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Geodashing: Mar16   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 177 (GDCZ)

"It was possible to drive to 65m, which makes the point a drive-in. However,
as I had the intention to take a walk in the surroundings afterwards, I
decided to park properly. There was deep snow on the road-side, so I digged a
pocket, whereto put my car and left it there. But after coming back from the
woods, I got stuck and couldn't get the car out of there any more. It took me
45 min to get moving and after getting out from the self-made parking place, I
stopped the car on the road for a moment to gather my spade and the jacks and
put them back to trunk. But this was a mistake - I couldn't get moving once
again after putting the stuff back in. It was just a small forest-road with a
lot of snow on it and 2 narrow tracks made by vehicles. I was about to start
digging again when there came a guy with snowmobile. He was able to pull me
that much that I got moving again. I thanked him politely of course and we
both drove away. When I was back on the bigger road 7km away, I remembered
that I had forgotten a stone at the place where I got stuck. It's a nice and
big flat stone, which is very handy to put under wheel if car gets stuck, and
has helped me out lots of times, including this time. What can we do, I drove
back there to pick up the stone, because it's better to have it in car than to
start looking for one when it's needed. And this time I managed to not get
stuck ;)"

That's Geodashing in Estonia with Haraldpoiss

"This dashpoint, on the Perpendicular Point headland, looked possible, if I
could find a track to get me close enough. The trick was to follow the
circuitous tracks around till I found the unsignposted track going the correct
direction. I would rate the track Terrain 2.5, as there was many tree roots,
and loose rocks to negotiate in the darkening evening hour. I carefully walked
around a wooden fence when I was 25 m from GZ; and was able to look down to
GZ, some 33 m below me, though the GPSr showed me as being 18 m away! It 'may'
have been possible to swim around the rocky headland, or abseil down to the
secluded rocky shelf, but 18 m was fine for me."

That's Geodashing in New South Wales with Grahame Cookie

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

Game 177 (GDCZ) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their fourth win in
a row. Honorable mention goes to En Dash! and Llama League.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics.

The game saw 35 dashpoint hunts in five countries (Australia, US, Estonia,
Thailand and Finland).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on the rocks or in the Pacific Ocean 33 meters below the cliff on the
Perpendicular Point headland in New South Wales's Kattang Nature Reserve

in central Thailand, on the grounds of a large private school for ethnic
Chinese Thais

in Maryland, in the woods behind the George Washington Carver Elementary
School

in the Florida panhandle, in open woods, with just low ground cover between
the trees, all pine with some areas of very evenly-spaced trees from
replantings

in Estonia, on a small, unpaved forest road covered in lots of snow

in Utah, at 6200 feet, over a pretty good sized hill covered with juniper and
pinion pine rather than the typical sagebrush

west of Melbourne, in scrubby forest with large wombat burrows ("we could see
their distinctive 'fairy footstool' scat everywhere")

in an unfenced cornfield in Nebraska, just off a minimum maintenance unpaved
road 685 meters from the highway

in West Virginia, on land recently cleared of a big patch of woods and planted
in grape vines

in a cornfield near Davenport, Iowa ("or at least dirt where there once used
to be corn. It's now a bunch of cut off stalks and some old rotted cobs.")

in Illinois, just east of the Mississippi River and within a cloverleaf exit
of I-270

in central Thailand, on the grounds of the National Sports Training Center

in Chicago, in the yard of a tiny one-story house with about as much yard
space as the average San Francisco home

near a kitch letterbox shaped like a koala in a very plain neighborhood of
Cranbourne, one of the fastest growing outer suburbs of Melbourne

in Virginia's tidewater country, in flooded lowlands along Pepper Mill Creek

north of Bangkok, about 140 meters along an elevated path along a canal
("klong")

just inside the Crown Healthcare building, a long low tan brick building in
Pensacola, Florida

in San Leandro, California, in an Amazon distribution warehouse ("of a dark,
don't-look-at-me industrial gray color with no obvious signage out front")

and west of Bangkok, near a corner where a woman was frying chicken on a
handcart for nearby factory workers

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

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 ( 17:20 Monday, 04 April 2016 UTC )


 
 

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