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Geodashing: Jan09   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 91

"The dashpoint was almost exactly 1 km westward from small village of
Suchá. You can get more than half the way by car, maybe even more, if
not in winter. When I passed the summit of a shallow hill, going along
the field road, I started to fear, whether my regular car could manage
the way back, on that snowy/icy surface. I decided to return at the
first possible place, but it showed not to be so easy. Under the
frozen crust there was a semi-frozen mud rooted by some forest or
field machinery and it took me almost 15 min to get out of there,
turning the steering wheel there and back, shifting gears, pushing
accelerator pedal, and, of course, sweating of fear to get stuck
there."

That's Geodashing in the Czech Republic with bohush

"From a MinuteWar game I remembered this little road between
Wolfersberg and Harthausen that took me into the forests on a snow
road. I was very well prepared and was aware of the fact that I had to
walk about 1,3km to the DP and it was only -7C! Nice walk through the
woods on snow covered forest paths, with nobody else in sight.  Very
peaceful and silent there. Towards the DP, the forest path got
smaller, the snow deeper and the firs younger.  Scored the dashpoint
behind an older tree, surrounded by the firs."

That's Geodashing in Germany with harleydavidsonandy

"I'll be really honest; I think I got it, but if asked to prove it by
doing it again, I'd refuse and tell you to take my three points back.
... I saw that the only hope of scoring was to go down the gully and
up the far side. I only needed to ago about 180 feet laterally, but to
do this required several hundred feet of climbing down and then back
up, with no guarantee that it would work, other than my calculations
from the satellite shots that it ought to.  So down I went.  I hung to
the fence line, stopping now and then to check my distance. As soon as
I saw 328 feet, I took one more step, then turned around and headed
back."

That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor

"It is located in Robertsville State Park, a park setup mostly for
camping and fishing. ...  I started a bushwhack, down hill at first
before it flattened out.  It was the kind of bushwhack that would have
been more difficult in the summer, underbrush that would have been
lush and often prickly then was only a minor nuisance now.  I cross a
dry stream bed and found a meadow dotted with pine trees.  The meadow
showed obvious signs of use by deer and other animals, trodden paths
crisscrossed the area.  I found the DP at the far end of the meadow,
next to a fallen log and overlooking a creek.  The creek was
completely iced over."

That's Geodashing in Missouri with RogBarn

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

Game 91 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers" by a wide margin
over "En Dash!" and "Trailblazers."

Jack Frickey took individual honors, with honorable mentions to
PLMerry, RogBarn and Tom Arneson.

The game saw 67 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (the US, Germany,
Australia, Brazil, Argentina, the UK, and the Czech Republic).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in an intersection in San Jose, California, between a church and a
fire station, scored on a drizzly night just after midnight on New
Year's Day

near the shore of Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota, site of hundreds of
ice fishing houses this time of year

in a field in Brazil, reached by a dust-ridden, pot-holed road between
rice fields and past a lake showing how little rain has been received
down here during the last months

just outside Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia, in a
private yard bounded by a wooded stream, Little Bull Run

in a new suburb near Queensland's coast, with neat brick veneer
bungalows set amongst waterways and bushland ("Queensland, beautiful
one day, perfect the next")

in a pleasant residential neighborhood in New Hampshire, mostly of
colonial style large homes on spacious lots

on the back cricket oval in Glenorie, New South Wales

on a rural road in Indiana where rows of Osage Orange trees (or Hedge
Apples) were uprooted and the large piles of sticks were left in heaps
in the farm field

on a hillside in Minnesota planted with young pines

in the middle of a snowed-over corn field in "no-where" Wisconsin

near a field of harvested cabbage plants in Pennsylvania's Amish
country

in a field of sunflowers in Argentina

within one meter of a small Saguaro cactus in Saguaro National Park

and in a snow-covered meadow surrounded by forest in the Czech Republic

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

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 ( 16:51 Thursday, 05 February 2009 UTC )


 
 

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