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Geodashing: Dec08   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 90

"Today is blowing up a raging blizzard but since I had nothing else to
do and the access to this DashPoint was only one exit from where I get
off the highway for my motel, I decided I would have to go for it.
Being originally from Southern California and now from the Las Vegas
area, I am not that well versed in driving in the snow on unplowed
country roads, but fortunately for me, my rental car for this trip is
a Chevy TrailBlazer with 4 wheel drive so I figured I had at least a
fighting chance of making it to the DashPoint.  I headed up I-90 to
exit 299 and got off there and found Riverview Road and then it turns
out I made a wrong turn and followed Millsap Loop until I was quite a
ways south of the point so I retraced my way and got back to where I
made the wrong turn and followed Riverview until I could turn right on
Carpenter Loop, that then became Millsap Loop and I thought "darn
maybe I should have continued on Millsap when I was on it earlier".  I
followed Millsap until I could make a right on Baker Lane and then
slipped and slided my way along until it ended and turned left on
Valleyview to where it ended at 2 driveways leading up to houses. I
got out of the car and walked up to the driveway and I saw the GPSr
reading 287 feet."

That's Geodashing with D in Idaho

 

"This particular dashpoint is located in the front yard of a house on
Eucalyptus St. in Hesperia. It's a white house trimmed in bluish gray
colors along the fascia.  There were faux bricks columns on either
side of the garage.  The yard was grassless, with the owners instead
opting for juniper bushes spread here and there throughout the dirt
yard.  The yard had been raked recently and it gave the appearance of
a zen Japanese type garden.  We were prevented from zeroing out due to
a reddish painted grapestake fence surrounding the property.  There
was a gigantic satellite dish in the back yard pointing to the
heavens."

That's Geodashing with Webfoot in California

"I don't think I saw anything that Webfoot didn't, except for a very
large number of Christmas light displays.  This neighborhood obviously
takes pride and some joy in setting up lots of lights and set pieces.
Of course, the best of the night was back on Cajalco Road, between
Israel and Cuba; someone strung a bunch of lights on an old cement
mixer!  And they did a very good job of it; you could tell what it was
from some distance away."

That's Geodashing with chaosmanor for the same waypoint Webfoot

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

Game 90 of Geodashing was won by team "Home for the Itinerant" by a
wide margin over "Team GPS" and "Llama League."

McMeanderer took individual honors, with honorable mentions to D and
RogBarn.

The game saw 57 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (Australia, the US,
the Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Germany and Belgium).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a car park surrounded by a complex of public housing flats
("walk-ups") in Melbourne's inner suburbs, scored by three players on
the first of December

a drive-by on an unmade dirt track in Oregon's Deschutes National
Forest, scorable at this time of year only because of the late start
to winter this year

unreachable in the brilliant white snow-covered foothills of Utah

in a harvested corn field in Illinois ("The stubble of the corn stalks
peeked their heads out of the frosty snow like so many gravestones in
an eerie and bleak farmland landscape. It's a dreary time of year in
Illinois.")

in a harvested field in Virginia ("the sky lit up with a beautiful
sunset, oranges and reds against a dull gray sky")

in southern California, in the middle of a large Pampas Grass bush in
full bloom

in a state park in Missouri, along a trail that leads past Bennett
Springs, source of 100 million gallons of fresh water a day

on the tiled roof of a two-story home Castro Valley, California

in front of a gray house with old asbestos shingles in the village of
Williamsville, New York

in a swamp in Denmark, near an archaeological discovery of human
sacrifice from the Iron Age

on the bank of a small river in Spain, near some ATV tracks in the
soft sand and a burned mountainbike lying there

in an empty cornfield near Wahoo, Nebraska, home to the special Wahoo
Wieners

in a manhole on a street in Wenatchee, Washington

in Belgium, on the site of one of Europe's largest folk festivals,
with 75,000 attendees last year

on the edge of a field in the Czech Republic where there is nice view
down to the valley of Kretinka river, now under the surface of the
Letovice reservoir

and in the rolling hills of western Kentucky, where a nighttime
visitor on the last day of 2008 would be greeted by a thin crescent
moon in the western sky with a very bright Venus hanging below it like
a Christmas ornament

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

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 ( 18:15 Monday, 05 January 2009 UTC )


 
 

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