Topic: Game 111 (GDAL)
started by: Scout
Posted by Scout on Oct. 04 2010,5:46 pmResults: Geodashing Game 111 (GDAL)
"This dashpoint is located on the Uintah & Ouray Indian Reservation.
The area of the dashpoint is juniper/cedar/pinion terrain. It was a
beautiful fall morning when we made our adventure. Both coming and
going we were delayed a bit by cattle drives. The cattlemen are
getting their livestock out of the high country before the weather
turns cold. We got up close to the cowboys and their cows. You could
tell that it was a family event as there were boys and girls, men and
women of all ages helping in the roundup. The leaves of the aspens in
the high country were turning and it was a very nice day."
That's Geodashing in Utah with losabuelos
"Rosamond is due west of Edwards AFB, and has a checkered past, but
now is pretty quiet. This DP is west of the main area of town, in a
fallow field of grass. The area is peppered with homes, but rarely
are there more than three at any one spot; there is lots of open land
out here. The streets aren't marked, either, and most of them are
dirt. Basically, if you don't know where you are going, you don't
belong there, as far as the locals are concerned."
That's Geodashing in California with chaosmanor
"This was going to be another geo-adventure-date with my wife. Our
plan was to travel along dirt roads we had not been on before through
the Tortolita Mountains. We started on Cochise Canyon Road intending
to continue on Cochise Springs Road. At exactly 3km from the
zeropoint, we were thwarted by private property, no trespassing signs
across the road. The majority of this road traverses AZ State Trust
land. There are small parcels of private property interspersed. I
need to get more familiar with the Right of Way laws in Arizona but
find it hard to believe that a continuous public road through public
lands can be blocked by a single parcel of private property! Zero
points for this one, but a fun adventure nonetheless!"
That's Geodashing in Arizona with Wisk
Game 111 (GDAL) of Geodashing was won by team "En Dash!" by a wide
margin. Honorable mention goes to "GeoTerriers."
Individual honors go to chaosmanor. Honorable mentions go to Jack
Frickey and Morseman.
The game saw 51 dashpoint hunts in seven countries (Australia, US,
Brazil, UK, Germany, Finland and Denmark).
A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:
in the Lakiassuo marsh of Finland past very dense forest of spruces
and delicious penny bun bolet (Boletus edulis) mushrooms!
at the far end of a very narrow one lane unmaintained path through the
Appalachian foothills of Virginia, where the scattered houses are
almost invisible through the moderate forest
on public land in Oregon, in a patch of exposed lava after a hike on a
rough track and a bush walk through dry and dusty juniper-sage
unreachable through private land surrounding Brazil's Lagoa da Encanta
in Middlestown, UK, nearly under a viaduct on land belonging to a
business selling animal feed
in Oxnard, California, in a new neighborhood park in a new housing and
commercial development along the Santa Clara River
in a Melbourne suburb, in the untidy front lawn of a large brick
veneer house lacking a front fence
in the living room of a million dollar house with a million dollar
view across the street from California's Carona del Mar Beach
a drive-by near UK's Luton Airport and near the ruins of the 15th
century Someries Castle
in Pennsylvania, behind the parking lot of The Original Bailey's Rib &
Steak House, next to a field of goldenrod with monarch butterflies
having a feast
in the rich farmland of western Kentucky along the meandering
Mississippi River, next to a couple of large metal farm storage
in a soy bean field in Ohio where there was more ragweed than soy bean
("The ragweed was a good four feet tall. I am definitely glad that
the ragweed had not bloomed yet.")
in a soybean field, now golden and about ready for harvest, in the
Loess Hills of Iowa with lots of quaint, small, and irregular fields
tucked into valleys and flat spots
in acres and acres of Roma tomatoes in California's central valley
in a clump of trees in rolling hills southwest of St. Louis, along a
gravel drive with beautiful views
and on a sports ground in the small town of Endrup, Denmark
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 > .