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Geodashing: Apr14   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 154 (GDCC)

"Took the 'Terrain 4' route, by tossing the kayak on the roof of the
SUV, and paddling out onto Queens Lake (on the New South Wales' Mid
North Coast) under almost full moon light. There had been some light
drizzle on my way there, but the clouds were rather scattered by the
time I got there. Not too many mosquitoes to annoy me, just stinking
slimy mud of the mangroves that stopped me from beaching the canoe
properly. The closest I could get to without getting out of the canoe
was 107 m. So I had to one shoe off to get ashore. So I went to 93 m
from the dashpoint to try and get a photo. Then it was time to get
back in the canoe, paddle back to the car, and head up North Brother
to find a geocache for Day 502 of my GeoStreak!"

That's Geodashing in New South Wales with Grahame Cookie

"I headed west on US 6, back through Tonopah, then south on US 95 for
26 miles. Just outside Goldfield, I turned right onto the road that
goes by the cemetery. I bypassed the cemetery and continued for five
miles on dirt. That took me past what must be the unofficial town dump
-- acres and acres of old tin cans. The road winds, but goes generally
west, passing the official dump. On the left there are a series of
high mesas. After 2-3 miles, the road bends left and goes up a wide
canyon. At one mile to go, the road goes through a heavy mine area.
Past that, the road becomes rockier. I got within a third of a mile of
the point on this road. I found a very rough old road going along a
ridge in the general direction of the point. I got onto it and went
very slowly down it, careful of high-centering the car even driving a
Chevy Tahoe. Along that road, I got to less than 1000'. I walked
downhill over rocky ground with scattered scrub toward the dry stream
valley. The dashpoint is before the wash, but I only went close enough
to get the GPS to go to 99 meters, then headed back up to the car to
get out of the canyon before dark."

That's Geodashing in Nevada with SoccerFanatics

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

Game 154 (GDCC) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their fifth
win in a row. The GeoTerriers score of 78 was more than the scores of
all other teams combined.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mentions go to
Grahame Cookie and deodasher.

The game saw 56 dashpoint hunts in five countries (US, Germany,
Australia, UK and a rare visit to Croatia).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on stony ground with sparse, stunted bushes off US 6 in Nevada, a few
miles east of where the Extraterrestrial Highway splits off

in a residential neighborhood in Surprise, Arizona, near a solar farm
and elementary school and not far from a prison

on a dead-end street with irrigated fields on both sides in Fallon,
Nevada

in the middle of Maryland's Susquehanna State park in a field used to
grow hay ("I got to see an American Bald Eagle while approaching GZ")

aside the street that winds up the hill to the Museum for the Culture
of Industry in Osnabrück, Germany

on the railway tracks very close to the train station of Germersheim,
Germany ("Beautiful scenery for railway enthusiasts")

in stinky, slimy mud of the mangroves on the shore of Queens Lake in
New South Wales

in deep woods beyond the railroad tracks, but just scoreable from the
park baseball fields in Arnold, Missouri

in Foster Park north of Ventura, California, but unreachable due to
one of the camping areas being closed for some reason

in Iowa, on land that looks like it had been pasture, but is reverting
to woods, 1600 meters from ethanol plant

in a private estate full of multimillion Pound houses north of
Birmingham, England

near one of the large homes in the woods lining the bank of Virginia's
Lake of the Woods ("The drive out was very pretty, with numerous
dogwoods, redbuds, and wild cherries in bloom")

near Mablethorpe, a seaside town on England's East Coast, on the
corner of Main Street and Rossa Road ("it was more of a country lane
than a Main Street to be honest")

in Nebraska, in an unfenced and still unplanted cornfield ("Nebraska
is slowly shaking off winter so the treebelt along the Elkhorn River
is still completely brown")

in Palmdale, California, on the grounds of a private fishing club
which owns Palmdale Lake, a small sag pond more-or-less right atop the
San Andreas Fault

a new western extreme in Wisconsin, in an area logged of pines ("The
walk was tricky because I had to step over or around the slash from
the logging")

unreachable just off the runway of an active private airport outside
of Chicago

on the property line of Virginia's Pony Heart Farm, which offers horse
riding and boarding

and near a large, lichen-covered boulder in the Morgan Territory
Regional Preserve north of Livermore, California, a beautiful park
with tons of trails leading through hills and forests of oak and
madrone

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

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 ( 11:59 Tuesday, 06 May 2014 UTC )


 
 

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