Joined: June 2001
||Posted: July 04 2007,10:53 am
Results: Geodashing Game 72
"Took the train to Bruchsal. When I got off the train, the dashpoint
was 200m away. Took me almost an hour to cross the tracks though to
get to it. Dashpoint is in in an industrial area right behind the
railway station. Just in front of a big junkyard. On the way back I
pass a market stall, where the locally famous asparagus is sold."
That's Geodashing in Germany with Hermann
"This one is in the middle of the Black Forest. Had to walk an hour
through the dripping wet forest and followed quite a few false trails.
At 50 m it got so muddy I decided to turn back. Close enough for 3
points. Got really wet on the way back as it started raining again."
Another view of Geodashing in Germany with Hermann
"A little further on I turned south into the Mitiamo Kow Swamp Road.
The further I went the softer the road became. I had to keep my speed
up fast enough to plane through the soft mud, but not so fast that any
uncontrollable slides developed. Very frequently, I hit large pools
of water which covered the windscreen with muddy slush. I could feel
the mud grabbing my tyres, pulling my speed down, but any acceleration
would have caused me to lose traction. If I became bogged, it would
have been nasty as I was miles from anywhere, out of cell phone range,
on a road with perhaps one or two cars per day using it."
That's Geodashing in Australia with Geoffj3191
Game 72 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers", their second win
in a row. Honorable mentions go to "En Dash!" and "Llama League".
Jack Frickey took individual honors again, with honorable mentions to
RogBarn and PLMerry.
The game saw 119 dashpoint hunts in 7 countries (US, UK, Australia,
Germany, Canada, Poland and the game's first successful hunt in
A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:
on a dirt road in Colorado ranch land, scored by the light of a full
moon just after midnight on the first of June
along a footpath alongside a small river in England, next to pitch
number 30 for the angling club
on a concrete road in Thailand, between two pastures slated for
in a grass field in Virginia, just north of a one lane dirt road
curiously named Old Devils Turnpike
in scattered juniper trees less than 90 m from a maze of dirt tracks
in Oregon, near a junked silver 2-door Chevy hatchback with SKINNER
ROCKS painted on the hood
less than a kilometer east of the Montana/North Dakota state line,
surrounded by many prairie dog towns
in Australia's Kinglake National Park, among numerous wombat burrows
in England, up a path and into some woods and along a rock wall and
over a stile into a field where two deer stood at the top of the
in thick bush under thick cover of tall timber in Victoria's Dandenong
Range, home to the large, ground-dwelling lyrebirds, famous for
in the cattle yard of a house in Maldon, Australia, home to "a
piggery, a mine, a yabbie farm, and a women’s prison"
in Germany between an area of small garden plots and a great prison
in a forest in Poland, near swamps and the Radunia River
out of reach in marshy ground on the shore of Minnesota's Burandt Lake
in the channel of an intermittent stream in Utah ("very dusty, very
dry, very solitary")
in a corn field 10 miles due north of the geographic center of Ohio
(things you discover if you talk to the landowner!)
in a soybean field in Illinois, home to a red-tailed hawk and a
in a soybean field in Ontario, near Petrolia, where the first oil
wells in Canada were drilled
in a field in California, still full of strawberries in late June
("They've found ways of extending the bearing life of the plants."
Strawberry Fields Forever, I guess)
somewhere inside a twelve foot hedge surrounding a large house in an
upscale Palo Alto, California neighborhood, perhaps near the tennis
in Minnesota, in the parking lot of a typical, contemporary, small
strip style shopping center, home to the Wedgewood Liquor Store
and next to a small, old cemetery in Illinois, with graves dating as
far back as 1865 and as recent as 2007
Geoffj3191 combines Geodashing with foraging:
"Right at the waypoint was a large mushroom, which I picked up and
which we later had with our evening meal. Is this the first time
anyone has eaten anything which marked a dashpoint?"
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
Scout ( http://GPSgames.org )