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Geodashing: Oct12   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 136 (GDBK)

"The first approach was unsuccessful. I drove to 700m, but the point
was on the other side of a 3m wide deep trench. Then I tried from
another direction, where it was possible to drive to 900m. Most
interesting things I saw: a wild boar hunting tower, brush with fallen
trees and trenches, water on the ground, several kind of berries, a
small partially wet cattle road with bullshit and footprints, a nice
meadow, a power line, mushrooms on the ground and on trees, a bullshit
laying trailer, a strange hut next to the cattle road, a farm house,
cows on a pastory and cat-tails (the plants). The point was in brush,
25m from the power line. Some mushrooms were growing there."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss




Game 136 (GDBK) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their
second win in a row. Honorable mention goes to team Llama League.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mention goes to

The game saw 38 dashpoint hunts in six countries (US, UK, Australia,
Estonia, Germany and Brazil).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in typical Utah country with sagebrush, pinion pine and juniper trees
("a beautiful rainbow appeared so we drove into the park for an
unobstructed photograph")

in Wyoming, in unfenced open range land with a dusting of light snow,
the outskirts of Cheyenne visible in the distance and a large windfarm
on a mesa just a few miles south

in New Mexico, about 150 ft from an empty snuff can in fairly flat
desert with a few widely spaced 6 ft mesquite bushes the largest
living thing around

in Cupertino, California, just north of St. Andrew Armenian Church, a
beautiful, terracotta-colored house of worship with a khachkar in
front commemorating "the 1700th anniversary of the proclamation of
Christianity in Armenia"

in Arizona, in the gravel parking lot (with painted stripes) of the
Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene

in a small street in a suburb of Melbourne, near a park where there is
a geocache hidden and a school where some children were playing

in a cul-de-sac in Virgina with three driveways, one with a basketball
goal, one with a mailbox with two cardinals and the third a mailbox
with four white horses

behind a house in Maryland with a mailbox with very pretty wildflowers
and a couple of butterflies painted on it

in Nebraska, in a harvested corn field near a rundown farm complex
with a large "Go Big Red" sign on the barn

in Minnesota in a harvested corn field with two eagles eating

on Australia's Mornington peninsula, on a small hobby farm with some
black cattle and three alpacas quietly grazing on lush grass

in the Orange Grove RV Park outside Bakersfield, California with a
purple banner with white letters reading "Vagabond RV Group" flapping
jauntily in the wind

and in a table grape vineyard north of Bakersfield, California ("Off
in the distance, every ten-fifteen seconds, I could hear a loud 'boom'
noise. I suspect that these were 'bird bombs': small explosives used
to scare birds out of the fields.")


chaosmanor honors Jack Frickey with a mini-mad dash:

"It's been a while since I was last able to score more than one DP on
the same day. I last scored three or more DPs in one day on September,
24th, 2010. Things fell nicely into place for a three-dashpoint drive
up the east side of the San Joaquin Valley. This trek was an
interesting mix of rural and urban; I think Jack Frickey would have
enjoyed it. Well, Jack, I did my best to do a trip such as you have
done so many times. A pale reflection, certainly, but a tribute
nonetheless :-)"


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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