Looking for a use for your GPS receiver to complement geocaching? 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.
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 .