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Geodashing: Dec16   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 186 (GDDI)

"Arriving in the vicinity of the dashpoint, there is a pull-out on the left
side of the road, and I parked there, about 400 meters from the DP. Beyond
this point, there would be no access uphill because the road is cut into the
mountainside, with a vertical stone wall getting increasingly higher as the
road continues northeast. There are several dirt paths running diagonally
uphill toward the Dashpoint, and I started up the easiest of those. That took
me far above the road, and got me to 174 meters from where I needed to be,
then hit a sheer rock wall rising toward the top of the ridge line. By
crossing along the base of the rock face, I found a place where the wall was
lower and partly broken down, so I could scramble to the top and continue
through the woods toward the Dashpoint. As soon as I got within 100 meters, I
recovered my breath and went back down to the car."

That's Geodashing in Switzerland with SoccerFanatics

"It was nice to see a dashpoint in British Columbia that might be accessible
regardless of all the mountains and forests. The mapping showed it to be close
to Highway 3 between Keremeos and Hedley. Highway 3 is a picturesque drive
along the Similkameen River popular with cars and motorcycles. Following the
first snowfall of the season I struck out and 25 kms northwest of Keremeos
stopped roadside 60 meters from the coordinates! Over the fence and 50 more
meters over a flat meadow and I am standing on the dashpoint. Another 500
meters and it would mountain climbing. Beautiful spot."

That's Geodashing in British Columbia with Dave D


Game 186 (GDDI) of Geodashing was won by team Llama League, breaking a string
of three wins in a row by GeoTerriers, who finished second this month. A
distant honorable mention goes to team En Dash!

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mentions go to deodasher and
Douq Millar.

The game saw 77 dashpoint hunts in six countries (Australia, US, Canada,
Switzerland, Estonia, and Iran).

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. The Jack Frickey "Hall of
Fame" recognizes the Geodashing player with the highest score each year. The
2016 winner is SoccerFanatics. Congratulations. A link to all previous winners
of this award can be found on the Geodashing home page.


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

close to picturesque Highway 3 along the Similkameen River in British Columbia
("50 meters over a flat meadow and I am standing on the dashpoint. Another 500
meters and it would mountain climbing. Beautiful spot.")

east of Melbourne, in a new housing estate in the centre of a block yet to see
any building work

in Nebraska, in a muddy field in very flat Missouri River floodplain with
cornfields but few houses

in Nebraska, off of a minimum maintenance road, down a tractor road, in a
harvested cornfield ("Still snowing.")

near a high voltage power substation next to the parking lot of the
Carrollton, Texas, Police department

in Deerwood, Minnesota, off Business MN-371 just about where the Buffalo River
flows under the highway on its way to join the Mississippi River

in Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, in an upmarket neighborhood where two men,
mobile car detailers, were polishing a white Porsche Cayenne in a driveway

north of San Fernando, California, near railroad tracks, the Calex Engineering
Co. (a mass excavation and landslide shoring specialist), and some trees with
acorn woodpeckers

in the desert north of California's San Gabriel Mountains, in a dying creosote
bush a couple of hundred meters from a long-abandoned house

in a farm field in Iowa just north of the Missouri state line, near a small,
old cemetery with some really old stones

in Washington, DC, near the entrance to the embassy of Taiwan (or what would
be the embassy if Taiwan were recognized as a separate nation), scorable from
the nearby grounds of the Washington International School

in Switzerland up a dirt path, along the base of a sheer rock face, in woods
high above the highway

in Estonia's Puhatu swamp ("There was a lot of water everywhere, but as we'd
had a lot of days with minus temperature beforehand, the soil was frozen from
underneath and it was quite easy to walk around.")

in Pennsylvania, in trees opposite Conewago Creek from an overgrown car track
and a foot trail

on IH-64 outside St. Louis, near a billboard that was being worked on by men
with a truck with a large boom that can be extended to reach up high

near a gas station in the center of Tehran, visited on a cold winter day with
some snow

outside Chicago, in stubbled corn fields populated with Canadian geese
gleaning the fields for any scraps, close enough to Lincolnway West High
School that you can read the logo of the "Warriors" on the building

east of Baltimore in the parking lot of the AMF Dundalk Lanes bowling alley

in a rural area, wooded and hilly, of Maryland, in a field across the road
from the Watters Meeting House, a historic old Quaker building

in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, Australia, down an extremely
rugged fire-trail called Lynch's Track ("the last 8.5 km took an hour to

behind a residence in a rundown suburb of Houston ("Disappointingly
uninteresting. Not much else to say.")

out of reach down a steep and grassy hill along Achistaca Trail in Long Ridge
Open Space Preserve, west of Cupertino, California

beside a corrugated iron shed, near Mondrook Hall, in rural New South Wales

and in Estonia, in forest near the Maardu Southern open-pit mining area of
limestone and phosphorite ("Due to the recent warm weeks, catkins were ALREADY
blooming on willows. Come on, it's not even the end of December yet and such
things should actually not happen before spring!!!")


Be careful out there. deodasher explains why:

"The DP was in a rough pasture across the road from what appears to be winter
wheat. This was a rather harrowing dash down a minimum maintenance road in a
snow storm with the temp at 9 F."


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 .
Last Updated ( 11:19 Wednesday, 04 January 2017 UTC )


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