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Geodashing: May12   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 131 (GDBF)

"The point was in village named Jursi, 400m from a road, in sparse
brush. It was a nice walk through it. Weather was sunny and bushes had
cute small young leaves on branches. Little white flowers were
blooming everywhere. Some mushrooms were growing on trees and on the
ground. I really enjoyed the fabulous day of spring."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

"Man, that is one darned-steep road!! The road is very steep, and has
a couple of really tight turns, such that I never made it out of
second gear, and spent most of my time in first.  Several named roads
branch off here and there, but they are really driveways to large
homes: ranches, almost. After turning around (an arduous process), I
headed back down and saw a very large, yellow water tank just off the
road, with white block letters that spelled out 'DRY GULCH RANCH'."

That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor

"The last ten miles was on a bumpy, poorly-paved,
many-times-patched-but-never-quite-repaired road that led to within 22
meters of the zero point, located within the Knoxville Wildlife Area,
which is a little visited wilderness area that consists of rocky
chaparral, streams, oak trees, deer, snakes, hawks and eagles. About a
half dozen streams actually cross over Knoxville Road making it
impassible in winter, but the steams were only a few inches deep when
I visited yesterday. It was truly a beautiful drive."

That's Geodashing in California with Buxley


Game 131 (GDBF) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their
second win in a row. Honorable mentions goes to teams Llama League
and En Dash!

Individual honors go to RogBarn. Honorable mentions go to
SoccerFanatics and the duo Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash.

The game saw 57 dashpoint hunts in six countries (Australia, US,
Estonia, Czech Republic, UK and Italy).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Estonia, in sparse brush near a village named Jursi, with little
white flowers blooming everywhere and mushrooms growing on trees and
on the ground

on top of a mountain in southern California with a steep road with
really tight turns with named driveways branching off here and there
leading to large homes, ranches almost

in the shadow of Wales' Pen Cerrig Calch ("one of my fave mountains in
the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park. We watched the
farmer's sheepdog rounding up sheep here, not for the first time.")

in southeast Oregon, along a poor dirt road off the main gravel road
leading to Serrano Spring and an historic homestead ("As I pulled up
an antelope bounded away through the sagebrush.")

in Victoria, Australia, behind a large eucalyptus tree with multiple
trunks or several trees which had fused together

beside a brick front McMansion in an upscale DC suburb ("A blue sign
on their mail box indicated 'dog contained by Invisible Fence.'")

near New South Wales's Randwick Race Course, near a block of block of
red-brick flats named "Phar Lap" after Australia's most famous

very near the basketball goal beside the driveway of a house in
Virginia ("I donít know that I could have dunked it from there, but it
would be difficult to miss the shot.")

by a 10 foot brick wall surrounding a golf course in Colorado

in rural Missouri, in a plowed field along a dirt road, off old
highway 21, which, before it was replaced by new highway 21, had so
many accidents it was nicknamed "Blood Alley"

under heavy tree cover in Connecticut's Mattatuck State Forest

in a newly planted cornfield in a suspended suburban development
several miles from, but still within sight of, the Nebraska state
capitol's tall spire.

unreachable on the infield of the Tucson International Airport near
the intersection of taxiways A8 and C

between two parked semi trailers in a truck yard on the north side
of a 150x170 m warehouse in Minnesota

in Victoria, Australia, nestled in some blackberry bushes between a
small vacant factory and the railway line

in California, 110 meters from the road, but reachable from the
Pacific Crest Trail which crosses the street and loops behind the
private property along the street

in the Czech forest known as "Czech Canada," about 100 m from a newly
built hide for hunters

in a freshly planted corn field in Iowa, in an area of very green,
rolling hills, tree-lined creeks, and wildflowers blooming in

in New South Wales, near a full dam in sheep grazing area with
beautiful rolling hills covered by green grazing land dotted with gum

in the UK, 90 m from a metal gate on the footpath up the field of

in somewhat hilly but still farmable countryside in Illinois, up an
embankment with tall grass and Queen Anneís Lace in bloom

and at a school in West Frankfort, Illinois, with a large map of the
US painted on the playground, with a big star mapping the location of
the school (and the dashpoint)


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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