Seattle.
Arrow2.png 2008-06-28 47 -122 Rode my bicycle to Fremont, a block south of the visible Hales Pub, where we also did some Phonebooth Stuffing.
Arrow2.png 2008-06-27 47 -122 Medina South Park (no, I didn't see Cartman). My son was yet again the Drag-along, and I was in my Tux.
Arrow2.png 2008-06-24 47 -121 Up a 'no-vehicle' horse trail and within some brambles. MNIMB!
Arrow2.png 2008-06-20 47 -122 Mill Creek residential neighborhood, and a sunny day (somewhat unusual for Seattle).
Arrow2.png 2008-06-19 47 -121 Second Snoqualmie attempt in a week, this one is just off Highway 2 near Gold Bar.
Arrow4.png 2008-06-15 47 -121 Just off I-90 at 436th street; was unfortunately on private (and inaccessible) property.
Arrow2.png 2008-06-13 47 -122 A driveway in south Bellevue (or Factoria), just off I-90.
Arrow4.png 2008-06-12 47 -122 Just blocks from Cosmo's Deli, where the kids and I had lunch. Got as close as I could without a machete - thanks Mother Nature.
Arrow2.png 2008-06-07 47 -122 Located in the back yard of a private property, but the accommodating owner agreed to allow a picnic and a game of Twister. I was the First Geohasher to arrive.
Arrow2.png 2008-05-29 47 -122 A rural road near Cedar Mountain; a gravel truck was just dumping a new road surface while I was there.
Arrow2.png 2008-05-23 47 -117 A farmer's field near Tyler in the Spokane graticule

[edit] Wiki

I used to edit the Geohash wiki mercilessly. Now I haven't got as much time. If you care to dig it up, the history of this page has some of the things I did. I heartily support those who keep up the good work!

[edit] Washington (state)

A map of all Washington Graticules and First geohashers within the state. Actual graticule is linked behind the Washington place name if different. Another map of Washington is also available, but it counts visits to graticules instead of the state.

48, -124
Neah Bay
48, -123
Port Angeles

Robyn
48, -122
Bellingham

Thomcat
48, -121
North Cascades

Robyn
48, -120
Lake Chelan
48, -119
Omak
48, -118
Kettle Falls
48, -117
Colville
47, -124
Forks
47, -123
Olympic

HarlequinsDad
47, -122
Seattle

Marcy
47, -121
Snoqualmie

Thomcat
47, -120
Wenatchee

PBnJ
47, -119
Moses Lake

Thomcat
47, -118
Davenport

Thomcat
47, -117
Spokane

Thomcat
46, -124
Ocean Shores

Michael5000
46, -123
Aberdeen

Michael5000
46, -122
Mt St Helens

New User
46, -121
Mt Rainier

OtherJack
46, -120
Yakima

AeroIllini
46, -119
Tri Cities

Thomcat
46, -118
Walla Walla

Thomcat
46, -117
Pullman

Thomcat
46, -116
Rogersburg
45, -122
Vancouver

unknown...
45, -121
White Salmon

Jim & APR
45, -120
Goldendale

Thomcat
45, -119
Crow Butte

Thomcat


Note: The borders of Washington State, like many others, are geographically a bit off. This map does not count the bare smidgen of land at 45.999, -118.999 or the unevenly surveyed slivers at 45.999, -117.354 or 45.999, -116.943. The large section of the Lewiston ID graticule bordered by the Snake River is counted above. The rest of the Idaho and Canada borders give a little back instead, with two exceptions around the town of Sumas on highway 9 (49.001, -122.264) and Point Roberts (49.001, -123.051) - but I am not claiming either Surrey BC or Vancouver BC as being in Washington State.

[edit] Purchases

Besides vehicle fuel and the occasionally ferry fare, I have made a few purchases related to geohashing. They are

  • Thermometer - digital readout, in case "cold" is ever an option.
  • Machete - official army variety. I don't want Mother Nature to stop me from a conscutive geohash this weekend.
  • Sidewalk chalk - for those urban geohashes, something to mark the location and occasion.
  • Inflatable boat (at a garage sale - hope it doesn't leak!)

[edit] Important Locations

[edit] Origin

[edit] Scotland

[edit] Close to Home

  • 47.7059°, -122.3690°

[edit] Today

Today's Seattle and Globalhash locations.