Joined: June 2001
||Posted: Feb. 05 2012,9:05 am
Results: Geodashing Game 127 (GDBB)
"This dashpoint is close to Jalase landscape reserve so I decided to
take the point and then go for a hike. The weather was pretty nasty
with +2C and raining slush. Small farm roads were covered with ice.
The point is in the middle of the fields and luckily there were
tractor tracks leading over the field just nearby the dashpoint.
Walked up to the dashpoint, took some photos and then proceeded to the
reserve where I hiked 8km despite the weather."
That's Geodashing in Estonia with Chief
"I took a walk on the ice of French Lake to score this DP. It was on
shore, but the on shore route was posted, so I parked in the lake
access area at the south end of the lake and walked north on the ice
until about 125m from the DP, where I went ashore and continued
northerly until reaching 83 m near a locked gate. There were many ice
fishing houses on the lake."
That's Geodashing in Minnesota with Tom Arneson
"We drove virtually due north from home and eventually reached Bruce's
Creek in a State Forest which had been destroyed by bushfire on Black
Saturday three years ago next month. The re-growth was very
impressive, with green foliage sprouting in all directions and
thousands of butterflies erupting in front of us as we drove through
That's Geodashing in Victoria, Australia with Dashing Dog Mac
"This Dashpoint was found southwest of the Perris airport in a rural
area of rough dirt roads. Lots of dirt bike trails in the area and I
heard at least one dirt bike revving somewhere in the distance. I
also hear someone shooting as well, so it was about that time that I
decided that I'd get back in the car and we could take off."
That's Geodashing in California with Webfoot
Game 127 (GDBB) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League."
Honorable mentions go to teams "GeoTerriers" and "En Dash!".
Individual honors go to Tom Arneson, his second such month in a row.
Honorable mentions go to deodasher, Douq Millar and chaosmanor.
The game saw only 44 dashpoint hunts in only four countries (Estonia,
Australia, the US and Canada).
A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:
in a meadow on the island Muhu in Estonia, behind the Koguva old-style
farm house village-museum
in the driveway of a house with a wrought iron fence in Pasadena,
California, just a few blocks from where New Year's crowds were
gathering for the annual Rose Parade
outside a neat, single-level brick veneer house in Kilsyth, Victoria,
whose grey-striped window awnings were firmly pulled down to guard
against the predicted 36 degree heat
98m beyond the fence in the vast western district plains of Victoria,
Australia ("Very fry out here this time of the year.")
in a harvested corn field in Minnesota ("Sunny and above freezing,
well above normal for this time of year. Yesterday's light snowfall
was rapidly melting.")
in a harvested corn field in Iowa ("Much variation in shades of gold
and brown on this trip, but I still prefer the green of warmer
in Colorado's Pike National Forest, through a cow pasture, over a
small hill, across a small creek and a foot of snow, into forest land
without the trees
in heavy forest down a one-lane gravel road in Illinois
just off the edge of a mesa overlooking the greater Vernal, Utah,
area, a spot offering beautiful vistas
near the edge of a massive lava flow west of Cascades Lakes Highway
near Wickiup Reservoir in Oregon's Deschutes National Forest
and along Minnesota's highway 23, the scenic route to Duluth, just a
short walk through the ditch and a narrow band of woods to the top of
the cut slope for the railroad (by the way, whatever happened to "Just
a Short Walk"?)
Congratulations to chaosmanor:
"100 consecutive months! Since that very first dashpoint in the Santa
Susana area, near Simi Valley, way back in October of 2003, I've
managed to grab at least one DP every month since. For most months,
I've been able to acquire one, or maybe two, DPs, although a few times
I've gotten very lucky, and been able to pick up a half-dozen or more.
And in September of 2010, I was actually able to take monthly honors,
leading En Dash! to a rare team victory :-) I've seen some things
that few get to see, purely because one or another llama left a
'calling card' at them. And a number of vacation trips have been
enhanced by a dashing adventure or two."
YLO_RLR has a generous spouse:
"My Christmas gift was at least one geodash/confluence every month."
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 )