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    Posted: Oct. 06 2012,1:57 pm QUOTE

Results: Geodashing Game 135 (GDBJ)

"We visited this dashpoint on 9/30/2012 in honor of Jack Frickey. Jack
passed away on September 21, 2012, after a courageous battle with
melanoma. He did manage to go on his much anticipated cruise to Alaska
and enjoyed every moment. After returning from the cruise, he was not
feeling well, and the end came quickly. Jack’s son Todd, my son Greg
and I (Cheryl) visited this dashpoint, taking with us Jack’s beloved
GPS and a picture of him so we could commemorate his last dashpoint.
The point had many appropriate dashpoint elements -- private property,
a cornfield, someone wondering what we were doing. As you all know,
Geodashing was a very important element in Jack’s life and he was a
very determined individual when it came to getting his points. Todd,
Greg and I will all miss some of those dashing adventures with a
single-minded Jack in the lead. He closely followed the Geodashing
community and considered all the players as his friends. We thought
you would want to know why he is no longer scoring dashpoints. May he
rest in peace."

That's Geodashing in Virginia with Cheryl

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Game 135 (GDBJ) of Geodashing was won by team GeoTerriers.

Individual honors go to SoccerFanatics. Honorable mention go to
Dashing Dog Mac.

The game saw 39 dashpoint hunts in six countries (US, UK, Australia,
Germany, Poland and Finland).

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A sampling of waypoints visited by Geodashing players this month:

smack-dab in the middle of the city Tony Bennett left his heart in --
San Francisco -- atop a Victorian home across from Golden Gate Park

in Poland, in the forest on the edge of an orchard

in the UK, beside a cycle path, which used to be a railway line and
now has trees growing along it, making it an enclosed avenue ("very
scenic")

in open bush, just some lantana, beside the highway in New South Wales

in a private garden in Germany, surrounded by a fence and "liguster"
and "thuja" bushes

down a gravel road leading back into the storage area of the Baltimore
Municipal Golf Corporation

in a forest preserve on the edges of the Des Plaines river in a
well-known part of Chicago-land

in Colorado, in a working gravel pit of some sort, with retail
construction in front

in Boronia, a fairly leafy eastern suburb of Melbourne, in a brown
brick double story house with neat pots containing citrus trees on the
verandah

in Missouri, at a three story brick house with a three car garage, in
front of a pond with a large fountain/sprinkler in the middle

in Finland, right in front of the Pälkäne Town Central Library
("Pälkäne is famous from the Battle of Kostianvirta, which was fought
in 1713 between the defending Swedish-Finnish troops and attacking
Russians")

in the Minnesota woods, near a dilapidated barn with weathered
sideboards

in front of a shearing shed on a farm in Victoria, Australia, with
hills all around covered in granite boulders and fields full of prime
merino sheep

in Australia's Golf Course Resort at Barwon Heads, overlooking one of
the immaculate greens surrounded by very well-built houses all with
golf course views

in the sandy employee parking lot of a wind farm in southern
California

in central California, over a slight rise, over coarse sandy ground,
with a fair number of Joshua trees around

in the UK, in wet and muddy ground just off a footpath of the National
Trust's Lyme Park, where there's a house and a deer park

in the exurbs of Council Bluffs, Iowa, near a farm with many chickens
("Eggs4Sale")

on California's China Lake Naval Weapons Center ("This is a pretty
boring find, because I can't go into too much detail about the
range.")

and at an undescribed location :-( in Hattiesburg, Mississippi ("a
good city, it just has no personality and is flat out boring unless
your only hobby is bar-hopping.")

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In honor of Jack Frickey, we reproduce his first dashpoint report,
which also happened to be the first scoring dashpoint visit ever by
anyone.

From: Jack Frickey
Date: Tue Jul 17, 2001 4:33 pm
Subject: GD-A385 N39.6205 W-116.6948

Nicholas Scarlett and I visited this point (GD-A385 N39.6205 W-116.6948) on
Sunday 7/15/01. We had intended to do our visit on the day before (after having
logged a first visit for the Confluence Project at 40N 117W), but a flat tire
on a 4WD cow path took 6 hours and a lot of engineering ingenuity to change.
Rather than venture further on the cow path in a vehicle with no spare tire, we
decided to walk the additional mile or so we had intended to drive. Most of
Nevada is desert with mountain ridges separating wide desert valleys. As luck
would have it, this point is on the steep slope of one of those mountain ridges
at approximately 8500 feet, about 1000 feet above Ackerman Canyon below. A
little over 2 hours after leaving our car (once again with 4 good tires on the
ground) and a 2.5 to 3 mile strenuous but enjoyable hike/climb we reached the 0
point of GD-A385. We took several pictures including one of the GPS receiver
showing our position and others of the magnificent view from our "random"
vantage point. We returned to the car and drove the 200 miles back home to
Reno.

I may or may not be able to process the pictures before the end of July due to
business travel, but will try to do so.

Jack Frickey

http://geodashing.gpsgames.org/cgi-bin/dp.pl?dp=GDA-385

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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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