2021-01-11 42 -78

From Geohashing
Mon 11 Jan 2021 in 42,-78:
42.8231998, -78.7182651

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Location

In a field on the West Seneca Development Center Campus

Participants

Expedition

When looking into this location this morning, I could tell it was some kind of Campus, but I couldn't tell exactly what was here. It did look very reachable with a parking area right next to the hash. I decided to try for this after work and start a new Consecutive Streak. Yesterday's expedition can be found here.

I was able to get out on time and took care of the dogs before I left. With the sun setting just after 17:00, I figured it didn't really matter if I took some time to feed the dogs because it would take about 25 minutes to get there and it would be dark no matter what. The directions were pretty simple and I was able to find my way mostly without assistance, but I did turn on the Phone GPS just in case when I turned off Rt 20. Getting to the 'Campus' I still didn't see any signs except for a big white sign that said 'West Seneca Campus' with a building map. Since it didn't really seem to have much info, I didn't stop to take a picture. According to Open Street Maps, it's the West Seneca Development Center so that's what I used in the Location name above.

I navigated the Campus roads and found the Hash area and the pulloff to park. Since it was so dark, I took a picture of the field in front of me with the headlights on so I could at least show what was around if the other pictures didn't really come out. Hopping out of the car, I made my way through the long dead grass of the field toward the hash. Doing a small GPS dance using the HashDroid App, I was able to get a good reading. Trying the NightSight on my phone camera, I took a couple pictures of the area, but not wearing gloves, the cold wind was biting into my hands so I didn't stick around for long.

While there were a couple bursts of hard snow pellets falling as I was driving, the temps were just above freezing so the Frozen Geohash was not available. There were also two close GeoCaches in the area that qualified for the Honorable Mention Achievement. However, one was in a local park (which usually close at sunset) and the other was in a Nature area, both not great locations to be stumbling around in the dark looking for hidden caches so I just headed for home.

The drive home was uneventful; we'll have to see what is available tomorrow morning and if I can keep the streak going.

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Landgeohash.png
This user earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (42, -78) geohash on 2021-01-11.
Consecutivegeohash.jpg
Pedalpusher earned the Consecutive geohash achievement
by reaching hash points on 2 consecutive days starting on 2021-01-10.