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    Posted: Nov. 30 2001,6:47 am QUOTE

Looking for a new use for your GPS receiver? Game 6 of Geodashing begins December 1. It will run until December 31, 2001. Dashpoints have been posted to http://Geodashing.org.

Game 5 began Halloween night with a midnight dashpoint hunt under a full moon. By the time it ends on November 30, it will have seen more players, more teams, and more dashpoint visits than ever before. Game 5 saw hunts in six countries, including the game's first visits to Belgium, the state of South Australia, and the US states of New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii.

Players reported visiting swimming pools, farm fields, orchards, macadamia nut groves, pastures, cabbage trees, saguaro cacti, tin mines, cement plants, an abandoned factory, oil fields (in two US states), an explosives plant (!), right field of a baseball diamond, rivers, salt ponds, desert canyons, swampland, a nature reserve, a replanted radiata pine forest, mallee scrub, a US military base (Ft Dix), the slow lane of an interstate highway, the Appalachian trail, a 112 year old covered bridge, Tombstone Arizona, a cemetery, ski slopes, and a desert hot springs, where one player soaked while watching the Leonid meteor shower.

Players reported seeing tarantulas, horses, sheep, free-range cattle, a rare wild white turkey, 20,000+ black birds in a flock, a wildcat, and deer at several different dashpoints. All in all, a very eventful month of Geodashing. A whole new set of dashpoints is ready in Game 6.

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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://Geodashing.org .

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Posted: Dec. 01 2001,10:09 am QUOTE

YardBoy beat me to #4816 but I'll take 2 points for the team. Way to start the new game! Property was posted, but I got well within the mandated distance to score. Some nicer looking dashpoints in this months game. Go team! :D

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Posted: Dec. 01 2001,10:12 am QUOTE

I'm sure Scout will pop in here to let everyone know, but the link here on Navicache to geodashing is dead. Go to http://www.geodashing.org  :p

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    Posted: Dec. 01 2001,11:10 am QUOTE

Quote from Gimpy, posted on Dec. 01 2001,06:12 am
I'm sure Scout will pop in here to let everyone know, but the link here on Navicache to geodashing is dead. Go to http://www.geodashing.org :p


The Excite@Home bankruptcy caused the http://Geodashing.org home page to go dark this morning. But I redirected the domain to a Geocities mirror site ( http://www.geocities.com/geodashing ) and http://Geodashing.org should be operational again.

Sorry for any inconvenience this caused on a very busy first day of Geodashing for Game 6.

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    Posted: Dec. 01 2001,11:13 am QUOTE

Quote from Gimpy, posted on Dec. 01 2001,06:09 am
YardBoy beat me to #4816 but I'll take 2 points for the team. Way to start the new game! Property was posted, but I got well within the mandated distance to score.


Gimpy, in your report, you said you only got within 500 ft. The rules require that you get within 100 meters to score. Did you report it wrong or did you misunderstand the rules?

YardBoy said he placed a cache near the dashpoint, so if you have to go back you'd have two reasons. ;-)

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    Posted: Dec. 01 2001,12:36 pm QUOTE

Scout...I  fixed your link on my links page, and also I will make my try to find that "Wheres George" dollar that yardboy left at the dash point as well as grab my two points for the dash itself very first thing in the morning. Team "Buxleys Navicachers" will not fail! we just need to shove Gimpy a little closer to the dash point thats all! :D Edited by Quinn on --

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Posted: Dec. 01 2001,1:50 pm QUOTE

:0 Yawn, the sunrise was beautiful & GD6-04816 (Pittsford, NY) was 166 meters behind a Posted sign (but a field is kind of like a yard & considering a power line easement, I did the dash).  I then drove to my nearby office to log the find.

After an angio-breakfast at Sullivan's CharBroil, I drove an hour west to GD6-04727 (Ashford, NY).  This one can be done from the road (50 meters) & I left a little something at the Posted sign (34 meters).

