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Geodashing: Jun14   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 156 (GDCE)

"Just before sunset I was able to drive up a very steep dirt driveway
to a gate but only was at 430 m. Signs saying Private Property - Keep
Out. Knew there was a potential 'back door' way, so took the 25 minute
drive up into the Watagans. The first part was much better than I
remembered, but then the dirt road became very pot-holed with the
recent rain. (Water spraying everywhere). After a very narrow track I
parked before it got too steep and took a walk for about 1.3 km each
way in the dark (by head light). When I stepped on a stick which
flicked up and caught the shin of the other leg I was a lot more
careful. Got to about 120 m and there was a small 'camp fire place'
with 5 short logs as seats, and a couple of camp chairs. Great views
looking down over Newcastle and the power stations. Then headed
further down the hill on the ridge which drops off steeply on either
side. Finally got to 96 m from YPUT which had about a 10 m vertical
drop immediately in front of me. Happy to get that one. On the way
back there was a wombat taking a wander on the road. It went a bit
faster in the car's headlights until it found a way off the road."

That's Geodashing in New South Wales with Grahame Cookie

"It's already at least 3rd dashpoint, that has fallen into the big
swamp next to village Korkkula. Bus dropped me to 4km from the
destination, from where I found my way to the point. I saw a wild
boar, a roe (twice), a small snake and blooming strawberries. It's so
many mosquitoes there in the woods, that it was almost impossible to
stop for taking pictures. And of course I had forgotten to take my
anti-mosquito with me. In the swamp it was better however, because
there was very nice and hot and sunny and no mosquitoes. Just some
huge biting horseflies."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

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Game 156 (GDCE) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their seventh win in a row. Honorable mentions go to Llama League, along with Trailblazers.

Individual honors go to Doug Millar, thanks to his long trip through
the Dakotas.

The game saw 61 dashpoint hunts in eight countries (Australia, US,
Estonia, Canada, Germany, UK, Austria, and the Czech Republic).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

about 500m down a footpath and cycle path amid the quiet side roads
and country lanes in northern England

in a deep and steep valley in South Dakota's Black Hills National
Forest, in a mixture of aspen and pine, some dead, probably beetles

on a forest ridge, facing a 10 m vertical drop, in New South Wales'
Watagans National Park

in a large farm plot near Camarillo, California ("a green, leafy
plant, with very crinkly leaves...kale, or maybe even turnips")

in a field of barley near Wennigsen, Germany

in the big swamp next to village Korkkula, Estonia ("very nice and hot
and sunny and no mosquitoes")

in South Dakota in fenced natural grassland pasture ("pretty much
identical to my last 150 miles of driving since leaving mountains")

by a house in Las Vegas whose owner has a boat for sale ("at a bargain
price of $2500")

in a field in Alberta, Canada, near a field full of ancient farm
equipment

outside Phoenix, in an empty field with scattered saguaro that looked
like it would soon be a subdivision to mirror the new Rancho Cabrillo
subdivision across the street

off the coast of Estonia ("in reed over my head, mixed with some
'fabulous' nettles")

off Lighthouse Road in Wilmington, Delaware, behind a row or two of
tank cars near a Dupont chemical processing plant

in Wisconsin at the end of 350 m long gravel driveway leading to a
home in the woods for sale ("with siding that simulated a log building

in a soggy pasture near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia ("Nearby there
was a Polocross Club and the Ballarat Aerodrome Aviation Museum")

on a dirt road in the sleepy town of Neola, Utah

near a small, newly-planted vineyard east of Santa Margarita,
California, among a few scrubby oak trees dotting the very dry
landscape

on a green, grassy field near a playground in Rancho Palos Verde,
California, where the a climb up a hill affords a good view of the
Pacific Ocean

and in a mixed agricultural field, reached by bicycle down a minor
road in Austria ("Sometimes, you can see some Alpine mountains, but
today this was not the case")

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RogBarn notes a quirk of nature:

"On a side note, I find it interesting (and perhaps just a bit
disturbing) that Dashing Dog Mac can go out on his shortest day of the
year and find three DPs but I go out on my longest day of the year
(coincidentally the same day?) and I can only get two. Job well done
DDM!"

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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.

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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 ( 11:15 Sunday, 03 August 2014 UTC )


 
 

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