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Geodashing: Oct09   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 100

"Mac was a brave little Westie who happily followed us wherever our
geodashing adventures led. He fearlessly scrabbled over huge logs and
rocks, fought his way through thick bracken, stared down numerous
cattle and sheep, endured painful grass seeds in his paws and spent
many hours sprawled on the back seat of the car as we travelled the
countryside - all without complaint. His last few dash points were
mainly drive-bys as was this dash point that we have dedicated to
him."

That's Geodashing in Australia with Madam Dash

"The track had once been driveable, but now deep wheel ruts, mud,
water filled holes and fallen trees made it impassable, except to
trail bikes and geodashers with brave wives. We slogged our way along
the track, often diverting through the bush at the side of the track
to avoid the worst of it, until we were adjacent to the dashpoint.  I
left Pam at the track, way pointed her for later retrieval, and barged
off into the heavy undergrowth, climbing fallen trees, and dodging
around parts to thick to break through.  At one point I found a wombat
or kangaroo track which made the going easier, and eventually broke
into a clearing enabling me to get to 97m and score."

That's Geodashing in Australia with geoffj3191

"The going was a little tough, as the cinders tended to 'crunch'
underfoot, giving slightly, and then 'pulling' my feet in a bit.  It
was very much like crawling up a regular sand dune, if a bit easier.
The other people were running up and down the dunes, off to the west,
and having a lot of fun doing it :-D  I reached the top of a rise at
about the time that I hit the Magic Circle.  Here, the dune leveled
off and was fairly flat, and studded with larger, grey basalt stones.
I'll be honest; I was stoked!  Not only was I scoring a DP that I'd
not even realized was there until the night before, but to have it be
in such a marvelous spot, and be scorable, to boot, was one of the
best dashing experiences I've had, and I've had some great ones."

That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor

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Game 100 of Geodashing was won by team "En Dash!." Honorable mentions
go to teams "GeoTerriers" and "Home for the Itinerant."

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey, with honorable mentions to
McMeanderer and geoffj3191.

The game saw 91 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (Australia, the US,
the UK, Germany, Finland, Luxembourg and Brazil).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the middle of the Nevada desert, down a power line dirt road near
Boulder City

on a very swampy beach with little sand and a lot of washed up weed on
Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay

on Country Club Drive in California's Simi Valley, surrounded by lots
of big houses on larger lots and gates on every side street

in barren sagebush ground in Utah, down a dirt road, then a two-track
side road

in the UK, down a narrow dead end lane leading to Old Lane farm, on
which a milk tanker was the only other traffic

in central Oregon, through one cow gate, and down a rough dirt road
that leads to a watering trough and tanker

in a quiet neighborhood on San Jose, California, in the front yard of
a pink house with a white fountain featuring a mermaid painted blue

in the dense forest of Maryland's Patuxent River State Park along a
road with a large oak tree hanging over the road and showing the scars
of past encounters with vehicles

in the center of a little village in Luxembourg, near a school for
young children

in front of the Meierhof museum in Hattorf, Germany

in a Pennsylvania cemetery with many graves, all with flat
(earth-level) headstones, and a mausoleum for cremated remains

in a German forest with plenty of large mushrooms

along a maze of dirt roads in Oregon to where whole swathes of trees
are cut down and left on the ground, perhaps to increase grazing land
for cattle

in an area of Wisconsin that aerial photos show as wooded but is now a
pasture full of tree stumps

along hiking trails around the city of Isen, Germany, off the track
and in the woods near a spot where fallen trees and bushes form a
small pile

in a bit of wilderness in Virginia, between the Blueridge Mountain Rd
along the ridge above and the River Rd along the Shenandoah River
below

between the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers in Illinois, in rugged
land where shale cliffs and falling creeks and nearby corn fields
offer deer and turkeys an ideal habitat

in Pennsylvania's Tobyhanna State Park, where an early snow covered
the green, gold and red of autumn with a blanket of white

near Martin's Church in Turku, Finland, where the colors of autumn are
prevalent

and in the woods in Maine, down skidder paths and snowmobile trails

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

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 ( 20:11 Thursday, 05 November 2009 UTC )


 
 

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