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Geodashing: Jan13   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 139 (GDBN)

"While staying in western Sydney this week, we thought that it might
be a good idea to drive across the Blue Mountains in search of
dashpoints. We found one past Lithgow on the road north to Mudgee. A
major bonus was the opportunity to see 'the world's widest canyon' at
Capertee, where the western cliffs of the Blue Mountains form a huge
canyon containing reputedly the largest variety of birdlife in the
southern hemisphere. This surely is a hidden gem which Geodashing has
enabled me (and my extended family) to discover."

That's Geodashing in New South Wales with Dashing Dog Mac


Game 139 (GDBN) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their fifth
win in a row. Honorable mention again goes to team Llama League.

Individual honors go to Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash. Honorable
mention goes to SoccerFanatics.

The game saw 51 dashpoint hunts in four countries (Australia, US,
Estonia, and Brazil).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the Charleston City Market in downtown Charleston, South Carolina

in the front hallway of a house in Malvern, a very pleasant leafy,
posh suburb of Melbourne scored by three players on New Year's Day

next to a little cemetery in very rural North Carolina

in bushy land at the base of the rocky Mt Vincent in New South Wales

near the southbound lanes of I-15 near Nephi, Utah ("The setting sun
was shining on the snow-covered foothills of Mount Nebo and the
western sky was bright orange.")

in Illinois, in the tree line between two fields with only a bit of
debris from last year's crops ("the sunset was spectacular")

in southern California, in an area devoted to horses, on a property
with a stone wall around it, with two wagon wheels (seemingly a
requirement) in the walls on each side of the driveway to the gate

near a creosote bush in Arizona, scored on one of the coldest days of
the year ("Everyone is worried about their citrus trees.")

800 meters into the forest in Estonia ("There was snow on the ground
and occasionally some water. The point was close to a big tree with
lot of branches - probably an oak, but I'm not sure, because it had no

in a very bleak harvested cornfield in Iowa, down a minimum
maintenance road blocked by a snowdrift, which was firm enough for

on the side of rural Minnesota's County Road 5, also known as Nature
Avenue ("The road is gravel surfaced covered with packed and icy snow,
with an ice covered drainage ditch on the west side.")

in very light scrub at the side of the road in gold country west of
Melbourne ("We saw some grey kangaroos bounding away when they heard
us coming.")

inside the security fence of the army barracks at Bonegilla, Victoria,
Australia, near the Bonegilla Heritage Centre which is the site of
"The Migrant Experience," a history of migration to Australia between
1947 and 1971

in Illinois, next to a small picnic pavilion on the grounds of the
DuPage County Animal Shelter

out of reach inside a gated (fortified?) mobile home community in
Arizona ("Even the drainages had significant wrought iron grates.")

and out of reach in Brazil, behind closed gates made of horizontal
strands of barbed wire fixed to vertical lengths of wood ("in the
early afternoon on a hot Sunday when local people may well have cooled
themselves with the odd beer or cachaša, I felt it prudent not to
tempt fate and headed off on my way to Montevideo.")


Haraldpoiss explains the perils of Geodashing in Estonia:

"As it could have been expected, on the way back I was stopped on the
road because of over-speeding. It was the 'green patrol' this time,
which means that they are actually not the police, but the border
guard. Theoretically these guys should be spending their time on sea,
seeking for these Russian submarines... But no-no, instead of that
they are lurking on the road-side in their green van and measuring
speed. Anyway, after checking the documents they let me go with no


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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