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Geodashing: Oct08   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 88

"It was very, very dark, and I was just out of range.  So I put on my
coat and tuque and headlamp, grabbed my flashlight, and shut the car
door. Well, right as this happened, I heard a most unusual chorus.
Coyotes, I figured. A few steps off down the path and I heard it
again--only most definitely closer, and growing. I confess, this sort
of freaked me out."

That's Geodashing with McMeanderer in New York

"I parked in front of a meadow with horses on it.  It was a nice walk
and ride along first good tracks, then hardly visible tracks, and then
cross-country through the forest. We left the bikes where walking
became easier than pushing, and I marked the place with a waypoint.
The dashpoint is in the forest with the ground grown all over with
moss. The sun was shining through the needlewood, the boys played with
sticks. I tried to catch the lovely atmosphere of an early autnumn
sunny sunday between the trees with plenty of deep green moss with the

That's Geodashing in Germany with freichmann

"The DP was near the east edge of a wetland and the west edge of a
woodlot.  This was my second find on a rainy fall day. Some trees have
turned color, and some are still green. Yellow dominates, as only the
sumac and a few early maples are red. Birch, ash, and some others have
shades of yellow."

That's Geodashing in Minnesota with Tom Arneson

"After a moderately strenuous hike in Caspers Wilderness Park, we were
getting close to this one.  We saw a vulture riding the thermals on
the ridge and it appeared that it was pretty much hovering over the
dashpoint, helping us get to our destination.  I think perhaps it
might have been thinking that if it lured us out along the ridge, we
might stumble and fall and thus become dinner for him and his closest

That's Geodashing in California with Webfoot

"I noticed a shadow on the ground, looked up and saw a lone bird of
prey circling overhead.  It was very intent on our young dog GeoJock,
who from 500 metres above probably looked like a tasty young lamb. I
quickly picked up GeoJock, but the hawk circled both of us for the
next 15 minutes and did not let us out of his sight."

That's Geodashing in Australia with Dashing Dog Mac


Game 88 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers," their second win
in a row. Honorably mentions go to teams "Dashed Hopes" and "Team

Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash again tied for individual honors.
Honorable mentions go to Jack Frickey and RogBarn.

The game saw 88 dashpoint hunts in only five countries (the US,
Australia, Germany, South Africa and Spain).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Missouri, in a neighborhood of exclusive homes exclusive homes
("Fine homes starting in the 950s"), all well hidden behind trees,
fences, walls and gates

in Oregon, in the middle of a well-stocked 5-7 year old Douglas-fir

in Utah, near a Ponderosa pine tree about 20 feet off a very
wash-boardy dirt road leading through the Dixie National Forest

in Virginia, in a Payless shoe store in a huge strip shopping center
teeming with cars and people doing Saturday shopping

on a grassy hillside in a beautiful grazing property just north of the
Hume Reservoir and the border between NSW and Victoria

in Arizona, on the south side of Pima Canyon across a fairly steep
ravine with running water, about one-third of the way up from the
bottom directly below a vertical rock face

in South Africa, inside the garden of a neat, well developed residence
in Olifantsnek

in South Africa, inside a restricted area of the Xstrata Smelter open
cast mining operations

in Kentucky, on property owned by the Cincinnati airport ("a large
Delta jet suddenly appeared in front of us as it came gliding in for a
landing. WHOOSH overhead; it landed; we went in search of more

in Virginia, on Stonewall Jackson Road, near the Stonewall Jackson
Shrine, a National Park Service location marking the place the Civil
War general died of battlefield wounds

in Oregon, in juniper forest up a hill from Tumelo Reservoir, which
struggles to keep water draining away in the area's porous volcanic

in Victoria, Australia, in a well-grassed paddock containing several
large mullock heaps, left over from the frenetic gold rush in the late


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 .


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