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Geodashing: Jul17   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 193 (GDDP)

"The power line right of way has very dense vegetation, except along the
access road (and I use the term road loosely). The access road itself was just
a pair of muddy tracks with grass in between them. While I'll normally walk in
one of the two tracks in a situation like this, the muddy spots were bad
enough that I spent most of my time wading through the grass in the middle,
which ranged in height from barely growing to waist high. As I got close to
the scoring circle, I hit a spot where the vegetation beside the track
included a lot of sumac, and fortunately for me, the vegetation near the sumac
was only waist high in places, so I didn't have to bushwhack to get my
points."

That's Geodashing in New Hampshire with BOB

"This was attractive grazing farming country with low hills in the distance. I
soon realised that this was a deer farm. About 200 metres into the paddock I
made out more than a hundred young deer. As I stood at the gate to take photos
the deer took fright and scattered across the field at a great rate. The
yellow gorse was in full flower on both sides of the road and the paddocks
were scattered with gum trees. After the winter rain everything was green and
it was an idyllic scene."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia, with Dashing Dog Mac

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Game 193 (GDDP) of Geodashing was won by team Llama League, their third win
in a row, thanks to a 5,248 mile mad dash by deodasher and Douq Millar over 15
states "and some wonderful experiences." Honorable mention goes to
GeoTerriers.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics, in a squeaker over deodasher and Douq
Millar.

The game saw 93 dashpoint hunts in just two countries (US and Australia).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

behind high gates and an equally high, secure wire fence on a deer farm in
Victoria, Australia

past Paradise Springs Winery in Virginia's Hemlock Overlook Regional Park,
through the woods down a dirt road, then a short distance along the shore of
Bull Run

an unremarkable, typical Iowa floodplain dashpoint, along a narrow enough road
it's almost in a cornfield tunnel

in Nebraska, almost in the intersection of two gravel roads ("Fields in all
four directions are soybeans.")

in Missouri, in a field along a road just past where 6 or 7 vultures were
feasting on a dead armadillo in the road

in a field in farming country (some corn, lots of potatoes) south of Erie
Pennsylvania, on the unfortunately named Bagdad Road

in a dense thicket next to a familiar cornfield in flat farm country in Ohio
within sight of the I-90 tollroad

southwest of Chicago on a footpath in Island Prairie Park in Frankfort Square
through a wetland of weeds and cattails that surround a lake

on North Lake northeast of Flint, Michigan, scorable from a small public beach

in Syracuse, New York, behind a white two-story, two-car colonial house with
black shutters in a nice but older neighborhood

in north-central Pennsylvania, next to a large industrial building and a
two-story house partially wrapped in plastic during construction of an
addition

in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, inside a large, handsome old red brick building
labeled with A.A.S.R. ("Ancient and Accepted Scottish Right of Freemasonry")

on the banks of the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania, at the entrance to the
Spargo Dairy Farm

in Glen Waverley, an eastern suburb of Melbourne at the cyclone wire fence
surrounding a house under construction

in the Melbourne suburb of Essendon (w0ot, my old home), in a double-storey
mock Victorian house with ornate balustrades

north of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the yard of a brown stone and wood house
around the corner from a farm selling sour cherries but no one was in the shop

south of Baltimore in front of an odd Cape Cod dwelling with a large dormer
with four windows

on the loading dock of Monroe Transportation, a trucking transportation
business west of Chicago, and about 1km from Safari Land, a converted strip
mall with sculptures of exotic animals out front

in Iowa, in a Midwest cornfield ("not a wimpy New England cornfield with 6"
high plants; this is as high as an elephant's eye")

in a lawn in Cedar, Minnesota, near a pair of birdhouses on wooden fence posts
with sheet metal shields to keep squirrels from climbing them

in Virginia, down the side of a ridge paralleling the James River, right at
the entrance to the Twin River Campground

in Tennessee, in a recent subdivision with very large homes on largish lots,
in a house that is two stories high in front, but likely has a basement that
opens to the rear, where the ground level is lower

in the Nevada desert, about 3km along a rough track, past a local party area,
with remains of campfire rings and an assortment of empty beer cans, up a
ridge line, about 350 meters from parking

off a rural road in New Hampshire behind a house and a small barn with an
orange tractor

down a long driveway in Kentucky, behind a house hidden in trees with a half
dozen outbuildings and several old cars and trucks parked around the property

in Vermont, on the property of Ledgewood Gardens, containing several
greenhouses, including one with a scarecrow inside

and in the river behind the parking lot of the Maine Wild Blueberry Company in
Machias, Maine (a new eastern extreme for the US)

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

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 ( 15:47 Friday, 04 August 2017 UTC )


 
 

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