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    Posted: Aug. 04 2011,6:29 pm QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 121 (GDAV)

"After stopping for a short lunch at Nagambie on the bank of the
picturesque lake where the National Rowing Titles are sometimes held,
we continued towards the mining ghost town of Graytown and turned off
onto the Mount Black Track through the State Forest. We stopped at 404
metres, leaving the car off to the side of the rough bush track and
walked through the sparse forest to zero. The terrain was typical gold
mining country, with spurs and gullies containing much scrubby
undergrowth on a dry leafy forest bed under the thin box eucalypts. It
was an easy, enjoyable walk following the GPSr pointer to zero. During
the walk we encountered one kangaroo, one kookaburra, one rosella and
three lorikeets."

That's Geodashing in Victoria with Dashing Dog Mac

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Game 121 (GDAV) of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers," their
second win in a row. Honorable mentions go to teams "Llama League" and
"Home for the Itinerant."

Individual honors go to Tom Arneson. Honorable mentions go to
McMeanderer and Jack Frickey.

The game saw 62 dashpoint hunts in just five countries (Australia,
Estonia, Finland, UK and US).

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

atop the cliffs on Mornington Peninsula which offer a spectacular view
of the southeast Australia coast

past a roadblock of fallen trees in the forest in Estonia, in swampy
land off the path ("There were lots of delicious wild strawberries on
the way, so it was a quite tasteful walk")

in VERY rugged terrain in California's Portola Redwoods State Park

near the Throckmorton Arms, along an old Roman Road called Rycknild
Street in the village of Coughton in the UK

in a split-level house in southern California, built up in the
hillside, hidden by ivy and trees

in the Arctic Hiking Area in Finland, in a forest among the ruins of
old houses

near Manchester, England, on the grounds of an activity center ("water
sports, walking, running, cycling and watching wildlife")

in the yard of one of houses without lake frontage on a point of land
protruding into Zumbra Lake in Minnesota

in the backyard - almost the river - of little ranch home in the flood
plain of Illinois's Fox River

near the end of a dock in Minnesota's Fish Lake

in California's high desert on the way to the San Bernardino
Mountains, with lots of creosote and small Joshua trees nearby

in beautiful farmland just north of Melbourne, with a great view of
the city and of Mt Macedon. A bonus was indicated by a sign: WINE FOR
SALE

in the middle of some very tall corn in Illinois, about two miles from
one of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood homes

in a corn field west of a gravel road in Minnesota ("The corn crop was
tall and looking good.")

and in Pennsylvania farmland ("I didn't even bother to get out as the
corn was so close to the road and towered above the car; there was
nothing to see but corn.")

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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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