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Geodashing: May07   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 71

"DeLorme shows this airport as having three runways in a triangular
format with the runways jutting out in 6 directions.  I checked in at
the hanger since that was the only place that I could find someone.  I
was told that I could walk out to the point as long as I stayed off of
the runway.  Sounded fair to me so off I went."

That's Geodashing in Ohio with PLMerry


Game 71 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers". Honorable
mentions go to "Llama League" and "En Dash!".

Jack Frickey took individual honors by a wide margin over RogBarn and

The game saw 140 dashpoint hunts in 10 countries (Austria, the US, the
UK, Hungary, Poland, Australia, Germany, Canada, Brazil and Estonia).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

near a yellow house with a Jesus on the Cross made out of sheet metal

in a huge wind park on the highway between Vienna and Budapest towards
Bratislava at Parndorf ("very bizarre")

in a residential neighborhood of Los Altos, California (or maybe
Mountain View), about a mile from the famous garage of Hewlett and
Packard that was the start of Silicon Valley

in ponderosa pine and juniper trees very near the north end of Utah's
Bryce Canyon National Park

in Oregon's high desert, in lodgepole pine at the base of Kelsey
Butte, a volcanic cinder cone

a short hike from the highway in California's Pine Mountain Club, with
good views and the pleasant aroma of pinyon pine

in California's Mojave Desert, near "nothing but sand and scrub and a
few abandoned refrigerators, clothes dryers and old paint cans"

in a UK field in the shadow of a large mobile phone antenna tower and
near a trig point with the Benchmark Number S2050

in the middle of California's Sac River Deep Water Ship Channel

a couple of blocks from the cruise ship piers in New York City

near the Kennebunker, a typical New England roadside lodge where each
room is its own small cabin, in Kennebunkport, Maine

in a densely wooded area in Maryland with large expensive homes along
the Potomac River

in Victoria, in a well-grassed paddock dotted with large eucalypts and
holding several well-fed bulls at the far end

in a horse pasture in Utah across from a very old cemetery

in a rather large prairie dog town in Wyoming

in Illinois farmland country between last year's corn stubble and a
green fallow field, an area with a lot of noise, song birds and frogs
croaking in the ditches

at the border of a huge ("and when I say huge, I mean it") cornfield
in Hungary ("at least 1km by 1km of size")

in a apple tree nursery in Germany's Black Forest 300 meters above the

in an open field of foxtails near California's Lake Berryessa

in the back parking lot of Ohio's WHKO-FM 99.1, "Miami Valley's home
for country music"

on the shore of a picturesque lake in North Carolina ("with a nuclear
power plant, but still...")

right at the entrance to Trinity College at the University of Toronto
("possibly the most attractive urban dashpoint I've had")

in the burnt-out remnants of eucalypt trees from last summer's
Australian bushfires

in a plowed wheat field near a farm house with a flag that was
standing straight out ("North Dakota in the summer: cultivated
farmland, oil wells, and wind!")

in Ohio farmland, near a 5 foot pole, a miniature church on top
complete with miniature stain glass windows

and in the parking lot of the Fox Valley Kicker's Club, near Chicago,
about a mile from where Markwell asked his wife to marry him


PLMerry explains how Geodashing can be like modern-day exploring:

"I have no clue were this road goes. According to my software it does
not even go this far."

LadyBug, on a hunt with Tales, explains a Geodashing truism:

"We turn on to a poorly maintained road that turned into a gravel
road. I listened to a short rant about how all the dashpoints end up
on a dirt road, then he laughed and we continued to the point."


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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