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Geodashing: Nov06   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

"A bright half moon guided the way, beyond the Arc Light Memorial and
eventually onto Marine drive. Halloween was just about over and my
time of arrival would be nearly perfect. I turned west onto Mataguak.
It was very dark as I penetrated the 100 meter circle around YKOQ.
Few lights were visible along the way and the streetlight at the
intersection was not lit. I checked my watch: 00:01 Success!"

-- That's Geodashing in Guam with Wisk, reporting the first points
   of the month

"It's getting cold here in good old Europe. They promised snow for
tomorrow. So we took one of the last chances this year to do some GPS
Games without snow. The DP is located in the middle of a forest, south
of Grafing. We strolled on more or less good forest paths to this DP.
Nice area, loads of golden leaves on the trees, sun came out a little
from time to time. So it definitely was a nice afternoon."

-- That's Geodashing in Germany with harleydavidsonandy

"We walked along the first section of track which gradually climbed
from the beach along a cape which divides Norman Bay from Little
Oberon Bay. There was a gentle misting of rain, and low cloud kept the
temperature cool and the visibility a little hazy. Good walking
conditions, but the spectacular views were somewhat filtered by the
moisture in the air. The scenery is very spectacular, with beautiful
bush along the track and majestic ocean rollers in the bay below.  The
track descended to the beach for a few hundred metres before again
sloping upwards along the cliffs.  We eventually got there, and the
dashpoint was pretty much marked by a huge rock about 50m off the
track, which was relatively easy to get to by walking between the
charred ti-tree trunks and branches which were the remnants of a fire
about two years ago. It truly was a memorable way to mark a dashpoint,
as this rock protruded from the ground rising about 6 or 7 metres into
the air above the surrounding bush."

-- That's Geodashing in Australia with geoffj3191

"This dashpoint is near Hay Bridge Nature Reserve. Unfortunately it
turned out to be in Rusland Moss. A very boggy wetland with potential
for sinking deep. Nevertheless I set out to see how close I could get
by staying on the path through the nature reserve, which at times is a
raised wooden walkway. These planked sections are only two planks
width, about 16 inches with menacing glop either side. As I slipped
and slopped across the wetland, pheasants bred for hunting rose from
the scrub. On the way back I disturbed a small Roe deer. And before
reaching the car I heard the flock of resident wild geese flying and
honking down the valley."

-- That's Geodashing in the United Kingdom with flipflopnick


Game 65 of Geodashing was won by "GeoTerriers", their second win in a
row. Honorable mentions go to "Llama League" and "En Dash!".

Jack Frickey took individual honors. Honorable mentions go to Tom
Arneson and Douq Millar.  Special recognition goes to Jack Frickey for
scoring his 2000 Geodashing point on a trip to Virginia's George
Washington National Forest.

The game saw 100 dashpoint hunts in 6 countries (Guam, Germany, the
US, Estonia, Australia, and the UK), including the game's first ever
visit to a dashpoint on the US territory of Guam.


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Australia's Wilsonís Promontory National Park, at the end of a 4km
hike along a coastal track, the southernmost continental score ever

on Utah's US Highway 50, sometimes called the loneliest highway in
America because it passes through very sparsely populated land in the
Great Basin

in Tallinn Old Town, on the hill of Toompea, about 100 meters from
famous tower "Kiek-in-de-KŲk"

40 meters into Oregon's Little Lava Lake, formed by volcanic flows
from Mount Bachelor

in New York near blue lines running in the woods, the permanent tubes
for a maple sap vacuum system

in Virginia, in a neighborhood of two-deep houses, in the driveway of
the back house on a pipestem lot

behind the seventh tee of Australia's Toongabbie Golf Course Victoria

across the street from California's Great America theme park ("had it
been summer, the dashpoint is close enough to hear people on the
roller coasters")

in an open field outside Lincoln Nebraska, site of the 2006 Grand
National Alpaca and Llama Show

and near the Tallinn Old Town, on defence bastions, about 95 meters
from U.S. President George W Bush's route during his visit to Estonia
this month


This month's safety lesson comes courtesy of Tom Arneson:

"I was busting brush and got a twig in the eye. Itís not serious, but
the next time I go into brush or woods Iíll put the side shields on my
safety glasses."


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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