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Geodashing: Apr13   Print  E-mail 
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Results: Geodashing Game 142 (GDBQ)

"In the middle of a field was a small hut with an ornamental lizard
crawling up the side.  It appeared to have some sort of utilities
associated with it.  I feel like we're back to civilization after
wandering around on small roads through extremely poor small towns. I
know I just can't get used to all the trash people leave in their
yards.  Why would you just pile trash on your porch?  Guess I'm too
much of a city slicker.  However, this is a good contrast with the
malling of America."

That's Geodashing in Kentucky with deodasher


"It was a blindingly sunny winter day. I drove to the small harbour in
Rannaküla and left my car there, 600m from the point. First I walked a
little bit westward over sea-ice. It was so beautiful and all white.
There was no wind and the sun was warm. Hiiumaa island was visible in
distance. Then I walked 400m through forest to the point. It was a
nice coastal pine forest with little bushes and some big stones
inside. The point was on a bushy meadow in the middle of junipers."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss


Game 142 (GDBQ) of Geodashing was won by team Llama League, breaking a
string of seven wins by GeoTerriers, who finished second. Honorable
mention goes to teams En Dash!

Individual honors go to Douq Millar and deodasher, thanks to their mad
dash across the American South. Honorable mentions go to Dashing Dog
Mac and Madam Dash, thanks to several Geodashing trips in Victoria and
one trip to New South Wales.

The game saw 91 dashpoint hunts in five countries (Australia, US, UK
Estonia, and Finland).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the gardens behind a block of maisonettes in the UK, reported from
an American-themed diner called the OK Diner

in the middle of Tallarook State Forest, along a ridge following
Horans Track with some of the best scenery of rolling hills covered in
eucalypts in Victoria, Australia

in undeveloped land near Scottsdale, Arizona, where the
close-to-the-ground cacti were in bloom with lovely shades of yellow,
pink and purpose

in the middle of Maine's Etna pond ("still ice on the pond, but
considering the ice was beginning to melt around the edges, I decided
not to take the chance")

in a cattle corral in central Oregon, a kilometer down the road from a
llama ranch

off a gravel road in very rural Arkansas, in a grassy pasture with
small pond and a horse

in England, a short walk from Shepherds Bridge, down a path heavily
worn across fields with new lambs, in a wood across another field and
two walls

in a pasture with some hay piles and one horse, down a very small road
in a pretty valley in Tennessee ("we were getting the evil eye so we
just took a quick look")

in very rural Missouri, in a grassy unfenced field with a pond in the
distance and rolling wooded hills in all directions

down a dirt lane into scrubby woods in Virginia, mostly pine with
minimal undergrowth

in Estonia, through a nice coastal pine forest, on a bushy meadow in
the middle of junipers

in Victoria, Australia, under a lone tree in long, wet grass --
between a housing estate, an asparagus field, and a field with three

along California's Salinas River behind a very secure wire fence in a
lettuce field

in an orange grove in Riverside, California, where most of the fruit
is well along to ripening

in a broad little ravine off a dirt/packed sand road in a mature
forest in Florida's panhandle

in National Wildlife Reserve land in Virginia a half mile from a
Northern Neck winery

in the Harcourt Valley Vineyard in Victoria, Australia, amongst the
vines that were just starting to turn with their autumn colours

in a small park on California's coastal Hwy 1, unreachable this day
because of the running of the Big Sur International Marathon

in front of a green ranch-style house in Kansas City with a vintage
blue Corvette in the driveway

near Clipstone, UK, a nice easy driveby on the entrance road to the
Sherwood Forest Holiday Park, just off Goosethorpe Lane

in Veterans Woods in suburban Chicago, unreachable to a recent
flooding and a swollen creek, but the hiking was great

and in Ullin, Illinois, in an old cemetery with many old graves and
unreadable stones


Douq Millar and deodasher explain the point of Geodashing:

"Geodashing says this is Dumas Mississippi, but we'll remember it as
Guntown. As we got further and further away from major roads our
notions that rural Mississippi is a different country than we live in
began to be confirmed. This is definitely rural south. Thanks for
getting us out to scary parts of the U.S. where we'd NEVER go without

"This trip is a real eye opener.  Such a contrast between amazing
beauty, incredibly ostentatious living, and depressing poverty. If it
weren't for Geodashing, we'd never get such a view of the complex
country we live in."


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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