2016-05-01 global

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Globalhash on Sun 1 May 2016:

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Behind some apartments in Astoria, Oregon



None yet, except Jim is thinking about how to get there and what he has to arrange to make that happen.

  • Thomcat is going to be coming down from Seattle for a birthday globalhash
  • Jim's going to be coming from Beaverton/Hillsboro, and will be free to start out around 11:30 or Noon due to an earlier morning commitment.
  • Shmur's coming from PDX, but I'm not sure if they are interested in carpooling.
  • Zhukant is planning on heading there, and to the coast, with a drag-along.

It sounds like everyone is going independently. I think we're aiming for maybe about 4PM. Maybe we should meet out near Hwy 30 before venturing in closer?

En route solo in a few minutes; meeting at the intersection of Highway 30 and Nimitz Drive makes sense. --Thomcat (talk) 19:33, 1 May 2016 (UTC)


  • Jim is also en route, solo, and is just leaving Claskanie, so he's about an hour away. Jiml (talk) 21:23, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Thomcat arrived about 5 minutes to 4:00, after cruising down I-5 and across highway 30 and snapping a few pictures en route (below). Turning left onto Nimitz, I parked and noted to the log, then looked around for anyone else.

At this point, it turns out that Jim was actually sitting by the side of Hwy 30, right across the street, figuring he was pretty obviously from the Internet.  :-)

After waiting a bit, I headed up the hill - stopping to pen another note.

Jim punched in the coordinates from Thomcat's 15:58 message and realized he had been 500 feet away from Jim, so he must have headed into the facility. Jim followed.
  • Assume I was first to arrive, heading to park near hashpoint. Not much connectivity. -- Thomcat (talk) @46.1929,-123.7730 16:11, 1 May 2016 (PDT)

Signs indicated this was a private community, but no gate or fence was evident. My interpretation (later born out by Jim) was that we could knock on the appropriate door and gain permission, our ambassador status overriding any privacy for an individual yard.

Reached the approximate building, but misread the GPS, thinking the point was behind the building on the eastern side of the street. I even went down the block to see a blocked off road that might lead behind the building.

Parking, I then studied the actual GPS/Geohashdroid instead of just the coordinates I punched into my car. A car cruised by slowly, then returned with a driver questioning if I was from the internet :)

Jim parked, we shook hands and then headed in the direction of the point. A playground was situated between two buildings and in use by basketball players, swinging kids and a dog. As we agreed on our general distance (Jim in English units, Thomcat in Metric) we found that we were... on the spot!

Snapped a few more photos and chatted at the car, then headed to the visitor parking area to chat further. With no sign or contact from the other potential attendees, Thomcat headed downhill and east then north to Seattle. Birthday Globalhash achieved!




  • Land Geohash
  • Global Geohash
Thomcat and Jim earned the Globalhash achievement
by reaching the globalhash for 2016-05-01.
Thomcat and Jim earned the XKCD-100 Honorable Mention Achievement
by voyaging 100 miles to reach the (46, -123) geohash on 2016-05-01. Alas it was not a Saturday.
Thomcat earned the Two to the N achievement
by reaching 20 global hashpoints on 2016-05-01 global and is promoted to Level 0 (Coordinates reached).
Jim earned the Two to the N achievement
by reaching 20 global hashpoints on 2016-05-01 global and is promoted to Level 0 (Coordinates reached).