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Geodashing: Jan14   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 151 (GDBZ)

"The last was the most difficult, not in driving distance, because it
was only about 9 kilometers south of where we were
staying. The difficult part was walking through knee deep snow to get
within scoring range. I only had to cover about 100 meters, but it
took a lot of effort to high step through the snow. As I was
struggling, the sun was just sitting on, and then sinking below the
southwestern horizon."

That's Geodashing in Minnesota with Tom Arneson

 

"It was a beautiful sunny winter day with chilly -10C outside. The bus
dropped me 3.6km from the point, where from I walked then. It took me
little bit more than an hour to reach there. I saw a couple of black
roes twice, but they ran away too fast to take a picture. It was
getting really dark and I started walking back to the bus. I reached
the stop about 45min too early, so I started walking towards home. I
managed to walk 3 bus stops (3.7km) before the bus came. I hadn't
drank a sip of water during almost 6 hours. So I finally felt a bit
thirsty and took the bottle from the side-pocket of my jacket. And at
least half of the water in it had frozen to ice."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

==================================

Game 151 (GDBZ) of Geodashing was won convincingly by team
GeoTerriers, their second win in a row, who scored more points than
all other teams combined.

Individual honors go to Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash, followed
closely by SoccerFanatics.

The game saw 66 dashpoint hunts in five countries (Australia, US,
Finland, UK and Estonia).

==================================

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the mile-wide floodplain of the Mississippi River in Illinois, with
only metal silos breaking the horizon of open farm fields

in mostly pasture country, along with a harvested cornfield, in
Nebraska, desolate and dead at this time of year

in a leafy linear park in Surrey Hills, an inner eastern suburb of
Melbourne, where there were several large eucalyptus trees and two
magpies

in the cloverleaf for the Warsaw exit of I-40 in North Carolina

on the Germantown on-ramp of I-270 in Maryland

inside the gates of a refinery in Finland

on a tree-lined street in suburban Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, near
the playing fields of two prestigious Roman Catholic Secondary Schools
("There were boys practising their cricket skills.")

along a fence line to a large paddock near Hall's Gap, Victoria,
Australia, not too far from the rocky peaks of the Grampians mountains

in rural Tennessee, on a road near a run-down house with a trailer for
sale across the street that looked nicer than the house

in an oak and pine forest in South Carolina, the ground covered with
fallen leaves ("no people, no animals, no structures, but I could hear
the traffic.")

near Brighton, England, near a golf course on the South Downs, with
several small groups of travelers encampments

near a housing estate in the UK with a large stone commemorating
historical events in the area, two being from the time of Henry VII
and one being the 2012 Olympics

in California, in a flat, typical, ready-to-grow furrowed field in
this agricultural land ("unfortunately currently dry, dry, dry.")

in North Carolina, down the lane from "The Original Hollywood Horror
Show", a pretty creepy looking haunted house compound in the middle of
nowhere

in North Carolina, behind a bunch of mailboxes along the 'Old
Jefferson Davis Highway' ("Had to crank up Neil Young to counter the
Rebel mojo.")

in California, in a "rough and gritty" area past some "equestrian
estates" ("Spotted 2 hawks sitting on the ground ... very, very still
... around burrows of ground squirrels.")

just south of Hollywood Blvd in California, in a building with a large
painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron saint of Mexico, on the
south wall

in Maryland, off the cart path, between holes 4 and 5, of the Whiskey
Creek Golf Course, closed this day because of snow

next to a rather distinguished saguaro cactus in an area of the New
Mexico desert that is a huge corridor for illegal immigration and drug
smuggling

in Coyote Lake, 24 meters from the shore in northern California's
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

and at the west wall of Sacred Heart Church in Burchard Nebraska
("site of the future Harold Lloyd silent film museum.")

==================================

Markwell reports the end of a streak:

"Well - I hate to say it. While I'm definitely continuing this
fabulous game, my streak of playing consecutive Geodashing games has
finally ended. A wacky convergence of aging and ill parents and one of
the coldest and snowiest Januarys on record in Chicago, and I just
never made it out to the closest scorable point for the month
GDBZ-CAFU. Since my first failed attempt in GD01 4,600 days ago, and
my first actual HIT 4,567 days ago, I've had the privilege of touring
every month through these random points. But the streak of consecutive
games is now over, but now on to starting my next consecutive streak."

==================================

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
http://GPSgames.org .

 

Last Updated ( 20:43 Wednesday, 05 February 2014 UTC )


 
 

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