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Geodashing: Jan15   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 163 (GDCL)

"I had to take a dirt road that cut sharply off a main rural highway
and went steeply down. The muddy tracks should have warned me. Our
real fun came a bit further along when I came to the top of a steep
drop then went through a fast flowing stream and then steeply up the
other side. Since our side was facing north, there was ice and snow
covering the road except where muddy tracks went through it.  The
other side, receiving more sun, looked muddy and dangerously slippery.
It was a place where easy goes it wasn't going to work very well at
all.  So I went over the edge, down through the snow, into and through
the stream and up the other side with a bit of slipping and wheel
spinning but with enough momentum to make it to the top.  This was one
of our better adventures in some time although the dashpoint was only
a quarter mile from the highway."

That's Geodashing in Illinois with RogBarn



Game 163 (GDCL) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their sixth
win in a row.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics, thanks in part to a mad dash
across New Mexico. Honorable mentions go to Morseman and Rogbarn.

The game saw 66 dashpoint hunts in eight countries (US, Australia, UK,
Estonia, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland and Thailand - the first
visit to that country since 2007).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

just beyond Milepost 27 on the dirt Cascabel Road off I-10 in Arizona,
by a saguaro cactus with two small budding arms that resemble a female

along the edge of a meadow on the beautiful northern coastline of the
island Muhu in Estonia

in New South Wales, through open coastal heath filled with banksia and
'iconic' Xanthorrhoea plants, in a boggy marsh area that would have
required gum boots

on a dirt road along the Mississippi in Calhoun County, Illinois,
reachable from three sides only by ferry, either across the
Mississippi River or across the Illinois River

35 meters off the Estonian coast in the Baltic Sea, where the wind was
strong and the waves big and powerful

in perfect bushfire weather, 37 degree Celsius, and long, dry grass up
to your knees in a paddock northwest of Melbourne, ready for the
slightest spark to set off a conflagration

behind a gray, ranch-style home with what looked like a guest house
'round back in Gilroy, California, the self-proclaimed "Garlic Capital
of the World"

in Oak Park, California, at the site of the stalled construction of a
large home ("a large sign said that construction was starting in
February of 2013 and would be finished in October")

in Maryland, in the woods behind a two-story split-level tan with
white trim and a deep red door and just down the road from a bison

in a gated community in Las Vegas, Nevada (or Paradise, Nevada, if you
want to get all geographically precise -- and who doesn't in this

in Hinsdale, Illinois, in Ty Warner park, a community park named for
Ty Warner, a native of the area and creator of Beanie Babies

in a Midas Muffler shop in north Dallas

near a white farmhouse on a hill in Nebraska ("All around is unfenced
harvested cornfields locked in winter gloom")

off Dish Lane, near Sutton on the Hill in England, looking over a
newly cut hedge, near where farm vehicles were trying to back into a
muddy field up a slight incline and kept having to cross the road to
take a run at the hill

behind the bowling green of the Birregurra Bowling Club in Victoria,

on the road in Nimbin, New South Wales (from Wikipedia: "It is as if a
smoky avenue of Amsterdam has been placed in the middle of the
mountains. ... Nimbin is a strange place indeed.")

in Thailand, near the town of Non Thai, 18 meters from a roadside
vendor selling spicy and greasy pork sausages

just outside Bottomless Lakes State Park in New Mexico, on
snow-covered ground with very scattered stubby grasses and almost no

and out of reach in the fenced-off vineyards of the Domaine Chandon
winery in Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia ("We could see the zero
point as we devoured a dozen oysters and two glasses of Domaine
Chandon Blanc de Blanc")


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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