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Geodashing: Apr10   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 106 (GDAG)

"I took a small road to southeast.  It was partially under water and
I'm quite surprised that I managed to pass it.  I turned north to a
road that should have taken me to about 500m from the point.
Unfortunately the road turned to non-passable in front of a farm
house. When trying to turn around, I got stuck. As no one was home
there I had to call for help to get out.  Got out of mud, I drove to a
big legendary stone about 1km from the dashpoint. The legend says that
a female hero named Piret dropped the stone there to her toe and
started crying from pain. From her tears a swamp formed behind the
stone. And there it was. Behind the stone was a non-passable swamp.  I
drove to a place where a high voltage power line crosses the road.  I
started walking under the line and soon a small path turned right
along an old stone-fence. It took me quite close to the point. The
area around the point was under water."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

"Got to the roadside and realised that it was just out of reach, and
there was a very steep hill. So down I went! To get within 100m, I had
to get down a 45% grade, covered in moss, rocks and broken trees.  I
finally got to the bottom where I was in a swampish area.  There was a
small stream and an interesting looking stump.  I dropped almost 100m
in the 100 m I had to travel from the roadside.  There might have been
an easier way to do this one, judging my the satellite pics. Earning
my stripes...."

That's Geodashing in British Columbia with Jibber00

"The path between the two fields consists of dried dung that has been
put on the fields for fertilizing. It was dry, and since I had
intentionally chosen shoes with a flat sole in order to avoid the
usual mud in the tread, nothing stuck to my shoes. However, I
recommend not to go here in wet conditions ;-)."

That's Geodashing in Germany with freichmann

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Game 106 (GDAF) of Geodashing was won by team "En Dash!" by one point
over "Llama League" who in turn was one point ahead of "GeoTerriers."

Individual honors are shared by Jibber00 and chaosmanor, with
eight players tied for third with six points.

The game saw 52 dashpoint hunts in ten countries (the US, Estonia,
Germany, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, the UK, and
the game's first successful visit in China).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a meadow in Minnesota, beyond a windbreak of trees

in California's Antelope Valley, just north of Apollo Park, a nice
area of grass and trees that is something of an oasis amid the
sagebrush and mesquite

1.4 km into the forest near Scheibenhardt, France

in a roundabout near the coast in Tuscany across from an olive grove

in northern Victoria, Australia, on a rocky rise in a light eucalyptus
forest, with an old burnt tree marking the spot

in the rolling green hills of Tuscany, alongside an unmade track
leading to a factory at the back of the small rural town of
Buonconvento

in unimproved sandy, sage-brush covered land near oil wells and oil
storage tanks at the foot of McCracken Point in Utah

at a barn in Germany, with farm machines inside, a fire place and sofa
in front, and evidence of a party not long ago

beyond the fence on land owned by the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.
and once used to convert coal into gas and is now considered a toxic
waste site

on the grounds of NASA's Ames Research Center in California, northwest
of an aircraft hanger which held NASA's Kuiper Airborne Observatory
(KAO) until its retirement in 1995

behind a wall surrounding small houses in a not-very-scenic mixed
residential/commercial/industry suburb of Beijing

in the Netherlands, near a house on a canal in the Zuidplaspolder,
6.75m below sea level, past many large greenhouses growing thousands
of small maple trees

in the parking lot of a small overlook area for Illinois' Baker's Lake
Nature Preserve, on the northern edge of the lake

in Nebraska, near a fake private lake with some relatively large new
houses pretending they are on a beach

in a farm field in Germany, where the ground was still very much moist
and soft

in a forest in Estonia, along a nasty and muddy road ("I got almost
stuck several times and didn't recognize my car after that.")

near Barstow, California, along a passable dirt road with a lot of
"whoop-de-doos" and crossings of small dry stream channels

in Brazil, down a variety of dirt roads that, thanks for recent rains
and morning sun, were neither dusty nor muddy, in a field with
assorted cows and sheep

in the UK, just off a footpath which you reach through a gate in the
wall surrounding a field which had sheep and lambs in it

and out of reach in Utah, just a few switchbacks and a few hundred
feet in elevation up the road where snow drifts prevented progress

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

YLO_RLR puts his GPS gaming to good use:

"Yesterday I took the NCEES PS Exam in Lincoln, Nebraska, trying to be
a Registered Land Surveyor for the State of Nebraska.  I wanted to
reach at least one dashpoint and one degree confluence on the way
back.  BIOB was in a very muddy harvested field. So, I took to the
fenceline running south from the nearest road, but on the opposite
side to the muddy field.  The field I was in used to be corn and some
cobs were still on the ground.  I walked toward some trees and stopped
halfway at my closest approach (192ft-59.5m-2.91ch-2300in-0.0364mi-oh
wait, sorry I was having a flashback to yesterday..:)"

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

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 ( 16:54 Tuesday, 04 May 2010 UTC )


 
 

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