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Geodashing: Mar10   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 105 (GDAF)

"Early Spring in much of California is a gorgeous time of year for
some dashing and caching and all that silliness!  The red and tan
hills are covered in grass green, to complement the darker green of
the oaks. Wildflowers are in bloom in many areas, but the temperatures
are still low enough to make travel enjoyable :-) The drive up the 101
was pleasant, although the sea haze blocked the views of the islands.
Lots of poppies and lupines in the freeway median.  The DP is about a
klick northeast of US 101.  I hit my closest on the road.  This is
part of the Central Coast wine country.  Not sure which winery this
belongs to, although I know that Lucas and Llewelyn own the vineyard
on the other side of the road."

That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor

"Oh great little trip to this dashpoint on this Saturday morning.
Heavy snow and small one lane country roads - I love that. Maybe the
first time in my life I've indeed needed the 4x4 of the car. No body
else on the small roads, and sometimes not even road poles showing
where the road or path should be. Sometimes I wasn't even sure if the
surface of the road is paved or only gravel. Only snow. Great!! The
dashpoint itself was in a meadow in front of a forest with some
smaller trees fallen in the last storm."

That's Geodashing in Germany with harleydavidsonandy

"The dashpoint is in the very rural foothills of northern Vermont.
Our first approach guided by my Garmin 76CSx led us to a dirt road
with a "Road Closed Ahead" sign as we turned onto it.  We decided to
see how far it was to where it was closed. By now it was raining
steadily and the dirt roads were pretty muddy and Iím driving
Sharleneís freshly washed white Lincoln Town Car.  A different
approach led to more muddy roads including a quarter mile steep grade
that I secretly wondered if the Lincoln would make it to the top. That
gave way to a narrow one lane crushed rock road with a quarter mile
descent through encroaching snowdrifts that ended at a closed gate
with a sign saying "Private Residence - Dead End."  At this point with
a tight schedule, we decided to give it up.  Now all I had to do was
back up this large (unfamiliar) car a quarter mile up a steep grade on
a narrow road dodging snowdrifts to where I could turn around."

That's Geodashing in Vermont with Jack Frickey

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

Game 105 (GDAF) of Geodashing was won by team "Home for the
Itinerant." Honorable mentions go to teams "En Dash!" and
"GeoTerriers."

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey again, with RogBarn and
McMeanderer close behind.

The game saw 63 dashpoint hunts in six countries (the US, Canada,
Germany, Australia, the UK and Sweden).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Maryland, in the road near a black iron fence with a dumpster
behind it

in Maryland, in a dumpster behind a black iron fence near a Starbucks
(GPS receivers don't always agree ;-)

in an intersection in New York, north of the Friendly's Restaurant and
south of the Tim Hortons Coffee Shop

in farmer's field, 50 meters north of the SPCA shelter ("One of those
rare dash points in the interior of British Columbia that you can
drive to within 125 meters and then walk unobstructed to ground
zero.")

in an Illinois farm field full of corn stubble ("It was refreshing to
see the sunshine and mud versus clouds and snowdrifts.")

in a California field filled with a low, scrubby, but very green plant
("which I presume is some sort of crop, but it's no plant that this
city boy recognizes")

next door to the Hurley Vineyard near Westernport Bay on Australia's
Mornington Peninsula

in a meadow in Germany in front of a forest with some smaller trees
fallen in the last storm

near a wrought-iron gate with the name Edgecliff in large, ornate
letters in upscale, rural Sisters, Oregon, where ranchettes dot the
landscape and it is not unusual to see horses and llamas

next to a house in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a rusted metal saguaro
sculpture in the front yard

in England over a wooden stile over a wall to a footpath in a field,
in the gloom, with sheep off in the distance

by the side of the road near Searchlight, Nevada ("It was too dark to
take any photos and they wouldn't have shown much anyway since it is
pretty much all desert out there.")

in the front yard of a small concrete block house in Kirkland,
Washington, where the trees are just starting to bloom

in South Carolina, near the tracks used by Amtrak's AutoTrain, visited
at night when the only thing visible was a tower with three solid red
lights in a triangular pattern about midway up and a flashing orange
light at the top

in St. Louis' Tower Grove Park, near a shelter where a blow-up castle
was set up and the sounds of children's laughter could be heard

in high desert country of widely scattered pinion and juniper trees,
sagebrush and grass on the Navajo Indian Reservation in northern
Arizona

at the bottom of a bluff in Wisconsin's Dunnsville Bottoms Public
Hunting Grounds, which is mostly high grasses with scattered brush

in Missouri, in the large steep rock embankment that forms the top
part of a dam, a 1930s era flood protection/water reservoir project by
the Army Corps of Engineers

in woods and a lot of rough ground behind the Technical and Learning
Center for the School District of Washington in Missouri

on the Lewis Bridge over the Missouri River, not far from where it
flows into the Mississippi River

next to a flowering chamise bush on a brushy slope that is quite lush
right now on the southern side of Conejo Peak, a small mountain on the
western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains

and deep enough into Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest that the
view was the same in all directions, just trees

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

DanH gives what may be the best reason for Geodashing:

"When I looked at this month's dashpoints I noticed that one was kind
of near where this girl I know lives, so hey good enough excuse to
drop by right :-)"

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

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 ( 10:10 Sunday, 04 April 2010 UTC )


 
 

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