|Mt. Rainier||Yakima||Tri Cities|
|The Dalles, Oregon||Goldendale||Hermiston, Oregon|
|Bend, Oregon||Prineville, Oregon||Kimberly, Oregon|
Today's location: not yet announced
The Goldendale graticule is dominated by the wheatlands of North Central Oregon and South Central Washington. It is divided, like the two states, by the dramatic Columbia River Gorge, through which Interstate 84, Washington State Highway 14, and two major railroads lines all run. Large farms intercut by deep, rugged canyons make accessible hashpoints few and far between.
Michael5000, who can't seem to stay out of the graticule this year, visits a hashpoint by one of his favorite trails. It's the first ever expedition to one of his favorite counties!
Michael5000 returns to stop by a driveway west of Condon, Oregon.
Michael5000 finally succeeds, eight years later. This is the first successful expedition to the Oregon side in this graticule.
Michael5000 tries, tries again, and fails, fails again.
Thomcat hikes up into the hills to conquer this virgin graticule, and on the Washington side of the river to boot!