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Geodashing: Oct11   Print  E-mail 
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Results: Geodashing Game 124 (GDAY)

"Once we got there, this was an easy acquisition, but finding the way
to it was a lot harder than I had expected. I had figured to stay on
the road after it turned to dirt at the railroad tracks just east of
Sierra Highway. What I didn't know is that the road doesn't actually
cross the railroad tracks. There are concrete barriers, but those
could be gotten around, if you have a high-clearance vehicle, which we
don't. So I wound up driving south for several kilometers to paved
Sopp Road, crossed the tracks there, drove to where it ends at the
fence around Edwards AFB, and turned north on paved Lone Butte Road.
We then traveled a few kilometers north before beginning travel on
several unsigned dirt roads that have a few homes here and there. Lots
of creosote, the occasional small Joshua tree, deep blue sky pocked
with the occasional cloud... very quiet. I can understand why some
folks like to live out here."

That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor

"After a stiff climb through hemlock forest, the trail popped out into
the open above Moraine Lake. We continued up the trail over a sandy
plateau and after a kilometer cut cross-country to the dashpoint. The
sandy slope is surrounded by a few trees that hang on, and about as
many bleached, twisted dead ones. Beautiful views of South Sister,
Broken Top and a large lava field called Rock Mesa. Although the Three
Sisters are considered dormant, ground uplifting of nearly 30 cm has
been measured nearby, so who knows? A fine hike in the high country
with a friend before the snow flies. Fall is a good time of year."

That's Geodashing in Oregon with geodasher

"This DP is in a National Wildlife Refuge and the roads are
doubletracks but are restricted to walking or the refuge personnel. So
we parked and walked about 500m along road, then about 300 m on levee,
wetlands on either side. This reached a wildlife viewing hut.
Continuing north was a mowed path to about 135m. Then it was through
bushes, weeds, small trees to 99m (could have gone further but already
had enough stickers). I'm hoping the low growing bushes with oak leaf
shape are not the poison type."

That's Geodashing in Missouri with Douq Millar


Game 124 (GDAY) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League" by a huge
margin. The team had more points than all other teams combined. No
honorable mentions this month!

Individual honors go to Douq Millar, thanks to a mad dash across Iowa,
Missouri and Illinois in which he scored 19 dashpoints in 63 hours.
Whew! Honorable mention to deodasher.

The game saw 87 dashpoint hunts in five countries (Germany, Estonia,
Australia, Finland and the US).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a harvested field in Estonia, a kilometer from an altar raised for
the goddess Blesta, who is believed to be the creator of the world
civilization 30000 years ago

in a corn field in Minnesota, near sugar beet and soy bean fields
("The soybean harvest was underway with large combines working in
clouds of dust and trucks and wagons hauling the beans.")

in a construction zone on I-70 in flat Illinois farm country ("Lots of
harvesting going on today, grain trucks and farm machinery all over
the roads."

in a sugar beet field in Germany

in an alfalfa field in Colorado

in dense forest in Finland

along green country roads in Australia's Stanley State Forest,
offering glorious views on a fine spring morning

in a cow pasture at the forest edge in the Bergisch Land in Nordrhein

in California's Mojave desert surrounded by lots of creosote, the
occasional small Joshua tree, and a deep blue sky pocked with the
occasional cloud ... very quiet

in Prairie Park in Schaumberg, Illinois, with lots of green grass,
pretty yellow-leafed trees, a whole bunch of tall reeds near a local

in waist high tallgrass in Pingree Grove Forest Preserve in Illinois
("the frogs are really busy calling")

unreachable behind a locked gate in a private Skeet and Trap club in

on sprawling forest land in Oregon, through a maze of old logging
roads ("I dislike hiking off-trail this time of year because the
forest is crawling with hunters")

in Minnesota's Mille Lacs State Wildlife Management Area in a wooded
area of birch and aspen ("I saw a hunter's campsite. He'd been there
long enough that he had to wash clothes, as they were hanging on a
rope between two trees.")

on the lower slopes of South Sister, the third-highest peak in Oregon
("The trail to the summit, described as 'exceedingly steep, long and
rugged,' passes about 350 m from the point.")

off a valley road in New Hampshire, with ski trails going up both
sides of the valley

in Germany near the Netherlands border, in a meadow near a greenhouse
in which tomatoes are cultivated

along Maine's Ellis River, near Maine's shortest covered bridge

on a private dock in a planned community where every house has a water
front that circuitously connects to the San Francisco Bay delta

in Illinois farm country, just south of a set of grid roads near a
dome-like barn

on the edge of New Mexico's Carrizozo Lava Flow (2 miles wide, 44
miles long), at less than 5,000 years old, one of the youngest lava
flows in the continental US

and in Columbus, Ohio, across the street from a house with several
pumpkins, ghosts and other related Halloween decorations on display
(along with the American flag)


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 ( 14:22 Saturday, 05 November 2011 UTC )


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