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Geodashing: Feb12   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 128 (GDBC) "This was a shelf road along some cliff faces and I was glad for the 4-wheel drive on my vehicle. I 'graunched' over some rocks and got to wondering if I should be doing this alone. I ended up seeing some great sights of the Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge over the Colorado River, but I would recommend going with more than one vehicle. I finally got to within .33 miles of the point on the road and had to start hoofing it. It started out as a pretty easy walk down a wash but when I got to within about 0.12 miles there was a pretty steep drop off. I managed to make it down this only to find an even steeper drop at about 0.10 miles. I was thinking that due to the fact that I was all alone and nobody knew where on earth I was going that maybe it wasn't the brightest idea to try to make it down this descent. But, knowing what an effort I had made so far, I didn't really want to give up. Soooo, I started down the cliff and eventually scrambled down to the bottom and looked back up and then realized that I would have to somehow make it back up. I said my prayers and headed back toward my vehicle. I was somehow able to make it up the cliff face and trudged back to my car. Whew, that was an experience. On the drive back up the dirt road I hit a big rock and heard a big 'thunk', I made it back home but it turns out with a busted up front suspension." That's Geodashing in Nevada with D"We packed up and started up a fire break. We were in Pikes National Forest surrounded by pines and large patches of snow. It was a climb of about a 20% grade. We came across a large rock outcrop that we had to find a way around. We continued up and came to a point that was way too steep. Because the BabyBjorn held Elizabeth in front, Catherine couldn't see, very easily, her feet. It was decided that Tressie and I would continue. Tressie decided to bring along her parrot puppet and her dollhouse guy. Unfortunately, she left her dollhouse guy on the mountain and didn't tell us until we were back in the car. I took a picture of us and was about to turn around when the GPS tumbled out of my pocket and 30 feet down the side. It was steep enough that I went a little below the GPS and was able to grab it at chest level. We made it back to Catherine and Elizabeth with Lily in tow having the time of her life. We regrouped and took a family photo." That's Geodashing in Colorado with YLO_RLR ================================== Game 128 (GDBC) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League," their second win in a row. Honorable mention goes to team "GeoTerriers." Individual honors go to RogBarn, whose 45 points outscored the next four players combined. Honorable mention goes to Jack Frickey. The game saw 51 dashpoint hunts in five countries (the US, Germany, Australia, Greece and Spain). ================================== A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month: in Bend, Oregon, in the middle of a road that's a major access to the forests, lakes and ski areas, scored at midnight on February 1 down a wash and a cliff off a shelf road in the Nevada desert, with great views of Hoover Dam and the new suspension bridge over the Colorado River, in Missouri, just off Old Lemay Ferry Road ("it’s the road that is old, not the ferry, when in actual fact the ferry is really old and no longer exists") in the holiday village of Holz (wood), Germany, with many similar wooden huts, built in a funny shape. ("It's not allowed to drive through this village for non residents, so I had to walk, which was kind of OK as you see much more than by only driving by.") just reachable (with perseverance and a second attempt) on the campus of one of the many USDA facilities in the Beltsville, Maryland, area about halfway up a narrow dirt driveway to a brick farmhouse on the Geelong-Ballan Road of Victoria, Australia in the Arizona desert, along a faint double track and next to a barrel cactus pointing south by a palo verde tree inside a locked garage behind an eight story apartment building on Olimpou Street in the municipality of Chalandri in Athens, Greece in a nice neighborhood about two kilometers from Disney's "Magic Kingdom" in southern California, near a one-story white house with a small Coleman camping trailer in the driveway in a harvested cornfield just north of the tiny town of Ricketts, Iowa ("two stop signs") off a gravel road in Iowa, just east of a big wind farm off a powerline road in Nevada, just east of large solar power plants near a dead tree in a pine forest near Boecillo, Spain, about 200 m from a gas pipeline and 1 km from the Duero River and on a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in southern California, with nice views of Cañon Escondido and the San Gabriel Mountains beyond with a light dusting of snow ================================== RogBarn knows that no two places are exactly alike: "It's been a busy month of dashing in which I scored my third highest monthly total. Most of them were in corn fields where the corn stalks had been cut off. I thought I was seeing double or triple sometimes. But each one was different and interesting to get to. It sure was nice to get a month of mad dashing in. Thanks for getting me out to all these places." ================================== 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 .
Last Updated ( 12:39 Sunday, 04 March 2012 UTC )


 
 

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