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Geodashing: Aug16   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 182 (GDDE)

"North of a white farmhouse and a green-roofed barn in cornfield. A delightful
drive, initially through hilly wooded country, a tubing river, then emerging
in beautiful corn country. There are serious wooded hills here that frame the
lush valleys. Fun twisty roads to drive and get views of early morning fog in
the valleys just beginning to burn off. Multiple large dairy farms with cows
getting their breakfast (where do you think all that Wisconsin cheese comes
from) and tidy large farm complexes. This is about the prettiest farm country
I've seen (and I've seen a lot), picture postcard perfect. It reminds me a lot
of my bicycle tour in Bavaria."

That's Geodashing in Wisconsin with Douq Millar
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Game 182 (GDDE) of Geodashing was won by team Llama League, their fourth win
in a row. Llama League racked up 259 points in 100 hunts. All five team
members scored. The llamas don't keep such records, but all of those sound
like achievements that haven't been matched in many games. It would take some
research to say for sure. Llama League's totals were aided by a mad dash from
St. Louis to Atlanta by RogBarn, a mad dash from Nebraska to Michigan by Douq
Millar and a mad dash from Nebraska to Texas by Douq Millar and deodasher.

Individual honors go to Douq Millar. Honorable mentions go to deodasher and
Rogbarn. All three are members of Llama League.

The game saw 141 dashpoint hunts in ten countries (Hungary, US, Croatia,
Australia, Poland, Thailand, Estonia, and the game's first-ever hunts in Laos,
Cambodia, and Iran).

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

100 meters from the coastline in Estonia, through the forest laid with a
carpet of tasty cowberries and blueberries

in Hungary, down a dirt road, in a grassy field on a small hill surrounded by
trees, reached by bicycle

in Michigan, along an incredibly bumpy and sandy road, in mixed evergreen and
hardwoods with ground ferns

in a cornfield next to a gravel road in Michigan ("Passed many blueberry farms
and cherry orchards")

in a soybean field in Michigan ("Passed numerous apple orchards and cider
mills")

in Michigan (northern tip of lower peninsula) off a gravel road near a
vineyard

in the Hiawatha Forest of Michigan's upper peninsula, down a good gravel road
through a green tunnel into thick but barely passable forest and ferns

in Tucson, on the street between a high school football stadium and a trailer
park

near Frederick, Maryland, in the woods along Lingamore Creek behind the
Whispering Creek development of townhomes

a half mile hike down a very steep trail from a campground in California's
Yosemite National Park

in the parking lot of a large supermarket in Zagreb, Croatia ("I took one
picture of ground zero location and caught some pokemons.")

in a cornfield off a gravel road near Darwin, Minnesota, home to a twine
museum (home to "The World's Largest Twine Ball Made By One Man!")

in downtown Las Vegas ("Marriage Capital of the World") across the street from
the county marriage license bureau

in Minnesota, in a two-story house with a nice stone entryway on the shore of
Lake Riley

in Virginia, off Bust Head Road, in heavy woods, steadily uphill toward the
top of a ridge line

in New York, in a field next to the playground of Whitehall Elementary School

in Melton South, west of Melbourne, in new estate, lush and green with a
waterway running through a central linear park

on the street in front of a golf course in Ames, Iowa

in Nebraska, down a unpassable minimum maintenance road with plenty of
sunflowers, partridge pea and chicory along the way

in a field in Iowa, near the Five Mile House, a "Schuetzen Verein" (shooting
club) organized in May, 1883

on a gravel road outside Warsaw within sight of a mast with a stork nest

down a dirt road in Georgia, in a hay field with nice green grass

in Georgia, in a thick stand of tall pine trees, about a mile down a gravel
road from an open lot where once there was a house but now there is only a
chimney

in dense woods in the north Georgia mountains, in an area with many vacation
homes that sit well back from the road and are hard to see

in Tennessee, in an open field next to a cemetery behind Hopewell Baptist
Church

in Kentucky, on Rowland Cemetery Road, in a grove of trees that lined a creek
across a field of tall grass

in Kentucky, along an abandoned road in the woods off the Woodlands Trace
National Scenic Byway in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

in Kansas, in an overgrown area, just shy of a bridge crossing Bitter Creek,
near a butterfly bush buzzing with bees and monarch and swallowtail
butterflies

on a rural road in southern Illinois ("We stopped with an iconic view of
Illinois farmland, corn on our right, tall and tasseled out almost ready for
harvest. The road went straight ahead and the telephone poles lined up in a
row, gradually getting smaller as they got further away from us.")

in Kansas, on one of the holes of Mission Hills Country Club ("swanky enough
by itself, but the nearby homes getting here were like out of a movie")

in Oklahoma, just off the highway lined with many pecan trees with lots of
webworms ("I heard gunshots when I got out to take a picture.")

near an abandoned private swimming pool outside Palmdale, California

near Colorado's western border, down a dirt road in the parking lot at the
Rabbit Ear trailhead

in Wagoner, Oklahoma, in the yard of a house with a big pile of debris from a
recent evil storm

on a dirt road that leads to Tulsa's Port City Raceway, a track for midget car
racing

in the middle of nowhere western Oklahoma - not much but cattle and oil and
gas, almost no farming

in Kansas, in a sorghum field just north of Rose Meron cemetery

in Illinois, smack in the middle of fully mature but unharvested seed corn

in Thailand, in tropical woods off a dirt road, with occasional houses and
rice paddies along the way

in Laos, off of the road to Kuang Si Falls, a major tourist attraction, down a
narrow dirt track, across a small stream, and in dense woods

west of Siem Reap, Cambodia, in a rice paddy in an area mostly covered in
rice, and with this being the rainy season, everything is a bright green

outside Talinn, Estonia, reachable by bus, in the middle of a meadow near a
big yellow field of rapeseed, with dewberries, gooseberries and wood sorrel in
the forest

and in the middle of a one-way alley west of Tehran lined with dense and new
apartments

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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 ( 10:27 Wednesday, 14 September 2016 UTC )


 
 

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