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Geodashing: Jul06   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 61

"There, in between two rows of oranges, was GZ. And the reward, just
like my previous find in a field of strawberries, was an overwhelming
fruity scent.  Remember to take a couple of deep breaths next time you
find yourself in the middle of an orange grove - you won't regret it."

-- That's Geodashing in California with esquimaux

"I plunged into the brush in search of a trail, or anything that I could
follow easily. I was stopped at 130 meters.  Never have I worked so
hard. I found an area to move forward 4 or 5 steps and checked my GPS.
120 meters away. I tried to move thru some heavy underbrush, tripped
over a hidden tree and fell over. At 105 meters I realized that I had
to go thru the heaviest stuff. Finally, I got the GPS down into the 90s,
the lowest I saw was 95.9 meters. Without the GPS I would never have
gotten out of there. I fell over two more times, stepped into big holes
and generally had a tough time. It was the hardest I had ever worked
for a DP and it was all because of the last 30 meters. Phew!"

-- That's Geodashing with RogBarn in Washington

"I bought a fresh-squeezed lemonade drink for my thirst. Visited a
judged art show where I was asked to vote for my favorite. I bought a
lamb gyro since I hadn't stopped to get anything to eat since leaving
work.  And I stopped at the booth to have my caricature drawn complete
with my name and 'Geo-dasher' underneath. I left via the same back road
eating a waffle cone with cookie-dough ice cream, having had the best
time ever getting a dashpoint ever."

-- That's Geodashing with RogBarn, just a couple of days later


Game 61 of Geodashing was won by a wide margin by "Home for the
Itinerant". Honorable mentions go to "GeoTerriers" and "Llama League".

Individual honors go to McMeanderer, who scored 105 points all by
himself, almost as much as the second and third place teams combined.
Honorable mentions go to Tom Arneson and Wisk.

Game 61 saw 159 dashpoint hunts in 6 countries (Australia, the United
States, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom and Mexico).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in a South Dakota clearing surrounded by juniper and ponderosa pine and
purple flowers at 6400 feet in elevation

in Massachusett's Assonet Bay on the other side of rather tall cattails

along a trail up a steep hill covered with grass, cactus, yucca and
scrub above Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre

in dense forest with downed trees Oregon's Deschutes National Forest,
marked by signs for Red Plague" Boundary Cutting Unit

in brown and dry cheat grass at the base of a very steep and
distinctively-shaped hill in Utah named Mollie's Nipple

in a paddock of dairy cows and newly shorn sheep, with a view of
Australia's Bass Strait, looking blue and inviting in the winter

in Tennessee, in a small horse pasture with two large horses who didn't
pay much attention

near Kentucky's Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, along a
old country road complete with dead deer and turkey vultures feasting on
the remains

near a martin house on a Missouri farm with a yellow house and red roof

in a soybean field in Minnesota, with plants beginning to flower with
deep purple blossoms

smack dab in the middle of a peach orchard in California's Central

in a wood of spruces and fern near the German village of Pfaffenreuth

in a sloping field off Ammo Rd in Florida's Eglin Air Force Base

just outside Gettysburg National Military Park, near a historical marker
for the field hospital of the Army of the Potomac

just outside the gates of a Buddhist monastery in northern California

unreachable in a gated community in Monteagle, Tennessee, that maintains
the look and feel of 100 years ago

in the Oregon forest, near a dump of rusted cans and an odd 3-sided
concrete "bunker" of unknown age and origin

outside Nashville, in an economically distressed town of small houses in
disrepair, not far from a parked blazing white Chrysler 300c luxury car

up a long winding driveway of a recently sold property in the leafy
green hills of Warrandyte, north of Melbourne

on Australia's Sandhurst Island, an artificial island in a lake on a
golf course estate still under contruction

on a lake in a golf community full of beautiful, expensive homes in
Medina, Ohio

unreachable behind fences and locked gates of industrial sites and sand
pits outside San Diego

in the steep terrain of Utah's Paunsagaunt Plateau country,
characterized by Ponderosa pine, manzanita and sparse grass, full of no
improvements, no people, no animals, just quiet and solitude

and in a pasture in the rolling hills of western Iowa, where the corn is
tassling and the roadsides are in bloom with orange day lilies, chicory,
Queen Annís lace, and milkweed (aka butterfly plant)


Buxley describes the sign every Geodashing player dreams of:

"When Julie and I got to the bottom of the long driveway leading up
toward the dashpoint, there was no gate, just a sign that welcomed us:
'Gold Sage Monastery -- please drive to the top of the hill'. Cool!"

Has No Horse brags of his new environmentally-friendly dashmobile:

"Jackie just had to have a new rig. My only request (requirement?) was
that it got good gas mileage, take a step toward cleaning the air, and
be able to tackle some of my backroad needs.  She chose a Highlander
Hybrid.  It's kinda cool, sometimes like a big golfcart. We are still

And congratulations to YLO_RLR and Catherine on tying the knot.  YLO_RLR
passes on this message:

"I love my wife...that is the coolest wife. Who else would
allow a geodash on a honeymoon???"


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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