17-Feb-2007 -- This was an interesting winter day that we considered warm at around 25 degrees Fahrenheit. The boys of the boy scout troop that I work with were camping out and ice fishing about 8.2 miles west of this site.
I asked a couple of people to accompany me and they accepted. Their names are in the original posting and a picture of them is included.
After getting some coffee and water for the trip we drove the 8 miles in my Jeep. We drove by the farm stead on State highway 66 and pulled into what appeared to be a maintenance shed. After confirming the location, generally, we drove back to the farm house to ask permission. No one was home. We drove back to the maintenance building and parked the car there, kinda outta the way.
Our Navigator was Taylan and he said that we had only about 387 feet to go to the site. We bundled up and headed out across a terraced field with snow drifts in it. The going was slow but not to hard.
We got to the point that there was no where else to go so we marked our location North was perfect, and West was 95 59.999' One step west and we were right on the spot.
We took pictures and talked a bit but realized that we were outside and it was @ 25 degrees. We headed east back to the car and as you can see in the east view the terraces are now going uphill. It was a little harder but well worth the trip. A good time was had by all.
Additional narrative by Taylan Schoen
We were camping at Louisville and we went to find the coordinate 41 N 96 W. It was a fun day because there was snow on the ground. It was also fun because I could navigate everyone and tell everyone which way to go!
We found where it would be close enough to get out of the car so we went back to see if the people living there would let us go on to their property. They were not home at the time, so we went on. We walked down to the spot and I stood exactly where that coordinate was. It was a fun and adventurous day. I learned a lot then and will never forget the first time being on that exact coordinate!