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Geodashing: Oct06   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

"The area is covered in low sage. Not a tree to be seen in any
direction. On the short walk to the zero point we scared up a jack
rabbit almost big enough to ride, stepped around an active badger den,
and found a 50-caliber shell with a 1944 date indicating that it was
probably ejected from a plane during a WWII training run. Lonely country
where we traveled over places such as Varment Creek, Rattlesnake Canyon
and No Crossing Crossing."

-- That's Geodashing in Oregon with geodasher

"The good thing about LA is that it is so big and dense, in a sprawling
sort of way, that a random point is likely scorable from a road or
parking lot. The bad thing is that the infamous traffic prevents you
from getting there unless you enjoy midnight dashing."

-- That's Geodashing in Los Angeles with geodasher

"It's a chisel plowed corn field, just like half of all the other farm
ground around here. The other half is chisel plowed soybean stubble
which is just as interesting as the chisel plowed corn field.  Flat,
very very flat.  Let's see - dirt, dirt, corn stalk, dirt, more dirt,
corn stalk, another corn stalk, oops looks like he missed a spot,
dirt...."

-- That's Geodashing in Illinois with Wadcutter

==================================

Game 64 of Geodashing was won by "GeoTerriers". Honorable mentions go
to "Llama League" and "Team GPS".

Jack Frickey and geodasher tied for Individual honors.  Honorable
mentions go to Dashing Dog Mac and Madam Dash, close behind, and
martpol, only one point back from them.

The game saw 118 dashpoint hunts in 9 countries (the United States,
Estonia, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Japan, the United Kingdom,
Netherlands, and the game's first dashpoint visit to Slovenia).

==================================

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

near a great lunch spot with a picnic table and parking along a sweet
winding drive through the mountainous Kanagawa prefecture of Japan

on the eastern edge of Washington's Mt Ranier National Park, in old
growth forest so thick that getting and keeping a GPS satellite lock was
almost impossible

in upstate New York in one of only a handful of inland pine barrens in
the United States

in Estonia, in a forest of fir trees in nice straight rows with
identical gaps

in woods full of sweet chestnuts near a small Slovenian village of 72
inhabitants

in the flooded red gums of Victoria's Barmah State Forest, with traces
of marsupials on the ground and thousands of galahs which take flight as
they are disturbed

near the bank of Ohio's Great Miami River, where two ducks used to being
fed by visitors greet you

at 10,500 feet in a Colorado spruce-fir forest

near a nice-looking Joshua tree in sand and dry grasses of California's
Saddleback Butte State Park

in Victoria's rolling hills planted with vibrant green vines, with the
glorious colours of the sunset on the hills surrounding the Yarra Valley

in a rice field in California's central valley (bumper sticker: "Eat
Rice, Potatoes Make You Fat")

in the Estonian border village of Permisküla, 80 meters from the ruins
of a Soviet period collective-farm's barn and in clear sight of Russia

250 feet offshore in San Francisco Bay near the southernmost extent of
the former Alameda Naval Air Station

near the back teebox for hole #6, "Pete's Way", in California's Lost
Canyons Golf Club

in a driveway in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City, one of the
rare urban dashpoints in Utah

on the football practice field of the Panthers of Maryland's Paint
Branch High School

and next to a Friar Tux rental shop in California

==================================

Congratulations to Hanna, daughter of kylamees, who at 1,5 months is the
youngest Geodashing player in Estonia. Her first dashpoint? A spot in
the forest where the only remarkable thing is a new system of trenches,
of course.

==================================

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
http://GPSgames.org .

Last Updated ( 06:52 Monday, 04 December 2006 UTC )


 
 

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