I was soon back to Hilton's M&T bank for some new Georges & the Dollar Tree for additional NaviCache items!

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    Posted: Dec. 02 2001,6:52 pm QUOTE

Went back to 4816 at 4:30 this morning & went right to the dashpoint, securing the 2 pts. This afternoon, hit 4751, 4866 & 4789. As of now, I believe I'm the only dasher to have hit these 3. So that should bring the team another 9 pts. About 260 miles & 6 1/2 hrs. of travel. Great day for a ride in the country. Go team. :thumbsup:

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    Posted: Dec. 02 2001,7:20 pm QUOTE

Quote from Gimpy, posted on Dec. 02 2001,8:52 pm
Went back to 4816 at 4:30 this morning & went right to the dashpoint, securing the 2 pts. This afternoon, hit 4751, 4866 & 4789. As of now, I believe I'm the only dasher to have hit these 3. So that should bring the team another 9 pts. About 260 miles & 6 1/2 hrs. of travel. Great day for a ride in the country. Go team. :thumbsup:


Looks like Gimpy's wife sent him out for a gallon of milk again and he took the long way! :D

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Posted: Dec. 02 2001,8:26 pm QUOTE

Not quite. But if she had her way, that's the way it would have gone down. Apparently sitting in the passenger seat for 6 1/2 hrs. was not what she had planned. hehe. I don't think she'll be tagging along again any time soon. :looking:

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Posted: Dec. 03 2001,7:41 am QUOTE

Gimpy de mon, mon!  Perhaps soon to be single like me, but that leaves more time for NaviCaching, Becks beer & gigundo angio-wings at the Garland House during Monday Night Football.

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    Posted: Dec. 03 2001,9:12 pm QUOTE

Well guys...so far I grabbed two Dash points. One that Gimpy beat me to just off route 19 and also one on my way back from Olean, NY. This should give us some extra points in the standings.

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Posted: Dec. 03 2001,10:09 pm QUOTE

Allright, Quinn. Racking up some more points for the team. We're on a roll. :rotflmao:

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    Posted: Dec. 04 2001,10:24 pm QUOTE

Scout...I noticed that our team points have not been updated to reflect the two finds I had the other day. Does this take a while or did I submit them wrong? no big deal just want to make sure i am doing this right.

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Posted: Dec. 04 2001,10:49 pm QUOTE

Go Team. We've got the lead on the Geodashing summary board with 27 points. Way to go. Did you get a total of 4 or 2, Quinn? Cuz on the summary board as of 12:30 am. 12/5, you've got 2 finds listed there. Only down side is we've gotten all the points that are relatively close by. I'm thinking about heading toward the ones in Syracuse area or the ones down by Pennsylvania this weekend. Bob from team gps is a real dash-hound & he won't let us keep the lead for long. :D

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    Posted: Dec. 05 2001,7:16 am QUOTE

Quote from Quinn, posted on Dec. 04 2001,6:24 pm
Scout...I noticed that our team points have not been updated to reflect the two finds I had the other day. Does this take a while or did I submit them wrong? no big deal just want to make sure i am doing this right.


I've got you down for two finds: GD6-4751 and GD6-4681. Let me know if you have more. Updating the scoreboard is a manual effort, so be sure to check your scores for errors.

I try to update the Scoreboard once a day. I might have been late in the last day or two because of my ISP troubles (@Home bankrupt and all).

P.S. Way to go NaviCachers. You have the early lead in Game 6. But the month is still young...

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    Posted: Dec. 22 2001,9:09 pm QUOTE

Game 7 dashpoints are posted. Scroll to the bottom of the home page at http://Geodashing.org and click on Game 7. Some people will be traveling and could use a few extra days of planning. So, study all you want, but please don't visit any of these points until January 1. Can anybody find any good spots for a New Year's Eve party?

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Posted: Dec. 26 2001,2:18 am QUOTE

How was Game 6 for everyone?  Did you manage to get to all the dashpoints you wanted to?

