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Geodashing: Sep17   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 195 (GDDR)

"Easy to get close but hard to score this one. The turn our route showed
almost immediately led to a minimum maintenance road and as it rained
overnight almost immediately our Subaru was bogged down. Just barely made it
down a hill and up to the next summit. Just firm enough to turn around. So we
looped around to the west approach for a shorter walk. Walking was a thrill as
the ground (not road, pure mud) was very uneven ground covered with weeds,
perfect for twisting ankles. But made it to edge of cornfield and halted."

That's Geodashing in Iowa with Douq Millar

"We approached from Waynesboro, where we stopped for Dairy Queen. We then
headed east on PA 16, the Buchanan Trail. We've been on Rattlesnake Run Road
before, up in the mountains into Pennsylvania State Forest land. The road is
graded dirt, with serious rocks sticking up from the surface in places. I was
happy we only had to go 9/10 of a mile on this road. The road runs along the
top of the ridge line, with Rattlesnake Run in the valley down the hill to the
right. We crossed the Appalachian Trail 3/4 of a mile before arriving at the
Dashpoint. We've hiked this portion of that trail two or three times over the
decades. The forest here is entirely deciduous; I did not see a single pine
tree anywhere. The leaves are just starting to change on the maple trees.
There is a small pull-out just past the closest approach to the Dashpoint. It
was 103 meters from the dirt road to the Dashpoint, a very happy number,
because I could walk a dozen feet and get to 99 meters before the hill started
to drop off very steeply. I decided to call that good enough."

That's Geodashing in Pennsylvania with SoccerFanatics


Game 195 (GDDR) of Geodashing was won by GeoTerriers. Honorable mention goes
to Llama League.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mentions go to RogBarn and
Tom Arneson.

The game saw 51 dashpoint hunts in three countries (US, UK, and Australia).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

at a DNR boat launch on Rock Lake in Minnesota ("The trees are beginning their
fall color change with birch and ash trending yellow and some maples red.")

in Virginia, along a path with waist-high weeds, but with an animal path
through them, that runs between the C&O canal and a cornfield

in a residential area of Healdsburg, a hundred miles north of San Francisco on
US 101

in the middle of a tasseled field of corn in the wild prairie farmland of
northern Illinois near a farmhouse with a huge John Deere combine waiting for
the right season

in central Illinois, in pasture with a creek just to the east of the spot ("We
were there hunting doves that were coming in over the pasture to water and
roost trees.")

north of Minneapolis deep in a corn field on the east side of of a gravel road

in Fort Collins, Colorado, on the median separating the parking lot for Four
Seasons Veterinary Specialists from the lot for Macdonald Financial Services

inaccessible on the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Denver

inaccessible inside Letterkenny Army Depot in Pennsylvania, where they store
"live munitions and other noxious things"

in the campground of England's Wozwolf Rally, a club that shares a love of
bikes and rallies ("The story that we all share a common love of alcohol is
just a rumour, which we all try to reinforce as often as possible.")

in a soybean field across the railroad tracks in the tiny town of Wooldridge,
Missouri (pop. 61)

down a dirt driveway of a private home in Tennessee, along Bull Run (not that
Bull Run) across the road from a pole with numerous gourd birdhouses

in Victoria, Australia, up a grassy hill amidst some shorn sheep standing on
guard near the summit of Mount William

inside a Leslie's Pool Supplies store in a strip mall in Maryland, with a
display of hot tubs outside the door

near an intersection in northwestern Iowa ("big surprise, cornfields in all
four quadrants of the intersection")

in a weedy field down a dirt road in Missouri, with an old wooden fence with
an iron cable stretched across to block the road and a sign that said "30
Acres for sale shown by appointment only"

in southern Illinois, in a field of yellow ripening soybeans crossed by a
small trench made by a backhoe of the Harrison Telephone Company

in Iowa in a wooded area near a large pumpkin patch

in Maryland, in mature old forest along the remains of an old overgrown road
running along Mattawoman Creek, probably an old wood road

and in Palo Alto, California, in front of a town home with a banner hung in
its window reading "Jesus is the reason for the season" ("Neighborhood rents
will run you $3,800 to $4,400 dollar a month. Yeah, it's nice here.")


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 ( 16:16 Wednesday, 04 October 2017 UTC )


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