Forum: GeoDashing
Topic: Game 99
started by: Scout

Posted by Scout on Oct. 04 2009,3:36 pm
Results: Geodashing Game 99

"We walked along the coast, along the beaches and rocks with very nice
views, until the GPS was pointing to the dashpoint in about a right
angle into the bushes. The way along the beach was easy, the
navigation through the trees was more difficult. But we could get to
20m without leaving tracks. Although already in scoring distance we
wanted to zero out. So we walked into the bushes. These are very dry
wild Rosemarin bushes, so a very strong and tasty smell of Rosemarin
surrounded us while we tried to find 0. Eventually we got the GPS to
display a 0 distance, and it was exactly at a tree. We crossed no
fence and no gates from this side, we only walked along the forest and
forest tracks."

That's Geodashing in Mallorca with freichmann

"As dirt roads go, it wasn’t bad but there was a lot of blow down
along the edge of the road.  In one place, I had to maneuver carefully
around a tree that had blocked all but a small enough space for me to
get thru with one set of tires in a small ditch.  Further on, we were
supposed to take a left fork, but there was little if any evidence
that a road was ever there.  We continued on, hopeful that the road
might somehow connect but we came upon a large tree that completely
blocked any further advance.  We returned, and took a side road closer
to the main highway, that appeared to head in the right direction.  It
immediately became rougher and headed down a fairly steep section.  At
the bottom, we went thru one, then other, small creek that ran across
the road in a ford in a small concrete structure with a dip to allow
the water to flow across without eroding the road away."

That's Geodashing in Missouri with RogBarn

"I may have said this about another, but this was the most interesting
Dashpoint I've visited.  It appears to be a long abandoned heavy
equipment repair facility.  I think it also had an earlier life but I
couldn't figure out what that was.  One of the pictures shows some
kind of tower, and there was a hopper on a conveyor.  Unfortunately
the only real way to give a feel for this location is with pictures
and it can't be done with three pictures. This is a large facility
with many facets."

That's Geodashing in Texas with Thot

"Not much to see here. Mostly a junk yard or abandoned site."

That's Geodashing at the same spot in Texas with ggmorton

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Game 99 of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League," breaking a
string of four wins by "GeoTerriers", who finished third. Second place
went to "En Dash!".

Individual honors go to Douq Millar, with honorable mentions to Jack
Frickey and RogBarn.

The game saw 70 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (Australia, the UK,
the US, Canada, Spain, Brazil and Germany).

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in the UK, on Helsington Barrows in a field of yew trees and bracken
on a limestone slope owned by the National Trust

in California, in a new office park quite close to the runway at the
former Moffett Naval Air Station

in second growth forest in Deschutes National Forest near Sisters,
Oregon, near the home of nationally known painter John Simpkins

in the UK, in a field at a fork in a lane/bridle road to Barnsdale Bar
from Kirk Smeaton

behind the meeting hall for the Knights of Columbus (St. Pius X
Council # 4076) in Forestville, Maryland (meetings 2nd & 4th Thursdays
8:00 PM)

in Wisconsin's Lake Geneva/Williams Bay area, at the edge of the
Bailey House Bed and Breakfast, near a hammock that looks like it gets
used

in Aurora, Colorado, in the street next to a school and around the
corner from an asphalt cutter

in California's Santa Barbara Shores Park, near the site of 19th
century oil wells and near where offshore pumping still carries oil to
tanks just east of the park

in Oregon, between a pair of western juniper trees in flat, sandy,
juniper woodland ("The oldest known living thing in Oregon is a
juniper tree about 40 km southeast of here and dated at 1600 years.")

in an Illinois corn field ("a lot of very tall corn, fully tassled out
and getting brown, all indications that it will be time to see big
corn reapers in the fields soon.")

in the picnicking and camping area of Illinois' Carlisle Lake, a large
lake formed by the damming of the Kaskasia River

in Utah, near a large, dead pinion pine tree in classic Great Basin
topography - rocky, volcanic soil, pinion pine, juniper trees and sage
brush

on the first fairway of the Evergreen Gold course in Plymouth,
Wisconsin

about 3/4 the way up the first hill toward the scenic lookout gazebo
just above Camp Sudaka near Sudbury, Ontario

and outside Tucson, a mile up the road leading to Mt Lemmon, which can
be classified as a sky island or a lush mountain island floating among
desert seas

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Webfoot demonstrates the fine art of noting details:

"This dashpoint was located on the roof.  The interesting thing I
noted about the house was a gable above the garage where the owners
had place for porcelain doves.  Had they not been so shiny, it would
have been possible to believe they were real doves sitting there near
the peak of the house.  There was a nice looking stained glass top
portion of the front door to the house.  There was a woman just up the
street who had taken her dog out for a walk and she probably was
wondering what the heck I was doing writing on my dashpoint sheet in
the middle of that driveway, but, I didn't care.  While taking my
notes, I heard someone playing the piano."

chaosmanor plays along:

"The stained-glass insert in the front door is rectangular, but the
pattern of the pieces is rhombic, with each piece a different color:
green, yellow, blue and red, at least, and probably white or pale
gray, as well, no two of the same color touching."

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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.

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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 > .

Posted by DudleyGrunt on Oct. 04 2009,8:40 pm
I may need to check this out.  Game 100 seems an appropriate one to begin with.
Posted by Scout on Nov. 05 2009,8:21 pm
Welcome, DudleyGrunt. New players are always welcome.
Posted by DudleyGrunt on Nov. 06 2009,5:58 am
Thanks.  Haven't actually ended up getting in the game yet, but hope to check it out soon.
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