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Geodashing: Aug14   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 158 (GDCG)

"I drove through Barbacs and turned left onto Csornai utca, quickly
leaving the village behind, then driving with fields on both sides.
The fields here are small-to-medium sized, and luckily there is a dirt
road going off pavement in the general direction of the dashpoint. I
went down that road about 300 meters, past 4 fields growing different
crops, and got to a muddy spot in the road. I was still almost 200
meters from the point there, so hopped out and walked down the dirt
track until I was 53 meters from it, and had to choose between
crossing the planted field, wading through deeper mud on the road, or
declaring victory and heading out. I chose the third option and headed
off to the next stop."

That's Geodashing in Hungary with Soccerfanatics

 

 

"I did a recon of this point on August 3, and then my friend Norman &
I came here with my inflatable kayak. We prepared and launched from
the launch area at the south end of Upper Turtle Lake. We paddled
northwesterly and passed near a group of about fifty seagulls floating
on the lake. We saw an eagle chasing a hawk near a point of land
protruding from the east shore. Near the DP we paddled in a tight loop
and passed within 3 meters of the Dashpoint. After that we spotted a
loon, floating low in the water, as loons do. We were upwind and
stopped paddling to try to drift as close as possible. When we were
about 10 meters from the loon it dove and swam what looked like 50
meters underwater. We continued northwesterly and near lake homes on
the west shore, saw an eagle fishing, or at least trying to. It dove
and struck the water with it's talons, but missed the fish. Our trip
back to the boat launch was a harder paddle because we were going to
windward and the wind had picked up. Our total kayak trip took 58
minutes and covered 3.2 km."

That's Geodashing in Wisconsin with Tom Arneson

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Game 158 (GDCG) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers. Honorable
mention goes to Llama League.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics, who more than doubled the
score of the second place individual, Tom Arneson. Six other players
were bunched in a group behind them.

The game saw 80 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (Australia,
Estonia, US, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Brazil).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on a farm on Galveston Bay in Texas

in a forest in Estonia next to some fallen trees ("During the walk
there and back I ate blackberries, raspberries, wood sorrel and a
single blackcurrant.")

in a very narrow crescent of suburban cream brick veneer houses in
Watsonia, outside Melbourne

in the Chesterfield Cemetery (Est. 1846) on the Chesapeake's eastern
shore of Maryland

unreachable down a fairly-steep drop of about 60 meters, through thick
chaparral, near Santa Clarita, California

in the back yard of a house in New Lenox, Illinois ("It has a wide
railed front porch, wonderfully suitable for porch swings and gliders
and sipping lemonade on a gorgeous summer day.")

on the edge of a pond in the center of an upscale apartment complex in
Minneapolis

along a reddish colored highway in Yankton, South Dakota ("There were
two run down houses surrounded by encroaching trees along the road. At
the corner was an abandoned flower bed with only 6' tall marijuana
plants growing in it.")

down a narrow paved street in the town of Vlasatice, Czech Republic,
lined with mostly small houses, about half with fenced yards

in flat, open fields about 50 meters down a dirt track off a narrow
but smooth dirt road in Nový Zivot, Slovakia (the first dashpoint
visit ever in that country)

in Hungary, 168 meters out in a flat field planted in grass ("There is
nothing remarkable here: no poles, no signs, etc., just large farm
fields separated by tree lines or bushes.")

on a narrow isthmus between Dahler Lake and Trout lake, where a lake
cabin stands on the shore

off Interstate Highway 15 northeast of Las Vegas, inconveniently
placed midway between two highway exits

on Upper Turtle Lake in western Wisconsin, home to seagulls, loons,
and eagles

in Lafayette, California, on the one block long Cavallero Lane, site
of three small homes, two of which are built of red bricks--something
of a rarity in the earthquake-prone Bay Area

in Denver, in front of a T-Mobile store and right next to a busy
Starbucks

in Cachoeirinha, Brazil, in a yellow, one story building belonging to
26th. Battalion of the Military Police, with brown painted iron doors
and window frames, a bunch of satellite dishes on the roof and three
flags flying in front (State, Country and Regiment)

and in Victoria, Australia, in long, wet grass of an empty paddock,
next to paddocks containing black cattle grazing, a flock of sheep
with young spring lambs frolicking and many water birds around a large
pond

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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.

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

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 ( 10:51 Thursday, 04 September 2014 UTC )


 
 

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