What about game 7, and rash predictions about getting to a particlar number of them?  I'll aim to get to 10 or up to 30 points if any are not "3 pointers").

I will also try to post a few pictures of game 6 (when the films are developed) plus some of game 7 from the l'espion.  Please let me know if they come out OK.  As in the quality of the pictures, remembering that l'espion is a very small camera, and I don't know what the resolution level actually is!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.

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Posted: Dec. 27 2001,3:14 am QUOTE

Didn't get as many as I would have liked in 6. Especially considering the miles I logged. I think for 7, I might head toward Pennsylvania. We're at a disadvantage having the whole Northern part of Western New York being a body of water. Going South might be a viable alternative. Going to be tough to match up to the 2 top teams. Bob is a real dash hound. He really racks them up. ???

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Posted: Dec. 27 2001,5:57 am QUOTE

Yeah...I was a real slacker too this game compared to you and yardboy. I guess I'll have to try harder this time and get back into the swing of things. I like to take George dollar mini caches with me in case I see a good place to plant one along the way. :)

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    Posted: Dec. 30 2001,10:27 pm QUOTE

Game 7 of Geodashing begins January 1. It will run until January 31, 2002. Dashpoints have been posted to http://Geodashing.org .

Game 6 began on December 1, the first official day of summer in Australia. Game 6 saw hunts in six countries, including the game's first visits to Denmark, the US states of Florida, West Virginia, and Mississippi, and the Australian state of Tasmania.

Players reported visiting an old junked car farm (!), a wind farm, a yacht club, a dense redwood forest, a "Pig Zone", a hog farm (with appropriately pungent odors), endless walnut orchards, an equestrian corral, an abandoned railroad line, a diner named "Dash-In Express", a Baptist church, a field of freshly-felled pine trees, a hill that's host to a motorcycle hill climb challenge, a bird sanctuary, a quarry, a windmill, a duckpond, a pub, a grandmother's house, Niagara Falls, the Muskee capital of Illinois, a golf course, a driving range, multiple military bases (and Fort Apache as well), an Indian casino, a sanitary landfill, an asphalt plant and asphalt itself (a highway).

Obstacles included an immigration official with a long memory (disorderly conduct, 1973), a black market small arms dealer (!), a demolition/live fire range on a Marine Corps base, the sound of gun fire, waist-high snow, other players pretending to be a sneaky park ranger, car trouble (a split heater hose), and the usual assortment of muddy ploughed fields, prickly gorse hedges, electric fences, kudzu, and wicked huge burrs.

Players reported seeing 50 deer, a wildcat, an echidna, a double rainbow, ocotillos and cholla cactus, artichokes, brussels sprouts, strawberries, lettuce, opiate poppies, red-cockaded woodpeckers (habitat only, not the bird, unfortunately), conversational cows (Jim: "Mooo", Cow: "snort, snort"), and my personal favorite, llamas (in Canada!),

Although Geodashing encourages players to "Leave No Trace", some property owners are more accomodating about marking dashpoints. Game 6 gave us this bit of advice from one old farmer encountered along the way.  "Heck, if you would have brought some toilet paper you could have marked it the old fashioned way, I never walk in that field anyways!"

All in all, a very eventful month, bringing to a close Geodashing's first year. I want to thank everyone who participated for all their fascinating reports of their adventures. A whole new set of dashpoints awaits in Game 7.

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Posted: Dec. 31 2001,10:35 am QUOTE

Scout. Thanks for bringing dashing to where it is & introducing it here. Another fun & sometimes challenging use for the GPSR that makes for a good time. Now if someone would just put a contract out on Bob. :grinnin  Looking forward to a great dashing 2002. Happy New Year to all. :D

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    Posted: Dec. 31 2001,11:44 am QUOTE

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Now if someone would just put a contract out on Bob. :grinnin

BOB!! is going to be challenged in 2002. He says he's headed for the western Sahara as a UN military observer. There are dashpoints in the western Sahara, but there are also land mines.

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