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    Posted: July 10 2011,10:41 am QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 120 (GDAU)

"A week ago I broke my left arm. But no problem, the DPs must be
found! I drove about 50 km (you can easily drive one-handed), and
walked directly to the dense forest. GPS said that you must walk only
290 meters. 80 m. to go and there was a deep forest ditch. I decided
not to jump over the ditch and make it zero, because I could not risk
my right arm! 80 m is good enough."

That's Geodashing in Finland with isopekka

"As we approached the farm buildings we descended into a dip and saw
that we were out of sight of the farm house about 130 metres from
zero, which was in the middle of a flock of about 300 merino sheep,
including many well-developed lambs. They took off as we drove in, and
created a space which we used to turn around and exit the property.
During the turn we reached 97 metres on the Oregon GPSr within the
car. Jock the Terrier was getting very excited about the nearest ewe
and lamb, so we did not let him out. This was just as well, as there
was a large sign on the gate saying "POISON!! Unrestrained pets may be
at risk". Jock lived to dash another day."

That's Geodashing in Australia with Dashing Dog Mac

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Game 120 (GDAU) of Geodashing was won by team "GeoTerriers."
Honorable mention goes to team "FinEst Dashers."

Individual honors go to Jack Frickey, by a wide margin, thanks to his
square dancing mad dash from Maryland to Iowa to North Carolina. His
score was more than the next six players combined.

The game saw 58 dashpoint hunts in nine countries (Australia, Finland,
US, Germany, Canada, UK, Estonia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in dry rolling hills north of Melbourne ("There was a flock of white
cockatoos rummaging around searching for food, scattered old
eucalypts, interesting rock formations, plenty of new green grass from
recent rains and bleached trunks of fallen trees. It was an idyllic
Australian bush scene.")

in Missouri, near the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi
Rivers, in a large, frequently flooded conservation area

300 meters from the highway in Finland in a marsh that makes zeroing
out this point impossible

a drive-over in Qatar, beyond the last dunes but still on the sabka
("it didn't offer any real resistance to our group of 4x4's
whatsoever. The dunes en route were great fun!")

in a small forest in Paimio, Finland ("I saw the birds from afar. And
ants too close :) ")

near an ant hill and an old tree stump in the hills of Warburton
outside of Melbourne ("we were surprised by the existence of some
large ferns almost at the top of the mountain.")

500 meters down a footpath near Coventry, England, past a couple of
pools, one with a family of ducks and the other with bright blue
dragonflies above it

off a wet/clayey road in thick lantana in a forest in northern New
South Wales

in a wild grassy field in the undeveloped outer Melbourne suburban
area of Truganina, next to the entrance to the Boral Quarry

a little over 100 meters up a private drived in the hilly land, windy
roads and horse farms west of St. Louis

north of St. Paul, Minnesota, within scoring range of the right field
line of a rural baseball field

beyond a tennis court on private property off Australia's Great Ocean
Road behind the surf coast townships of Torquay and Jan Juc

in Oregon, on a 40-acre parcel zoned for exclusive farm use where
there is a million dollar, 7800-sq-ft "farm dwelling"

in Estonia, 50 meters from the road in somebody's field near a house

in a forest in Finland, near a place you can wash your rugs in
summertime ("Water, steel sinks and mangle are offered by Salo town
for free.")

in a citrus orchard outside Dixon, California (gold kiwifruit? green
kumquat? guava?)

in a soybean field in Maryland, a field with many large rocks
(probably granite) liberally sprinkled over the entire field

alongside a soybean field in Ohio, near a tree house in the nearby
woods

and on a hill outside Chicago, near the interchange of I-80 and I-57,
on a visit reported by Markwell on the tenth anniversary of the first
Geodashing report on June 29, 2001, also by Markwell

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

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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