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    Posted: Nov. 05 2007,7:34 pm QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 76

"I opened the sun roof in the outback, and enjoyed the drive along the
Great Ocean Road. It was a lovely day as the waves crashed on the
rocks below and the Victorian coastline snaked away into the clear
distance. Near Wongarra I followed Grey River Road north into the
Otway Ranges. It was indeed a beautiful day, and the rough tracks took
me through the ferny forests of the Otways. The bird cries were all
around me and frequently a wallaby would hop across the winding
track."

That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia with geoffj3191

"The air here was still amazingly clear, and Red Mountain looked
almost touchable, despite being several miles away.  Stark beauty.
Stunning beauty.  The air had that acerbic, high-up-in-the-nostrils
smell of nothing at all, a very rare smell in this day and age, and
quite pleasant."

That's Geodashing in California's Mojave Desert with chaosmanor

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Game 76 of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers", their third win
in a row. Honorable mention goes to team "Team GPS" and "Llama
League".

BOB took individual honors, followed by geodasher and PLMerry and
many others very close behind.

The game saw 132 dashpoint hunts in 7 countries (Australia, the US,
Austria, Germany, Brazil, Canada, and the game's first ever dashpoint
hunt in Qatar).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

under a Ford Falcon parked at Number 9 Besant Street, Moorabbin,
Australia, visited three times the first day of October

in Brazil, in an ugly concrete house with a few sections of brick
cladding and a granite block garden wall with an iron fence surmounted
by 6 lines of electric wire

next to the sculpture "Maya" by Linda Howard in Lake Placid, NY, site
of the 1980 Winter Olympics

in bushland west of Sydney, Australia, on property of the Air Services
Australia International Radio Transmitting Station

400 meters west of a dirt road, past a few dead juniper trees on flat
desert ground in south central Utah

about halfway down the side of one of Oregon's potholes, a jumble of
depression pits in an inflated lava flow, like mini volcanos

out of reach in the middle of one of Oregon's many Christmas tree
farms

in a harvested barley field in Alberta, Canada

in the Columbia River gorge in Washington, surrounded by beautiful
fall foliage

on an old road in Oregon, in a logged area with ground cover a
beautiful rusty yellow color of fall sword fern

in a nice idyllic landscape in Germany, behind a farmhouse with
flowers hanging from the balconies

in a creosote bush in California's Mojave Desert, scored on an
exceptionally clear day with temperature in the 70s and a fresh breeze
blowing

in California's San Joaquin valley, in a field with no crops, by a
drainage ditch with no water in it, with a view of distant hills
obscured by ever-present haze, scored on a 498 mile "mad dash" by
chaosmanor

in an open air mining museum in Bendigo, in the gold rush district of
Victoria, Australia, scored at the end of a 715 km "mad dash" by
geoffj3191

500 meters toward the top of Oregon's Glass Butte, with scattered
obsidian chips all over

in the desert in Qatar ("What was there?  Rocks, sand and some scrub -
generally what one can expect to find in central qatar!")

in the middle of the wetlands, just past Gilardi's Marina, north of
California's San Pablo Bay

in Oregon's Crane Prairie Reservoir, near a beaver dam

in a grassy paddock in Victoria, home to a large flock of sulphur
crested cockatoos

in featureless scrubland in New Mexico, with a jackrabbit and a field
mouse visible by the car's headlights

on a golf driving range in Pennsylvania ("Keep 'em flying till snow is
lying")

hiding on a golf course in Bloomington, Minnesota

in a cemetery in in western New York state

and in a harvested field in North Dakota, where, three nights before
Halloween, Wisk used his GPS receiver's track log to step out a 100
meter radius jack 'o lantern, complete with eyes, nose and mouth

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

Jack Frickey explains the fun to be had off the Interstate:

"I’ve traveled quite a few one lane paved roads in West Virginia and
surprisingly never had any problems. I guess there aren’t a whole lot
of people in West Virginia to run into. Not so this time. Coming over
a little rise I met another car. We both headed for the ditch and
stopped. There was still not enough room to pass, and I was nearly
hung up because of the drop off. The driver of the other car was able
to back up a short distance to a driveway and pull off the road. I
struggled to free myself from the precarious position I had gotten
into and finally with tires spinning and smoking I finally got back up
onto the road."

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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.

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

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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