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Geodashing: Jul10   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 109 (GDAJ)

"This is a record for me...being able to get a dashpoint during a
stopover in Chicago taking the train. I walked from Union Station to
the blue line, then got off at Belmont and within a couple of minutes
bus #77 stopped and I took it to a block before the dashpoint. I
walked to Rockwell and turned right, walking past the 33rd Ward Street
& Sanitation Dept building till I got to a building which had "No
Trespassing" signs on the entrance for trucks.  I walked back to the
blue line stop and ate a couple of tacos in a place on the corner,
then back to the train with time to spare."

That's Geodashing in Chicago with MapLady

"I noticed how close to home this one was, and decided to put on my
running shoes to score it.  About a mile into the 5-mile round trip, I
realized that 90 degrees is a bit hotter than I like to run in.  But I
persevered, turning onto Georgia Avenue from V St. and finding myself
on the front steps of the Church of God.  On the church itself, I
noticed that the sign listing the times for Sunday services was
missing the first E in 'services'.  When I got back home, I saw that
this is a lingering problem, because it was also missing when Google's
Streetview truck rolled by - so much for the little details that used
to be enough to 'prove your visit'."

That's Geodashing with BOB in Washington, DC

"This was a no brainer. I hopped on the Orange Line at Vienna,
transferred to the Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza and got off at
Shaw-Howard University.  I walked the 3 blocks north on Georgia Avenue
past shops where nearly all of them had iron bars across the windows
and an iron gate protecting the door - not a particularly comforting
feeling. The area in the immediate vicinity of the DP was actually
pretty nice.  As Bob noted, the Church of God was on the west side.  I
observed the missing 'e' in 'S rvices.'"

That's Geodashing with Jack Frickey in Washington, DC


Game 109 (GDAJ) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League" for their
third win in a row. Honorable mentions go to "GeoTerriers" and "En

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey. Honorable mentions go to Wisk
and, tied for third, Douq Millar, deodasher and McMeanderer.

The game saw 69 dashpoint hunts in five countries (Estonia, Australia,
the US, Italy and Finland).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the course of the Santa Clara River, just a few dozen meters from
where it meets the Pacific Ocean

in the Potomac River on the trail along The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
National Historical Park

at the dead end of gravel road on the White Earth Indian Reservation
in Minnesota, from which two driveways run to home sites

ten meters from the road in the forest of Saaremaa, the largest island
of Estonia

high above a forest road in Colorado, with views of Antero Reservoir
and Buffalo Peaks

in a small, dry creek bed called Sheep Gulch in the Sacramento Valley
of California

near an open field and a playground in Missouri's Babler State Park

in a forest at a steep embankment, the back of a quarry in South

near a large ramshackle house falling to pieces in a grove of trees 
beyond a soybean field in North Carolina

in front of the garage door of a contemporary rendered brick fawn
coloured house, all neat and tidy, in Moonee Ponds, Australia

inside of a brick house with a brown roof and a single second floor
room whose exterior was done in the gingerbread style in Shawnee
Hills, Ohio

along a rough, narrow track among olive trees and grape vines in the
low hills just north of Lucca, Italy

in Ohio, on a property line with a house to the west and field of
soybeans to the east

unreachable in the middle of a corn field in Illinois ("With the great
growing season, the adage of 'Knee-high-by-the-Fourth-of-July' has
been surpassed by sweet corn that is already at tassel.")

in Utah, in the middle of a field of middling-tall corn being
irrigated with a center-pivot sprinkler system

in a corn field in Missouri, surrounded by the rumbling of thunder and
the whine of wind turbines

in Pennsylvania, beyond a large statue of a pig in a corn field
planted in 16 bands of rows of different heights

in Utah's Ashley National Forest, surrounded by junipers and pinion

in New Jersey, through 30 yards of dense woods and in a clearing with
a solar collector panel in the center

outside Phoenix, on what looks to be a fairway, only the rest of the
course is missing

on railroad tracks in Finland, where the summer temps reached an
all-time high of 37,2 degrees Centigrade

and on the California/Arizona border, where the temps reached 50
degrees C., in a hot and dry gravel quarry


RogBarn captures a timeless snapshot of family life:

"This one is in Babler State Park.  The park was not very busy,
surprising on a holiday.  I found the DP directly between two small
trees on the edge of the open field.  One family was nearby, Dad was
showing his daughter how to pitch a softball while two younger
brothers were playing on the playground where one of them found some
wasps and was stung.  The dad came over to check it out but the boy
didn’t seem to mind too much, so everything returned to normal fairly
quickly with dad telling everyone to stay away from the area where
they were."


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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