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Geodashing: Jan16   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 175 (GDCX)

"The beginning of the road was asphalt, then it changed to dusty gravel. I
arrived to the beginning of a forest road just ten minutes after leaving home.
The road was closed by a boom, so I had to leave my car there. One kilometer
to DP, as crow flies. Crow didn't fly, but two ravens welcomed me when I
stepped out of the car. Right on the north side of the road there were trees
with painted white stripes and blue signs. They mark the border of a bog
protection area which is a part of the new Teijo National Park. An old tractor
track led the last 120 meters to the DP. I reached MUFA at 2:55 PM. There were
mostly small pine trees. It was quiet. Only distant chainsaw and some traffic
noise could be heard. Temperature was about -4C (24F), overcast, sunrise
9:33 AM, sunset 3:28 PM. I was back home at 3:37 PM."

That's Geodashing in Finland with Jusu

"We pulled off the main road just before the entrance to the interstate
highway, down a partially snow covered road, across a small bridge, across
some railroad tracks and part way up the next hill. I stopped, in the snow
and ice, with the DP to my left, up a steep embankment, thru some trees and
(of course) into a snow covered field. A small house sat just downhill to the
field. I carefully started back uphill and turned around at the top. As I
crossed the railroad tracks again, I looked to my left and was very startled
by a truck coming down the tracks towards me. It was a railroad company truck
designed with train wheels that can be manually lowered to travel on tracks
when they need to inspect the tracks. I just never know what I'm going to see
when I'm out dashing."

That's Geodashing in Iowa with RogBarn

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

Game 175 (GDCX) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their second win in
a row. Honorable mention goes to Laid Back Dashers and Home for the Itinerant.

Individual honors go to RogBarn.

The game saw 50 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (US, Finland, Portugal,
Australia, Germany, Croatia and Estonia).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on the path of the future I-11, about midway between US-95 and the Pro Gun
Club in Boulder City, Nevada ("I could hear plenty of gunfire from the
dashpoint but no llamas were harmed.")

among small pine trees near a bog protection area in Finland's Teijo National
Park

near Maitland, New South Wales, in recently flooded land that stranded the
nearest house on an island ("There were two black swans swimming in the flood
waters")

up a gravel road near Eldorado, North Carolina, where one of the first gold
rushes in the US occurred in the very early 1800s

in woods in Virginia near the Fairfax Station Museum, a key railroad station
during the Civil War

along a lightly used railroad track in Berry, New South Wales

in a planned community south of Tucson, off of a windy road with a bike and
jogging path, in a tan adobe house

out of reach on a construction site immediately east of Lambert International
Airport in St. Louis

in a small woods along a snow-covered section road southwest of Omaha,
Nebraska ("corn stalks poking out of the snow on the west side of the road")

in a paddock with a white fence in typical midwestern Illinois farmland

in a fallow field southeast of Bakersfield, California

in a snow-covered field in Utah, with some of the snow drifted almost
knee-high

in Missouri, down a snow-covered dirt road that dead-ended in snow-covered
woods, about 250 feet into those woods

in rural North Carolina, along the treeline, across a snow covered field
("Almost got stuck turning around to get out, on the icy, sloping road.")

in Utah, down a snow-packed road near an oil well pumper ("I saw one rabbit as
well as some pronghorn antelope on the way out.")

in a plowed field along the dirt road in Germany ("a rabbit was running away
when I pointed my bicycle lamp to it")

across the street from an elementary school in San Francisco

and in the hilly part of Zagreb County, Croatia, near one old, probably
abandoned house ("There were two cars and one trailer in front of the house.
One of cars was without tires.")

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

RogBarn describes his winter mad dash:

This concludes our New Year's geodashing trip for 2015/16. Some highlights
and summaries:

1. 18 DPs attempted, 18 dashpoints reached.
2. DPs in 5 states, including 13 in Iowa. In all of my previous dashing
career, I only had 6 attempts and 5 reached DPs in Iowa.
3. Got my first DP ever in Nebraska.
4. Got to meet and talk geodashing with fellow dashers Douq Millar and
deodasher.
5. Got the unusual feat of getting 4 dashpoints in 4 different states in the
same day. I've never done that before.
6. Drove 1,828 miles (2,943 km) in 5 days.
7. Saw more snow covered fields that I thought possible.

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

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 ( 10:43 Saturday, 20 February 2016 UTC )


 
 

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