Forum: GeoDashing
Topic: Game 143 (GDBR)
started by: Scout

Posted by Scout on June 04 2013,8:30 pm
Results: Geodashing Game 143 (GDBR)

"After a long drive on 301, we turned off on VA 634, Burkes Bridge
Road, and went 3 miles on a totally empty road and turned onto
Mataponi Trail. Along that road we came across 6 deer just starting to
walk across the road. Three ran across, and three turned back. Then
one of those three decided to try to run in front of us, and we missed
that one by just a foot or two. We drove back past two houses, pulled
off the road, and I grabbed the flashlight out of the car. I scooted
down the edge of the field, next to the 18" high plants there, for
less than 100 feet, until the GPS dropped to 99 meters, then back to
the car to get out of the rain and out of the neighborhood. On the
entire drive back to US 301, we only saw one car on the road with us."

That's Geodashing in Virginia with SoccerFanatics

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Game 143 (GDBR) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers, returning
to top place after a one month absence. Honorable mentions go to teams
Llama League and Team GPS.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mentions go to Tom
Arneson and deodasher (but not Douq Millar!).

The game saw 44 dashpoint hunts in only three countries (Australia,
UK, and US).

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in River Park in Lompoc, California (camping, picnics and a duck pond
stocked with fish), near a field of snapdragons being cut for sale to
florists

at a house in a 1950s subdivision in Bailey's Harbor, Virginia ("There
were flowers in the bed to the left of the front door, but they were
all shriveled and dead - I think they were daffodils, but I'm not very
good at dead flower recognition.  Across the driveway, there was an
azalea in full bloom - at least I think it was an azalea - I'm not
very good at live flower recognition either.")

off Ferntree Gully Road in Melbourne, by an unremarkable single-level
brick house with a low fence and a medium sized fruit tree covered in
gauze netting to protect it from birds

in the UK, inside a brick house on St Augustines Avenue near the town
centre of Chesterfield

in Utah, in sagebrush and juniper trees just northeast of US Highway
50 ("The Loneliest Road in America")

on the grounds of Rosebank College in Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales
("by holding the camera up over the brick fence, it appears to be the
car park")

in a stand of pines 100 km north of Minneapolis ("I drove through
rain, sleet, snow, and dust storms. Farmers were tilling and planting
seeds.")

west of Melbourne, in a very large paddock containing about 200
grazing sheep

unreachable in a quarry area of Penrith Lakes, near the Sydney
International Regatta Center, used in the 2000 Olympics

on the grounds of a fish hatchery between the towns of Loa and Fremont
in south central Utah

at an intersection of two gravel roads in Nebraska ("the freshly
planted corn is just a few inches high")

on the shore of Riley Lake in Minnesota

in a former plant nursery in Queensland, now a re-vegetation area
planted with native trees

and at the back boundary of a cemetery in Vermont, where a young
Geodshing player and his friends would dare each other to enter ... at
night of course, especially around Halloween

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Rogbarn describes an untold benefit of Geodashing:

"I was a bit apprehensive about getting this dashpoint. It is in north
St. Louis County in an area that is the result of 'white flight' where
most of the white people left for 'better' suburbs leaving a lot of
black people to live in the area. I was surprised at how nice the
whole area looked. Thanks for showing me that many places can be
similar to each other despite my biases."

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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 > .

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