Forum: GeoDashing
Topic: Game 107 (GDAH)
started by: Scout

Posted by Scout on June 05 2010,6:36 pm
Results: Geodashing Game 107 (GDAH)

"The dashpoint is 440 m east along a ditch road into fields of cherry
trees to the north and grapes to the south. I considered driving along
the edge of the orchard until a loud explosion came from that
direction. BANG!!! When I got out of the car to survey the situation,
I could hear voices coming from the dense cherry orchard but could not
see the people.  After a few minutes it became apparent that the
voices were coming from workers speaking Spanish, and the periodic
explosions were an attempt to scare away birds. BAM!!! I decide to
walk in along the vineyard and got within scoring range in a few
minutes. Never did see anyone, but the explosions discouraged me from
hanging around. KABOOM!!!"

That's Geodashing in California with geodasher

"We got off US75 onto gravel and only were able to follow that a short
distance before we hit Minimum Maintenance road. Since it has recently
rained, plus we're in a non-outdoors car, we started on the dirt path
with some concern, but it was hard enough all we did was scrape the
bottom a few times. Eventually we reach the point in an unfenced
harvested soybean field (tilling and planting is just starting, on the
dirt track to this point we passed multiple large farming machines,
once having to almost get off the dirt track, to pass by).  This point
is in the floodplain of the Missouri River. The river was to the east
and a low ridge of hills was to the west marking the boundary of the
flood plain.  Very flat country, still too early to have green except
the grass and weeds at the edge of fields."

That's Geodashing in Nebraska with Douq Millar

"On the map is shown a track and a footpath, but there was no footpath
sign, just a main and a side gate.  However I had a map with me, so I
was sure that a right of way existed.  I parked up on the public side
of the gate leaving enough room to pass, which was a good thing as a
tractor turned onto the track and started towards the farm that was at
the far end of the track.  The tractor stopped and I showed the old
farmer the map and, over the noise of the engine, asked about the
footpaths. He pointed out where each one started and where they went
to."

That's Geodashing in the UK with Morseman

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

Game 107 (GDAH) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League" by a wide
margin over "GeoTerriers" and "En Dash!".

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey, thanks to a mad dash up the
US east coast to Canada. Honorable mentions go to geodasher and
McMeanderer.

The game saw 97 dashpoint hunts in eight countries (the US, UK,
Greece, Germany, Australia, Italy, France, and Canada).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

off a dirt track in California, in the middle of an immense amount of
trash spread all over the place -- broken pallets, appliances, bags
full, bags torn, lots of paper and cardboard

inside very small tan and brown home in California, with a microwave
oven sitting on the sidewalk in front with a hand-lettered "Free.
Works" sign taped to it

in Maryland, at the end of Sunhigh Place, one of a myriad short dead
end streets in the very pleasant residential neighborhood of
attractive two-story homes on modest lots with large trees

in Italy, on the Via Sette Ponti a few km from Arezzo, inside the
fence of what looked to be an unused two story brick villa

in North Carolina, just west of the parking lot of the Purlear Church,
in a field where a very upset bird is squawking and apparently
defending a nest

on a very steep slope of San Francisco's San Bruno Mountain State
Park, straight down what looks like an abandoned fire trail

in a forest in Germany, close to a hunters seat, a pond, some kind of
Bavarian billabong, and a field of rapeseed, all blooming in very
bright yellow and smelling great

in an unfenced harvested cornfield in Nebraska ("The field was
surprisingly dry and probably will be planted in next couple of
weeks.")

alongside a large orchard of almond trees in California ("I love
almonds, in almost any form: raw, roasted, smoked, candied, you name
it.")

in a tree nursery behind a farmhouse just of Interstate Highway 55 in
Illinois

near Peacock Siding, Queensland, Australia, in a field of sugar cane,
3m high, ready for harvesting

in Utah near an airstrip that probably is not used a lot ("It is VERY
rural and the spot is probably close to 50 miles from a MacDonald's,
if that is how to measure rural vs urban.)

in the middle of Washington's Camano Island, off a road between dense
woods, swampy with ferns and perhaps some skunk cabbage, and an
overgrown field that looked like it had not been touched in decades

in western New York, near the cart bridge going over the creek of the
golf course of the Byrncliff Resort & Conference Center

near a road that is part of Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado

at Colorado's Interstate Highway 225 off-ramp to Parker near a
light-rail station

on a hillside above the softball fields of the Oregon Institute of
Technology in Klamath Falls

off the beaten tourist path in Paris, behind a church ("We arrived as
people were streaming in for the Sunday Service, with choir boys
dressed in white robes milling around at the door")

among flowering saguaros and a mobile home graveyard with about 5 acre
spacing on the far side of the Tucson Mountains

and over the tall walls and in Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery (on the
street was an ironic "No Parking" sign)

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

Jack Frickey explains why honesty can be the best policy:

"Crossing back into the US was not quite as adventurous as the last
time, but was interesting nonetheless.  The Customs agent asked how
long I had been in Canada and was trying to understand why I was only
there for a few hours.  (I didn’t want to get involved in trying to
explain Geodashing.)  Finally he told me to stop the engine and give
him my key.  He opened the trunk and poked around a bit.  When he came
back he squatted down and said, 'OK, I have to ask.  What is with the
license plate (GEODASH)?'  I couldn’t avoid it any longer.  He was
familiar with geocaching so it went better than I thought it might.
Then he said, 'Oh, that explains everything. OK go on.'"

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

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 > .

Powered by Ikonboard 3.1.2a
Ikonboard © 2001 Jarvis Entertainment Group, Inc.