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Geodashing: Mar12   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 129 (GDBD)

"We drove to the small house which was the office of the Palo Rosa
Dairy. There were numerous large feed lots with MANY cows scattered
among the rice(?) fields. I knocked on the door and was greeted by a
nice lady and two friendly dogs. When I presented my request, she too
didn't feel qualified to grant permission. She summoned a tall man
probably in his early 30s to the discussion. I presented my request to
go out in the field and take a picture for the third time. He seemed
agreeable and without much discussion said I could. I told him I'd
park across the road and just walk in, but, he said as long as there
was a road I was welcome to drive there. Off we went back to the
location of the DP. The field access road took us to within about 500
feet. The ground in the field (paddy?) was marginally muddy (soft but
not too squishy) with berms running in the direction of the DP with
water channels on either side. I walked out along one of these berms
with the wet plants soaking my jeans until I reached water in the
channel and mud on the berm. I was 310 feet from the DP. Whew! Made
it."

That's Geodashing in California with Jack Frickey

 

"As we turned south off the interstate and went through Arizona City
along Sunland Gin Road I was reminded of California City in
California. Both cities seemed to have been surveyed and staked out
long ago but their potential was never fully realized or developed,
possibly because this area is **in the middle of nowhere** and, like
Cal City, is subject to extreme dust storms. We passed by the
abandoned Lake View Apartments and Motel and then turned west onto the
dirt Equestrian Drive. There was a sign for the Sunland Ranches HOA
Neighborhood and a few manufactured houses brought in and dropped off.
There was an upside down abandoned couch on lot 58 and we were able to
zero out the point on the road between lots 57 and 56."

That's Geodashing in Arizona with Wisk

"We're parked on side of the road in an unfenced cornfield. On this
trip we're seeing the first hints of spring, plus a tremendous south
wind that makes it almost impossible to open car doors. We're parked
across from a yellow metal building which is labeled Cabbage Patch
Fantasy Land. A sign along the main highway indicated this tourist
"attraction" is closed."

That's Geodashing in Iowa with Douq Millar

==================================

Game 129 (GDBD) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League," their
third win in a row. Honorable mention goes to team "GeoTerriers."

Individual honors go to Tom Arneson. Honorable mentions go to
deodasher and Douq Millar.

The game saw 43 dashpoint hunts in only three countries (the US,
Australia, and Finland).

==================================

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

just off the road in Finland, otherwise it would have required
following rabbit tracks left on deep snow into a forest

near a barn on a farmstead in Minnesota, reached via snow covered farm
trails

in the Montrose neighborhood of Glendale, California on a narrow path
that runs up a little ridge line ("Not a lot to see other than scrub
oak, laurel sumac and buckwheat. We saw two rather large mountain lion
paw prints in the wet sand")

in a harvested, unfenced soybean field in flat country in Nebraska
("saw a few newborn calves, this might be their first day outside")

in the middle of La Riviere Marsh in the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay
National Wildlife Refuge surrounded by brown vegetation and tiny ponds

just off the road at the base of a hill in equestrian land around
Wandin North, Victoria, Australia

on the side of a steeply sloped north facing hill just south of the
abandoned Mile-Wide Mine in Arizona's Saguaro National Park

behind the locked gate of a quarry near Langwarren, Victoria,
Australia

in an apartment complex of fast growing Orland Park township,
Illinois, ("it looked like nothing but horrible sprawl") near the Cook
County Forest Preserve which offers some of the best hiking in the
Chicago area

and on the back side of Arizona's Tucson Mountains in in an empty
field between the Avra Valley Hardware and the Water Hole Package
Liquor store

==================================

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 ( 08:58 Thursday, 05 April 2012 UTC )


 
 

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