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Geodashing: Apr09   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 94

"Guess what happened in the desert today? It rained!! And boy did it
rain, but that did not deter us at all from our planned trip to the
southern desert at all. Normal procedure would be to stop and deflate
the tyres to around 1 bar. Not today as it was raining and not only
would we get wet, but we also convinced ourselves that wet sand does
not need lower tyre pressures.  WRONG! Within 500m I had got stuck on
the crest of the 2nd dune that we attempted to drive over! So what
happened? We all got wet as we had to dig and push the car.  On the
way to the DP and on the rest of the trip we 'rescued' no less than 4
Land Cruisers and 1 GMC Z11 that had succumbed to the temptation of
driving on hard tyres!  Long live the Mitsubishi Recovery Team!"

That's Geodashing with cincol in Qatar



Game 94 of Geodashing was won by team "Dashed Hopes," with teams
"GeoTerriers" and "En Dash!" tying for honorable mention.

Jack Frickey took individual honors, with freichmann and pcrail tying
for honorable mention.

The game saw 73 dashpoint hunts in twelve countries (the US, Germany,
Qatar, Australia, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland,
Finland, Estonia, and the Philippines).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on a residential street in Tucson, Arizona, across the street from a
large saguaro cactus with a strand of Christmas lights wrapped around
most of its arms, scored by the light of setting moon in the early
hours of April 1.

down a powerline road in Nevada (the "Designated Route", not the "No
Motorized Vehicles" road), past the desert wildflowers and darting

in a vacant triangle of land in Australia's Mornington Peninsula,
looking spectacular at the moment - lush green fields and vines
turning the autumnal tones of gold and red

in the middle of a small reservoir in rolling farmland in Utah

in an area of Iowa that's intensively farmed but almost empty of
actual farm compounds, with cultivated fields in all directions, but
no sign of people

in a marshy grassy creek bottom about 140 yards from a narrow winding
roads in Pennsylvania's Amish region

in farm country north of Los Angeles, past fields of long-leafed
cabbage and near the "rows of (now) very small green leafy veggies of
some sort"

in Florida next to a tangerine tree

in Illinois, in a 40 acre field of corn stalks and mud, a half mile
from houses damaged by a tornado a month ago

in a field outside of Melbourne, guarded by a barbed wire fence and on
recently shorn llama

inside a sturdy hog-proof fence in a now beginning-to-green pasture in

in a newly built house in a new subdivision south of Denver, where an
empty lot is listed for sale at $300,000 just for the land

in a beautiful orange and white house inside the Philippines'
Metropolis North in Iloilo City

by a large two-story log home in New Jersey ("It would have looked
much more in place in Montana")

on the airfield of the Munich airport

not far from the runway on the RAAF Base at Adelaide

next to a schoolyard basketball court in "Historic Dundalk," an older
surburban Baltimore neighborhood

on the grounds a house in Viden, Austria, near a children's playground
and a pharmacy offering fresh and free injection needles in a 5-pack

in New Jersey, a few yards into a wilderness area, by a small stream,
in a busy park with a ball field, tennis courts and a bike/walking

at the entrance to a restaurant in Hungary (1000 Forint for a beef
stew, marha pörkölt)

in a plowed field in Hungary, less than a half-kilometer from
Hungaroring, the hungarian Formula 1 race track

in open Eucalypt forest in Queensland, reached with about 100 meters
of rock scrambling through bush country

on the east flank of Oregon's Browns Mountain about a third of the way
to the top near a logging road, scored by weaving through snow drifts

and in the woods off a tractor trail in Estonia, past storks doing a
mating dance


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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