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Geodashing: Feb11   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 116 (GDAQ)

"I live in what I like to think is a nice area for views of hills and
I'd driven down from Glasgow through what are sometimes called the
Scottish 'Borders' which gives equally good views, but looking out
across the fields near Derwent Reservoir near a stream heading down to
the reservoir with an occasional rain squall hitting me as I tried to
take a decent picture I did think it was a great view on a wet
February afternoon."

That's Geodashing in the UK with Morseman

"It was in the Kaugatoma-Loo landscape protection reserve. Because of
the small roads were under deep snow, the closest point where I could
reach by car, was at distance 1,2km. It happened to be on the coast
next to a cute little light house. I parked and stepped over a low
fence onto a half-frozen swamp. Soon it turned to a stony alvar. 300m
from the dashpoint there was a frozen lake. The ice was wet and made
some weird bubbling sounds under my weight, but didn't crack. Last
200m were a bit nasty. There was about 20cm water on the surface under
forest, which was covered with thin ice, which in turn had 10cm snow
on it. The ice broke every now and then, but most of the time it was
still possible to walk on it."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

"We turned off the coastal road and headed up a very narrow and mostly
unsealed road that wound through the mountainous terrain overlooking
the Tyrrhenian Sea. The road was way too narrow and treacherous to
attempt to turn around, so we continued on, passing 158 metres from
zero, until stopped by a wire strung across the track. I stepped out
of the car and saw an elderly Sicilian man carrying a long stick
watching us and shaking his head in either astonishment or anger. I
was left with no alternative but to reverse down the winding narrow
road and as we passed the Sicilian gentleman he gave us a look that
showed what he thought of our navigation skills."

That's Geodashing in Italy with Dashing Dog Mac


Game 116 (GDAQ) of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers." Honorable
mentions go to teams "Team GPS," "En Dash!" and "Llama League."

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey. Honorable mentions go to Dashing
Dog Mac and Madam Dash.

The game saw 70 dashpoint hunts in six countries (US, UK, Estonia,
Germany, Italy and Australia).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on a motorway in the UK looking out across the fields near Derwent

in Estonia, in the snow-covered Kaugatoma-Loo landscape protection

in Pennsylvania, out of reach down an unimproved road going to a farm,
probably owned by Pennsylvania Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch

on IH 35 just south of Minneapolis, scoreable from all lanes and
passed by about 158,000 drivers daily

on a very fast, busy road connecting Grosseto and Siena with low
hills, green fields, double-storey block villas, pencil pines and
Mediterranean pines typical of Tuscany all around

in western New York, on a dead end road with grape farms on both sides
that dies at the border with Pennsylvania

in Oregon, 72 m beyond a barbed-wire fence on nothing but flat,
monotonous juniper sageland

in Oregon, on a small rise next to a large flat surrounded by pumice,
a volcanic rock that is less dense than water

in Germany, in a slightly grown field with barley (or wheat?) outside
the little village of Hary

in a mountainous area of Italy known as the Garfagnana in a small
field containing olive trees and grape vines on the main (and only)
street of the village of Posara

southeast of Munich, Germany, on a farm where turf has been (or still
is) harvested

in Illinois, in a small rolling field with several sets of tire tracks
thru the snow and last year’s corn stalks poking thru the snow

at about 9 o'clock on the clocklike layout of the campus of Chabot
College in Hayward, California

in the parking lot in the Morrisville Shopping Center, in Morrisville,
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

in the front yard of a very secured house with a gated driveway in
Morris County, New Jersey

and in the the western districts of Victoria, Australia, with the
small Mount Vite in the distance ("There are some strange double name
localities around here, namely Vite Vite, Nerrin Nerrin, Pura Pura and
Wool Wool. Interesting interesting!!")


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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