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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 18 May, 2020 4:17 pm

Kinabalu?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 18 May, 2020 5:55 pm

Gunung Kinabalu it is! At the western end of the Sandakan to Renau walk. Location of a pretty sad event in Digger history.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 18 May, 2020 6:17 pm

Very sad indeed.

Going back to New Zealand- name these falls
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Mon 18 May, 2020 7:34 pm

Reminds me of Sutherland

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 18 May, 2020 8:48 pm

Not as high as Sutherland - but this view is near the start of a Great Walk
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 20 May, 2020 12:51 pm

The bottom drop bears a striking resemblance to the name of the falls
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 May, 2020 3:01 pm

eggs wrote:The bottom drop bears a striking resemblance to the name of the falls

For some reason the clue made me think "Pyramid Falls" or "Triangle Falls" but NZ doesn't have either AFAIK. So thinking laterally I came up with Bridal Veil Falls.
In this case that would be part of the Humboldt Mountains behind. Are you on Routeburn Road eggs?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 20 May, 2020 3:10 pm

Yes John - Bridal Veil Falls as seen from the start of the Routeburn track
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 May, 2020 3:42 pm

USA:
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On Bright Angel Trail somewhere above 1 1/2 mile resthouse, South Rim, Grand Canyon NP Arizona USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Wed 20 May, 2020 3:54 pm

Somewhere in Zion NP?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 May, 2020 7:01 pm

wobbly wrote:Somewhere in Zion NP?

Not Zion NP
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 21 May, 2020 10:03 pm

I passed a mule train wandering up the trail when I hiked down here in the morning.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 21 May, 2020 11:07 pm

Is this the Bright Angel Trail, John?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 22 May, 2020 10:15 am

eggs wrote:Is this the Bright Angel Trail, John?

Yes eggs. On the upper parts of it - above 1 1/2 mile resthouse.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 24 May, 2020 2:43 pm

johnw wrote:
eggs wrote:Is this the Bright Angel Trail, John?

Yes eggs. On the upper parts of it - above 1 1/2 mile resthouse.

Bump...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 25 May, 2020 10:19 am

I needed a bump. :)
Name this pass in Europe
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From Tete Nord des Fours looking over Col de la Seigne - the border of France and Italy. Matterhorn and Mt Rosa on the border of Switzerland in the distance.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:51 am

Not much luck so far. I'm inclined to think you may be somewhere on the Tour Mont Blanc, and that could be the Matterhorn in the far distance.
So possibly facing east-ish. Or I could be completely wrong, again.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 26 May, 2020 11:06 am

After posting I did a search and I had actually posted this before.
Yes to Tour Mt Blanc - Yes to Matterhorn.
Good enough to get you the next post.
I was on Tete Nord des Fours looking over Col de la Seigne - the border of France and Italy
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 26 May, 2020 3:21 pm

eggs wrote:After posting I did a search and I had actually posted this before.
Yes to Tour Mt Blanc - Yes to Matterhorn.
Good enough to get you the next post.
I was on Tete Nord des Fours looking over Col de la Seigne - the border of France and Italy


Very generous eggs. I actually searched this forum and came up with nothing.
Search results often seem strange on here, presumably something unique to the software that I have never mastered.

From my archives, another old scanned photo from the UK.
More tourist than bushwalking but a nice mountain background:
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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynned, North Wales, United Kingdom
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 26 May, 2020 9:15 pm

I presume this is in Scotland?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Tue 26 May, 2020 10:58 pm

I think this could be in Gwynedd, Wales. Looks like slate in the background hills so if I had to guess further I think I would say Ffestiniog or Blaenau or in the vicinity of the Ffestiniog railway. Some thing in the picture is fairlie obvious, doubly so really.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Tue 26 May, 2020 11:37 pm

Gotta love an old steam engine joke.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 27 May, 2020 8:59 am

Last wrote:Gotta love an old steam engine joke.


Old guy, old joke!.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 27 May, 2020 10:08 am

GregG wrote:I think this could be in Gwynedd, Wales. Looks like slate in the background hills so if I had to guess further I think I would say Ffestiniog or Blaenau or in the vicinity of the Ffestiniog railway. Some thing in the picture is fairlie obvious, doubly so really.

Steam train jokes aside :), you are on the money Greg. This is Blaenau Ffestiniog in Gwynned, North Wales.
We took a ride on the narrow gauge train pulling into the station. Some fantastic scenery in the region.
Wales is an unusual place to travel when people start conversing in native Welsh.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 27 May, 2020 6:32 pm

johnw wrote:This is Blaenau Ffestiniog

I'm just curious what the name is on the station sign; it doesn't look like "Blaenau Ffestiniog". I had somehow convinced myself that the first word on the sign was "Glen" :(
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 27 May, 2020 8:54 pm

ribuck wrote:
johnw wrote:This is Blaenau Ffestiniog

I'm just curious what the name is on the station sign; it doesn't look like "Blaenau Ffestiniog". I had somehow convinced myself that the first word on the sign was "Glen" :(

Sorry ribuck I have no idea and I can't make out a single letter of the alphabet on it, even with a magnifying glass and a strong light. I'm inclined to think it may actually be some sort of instruction to train crews - "No shunting" or something like that. It was taken in 1992 or 1993 and is the only still photo I have of that spot (long story). I do have a lot of VHS film from that trip that I need to digitise which likely has more coverage if you are patient enough until I get around to that. I tried googling but it seems no one takes photos of that profile. There are Blaenau Ffestiniog station name signs at the other end of the platform, on the main line platform opposite, and on entering the station from the overhead bridge.

I did find this which suggests that the sign may have sat on top of the now lonely post shown, although it's hard to tell from my photo:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blaenau_Ffestiniog_railway_station_MMB_07_150264.jpg
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:10 pm

Ribuck, I suspect the sign says Glen Conwy, it is probably directing passengers to the appropriate platform for the Conwy line, there's a junction for this line at Ffestinoig.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 27 May, 2020 9:23 pm

johnw wrote:
GregG wrote:I think this could be in Gwynedd, Wales. Looks like slate in the background hills so if I had to guess further I think I would say Ffestiniog or Blaenau or in the vicinity of the Ffestiniog railway. Some thing in the picture is fairlie obvious, doubly so really.

Steam train jokes aside :), you are on the money Greg. This is Blaenau Ffestiniog in Gwynned, North Wales.
We took a ride on the narrow gauge train pulling into the station. Some fantastic scenery in the region.
Wales is an unusual place to travel when people start conversing in native Welsh.


You are a fortunate man to have taken a ride on the Ffestiniog railway John, I have long wanted to go there. I have to confess to not having the slightest idea of the pictured location until I spotted the blurry image of the Fairlie double loco. Was its placement meant to be a subtle clue?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 27 May, 2020 10:16 pm

Thanks johnw and GregG for your comments on the sign.
Now that I know that this is Blaenau Ffestiniog station, I was able to find the following image which confirms that the sign says ... Blaenau Ffestiniog!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... ksbank.jpg
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Thu 28 May, 2020 9:10 am

Here's the next one, staying in the same general part of the world. I'm looking for the name of the ridge in the foreground and the feature it leads to, but no points for telling me the date on which I was there!
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