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    Posted: Mar. 04 2012,9:59 am QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 128 (GDBC)

"This was a shelf road along some cliff faces and I was glad for the
4-wheel drive on my vehicle. I 'graunched' over some rocks and got to
wondering if I should be doing this alone. I ended up seeing some
great sights of the Hoover Dam and the new bypass bridge over the
Colorado River, but I would recommend going with more than one
vehicle. I finally got to within .33 miles of the point on the road
and had to start hoofing it. It started out as a pretty easy walk down
a wash but when I got to within about 0.12 miles there was a pretty
steep drop off. I managed to make it down this only to find an even
steeper drop at about 0.10 miles. I was thinking that due to the fact
that I was all alone and nobody knew where on earth I was going that
maybe it wasn't the brightest idea to try to make it down this
descent. But, knowing what an effort I had made so far, I didn't
really want to give up. Soooo, I started down the cliff and eventually
scrambled down to the bottom and looked back up and then realized that
I would have to somehow make it back up. I said my prayers and headed
back toward my vehicle. I was somehow able to make it up the cliff
face and trudged back to my car. Whew, that was an experience. On the
drive back up the dirt road I hit a big rock and heard a big 'thunk',
I made it back home but it turns out with a busted up front
suspension."

That's Geodashing in Nevada with D

"We packed up and started up a fire break. We were in Pikes National
Forest surrounded by pines and large patches of snow. It was a climb
of about a 20% grade.  We came across a large rock outcrop that we had
to find a way around. We continued up and came to a point that was way
too steep.  Because the BabyBjorn held Elizabeth in front, Catherine
couldn't see, very easily, her feet. It was decided that Tressie and I
would continue. Tressie decided to bring along her parrot puppet and
her dollhouse guy.  Unfortunately, she left her dollhouse guy on the
mountain and didn't tell us until we were back in the car. I took a
picture of us and was about to turn around when the GPS tumbled out of
my pocket and 30 feet down the side.  It was steep enough that I went
a little below the GPS and was able to grab it at chest level.  We
made it back to Catherine and Elizabeth with Lily in tow having the
time of her life.  We regrouped and took a family photo."

That's Geodashing in Colorado with YLO_RLR

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Game 128 (GDBC) of Geodashing was won by team "Llama League," their
second win in a row. Honorable mention goes to team "GeoTerriers."

Individual honors go to RogBarn, whose 45 points outscored the next
four players combined. Honorable mention goes to Jack Frickey.

The game saw 51 dashpoint hunts in five countries (the US, Germany,
Australia, Greece and Spain).

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

A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

in Bend, Oregon, in the middle of a road that's a major access to the
forests, lakes and ski areas, scored at midnight on February 1

down a wash and a cliff off a shelf road in the Nevada desert, with
great views of Hoover Dam and the new suspension bridge over the
Colorado River,

in Missouri, just off Old Lemay Ferry Road ("it’s the road that is
old, not the ferry, when in actual fact the ferry is really old and no
longer exists")

in the holiday village of Holz (wood), Germany, with many similar
wooden huts, built in a funny shape. ("It's not allowed to drive
through this village for non residents, so I had to walk, which was
kind of OK as you see much more than by only driving by.")

just reachable (with perseverance and a second attempt) on the campus
of one of the many USDA facilities in the Beltsville, Maryland, area

about halfway up a narrow dirt driveway to a brick farmhouse on the
Geelong-Ballan Road of Victoria, Australia

in the Arizona desert, along a faint double track and next to a barrel
cactus pointing south by a palo verde tree

inside a locked garage behind an eight story apartment building on
Olimpou Street in the municipality of Chalandri in Athens, Greece

in a nice neighborhood about two kilometers from Disney's "Magic
Kingdom" in southern California, near a one-story white house with a
small Coleman camping trailer in the driveway

in a harvested cornfield just north of the tiny town of Ricketts, Iowa
("two stop signs")

off a gravel road in Iowa, just east of a big wind farm

off a powerline road in Nevada, just east of large solar power plants

near a dead tree in a pine forest near Boecillo, Spain, about 200 m
from a gas pipeline and 1 km from the Duero River

and on a stretch of the Pacific Crest Trail in southern California,
with nice views of Cañon Escondido and the San Gabriel Mountains
beyond with a light dusting of snow

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

RogBarn knows that no two places are exactly alike:

"It's been a busy month of dashing in which I scored my third highest
monthly total.  Most of them were in corn fields where the corn stalks
had been cut off.  I thought I was seeing double or triple sometimes.
But each one was different and interesting to get to.  It sure was
nice to get a month of mad dashing in.  Thanks for getting me out to
all these places."

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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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