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Renova, Pennsylvania

Posted by graywacke on May 24, 2009

First timer? In this (hopefully) once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48). I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near. I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location. To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” (and “Abbreviations” and “Cryptic Numbers”) above.

Dan – Ding ding ding ding!!!! It’s a new decade!! That’s right, my latest USer means a new record low Score and also means my first venture into the 150s . . . PA; 23/26; 7/10; 10; 159.4. Wow. 159.4. How about that!

As promised, I’m going to share a stat that I only visit when I break into a new “decade.”  I’ll start with the raw numbers:

Score         Landing #     # of Landings/Decade

510              78

500              79                              1

490              79                              0

480              82                               3

470              82                              0

460              85                               3

450              94                               9

440              96                               2

430              97                              1

420              98                              1

410              98                              0

400              99                              1

390              144                           45

380              150                          6

370              157                         7

360              162                           5

350              164                           2

340              171                           7

330              176                          5

320              229                           53

310              256                           27

300              265                           9

290              312                           47

280              317                           5

270              319                           2

260              375                           56

250              426                           51

240              430                           4

230              455                           25

220              568                           113

210              648                            80

200              700                          52

190              759                           59

180              1179                         420

170              1459                          280

160              1727                         268

To explain:   My Score was less than 510 on landing 78. One landing later, my Score was less than 500. (That means that way back then, I lost more than 10 points for each USer!!! Now, it’s about 0.7!!) So, you can see that I was cruising all the way down to 400, when all of a sudden I hit a wall (aka a bunch of OSers), when it took 45 landings to get to 390.

So, just peruse the numbers, and you can see a pretty healthy glitch trying to get to 220 (when it took 113 landings), but then the big problem was getting to 180 (with an incredible 420 landings).

Obviously, if the landings were behaving, I’d end up with a nice smooth curve, with the number of landings between decades smoothly rising. Instead, the graph looks like this:

decade rate

Just for reference, here’s my Score graph (minus some of the very early very high scores). You can see the ugly 420 span – it begins where the graph shoots up about a third of way in from the left.

Score

By the way, you can see, I’m on a pretty good run of late.

Anyway, back to my landing. Here’s my landing map:

landing

You can see my proximity to Renovo, a little town right on the Susquehanna R. It took quite a few creeks to get to the Susquehanna: I landed in the Bear Run Stream watershed, on to the W Br of Big Run; on to Big Run; on to Beech Ck; on to Bald Eagle Ck; on to the Susquehanna (18th hit).

Renova (and it’s companion on the other side of the river, South Renova) seem like cool little river towns. Here’s a an overview photo (with Renovo on the right):

renovo1

And this picture of Renova (taken from South Renovo):

800px-Renovo,_Pennsylvania

KS

Greg

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