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Geodashing: Jun06   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 60

"At 60 meters distance I was stopped by a fence and while I
was shooting a picture, an alarm went off and somebody shouted orders
and instructions like with a megaphone. I was sure I was going to get
caught and investigated, but then a Fire Engine alarm was sounded and I
realised that I was hearing an emergency alarm from the Fire Brigade and
their start of a mission."

-- That's Geodashing in Finland with hidehairy

"Perhaps this is the dashpoint I had envisioned when I dreamed about the
ultimate remote DP. I traveled southerly on a county road that took me
very close to the OR/CA/NV corner. I landed at Fee Reservoir, where I
camped. I had the place all to myself. The next morning, I drove around
to the north end of the lake and pulled out my mountain bike for the 10
mile round trip to AIRE. From here it was all jeep roads, unsuitable for
anything else (except bike?). A very rocky road, I am glad I had a 'Rock
Hopper'.  Within a km of the DP, I spooked a herd of Wild Horses.  There
is something about these horses that is a thrill. The zero was 30 m off
of this road. If you look at the picture of the DP closely, you will see
the Pronghorn on the hillside keeping a careful watch. After the pic, we
had a staredown."

-- That's Geodashing in Nevada with Has no Horse


Game 60 of Geodashing was won by "GeoTerriers". In second place was
"Llama League" and, in third place, was "Home for the Itinerant".

Individual honors went to Tom Arneson in a squeaker over Jack Frickey.
Tom prowled the North Woods of Minnesota while Jack was aided by a
square dance in Ohio. Honorable mention goes to McMeanderer.

Game 60 saw 138 dashpoint hunts in 9 countries (Australia, Canada,
Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Poland, the United Kingdom and the
United States).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in downtown Tallinn, Estonia's "Silicon Valley", scored on the first day
of June by three players, one from a city bus, one on a "nice city
walk", and one only 147 meters from his office

in a small pond in farm country near California's Lawrence Livermore
Labs, home to nuclear weapons research
and in the Los Angeles River, scorable from a pocket park called Egret
Park, near a shooting location of a 1950s sci-fi movie about monster
mutant ants

at 8,400 feet in Utah's Fish Lake National Forest - no buildings, no
structures, no people!

in a paddock on a scenic route with overlook of a wind farm in Victoria,

in a dewy grass field in Estonia, reached by routing around muddy
trenches and scored at 1:55 AM on a moonlit night

in the Arizona desert, out past Hoover Dam from Boulder City, Nevada,
in scrub brush near a Joshua tree

in a gully up a mountainside overlooking the surf along Australia's
Great Ocean Road

unreachable down a private road in Hammonton, New Jersey ("Blueberry
Capital of the World" - a claim apparently in some dispute by numerous
other blueberry capitals)

wedged between Finland's Sinebrychoff-Newcastle Breweries, Kerava Fire
Brigade and a Lähilinjat Bus Depot

in a residential neighborhood of Duluth, Minnesota, offering a
spectacular view of Lake Superior

near the tailing pond of Utah's Simplot phosphate mine

on an artificial island in the middle of a golf course estate still
under construction in Victoria, Australia

near the bottom of New South Wales' "The Big Hill", a sometimes one-lane
road carved out of a mountain

on a dairy farm on Strawberry Lane in Pennsylvania, new home to a
railroad caboose painted bright blue

in a soy bean field in Minnesota

in a corn field in Wisconsin

in an alfalfa field in Utah

in a sugarbeet field in the United Kingdom

in a bean field in France

and seventeen meters into the surf at Paralepa Beach in Estonia, where the
weather was brilliant and the water warm


This month's reminder of a Geodashing truism comes from flipflopnick:

"Turned off the main road between Stranraer and Cairnryan, and headed up
a single track tarmac road. This almost had grass growing up the middle.
Once out on open moorland, found a passing place on side of road to
park, within 62 metre of DP GD60-IQAX. If only the nearby geocache had
been so easy to find. Later turned out to be missing. At least DPs can't
go missing."

This month's other Geodashing truism comes from Has no Horse:

"Thanks so much for sharing this game with me. It's hard to imagine
anyone having more fun than me but I see the reports every day
indicating that I am one of many."


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 .


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