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Geodashing: Dec15   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 174 (GDCW)

"From Muak Lek I had been able to catch the train back to Saraburi and
Ayutthaya. I was able to hire a motor scooter, and took off 'into the
wild'. For anyone who has travelled in Thailand, there seems to be NO
rules for motor bikes/scooters, as they RULE the road. There is a
guard booth at the entrance to Namtok Samlan National Park, where the
lady demanded 100 baht, but then explained that there is no water
flowing over the 'highlighted' waterfall. This was at 360 m from the
dashpoint. I parked the scooter around the side of the booth. Right
beside the road the hillside looked impenetrable, but a closer
inspection showed that the forest behind the wall of vines was
actually reasonably clear in the undergrowth region. An animal trail
lead me into a section where I could access an open lower forest, and
I made good time heading diagonally up the slope. At 97m from the
dashpoint, I was happy with that, so headed on back. Not my first
dashpoint overseas, but certainly my first in Thailand."

That's Geodashing in Thailand with Grahame Cookie

 

 

"Dangers Road, an unsealed road, was labelled Local Traffic Only and
as we neared the first house at 28 Dangers Road several people
standing at the open door of a garage watched us intently as we drove
past. They were in fact standing on the zero point but I did not think
it would be wise to stop and take photos. I drove past and took photos
of a bull at the gate on their property. As we prepared to drive back
along the road I saw a man approaching from the house on foot and a
white four-wheel drive emerge from the yard and head in our direction.
As I had nothing to hide I stopped and opened the window to talk to
them. The opening question was 'Are you lost, mate?' in a fairly
unfriendly tone. When I explained that we were Geodashing they looked
at Madam Dash and Dashing Dog Jock in the back seat and their
expressions softened (probably in bewilderment). They explained that
they thought we were private detectives checking on a mate who was on
Workers Compensation with 'dodgy' shoulders. They sent us on our way
(on this public road) and I am not sure what would have happened to
the 'insurance' detective if they had caught him. Dangers Road
indeed!!"

That's Geodashing in Australia with Dashing Dog Mac

In his lifetime, Jack Frickey scored a total of 3,902 points, visiting
or attempting 1,384 of these random dots on the map. At the time of
his last report in August, 2012, his lead over his closest competitor
was 1,774 points. Jack Frickey passed away on September 21, 2012. At
the close of 2014, the Jack Frickey "Hall of Fame" was established to
recognize the Geodashing player with the highest score each year. The
2015 winner is SoccerFanatics. Congratulations. A link to all previous
winners of this award can be found on the Geodashing home page.

That's Geodashing in 2015.

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

Game 174 (GDCW) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, back on top
again after a one game run by En Dash!, who finished second this
month.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics, followed by RogBarn.

The game saw 51 dashpoint hunts in six countries (Germany, US, New
Zealand, Australia, Estonia, and Thailand).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the middle of a swampy forest in Estonia, 1.45 km down a muddy road
blocked with several fallen trees from a recent storm

outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, down a road that winds through wooded
hills

on Arizona's State Trust Land east of the San Pedro River, along a
narrow double track that goes down into a rock wash and then steeply
up loose rock before it becomes a double track again and then onto a
ridge and finally down the side of a ravine

in southern California, on a new dirt "road" which likely used to be a
driveway for the older house on it and now provides access to several
very new (and vacant) homes

in rural Alabama, down a series of narrow county roads, first steeply
uphill to a ridgeline, then along the ridge, and finally back down, in
dense woods about 98 meters from the edge of the tree line

out of reach beyond a checkpoint on a dirt road off Nevada's state
route 375 (aka the "Extraterrestrial Highway") towards the top-secret
Area 51 government base

in a privately owned paddock occupied by sheep on New Zealand's South
Island

in Virginia's horse country, 107 meters off the road just past a house
set just far enough back in the woods to be barely visible

in a peaceful hamlet overlooking the forests of Mount Macedon in
Victoria, Australia, behind a chain across the driveway of a residence
nestling in the bush

in a very bland harvested soybean field in the very flat floodplain of
the Missouri River in Nebraska

in the woods at the edge of a water treatment plant in Columbus,
Georgia

in the road in front of a CVS pharmacy outside Orlando International
Airport

in the Florida panhandle, out of reach in the gulf off private beaches
with no access road

in the back lot of the Gilroy Chevrolet-Cadillac dealership on Hwy 101
south of San Jose

in the economically depressed and highly industrialized little town of
Dupo, Illinois, east of St. Louis, near a house with a wooden
structure that looked like an outhouse in the side yard, decorated
with Christmas lights ("an odd looking sight")

southwest of Chicago, near a "polyhedron house", that is, one with no
flat walls except the garage doors, and instead is shaped from
pentagon sections, hexagon sections, parallelograms, octagons, etc.

in western Illinois, in a large upward slopping farm field mostly
covered in snow with a lone tree near the top of the hill

and in suburban Atlanta, on the lawn of a house with a plywood cutout
of Santa and his sleigh, the sleigh pulled by a flock of eight
flamingos!

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

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 ( 16:57 Monday, 04 January 2016 UTC )


 
 

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