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Geodashing: Jul09   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 97

"As I approached the dashpont it started to rain very heavily with
hail mixed in as well.  After 5 minutes continuous rain I quickly
opened the door of the car, took a photo of the field that the
dashpoint is in and closed the door.  I then drove on a bit and found
a small road off the main road, still in scoring range, stating it was
Sod Hall Road.  So, if you ask what is there, I can say without
causing offence, that there is Sod Hall there."

That's Geodashing in the UK with Morseman


Game 97 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers," their third win
in a row. Honorable mentions go to teams "En Dash!" and "Home for the

Individual honors go to McMeanderer, with honorable mentions to
Morseman, Jack Frickey and Dashing Dog Mac.

The game saw 85 dashpoint hunts in five countries (Australia, the US,
the UK, Latvia and Germany).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the car park of the Allen Foundry in a Melbourne suburb next door
to an Islamic Centre with its crescent moon shape atop the tall tower
of the mosque, scored on a lunchtime dash on the first of July

in a cornfield in the town of Budd, Illinois, which seems to consist
of nothing more than an abandoned church, with ivy growing over the
door, and community building whose roof is collapsing

in a cow meadow in Germany, with plenty of cow droppings, and in the
distance, a village "Maibaum" (May Pole)

in Maryland, in a pleasant residential neighborhood nestled among Glen
Echo Park, Cabin John Creek Park and The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
National Historical Park

almost in the middle of the cricket pitch of Queens Park in
Chesterfield, UK, built to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen
Victoria in 1897

within the boundaries of Los Gatos Creek Park in Campbell, California,
most of which is comprised of large "recharge" ponds used by the local
water district to top up the area's aquifers

across the road from an alpaca ranch in Colorado

in a beautiful green sheep paddock in Victoria, Australia, with
abundant eucalyptus trees and the air filled with the sound of
bleating sheep

along a road in Montana between a missile site and the turnoff for
"First People's Buffalo Jump" State Park, a prehistoric bison kill

behind a ranch house in Bath, New York, which smelled like lighter
fluid and charcoal throughout the entire town

in New Concord, Ohio, off of Granny's Knob Rd across from a keep out
sign ;-)

on a point of land that extends into Whale Tail Lake, Minnesota

in a motorway near the Hamburg, Germany airport, behind a noise
barrier separating the air field from the housing area

in the UK, in the grass by the side of the road, near a roadside
memorial to someone named Adam

on a ridgeline in Arizona, surrounded by short cactus ("Tripping while
running here would not have been fun.")

in Oregon's Willamette National Forest, in an area scorched by the
large, B&B forest fire six years ago ("The forest is regenerating
slowly it still looks quite barren.")

in Colorado, on the north bank of the South Fork of the South Platte
River (feels like you need a compass just to say that)

at almost 10,000 feet elevation in Utah's Fish Lake National Forest

near a UK observatory from which Sir Richard van der Riet Woolley, the
11th Astronomer Royal, studied the galaxy (and is famous for saying in
1956 that the prediction of space travel is "utter bilge")

and in West Virginia's Laurel Fork Wilderness area of the Monongahela
National Forest, 15-20 miles on one-lane dirt forest service roads
from the nearest paved road


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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