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Geodashing: Mar09   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 93

"This dashpoint is in a beautiful area of the Ohio eastern hills.
Many of the roads in this area are the original wagon trails coated
with originally from local crude oil and later with liquid tar and
gravel.  Little grading or straightening of the local roads has
occurred over the years.  There exist many twist and turns now for no
apparent reason, maybe old property lines, trees long gone, or
possibly buildings since removed."

That's Geodashing in Ohio with PLMerry

"Fortunately there was a farm track that took us around the hill right
to GZ, only a hop, step and a jump across the paddock. Nothing very
energetic or exciting this time. Now that was an easy one, must have
been our lucky day!"

That's Geodashing in New Zealand with Punga and Paua

"This housing estate was encroaching on the surrounding area which
used to be farmland. It was now derelict, with fences untended, stock
enclosures falling to bits and the shallow indentation of what was
once a dam, and was now just a collection of dust."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia with Dashing Dog Mac

"Almost, almost!  But, of course, even almost getting there is a whole
lot of fun. If only we were slightly more daring ... or at least had
sturdy gloves for getting a better grip on those monzogranite boulders
so quintessentially Joshua Tree National Park ....  About 5 miles on
foot RT exploring the Boy Scout Trail and Willow Hole Trail in the
process of trying to get to GZ (or close enough to score .... would
have been 3 as no other visits).... but fell short (wait, wait ..
didn't really "fall" we're happy to say) ... by 30 m."

That's Geodashing in California with sandrats

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

Game 93 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers," their third win
in a row. Honorable mentions go to teams "Dashed Hopes" and "Llama
League."

Jack Frickey took individual honors.  Honorable mentions go to PLMerry
and RogBarn.

The game saw 85 dashpoint hunts in ten countries (Australia, Germany,
the US, New Zealand, Finland, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, France,
the Czech Republican and Denmark).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on the Australian coast, in dry brown bracken and small bushy trees
between the mangroves and the main road, Anchorage Drive

alongside state highway 10 in Utah, barren land with small clumps of
stunted grass and tumble weeds, about as barren as it gets in Utah

in the National Equestrian Centre, in Aratiatia, New Zealand, near
Taupo

in Maryland, on a horse farm, around a large barn, down a hill, across
a small stream and through some thickets to a paddock

in Victoria, Australia, in a large flat paddock with very yellow short
grass supporting a large flock of healthy-looking sheep grazing on the
short dry stubble

in an open grassy area near the Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, National
Historical Park, where General Stonewall Jackson defeated 12,000 Union
troops in the American Civil War

outside Bakersfield, California, in a massive junk yard surrounded by
oil wells and trailers/mobile homes and old railroad cars with
lean-tos attached

outside some attractive brown/beige two story townhouse style
apartments in Mountain View, California, a popular spot this month
with three separate Geodashing visits

on a barren hillside south of Elsinore, Utah, offering a spectacular
view of the Sevier Valley (visited with a family group of ten people,
perhaps the largest group visit to a dashpoint ever?)

in Illinois, in a plowed cornfield ready for spring planting

in Kansas, in a farm field full of pretty green young wheat plants
("Wheat is King here in Sumner County, Kansas")

just off a mountain bike / hiking trail in Nebraska's Branched Oak
State Recreation area, a rare dashpoint on public land

past the soft sand and the tracks of a sidewinder snake in the desert
of Abu Dhabi

west of Bayrischzell, very close to the valley station of the cable
car to the Wendelstein mountain in the Bavarian Alps

and in Minnesota, near the shore of Lake Jennie, still mostly covered
with ice, but not for long (as cornfields are to Illinois, lakes are
to Minnesota)

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

geodasher explains how a game can open your eyes:

"I have passed this location hundreds of times without a glance. But
because there is a dashpoint here this month I made a trip to look it
over. How crazy is that?"

veverky, of the Czech Republic, triggered a difference of opinion:

"I also prefer no nevylézal when I geodash." -- Dashing Dog Mac
"There's nothing like a bracing nevylézal to finish off a good day's
dashing." -- geoffj3191

Jack Frickey relates a Geodashing "uh oh":

"I left home about 8:30 and about two hours into the trip when I
stopped for a rest stop at a McDonalds in Bridgeville, Delaware, I
discovered I had left my wallet at home (no cash, no credit cards, no
driver's license).  Food was not a problem; I had put snacks in the
car just in case I got stuck in the storm.  However, I had not filled
Cassie with gas before I left and was expecting to get gas on the way.
That was a problem!"

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

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 .

 

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