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Geodashing: Jul07   Print  E-mail 
Contributed by Scout  

Results: Geodashing Game 73

"As I walked away from the car, a man with a rifle (or maybe it was a
shotgun) slung over his shoulder was walking down Locust Point Road
towards me.  He hailed me and asked what I was doing.  When I
responded 'checking my GPS,' he became interested and engaged me in a
conversation. As I finally broke away to continue my mission, he
warned me about snakes and said he had shot two in the field."

That's Geodashing in Pennsylvania with Jack Frickey

"As a seasoned geocacher seeking new amusements, I chanced upon this
site for the first time 10 days ago, downloaded a few waypoints, and
then thought little more of it. This afternoon was yet another dreary
wet one - and a Sunday to boot. The kids and I had resorted to a trip
to Col Sanders' local emporium for some lunch. As we sat vacantly
munching on the choice fare in the car park, I turned on the sat nav.
I was confronted with a POI I didn't recognise a mere 30m away. Lo and
behold, my memory creaked into gear and I realised what I'd chanced

That's Geodashing in the United Kingdom by the aptly named Sir N Dippity


Game 73 of Geodashing was won by a single point by team "Llama League"
thanks to a last day dash by geodasher to take the lead.  Honorable
mentions go to "GeoTerriers" and "Trailblazers".

Jack Frickey again took individual honors, with honorable mentions to
recent player Hermann and grizzled veteran Markwell.

The game saw 89 dashpoint hunts in 7 countries (US, Germany,
Australia, Thailand, Canada, UK and Hungary).


A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

on a dirt road in unimproved land of pinion pine, juniper trees and
sagebrush in Utah, scored just after midnight on the first of July

in Wisconsin, not far from a bridge over the Namekagon River where
many people were canoeing and tubing in the river

in an Illinois corn field, where the corn was as high an elephant's

in one of those ubiquitous soy bean fields surrounded by equally
ubiquitous corn fields on the Maryland Eastern Shore ("I felt like I
was back in Indiana or Illinois with this one.") 

at a very muddy dairy farm and milking shed in Victoria, Australia,
where corporate farms had swallowed up all small farmlets

in a newly planted apple orchard in Michigan

in an apple orchard in West Virginia

opposite a frozen chook factory in New South Wales

on a dusty, gravel road in Kansas, improbably named Vermont Road

at the edge of a marshy or swampy area in Virginia's Occoquon Bay
National Wildlife Refuge

in a low area of prairie just off a small road in Alberta ("There is
nothing there - just the big empty prairie."

in flat juniper scabland in Oregon's Crooked River National Grassland

in a "maze of twisty little passages, all the same" in the
"built-yesterday suburbia" of Lincoln, Nebraska

in Massachusetts' Blue Hills Reservation, near a pavilion and tower
built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s

close to a white wooden buffer at the end of a side track in a
railroad yard in Geelong, Victoria, Australia

directly on a runway of Lambert International Airport in St Louis

in Germany, in a military area with a high barbed wire fence around
it, near the border with Luxembourg

in Hungary, in the garden of a house along a street with a blue
fountain that spent no water on an over 30 day in July

under a juniper tree at the base of a small hill west of the town of
Modena in far western Utah ("a very, very small town with many boarded
up and falling down houses")

and in the middle of a large paddock in Queensland, where a new gum
tree has started to grow


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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