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Geodashing: Sep08   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 87

"St. Bonaventure Church was holding its annual festival and a parade
stopped us a few blocks from the dashpoint, so we parked and walked to
where we had a good view of the parade. A pipe and drum corps in
Scottish regalia led off followed by both commercial and homemade
floats, a high school band in their summer uniform of tee shirts,
Knights of Columbus in fancy uniforms, a boy on a unicycle, and at the
end a huge fire engine from the city."

That's Geodashing in Minnesota with Tom Arneson

"This dashpoint was probably put here for me because Allegany State
Park is one of my favorite spots in the whole world.  When I first
looked at its location I knew it would not be a straightforward dash.
It would require getting across Red House Brook which flows parallel
to the road for miles.  It is also inhabited by beaver which
frequently dam the brook creating large pools and swamps.  We saw bear
and raccoon scat as well as sign of coyote and deer.  The last 750 ft
was a bush whack through some dense woods.  We even found real apples
that were probably left from when the park area was inhabited by
loggers and farmers prior to 1929.  All in all it was a fine day in
the woods."

That's Geodashing with Michael Head in New York

"My wife was driving as we approached the dashpoint. From a distance
we saw a woman dragging something across the pavement towards the
dashpoint. We pulled off the roadway onto a grass shoulder behind the
woman's car when my wife, who loves cats, let out a sound a lot like
'AGYGGG!' The object being dragged was a dead house cat that had been
hit by a passing car. My wife promptly declared, 'This is the worst
dashpoint ever!'"

That's Geodashing in Oregon with geodasher

==================================

Game 87 of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League" thanks largely to
a mad dash along the "wet side" of the Cascades. Honorable mention
goes to GeoTerriers, with Dashed Hopes and En Dash! tied for a distant
third.

geodasher took individual honors, with honorable mentions to Dashing
Dog Mac and Madam Dash.

The game saw 74 dashpoint hunts in nine countries (the US, Australia,
Qatar, Germany, Poland, Spain, the UK, Brazil, and Canada).

==================================

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a cul-de-sac in front of a house with an "Obama 08" yard sign, the
first dashpoint scored in September and the first scored by bicycle by
Tom Arneson

in a soybean field in Maryland, where Flat Stanley had his picture
taken ( http://www.flatstanley.com )

in a Nebraska soybean field, now more brown/yellow than green but no
sign of harvesting yet just before a pasture with a mangy llama
(deodasher objects, "I personally don't think it was so bad
looking...it had blondish hair which might have looked better with a
good brushing." And that's why everybody gets to file his or her own
report!)

in mixed pine forest with moderate ground cover and a few rock outcrops
southeast of Oregon's Bessie Butte, a popular spot for Geodashing
llamas

directly in the middle of Highway 101, a six lane freeway curving
through California hills covered with dry grass, scrubby bushes and
scattered oak trees (a location that allowed three players to report
scoring, and countless more oblivious to their score)

in Australia, in a well-grassed paddock with plenty of water, home to
two brown horses, surrounded by the spring colours of golden wattle
and gorse bushes

in southern Arizona, very near the border with Mexico, in a palm date
orchard where the growing date clusters are covered in plastic bags

in a field of unripe grapes near Gonzales, California

in Qatar, in open desert about 4 km from the blacktop - plenty of the
obligatory rocks around - no sand in this part of the country, only
rocks

next to a large Saguaro cactus at the northern edge of Arizona's
Saguaro National Park

in California's open high-desert scrubland, near enough to the paved
road to score, a good thing as only a very sandy road led closer and
even pulling off the side of the pavement was chancy

behind the old Cheese Factory in Loa, Utah

outside Madrid, where new suburbs are springing up, near a training
facility for greyhounds

in moderate forest, just off the bridle trail to White Oak Falls
in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park

in Quebec, just where the Mitis River meets the St. Lawrence, and
adjacent to the prized Reford Gardens

==================================

Thanks to all the Geodashing players, whose many great reports are
quoted here, not always with proper attribution. Complete, original
reports are available on the Web site.

==================================

About Geodashing: Geodashing is a game in which players use GPS
receivers on a playing field that covers the entire planet. The
waypoints, or dashpoints, to be reached are randomly selected. The win
goes to who can get to the most dashpoints; that is, if you can get to
them at all! Each game has a new set of dashpoints making each game
different and unpredictable. For more information and to play, visit
http://GPSgames.org .

Last Updated ( 10:50 Sunday, 05 October 2008 UTC )


 
 

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