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Geodashing: May11   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 119 (GDAT) "It turned out that I could have gotten within about 50 ft in my car if I had wanted to drive down a quad trail. However, I probably wouldn't have had the excitement of walking up on a rattlesnake coiled up in the middle of the track. This was about 7:30 in the morning and he must have just been waking up and seemed as surprised as I was to see the other out there, but he started rattling and I started running, so I think in the overall scheme of things he won." That's Geodashing in California with D"Farmers and tractors were busy all throughout my hunt; pulling harrows, disks, planters, and fertilizer applicators. This dashpoint was 600 m out in the field, out of my reach with all the activity going on. At the farmstead the grandparents were planting the garden and what was likely the son and grandson were on tractors in the field across the road." That's Geodashing in Minnesota with Tom Arneson "After 32 km of driving and 600 m of walking in the forest I made it zero. It was a beautiful sunny day. Lots of rabbits were seen on the road. In the forest Green Hairstrek butterflies (Callophrys rubi) were flying, it means that soon will be summer in Northern Finland!" That's Geodashing in Finland with isopekka "Yesterday we ventured out in the +40'C temperatures for a picnic and a swim at the Inland Sea - 5 vehicles in total. This was virtually en route for us. After lowering tyre pressures we headed out into the dunes. Ground Zero was not too far off the direct route and we stopped right on top of it. Lovely dunes and a easy drive in a 4x4." That's Geodashing in Qatar with cincol "One of my current geodashing objectives is to visit dashpoints (confluences as well) in as many states as possible. The only east coast state I have not visited is Maine. I had both Friday and Monday off for the Memorial Day weekend so four days gave me enough time to drive to Maine and back with stops for dashpoints along the way. On this trip I drove 1550 miles through 12 states visiting 17 dashpoints in 9 different states along with one confluence." That's Geodashing in the United States with Jack Frickey ================================== Game 119 (GDAT) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League" for the third month in a row. Honorable mention goes to team "GeoTerriers." Individual honors go to Jack Frickey, thanks to his mad dash from Maryland to Maine. His score was more than the next seven players combined. The game saw 62 dashpoint hunts in nine countries (US, Australia, Estonia, Canada, Finland, South Africa, Qatar, Brazil and Uruguay). ================================== A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month: on a Qatar sand dune ("an easy drive in a 4x4 after lowering tyre pressures") in a valley next to a small town outside Calgary, on the far side of a river that could be forded ... if your car has two feet of clearance in a meadow in Estonia, reached by foot after a pleasant bicycle ride in Phoenix's South Mountain Park, with scenic views, fast moving bicycles on the mountain switchbacks and a large lizard sunning himself within the scoring circle in blackberry brambles at the foot of a staircase leading to Washington's Bellevue College outside of a several-blocks-long brick structure with no obvious markings, a garage for Washington DC Metro buses northwest of Melbourne, in very green forest with moss covering all the rocks, in the Castlemaine Historic Diggings ("The ground was littered with a lot of quartz. No Gold this time!") behind a fence in a sand and gravel pit in Nebraska in Oregon, up a steep hillside with no paths, not even any animal trails, and covered with dense, head-high vegetation, and poison oak shoots everywhere ("No thank you!") in a suburb of Phoenix, in a neighborhood of single family houses with tile roofs and adobe painted in desert pastel colors in a farm field in rural Missouri in an area where suburbia is encroaching in a very rural residential community in the Appalachian foothills, on a property flying a large black flag with skull and crossbones on a golf driving range in a Los Angeles suburb, with small greens with flags and a few bunkers in front of a 3 car attached garage in a residential area near the westerly reaches of Minnesota's Lake Minnetonka at a house in Macedonia, Ohio, right about where a boat on a trailer was parked in Finland, on the shore of a artificial lake, which formerly was a pond for a fish hatchery along a small track on the edge of the Kororoit Creek gorge a park in the western suburbs of Melbourne and somewhere in Uruguay along a concrete road but scored on a night too dark to see anything ("the smell of pine wood was fantastic") ================================== 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 .
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