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Geodashing: Oct10   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 112 (GDAM)

"Dashpoint situated only about 20 km SW from Rovaniemi, Finland. So we
take a expedition by car with my daughter. On the way there were lots
of moose hunters with guns and red jackets. Luckily we got by car near
the dashpoint (82 m), but I had not enough courage to walk exactly to
the zero point. It was possible, but the moose hunters were close and
I did not have a red jacket..."

That's Geodashing in Finland with isopekka

"We took a Sunday drive on Friday to reach AGUZ along the Aufderheide
Forest Drive, part of the West Cascades Scenic Byway. Ground zero was
about 60 m north of the road. The road here parallels the South Fork
of the McKenzie River in a 2800-ft (850 m) deep canyon. The old growth
forest is so dense near the dashpoint that there is only a sliver of
sky and I imagine that much of the ground never sees direct sunlight."

That's Geodashing in Oregon with geodasher


Game 112 (GDAM) of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers". Honorable
mentions go to "Llama League" and, tied for third, "Home for the
Itinerant" and new team "FinEst Dashers."

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey by one point over McMeanderer and
four over Tom Arneson.

The game saw 79 dashpoint hunts in ten countries (Estonia, Finland,
the US, Australia, Germany, Italy, the UK, Netherlands, Brazil and


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a nice sunny forest, by a fallen tree, in Estonia near an abandoned
Soviet military airfield

on the desolate Atlantic Ocean beach in southern Brazil, with
occasional groups of fishermen's huts and ropes stretched out across
the beach

in an intersection at the southeast corner of Fermilab National
Accelerator in Illinois (nearby street names are Enrico Fermi Ct,
Albert Einstein Lane, Pierre Currie Ct, etc.)

in Italy, on a road being resurfaced on the grounds of a large
hospital called Cisanello

near a roundabout in the Netherlands, near a construction area fence
painted with colored stick figures

out of reach inside the gates of the National Naval Medical Center in

in a gentle stretch of the Deschutes River in Oregon, scorable from
the Deschutes River Trail

on a bike and walking trail along the Canyon Del Oro Wash in Arizona

in a field outside of the city of Barnsley in West Yorkshire ("It
looks like someone may have been sleeping rough nearby as there were
some old jackets abandoned on the side of the path and some evidence
of someone having made up a small shelter.")

near a small soccer goal adjacent to an large log house outside

near a weatherboard house with a nice view of the foreshore park on
Westernport Bay, southeast of Melbourne

in a backyard in Kurrajong Heights, outside of Sydney, near a view
where nearly all of Sydney basin can be seen

in a paddock about 30 km north of Adelaide, South Australia

in a soybean field in Illinois, 140 meters from a lonely county road

in the wide median of Highway 2 in Minnesota ("The soybean harvest is
in full swing here in northwestern Minnesota, with giant combines,
trailing dust clouds, charging through the fields, gobbling the plants
and depositing the beans in trucks and wagons.")

in the Langsdale Library on the "campus" of the University of
Baltimore ("there is no clear indication of the campus other than most
of the buildings in the area are associated with the U of Baltimore.")

in Italy, on the banks of a small river levee planted with olive trees
and topped by an old stone wall

surrounded by trumpet chanterelles (Chantarellus tubaeformis) and
hedgehog fungi (Hydnum repandum) in the forest of Kemiö, the second
largest island in Finland's sea area

in a plowed field in Minnesota near a large wind turbine farm to the

on a track between vegetable patches outside Naples, with Mount
Vesuvius and the ruins of a fortress in full view

in Finland, at the foot of a hill that is home to some Bronze Age

near the Woodlands Historic Park in Victoria, Australia, home to a mob
of 20 large grey kangaroos and a group of recent aboriginal graves

at the edge of an unharvested cornfield in Iowa, near a strangely
wrecked grain silo, possibly a tornado casualty

on the far side of a small marsh in Finland ("I could not walk exactly
to zero point, the last 30 meters were too difficult, too wet. Today
it was raining snow and water and the temperature was 0 Celsius. First
signs of the coming winter.")

and in Ohio, by a beige brick duplex all decked out for Halloween with
outside decorations in the front yard


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 .


Last Updated ( 18:59 Thursday, 04 November 2010 UTC )


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