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Geodashing: Jun09   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 96

"On the other side of the fence was the edge of Werribee Gorge State
Park. Luckily, the animal proof fence was nearly, but not quite,
GeoffJ3191 proof. I found some thick sticks and pried the wire apart
as best I could. Then I was just able to delicately extrude my body
between the strands, thinking as I was doing it how this could very
easily end in tears (both meanings of this word apply here).  Having
passed through, I was still about 50 m away from scoring but I was now
at the top of a very steep, rocky, thinly treed slope down into the
gorge. To move 50m horizontally, Pythagoras reckoned I would need to
go somewhat further down the slope, and he was right. I very carefully
descended along and down the slope until I reached a beautiful large
eucalyptus tree which was 85m from ground zero. Close enough."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia with geoffj3191


Game 96 of Geodashing was won by a large margin by team "GeoTerriers,"
their second win in a row. Honorable mentions go to teams "En Dash!"
and "Llama League."

Individual honors go to PLMerry thanks largely to a two-day, thirteen
dashpoint mad dash.  RogBarn was second thanks to several weekends of
multiple dashpoint scores.  Jack Frickey was third, thanks to his 2200
mile, twelve dashpoint mad dash.  RogBarn gets special recognition for
going over 1000 points in his career.

The game saw 106 dashpoint hunts in six countries (Australia, the US,
Finland, Brazil, Germany and Canada).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the middle of nine sets of tracks of Caulfield Station, a major
suburban hub in Melbourne, Australia, scored by three players with
three visits on June 1

in an industrial area of Salo, Finland, near a car wash, a cleaning
firm and a car repair shop

in a muddy field in Colorado near a natural gas well

near the yachts of Brazil's Iate Clube Guaiba and the course of the
Match Race Championship which took place in March

in a typical suburban neighborhood in California's Silicon Valley,
near a white stucco house with a red tile roof and a small citrus tree
in the front yard

on sandy soil among sparse sage brush, juniper trees and
lichen-covered rocks, on the north side of Utah's I-70

in Pennsylvania, in an open field of thigh high grass and MANY wild
flowers (white, yellow, blue, purple, orange)

in pine covered, rocky terrain of the southern Black Hills of South
Dakota, near the 80,000 acre burned area of the ten year old Jasper

on picturesque rural property outside Sydney, New South Wales, owned
by the "Sisters of the Good Samaritan"

between two corn fields in Minnesota ("The corn is growing well so
far, but will need some rain and then some hot, sunny days to have a
good crop.")

on the rocks and sand about 20m from the water of Australia's Southern
Ocean, just off the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's great scenic
coastline drives

on top of a small Saguaro cactus along a pipeline road in State Trust
lands in Arizona

in a grove of macadamia nut trees in Queensland, within site of the
Glasshouse Mountains, including a great example of a volcanic plug

on California's Little Tujunga Canyon Road, a typical winding,
one-lane-each-way mountain road with a few Mexican Evening Primrose
and a number of Scarlet Larkspur scattered along the roadside

in plowed, flat, rich bottomland in Illinois, just a couple miles from
the Mississippi River

in the water of Great Salt Lake at Antelope Island State Park, a land
of stark beauty, with pesky flies in the air and seagulls in the marsh

in western Kentucky, around a barn and the edge of a cornfield, on the
edge of the woods from which the sounds of children playing in water
could be heard

behind the backstop of a school's baseball diamond in Indianapolis

and outside a liquor store in Phoenix, Arizona, near Chase Stadium,
home of the Arizona Diamondbacks


RogBarn celebrates 1,000 lifetime points:

"Cuba, Missouri. This DP was worth another 3 geodash points which gave
me an overall total of 1,002.  If I had realized it, I would have
planned some sort of a celebration but as it turned out, that's
exactly what we did.  We were hungry and rather than settle for a
chain restaurant next to the highway, we went into the town and found
Missouri Hick Barbeque.  It was good food and a great way to celebrate
reaching the 1,000 point mark."


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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