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Geodashing: Feb16   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 176 (GDCY)

"The dashpoint showed up on my GPSr beside a dashed track, but the reality is
that it WAS a logging track, that only occasionally gets human traffic -
possibly mountain bikers. Parked the car 400 m away and took off on foot. I
came to a gully where there had been a log and dirt 'bridge' over a culvert,
but almost all of it had been washed away, leaving a 3 m deep gash to
navigate. After being very careful not to go on a dirt slide I hit another
wall of vegetation at 200 m from GZ. The 'track' went within 50 m of the
dashpoint, and when I reached 47 m the terrain headed downhill into very thick
scrub with a ton of vines. So I turned around. Success."

That's Geodashing in New South Wales with Grahame Cookie
"The point had fallen on the grounds of Paraspollu ("Proper Field's") nature
reserve in the village named Suursoo which means "Big Swamp". It was just 50m
from a channel which is part of the channel system that supplies city of
Tallinn with fresh drinking water. Access to the road along the channel was
blocked with a gate. So I had to take the road on the other shore, which was
in very bad condition, because officially there was no road at all. When I
stopped to visit the point, there came a guy with a SUV from the opposite
direction. He stopped beside me and asked if I'm not afraid to get stuck in
such conditions. My answer was "Yes"."

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

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Game 176 (GDCY) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their third win in
a row. Honorable mention goes to Llama League and Laid Back Dashers.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics.

The game saw 45 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (US, Slovenia, Australia,
UK, Estonia, Thailand and Croatia).

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

across the street from a neighborhood swimming pool in a swanky RV resort in
Arizona

behind a line of trees in an open field in rural Virginia east of
Fredericksburg

in the middle of a field just south from road 448 near the small town of
Trebnje, Slovenia

outside Waco, Texas, in a recently plowed field with amazingly rich-looking
black soil

on the edge of a road on the edge of a woods at the point where a "pretty
little stream" runs under the road

off a logging track in New South Wales, in very thick scrub with a ton of
vines

on an unmade gravel road in the middle of farmland northwest of Melbourne ("I
stopped and watched as seven horses which had been standing in the shade of a
tree made their way towards us.")

west of Melbourne, in the middle of a large paddock with about 200 sheep, a
large mound of rocks, very little grass and a scattering of bleached bones and
skulls ("presumably sheep and not some unfortunate geodashers!")

near an oil well in eight inches of snow, just off a snow packed road near the
community of Ouray, Utah

in a condo development in Weatherford, Texas ("the configurations was unusual,
with about 6 attached apartments/condos in a row, with a small lawn in front,
and a hedge separating that row from another row facing it.")

in the one vacant lot in a neighborhood of nice, fairly recent homes in
Hillsborough, Texas, south of Dallas/Fort Worth

in a trailer park in Aberdeen, Maryland, near a trailer with a nice deck and a
swing set and bird bath

on Mulberry Road on the Bournville Estate, a model village created by the
Cadbury family for workers at their chocolate factory outside Birmingham,
England

in the driveway uphill into the parking lot for Kerrville Bible Church in the
Texas Hill Country

in Northridge, California, along a street of one-story tract homes ("Many of
the trees are dying, which tells me that no one is doing any deep watering,
which is understandable in our continuing drought conditions.")

under electrical power lines near the hydro-electrical station of Flaming
Gorge dam, a very popular tourist/recreation spot in Utah with lots of
fishing, hiking, camping, and boating

outside Omaha, Nebraska, in flat country and very gloomy looking in dead of
winter with a recent dusting of snow

just off the highway in central Thailand, between a provincial police building
and a school

in Croatia, on the service track on the southbound side of A1 motorway between
Zagreg and Karlovac

in Redwood City, California, across the street from a neighborhood park with a
playground, basketball court, and a large mural

in the intersection near a shopping center, a school and a cemetery in
suburban Lincoln, Nebraska

in New South Wales, right beside the dirt Bushgrove Park Road, and just in the
typical schlerophyll scrub

in Thailand, just off a paved highway near a roadway leading to a small
village that grows tapioca, sugar cane, eucalyptus, and some corn

in New South Wales, on Yagon beach, up a couple of really steep sand dunes,
and in a spot of dense but scrubby vegetation, with no sign of humans except a
lot of tyre tracks of quads

and in southern Illinois, in a farm field looking ready to plant ("Despite the
70 degree F day, we still have a month or so of winter to go so this farmer
will have to wait just a bit longer to plant.")

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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 ( 11:50 Friday, 04 March 2016 UTC )


 
 

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