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Geodashing: Jun13   Print  E-mail 
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Results: Geodashing Game 144 (GDBS)

"From a conveniently located pullout on the main highway it was 482m
to the DP. I walked down a small valley, immediately seeing big dusty
holes in the ground. These are the 'wallows' where the bison get on
the ground and roll around to rid themselves of insects.  Fortunately
the bison, at least 50, were south of the road and the dashpoint was
north but while walking I kept a sharp lookup since encountering bison
on foot is not a good idea, to put it mildly. So instead I scared a
few pronghorn that were lying in the grass. At the crest of a hill I
saw a wetland surrounding a small lake. I walked down as far as I
could go, 67m, fortunately scoring the point (I would have waded the
lake if I'd had to). It's a fantastically beautiful spot and a thrill
to be able to walk on public land to reach the point."

That's Geodashing with Douq Millar in Yellowstone National Park

"I took the girls on a hike in the mountains nearest to us. AVOK is
within the Pike National Forest (one of the first in America) and not
far from Devil's Head lookout, the last fire lookout in Colorado and
operated for over 100 years. We followed Dakan Road up switchbacks to
over 8000ft. We got out, I loaded Elizabeth in the backpack and
Tressie in the jogging stroller with Lilly walking along. We followed
the dirt road and saw a fox and some deer (fortunately no bears!).  We
made it to the ridge we would follow and left the road. Pleasantly, we
found a rough trail to follow along the ridge.  We followed it for
about 0.4 mile.  Then left it and hoofed it cross country under nice
tree cover another 0.4 mile.  We headed down the side of the ridge and
to close enough.  The jogging stroller was getting worn and my jimmy
rig of the handle bar was starting to become loose."

That's Geodashing in Colorado with YLO_RLR


Game 144 (GDBS) of Geodashing was won by team Llama League. Honorable
mention goes to team GeoTerriers.

Individual honors go to Doug Millar, thanks to a 2900 mile round trip
to go camping in Wyoming's Bighorn mountains. Thanks for taking us
with you. Honorable mention goes to Tom Arneson.

The game saw 66 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (Australia,
Estonia, US UK, Czech Republic, Germany, and Canada).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

by a mill on a pond in a village in the Czech Republic

in the northeast corner of Yellowstone Park ("I mean how many
dashpoints come with herds of bison, pronghorn, deer and elk! And the
scenery, unbelievably beautiful.")

on a ridge at 8,000 ft in Colorado's Pike National Forest

in the grass beside the road through the green rolling hills of South
Dakota's Crow Creek Reservation ("just what you saw in Dances with

in swampy forest near the village of Laugu, Estonia ("There were
delicious young tips on the branches of spruces, of which I had nice
fresh addition to my breakfast.")

in very featureless and flat South Dakota farm country, in a
water-logged cornfield where the plants are just coming up

in western Wisconsin, in an area with more woods and swamps than
farm fields, about half of which have corn plants up about 10 cm

in a field of ripening oilseed rape in the UK, scored from the 29A
motorway slip road

in an absolutely flat area of Germany, in a field of sugar beets

in a corn field in Nebraska with what may be sugar beets to the north
("I didn't know they did sugar beets in Nebraska, but I passed a sugar
processing plant leaving Scottsbluff so that's my guess."

in South Carolina, in a field with a shed and logging equipment and
all kinds of other metal detritus

on the road through sagebrush country of Colorado's Dinosaur National
Monument, with a good view of the Green River and Yampa River, with
the river confluence blocked by Steamboat Rock, another breathtaking

in picturesque country outside of Calgary, Alberta, off the long Gorge
Creek Road, reachable only from the south as the road has been
barricaded off halfway along for what looks like a couple of years

on the narrow ridge between Maxwell Bay and North Arm of Minnesota's
Lake Minnetonka, home to many expensive lakeshore homes

in a wooded ravine in Duluth, Minnesota, with the impressive view of
the chapel of St. Scholastica College in the distance

in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, one of the oldest settlements west of the
Mississippi River, in the middle of Industrial Drive, in front of some
kind of agribusiness

on the Marin County Club's golf course in Novato, California, very
near the 15th tee

in the Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve outside Melbourne, with horse
paddocks and bushland and a one time obstacle course either for the
Girl Guides or for WW2 infantry training

out of reach behind the fence around the US Army's Tooele Depot in

out of reach inside the lip of Kennecott's huge open pit mine, itself
surrounded by rugged desert terrain in Utah

in an empty pasture in Utah, where the grass was tall and green and
the sky was blue and cloudless ("It doesn't get any better than

and only 500 feet from the fire line, in the evacuation area of
Colorado's most destructive forest fire in history, the Black Forest
Fire, inaccessible to the public a week earlier


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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