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Geodashing: Jul15   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 169 (GDCR)

"This has to be one of my favorite dashpoints.  It is located in
beautiful Bellefontaine Cemetery in the city of St. Louis.
Bellefontaine Cemetery was founded in 1849 as part of the rural
cemetery movement. From their website: "The rural cemetery movement
sought to establish 'cities of the dead' in park-like settings outside
of urban centers, so that those who had died could truly rest in
peace." The cemetery now occupies 314 acres of rolling hills, now well
within the limits of the city but still isolated from the urban sights
and sounds that surround it. Many notable St. Louisians are buried
here including William Clark (of the Lewis & Clark expedition),
Adolphus Busch, founder of Anheuser-Busch, William Seward Burroughs,
inventor of the mechanical calculator and founder of The Burroughs
Corporation, and Carl & Gerty Cori, winners of the Nobel prize for
Medicine in 1957. There are many steamboat captains, Civil War
generals and others of interest. The architecture is wonderful to see
with many different types on display. The dashpoint is just underneath
the shadow of a tree along Birch Avenue.  A large stone was in front
of me, a small mausoleum was behind me. We ended up spending a
wonderful 1 hour and 15 minutes driving through the main tour route of
4 miles taking many twists and turns along the way."

That's Geodashing in Missouri with RogBarn

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Game 169 (GDCR) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their
twelfth win in a row. Honorable mentions go to Team GPS and En Dash!.

Individual honors go to BOB and SoccerFanatics.

The game saw 30 dashpoint hunts in six countries (Australia, UK, US,
Estonia, Germany and Czech Republic).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

near a large clump of bushes in the New Mexico desert, the only
recognizable feature around besides the road

in a corn field in Drebkau, Germany, with corn as tall as a man
("nothing but corn")

in a field of almost-ripe wheat close to road from Mysletice to
Kosteni Myslova in the Czech Republic

outside Melbourne, on a steep hill where trail bikes had been gouging
the soil, overlooking Maribyrnong River Deep Creek, mature gum trees,
lush green grass and small farms

just off the A6 in England, in the Fens which was once a wetland area
before the drainage systems were dug some one hundred or so years ago

in Sycamore, Illinois, where the Emerald Ash Borer is taking its toll
on trees in the area

in New South Wales, in reasonably open forest, with a lot of fallen
branches and limbs hiding in the long grass

in Aguoro Hills, California, in knee-high foxtails in a dry arroyo
with a few oaks scattered here and there in the grass

on the side of the road in Vermont, near a black mailbox and patches
of wildflowers, including Black-Eyed Susans and Queen Anne's Lace

in a recently harvested alfalfa field in Utah

in the UK, in a very small village containing just a few houses and a
pub on the edge of Dartmoor National Park

in Alexandria, Virginia, behind a split-level red-brick home with a
tan door and fancy etched windows ("the house next door has a mermaid
over the garage door")

on the edge of forest and swamp Tagamoisa peninsula in Estonia, with a
lot of abandoned ruins of Soviet military facilities around

and in sparse vegetation 500 meters off state highway 375 in central
Nevada ("In the entire time I was away from the dashmobile, not a
single vehicle passed.")

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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 ( 11:55 Tuesday, 04 August 2015 UTC )


 
 

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