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Geodashing: Aug12   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 134 (GDBI)

"Once we came to the place where we had to leave the main road, the
scenery changed into village roads that appeared sleeping for a
century. Hay being towed along the narrow roads by a horse, cows
looking for rescue from the 40C in the shadow beneath the trees, the
obscure aesthetic of deep poverty in the soft green hills. We found
ourselves in the Romanian outback, poor and beautiful. The road was a
serpentine on the aerial picture, and the spot would be in one of the
curves. Now I was driving uphill those serpentines, and my son asked
me to slow down, as he was becoming sick in the curves. A minute or so
later we were there. Just as we left the car, the heat of the day had
built thunderstorms above our heads, enough to make a thunder when we
stopped the car. An appropriate background scenery for stepping out
and zeroing out Romania's first dash point."

That's Geodashing in Romania with freichmann


Game 134 (GDBI) of Geodashing was won by team En Dash! Honorable
mentions go to teams GeoTerriers and Llama League.

Individual honors go to four players, all tied with three dashpoints
and nine points -- Jack Frickey, MapLady, SoccerFanatics, and Tom

The game saw 30 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (US, Finland,
Romania, Estonia, UK, Italy and New Zealand), including the game's
first visit to Romania.


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a wheat field off a green lane in the UK, reached by new bicycle on
a sunny day

in Minnesota, just off the Soo Line Trail, a recreational vehicle
trail on the roadbed of an railroad

among wild strawberries and raspberries along a small forest trail in

in Maine, about 400 meters off of a wide dirt road into  birch and
pine forest

in Pennsylvania's Hickory Run State Park, across open patches and
along deer trails and a few minutes walk through heavy mountain laurel

in the UK, just off the Aire and Calder Navigation, a waterway used to
carry freight and other goods before the railways came into being

just off the bow of the tarp-covered boat in the driveway of a very
quaint red-brick ranch home southwest of Chicago

on the road to California's Lick Observatory, on a dry, grassy hill
overlooking much of the Santa Clara valley, aka Silicon Valley

south of Red Mountain, California, in slightly uneven desert with the
usual scrubby brush, with evidence of mining all around

near an abandoned church on a narrow gravel road in Virginia's dense

inside either the Bohemian Cafe, an Omaha landmark, or the Prague
Hotel, a nicely remodeled old building in Omaha, Nebraska

in a cornfield in Ohio, just south of an Amish or Mennonite barn

in a hay field in southwestern Wisconsin's rolling farmland ("The
crops don't look too bad, but the drought isn't as bad here as farther

in the back of the Kellogg's plant in Muncy Pennsylvania

out of reach (to Australians, at least) in a vineyard in New Zealand

behind a mechanized gate (open, thanks) of a million dollar estate
north of Bend, Oregon

near Villesse, Italy, near a big storage building, a mighty IKEA store
and a miniature aeroplane center, with a few planes circling and
rolling in the air

in grassland off I-25 in Colorado Springs ("Look west you get a good
look at the Air Force Academy set against Rampart Range.")

and on runway 34R on Washington State's Paine Field Snohomish County
Airport ("Paine Field is where Boeing builds 787s in a building that
is one of the largest buildings in the world.")


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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