2008-06-06 42 -71
| Fri 6 Jun 2008 in 42,-71:|
This hash is located in New Ipswich, NH near the Greenville border in the Boston, Massachusetts graticule across the Souhegan River from Rte 123.
|AHecht earned the Land geohash achievement|
|AHecht earned the MNIMB Geohash Achievement|
AHecht 1:15pm EDT
See story in gallery below.
These coordinates are 15 minutes from my office. I didn't find out the coordinates until I was already at work, so I had to make do with what I had with me. I didn't have a camera or separate GPS, so I had to use my phone as a camera and GPS unit (using a bluetooth GPS radio). I put on my emergency rain pants and waterproof boots from my car and headed out. The easiest access to the hashpoint was through a backyard that was nicely mowed all the way to the river. However, not wanting to trespass, I bushwacked my way down to the banks of the Souhegan.
After getting to the river, this is what I was faced with. I was able to get half-way across without any trouble, but the water was too deep to get across the second half dry. After walking up and down the shore, trying to find a better crossing, I decided to go for it and wade in. My waterproof boots quickly became filled with water, and of course the water wouldn't drain out.