2018-08-24 42 -78

From Geohashing
Fri 24 Aug 2018 in 42,-78:
42.6297445, -78.7880480

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Boston Forest County Park, in the woods by the parking lot



This was probably one of the easiest, yet most frustrating expedition I've been on. I got pretty excited when I checked the weekend coordinates in the morning and saw today's hash was in a park I like to take the dogs for a good hike. Boston Forest is close, has a long trail and no one really goes there.

Work got busy, traffic was bad on the way home and I fell into my normal routine after work: let the dogs out in the back yard, change out of work cloths and lounge on the couch for a bit before taking the dogs for a walk. I burned almost an hour of daylight until I was loading the dogs in the car to take them to the creek at Chestnut Ridge that I remembered we had an adventure to go on!

I was in a rush to change plans, running back into the house to change shoes and grab the gps, not really stopping to think what else I might need. I took a screenshot of the coords on the Geohashing app (I don't like to use data on my shared phone plan) and off we went.

Getting to the parking lot, I started walking down the trail as I entered in the coords into the gps, knowing I'd probably walk a little past the closest point on the trail to the hash, but didn't mind. However (and after other gross things I won't get into on here), as the gps was searching for satellites, Low Battery Alert...and it's dead. Guess this won't be a Hash Collision after all(There are about 6 within Honorable mention distance). Of course I don't have spare batteries, so I switch on the Data and use the phone/app. Cutting into the woods, there was a lot of back-tracking through wild rose thorns...should have just walked back on the trail, because I could almost see the parking lot from the hash. Oh, well. Closing in on the hash, I got a few pictures, and headed back to the trail. With enough daylight, we hiked the main loop around the park before heading home.



This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -78) geohash on 2018-08-24.