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Geodashing: Sep15   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 171 (GDCT)

"We reached a point where the main road veered to the right but a dirt
road continued straight ahead.  We of course, went straight ahead. The
sign said "Dead End".  We stopped in front of a house. The other side
of the road had a field of brown corn that look about ready to
harvest.  As I was finishing up taking some notes, we noticed a
vehicle of some kind approaching. It turned out to be large sized golf
cart with two men. The passenger seemed very curious about why we were
there. I explained that we were just curious about what was down here
but we were trying to figure out how to get out of there. He said we
could use his driveway. Apparently it was his house we were sitting in
front of. At this point, the driver started to explain where the road
went and if you take one fork it goes into Owl Hoot Pass but it
doesn't pass through to anywhere and the other fork goes past a couple
of buddies but it is a private road and he was carrying on and on. I
took the opportunity to ask if the corn was going to be harvested
soon. He explained all about corn, how when the corn dries out, the
ears flop over to protect the inside of the ear from rain and it takes
a couple of weeks of ripening after that before it is harvested. He
also told us how corn is a type of hybridized grass which my wife
already knew. At this point, the passenger decided it was time to go
so we said thanks and let them go. We backed up into the driveway to
get turned around and headed out. It was a fun encounter with a
couple of the local people.  My GPS indicated that the closest
approach was actually when we backed into the driveway, while sitting
in front of the house, we were as much as 35 meters away."

That's Geodashing in Illinois with RogBarn

"We drove north to the small town of Pyalong, and for most of the trip
once we left Melbourne we could see undulating countryside with many
green paddocks. The wattle trees were just coming into bloom and the
contrast of green and yellow was spectacular. There were also many
fields of canola which also also glowed bright yellow in the spring
sunshine. No wonder our sporting colours are yellow and gold and the
red, white and blue of the Union Jack are on the way out. We reached
17 metres on the side of the road. The road at this point was in a
steep gully and it was only after we departed and rounded the curve
that we could see some sheep and cattle grazing in a sloping paddock."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia with Dashing Dog Mac

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

Game 171 (GDCT) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their
fourteenth win in a row. Honorable mentions go En Dash! and Llama
League.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics with a score more than twice
that of any other player. He reported 25 dashpoint hunts in the 30
days of September.

The game saw 74 dashpoint hunts in five countries (US, UK, Canada,
Australia, and Poland).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

beyond the entrance to Piojo Ranch in New Mexico

in Victoria, Australia, in a steep gully in undulating countryside
with many green paddocks and wattle trees just coming into bloom

in Sunnyvale, California, in a very industrial area, with old
warehouses on the east and an air conditioning service center on the
west

across the street from Kaimhill Primary School in Aberdeen, Scotland

on a playground at the Barnum Children's Center in Barnum, Minnesota

very close to a Zebra crossing northwest of Manchester, England, with
cars parked all around waiting for various schools in the area to
finish for the day

out of reach on the grounds of Mooseheart Child City in Batavia,
Illinois, a residential child care facility for children and teens in
need

in a large, older home converted to student housing in Provo, Utah,
home to Brigham Young University

behind Porkey's, an adult entertainment business in the Lake of the
Ozarks region of Missouri

outside Liverpool, across from a recreation ground with rugby pitches
("a nice link because the Rugby World Cup is being held in the UK at
the moment")

under a string of electric wires crossing Main Street, a.k.a. National
Trails Highway, a.k.a. Historic Route 66 in Barstow, California ("Get
your kicks on Route Sixty-Six")

on a rural highway in grasslands southeast of Denver, where a Cowboy
church service was being readied just south of the point

just outside the front door of a mobile home at the King's Row RV and
Mobile Park in Las Vegas, Nevada

near the base of the Mary Jane Falls trail on Mount Charleston, near
Las Vegas, Nevada (an 'easy' drive-by, where 'easy' requires driving
20 miles uphill to the point")

in Maryland, behind a chain link fence with a sign offering a $2,500
reward for information to arrest and conviction of people dumping on
this property

inside a furniture and home store in downtown Montreal

over rolling terrain, past sand traps and greens, to the fence
bordering the woods along Cloverdale Links Gold Course in Ontario

along a cut near Derby, England, with boats lined up on either side of
the canal where the waterway is a bit wider than normal

in a flat field planted in grain in a very definitely rural part of
Quebec with nothing but farms all around, with a few scattered houses

in a hay field east of River Falls, Wisconsin

in Arizona's Tortolita Preserve near a pair of intertwined saguaros
surrounded by very lush desert as a result of the plentiful monsoon
rains

in Illinois in a field of soybeans that were just starting to turn
yellow

in New York, in woods running along a little stream next to a corn
field

off dirt a dirt road, next to a corn field in Ontario ("They raise
pigs here, and you can smell them half a km before getting there.")

16 meters into the corn of an unharvested corn field in Illinois

out of reach beyond a gate in an abandoned strip mine of long narrow
hilly strips of tailings interspersed with long narrow fingers of
depressed land that sometimes hold water

and on California Route 1 through the Big Sur where the highway runs
along a massive cut well above the sea

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

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 .

 

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