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Geodashing: Apr18   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 202 (GDDY)

"Dashpoint is just beyond a wire fence and a large pond. This dashpoint is of
personal interest since it's two miles north of land that I will inherit once
the legal work we started on this trip is complete. All of this is in a large
wind farm (I have a turbine on my land, my contribution to green energy while
burning carbon to get here). The land is varied, mostly grazing land, some
cultivated fields, some reverted back to wood land. Windy and blustery today
so turbines, looking like ghosts in the low clouds, are all cranking."

That's Geodashing in Oklahoma with Douq Millar.


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Game 202 (GDDY) of Geodashing was won by Llama League (44 points) in a close
finish over GeoTerriers (37 points).

Individual honors go to deodasher and Douq Millar (21 points each). Honorable
mention goes to SoccerFanatics (15 points).

The game saw 39 dashpoint hunts in five countries (US, Australia, Poland,
Hungary, and Romania).

The game also saw the return of MsAdventure, whose last dashpoint report was
January, 2006. I don't know if twelve years is a record absence, but if not,
it has to be in the top few. This month, she took us along with her to enjoy
springtime in Tennessee with the dogwoods in bloom.

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia, near Cape Woolamai, a spot very
popular with surfers ("The wind was gusting furiously, the waves were huge and
the rain almost horizontal.")

in Brooklyn, New York, in Park Slope, off of one of the main commercial
avenues in a neighborhood of old brownstones, slowly being taken over by new
construction

in Nebraska, in rough pasture with a pond visible from road ("The meadowlarks
are singing in the cool morning air.")

in Kansas, in a fenced field with corn stubble and some green cover grazing
crop, past quite a bit of early spring wheat

in Oklahoma, behind a line of cedar trees in some pasture land, with cattle
about 300 ft away and across the road from a very green and lush wheat field

near Zagorzyczki village in northern Poland, along a narrow paved road between
farm fields

in a maintenance building on the grounds of the Harvold Berry Farm in
Carnation, Washington, a "U-pick" farm specializing in strawberries, which are
in season

on the edge of a sports park in Glendora, California, between a baseball field
and the "San Dimas Wash," a channel of water running alongside the freeway
("The drought has left no water in it. It was, indeed, a wash.")

near a willow tree and a corner of a building that's part of Collinsville
Middle School in Madison County, Illinois ("There was a health fair being held
inside.")

outside Joliet, Illinois, east of Lincolnway West High School and by an access
point to a natural gas pipeline

in a maze of "No Outlet" suburban roads in a new housing development west of
St. Louis

in Washington State, between Seattle and Tacoma, in the yard of a house with
all sorts of colorful spinning pinwheels of bicycles atop their fence

in Tucson, within a stucco house with metal window grates, lots of bird
feeders in the back yard, and a cinder block fence

in the parking lot of an abandoned business park across the street from the
Great Mall in Milpitas, California

in the Morton National Park in New South Wales along a very bumpy dirt road
through a very bushy forest, on cleared land belonging to a small farming
property with great views of the ocean

on the side of the small hill just off the parking lot off of Ellicott Mills
Drive in (old town) Ellicott City, Maryland

up a narrow, curved and steep driveway to a new house in a rural setting in
western Wisconsin

in Delaware, in the grassy area just off a crushed rock road called Holly Tree
Lane, a large white barn in the distance

in western Wisconsin in a snow covered field which contained large hay bales
from a previous year's harvest

and just past a dogwood tree in full bloom on Old Johnson Valley Road west of
Knoxville, Tennessee

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A word of advice from Tom Arneson:

"I'm tending to use my Android smartphone for navigating to these points, but
also carry my newest Garmin as a backup. I would have failed on this one
without the backup as my phone wasn't getting the map data. I won't retire my
several dedicated GPSr just yet."

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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.

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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 ( 18:24 Friday, 04 May 2018 UTC )


 
 

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