Geohashing 06-07-2008

We went Geohashing yesterday. What is Geohashing? Look here

This hash is located East of I35 near Valley View, TX. GPS: (33.501784N, 97.114371W)

The Meetup

Only my fiance, her dog Penny, and I showed up, and there’s good reason why. We arrived about 20 minutes before 4:00, travel time was only about 20+ minutes from Denton. It looked like it was on some ranch or area that was not currently in use, though had buildings(barns?) on the far side of the very large property. We had to climb through very thick woods and brush before getting to the location, which resulted in many insect bites and some small wounds, not to mention wading through muddy water and climbing under a barbed-wire fence. We arrived at the spot a couple minutes after 4PM and had picnic on an old dirt road; the sun was beating down and it was incredibly hot. I suggested going back to the car a different way, which ended up with us getting lost in the woods in a lot of thick brush and getting ourselves covered with dirt, leaves, spiders, and mosquito bites.

  • Looking (roughly) West from the location.

Looking (roughly) South from the location.

  • Looking (roughly) South from the location.

  • Our feet (notice that my toe is bleeding).

  • Looking (roughly) East from the location.

  • A pond we found nearby.

  • My fiancĂ©e, Brandi, and her Yorkie, Penny Lane.

  • Me and Penny Lane.

The posting on the Geohashing/xkcd wiki.

2 comments

  1. I\\\’ve thought about Geohashing, but my area is 99% abandoned prairies, so I don\\\’t really pay attention to it, as chances are it\\\’d be useless to do so.

    Also, I take it Brandi likes The Beatles? That is a definite plus. You have my permission to marry her, seeing how my opinion matters so much.

    … Telling me how to get to your blog was probably a bad idea.

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