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Geodashing: Feb19   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  
Results: Geodashing Game 212 (GDEI)

"In 1911, construction started on a canal that would bridge Lake Michigan to
the inland rivers that eventually flow to the Mississippi River, hoping to
allow waterway transport and help clean up Lake Michigan. This was the Calumet
Sag Channel, still in use today. It is 16 miles (26 km) long and was completed
in 1922. Part of the channel runs along the location of Swallow Cliffs, nearby
to GD46-CAIC that I had hit in April of 2005 (almost 14 years ago) with my two
boys and golden retriever. At that time, the boys and I marveled at the 121
steps to climb to the top of the toboggan hill and how they still had the
wooden chutes (yes - wooden chutes) still embedded in the ground.
Unfortunately, the toboggan hills were permanently closed in 2004. The hill is
again available for sledding but without the chutes, and now only with half of
the original height distance, but it's still an impressive sledding hill for
flat Illinois. The journey to GDEI-CABA today was only 1 km straight-line
distance from the base of those steps built by the Civilian Corps of Engineers
in 1930. The point lies right on the edge of the Calumet Sag Channel. Even
though there's a hiking trail that would allow access to the scoring zone, the
closest parking would be just under 2 km to the east, and I was about 132
meters away as a drive-by. I didn't relish a 2 km walk with the temperature
just above freezing, so I'll take the zero points and just relish in the

That's Geodashing in Illinois with Markwell


Game 212 (GDEI) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, their third win in
a row. Honorable mention goes to Llama League.

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

The game saw 42 dashpoint hunts in three countries (US, UK, and Australia).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

southeast of Phoenix just off Interstate 10 on the Gila River Indian
Reservation at a house with a portable basketball hoop set up in the road

about a half mile down the unpaved Moore Ranch Road northwest of Phoenix

just off the desert highway west of Las Vegas headed to Blue Diamond Mine

in Santa Clara, California, inside a tan, one-story house in a residential
neighborhood with an interesting mix of smaller suburban homes and those known
in the vernacular as "Mini Mansions"

in rural, southern New Jersey, down a driveway at a property where some of the
trees have painted pretty blue and green trunks

in Illinois, east of St. Louis, in a fallow field of grass with no fence to
impede access, scoreable down a strip of tall grass between two plowed fields

in rural, southern Illinois, a road bordering the Mt. Vernon State Game Farm

east of St. Louis, in hilly, not very good looking Greenwood Cemetery, whose
loop road is not in good shape, with a lot of trash and tree limbs on the

outside Oxnard, California, in a strawberry field on Raytheon Road, named for
an old Raytheon plant that closed down years ago

west of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, off Mountain Road, heading steeply downhill
with woods uphill to the right and scattered houses downhill in woods to the

east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, along a treeline that borders the property
of the Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority (AKA dump)

north of Baltimore, along I-695, out of sight on the far side of a
noise-reduction (or noise-reflecting) barrier along the highway

in England, in a field just off the A5, also known as Waltling Street, a Roman

on the outskirts of Wentzville, Missouri, where farm land and suburbia are
meeting in a neighborhood where all short suburban roads end in dead-end

near Georgetown, Delaware, at the intersection of Paradise Rd and Ponderosa
Ln, near a single level white farmhouse with a red roof and a red star on the
front door

in Virginia, in the water just off the man-made island where the Chesapeake
Bay Bridge-Tunnel comes back above the surface

west of Melbourne, at single-level brick home set back from the road in a very
bushy location, with lots of mature gum trees and white cockatoos searching n
between them for food

in Nebraska, in an unfenced field of corn stubble but mostly blinding snow in
every direction with some interesting drifts

and just off Dumbarton Road in the area of Glasgow known as Partick, in the
car park behind a tailor shop and the pub, "Deoch an Dorus"


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 ( 00:32 Wednesday, 06 March 2019 UTC )


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