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Geodashing: Nov10   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 113 (GDAN)

"One of the cutest of birds, a big-eyed tufted titmouse, was hopping
about on the ground, as if celebrating my arrival at GZ ... extra
sweet, as I rarely (ever? hmmmm .. can't quite recall) have gotten
right to GZ!"

That's Geodashing in Massachusetts with Sandrats

"I drove the car up a tiny street called Vicolo Chiuso (translated as
'Closed Lane' - I hope that was not a traffic control sign) in Nereto
in the region of Le Marche. I reached 2 metres within the car (with
the side rear vision mirrors turned in), and from within 20 metres of
that point I could see three churches. How Italian is that?"

That's Geodashing in Italy with Dashing Dog Mac

"I looked in my side-view mirror, and saw a small white car coming up
Clark toward me.  The car was not very interesting, but the thing on
top of it certainly was. It turned around at 27th Street, so it did
not actually pass me. I had to turn around to follow it.  I was trying
to be in a good position to get a shot of it coming toward me.  I had
been pretty sure what this vehicle was, and this last encounter proved
it; I'd had the amazingly-good luck to be there at the same time that
a Google Streets car was photographing the area!"

That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor

"On my way to the dashpoint, there was police tape along Malcolm X
Avenue on the south side of the street behind the bus stop.  There was
a police officer sitting in a police cruiser, apparently making sure
that nobody actually crossed the police line. I checked the Post's
archives and found that someone found a human skull and another bone
there on Saturday."

That's Geodashing in the District of Columbia with BOB


Game 113 (GDAN) of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers". It's
their second win in a row. Honorable mentions go to "En Dash!" and,
tied for third, "Home for the Itinerant" and "Llama League."

Individual honors go to RogBarn, thanks to his "mad dash" through
Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas:

3 days
almost 1,250 miles driven
15 dashpoints attempted
14 dashpoints reached
2 new state extremes (MO-S and AR-N)
3 new personal state extremes (AR-E, AR-W, KS-E)
3 new yearly state extremes (KS-E, KS-S, MO-E)
4 new Missouri counties with a dashpoint reached
6 counties entered that I had never been in before

Honorable mentions go to Jack Frickey, McMeanderer, Dashing Dog Mac
and Madam Dash.

The game saw 68 dashpoint hunts in nine countries ( Germany, the US,
New Zealand, Austria, Australia, Finland, Portugal, Croatia, and Italy


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Dublin, California, on Tassajara Creek trail, an extra-wide
sidewalk separated from the street by a narrow strip of grass

in Oregon, in flat juniper forest with sandy soil, gnarled trees, and
a few lava rock outcrops, just east of the Huntington Wagon Road, an
historically important north-south route blazed in 1845

in New Zealand, in a patch of grass next to the Masterton Tennis
Centre car park

in a complex of tennis courts of the Twin Creeks Residential and
Country Club in New South Wales

in an easy-to-walk forest near a motocross track in Finland

in Austria, near a wood and some houses where, 50 years ago, was a
coal mine "Seegraben"

in Maryland, near a barn and a petting zoo, part of Boucher's Farm

in a tilled field on the edge of Oregon's Juniper Acres, a subdivision
of 500 10-acre lots with poor roads and no services, 15 km from the
nearest general store

in Missouri, down a gravel road, past a small pond and up the other
side where it turns into the back yard of a small ranch style house

in Germany, in a muddy field behind a small creek, the field rim
overgrown with stinging nettles - dry and brown

in Maryland, on a farm with a lone brown-and-white horse enjoying
munching the grass in the large paddock surrounded by a wood rail

in typical high desert terrain of the lower elevations of eastern
Utah, near the Ouray National Wildlife Refuge where lots of waterfowl
are taking a rest on their fall migration

in an overgrown area next to a gravel parking area of a country bar in

in an ordinary house near an industrial park in Portugal

north of St. Louis in an old industrial area with only an odd boarded
up building here and there

in an empty, muddy field on the outskirts of a village in Croatia,
along a stony track on which an elderly woman was herding long-haired

in Nashville, next to the Vanderbilt University football stadium and
600 meters from the replica of the Parthenon

and 600 meters into Arizona State Trust land, past a twisted saguaro
with a corkscrew appearance and near a typical saguaro


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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