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

Postby Last » Fri 03 Jun, 2022 4:40 pm

Do you need coordinates?
noen ganger er det godt å være alene i villmarken
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 03 Jun, 2022 10:43 pm

Cannot find the houses, but if that is a lighthouse on Husey, then you are probably near Akrakirkja
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Fri 03 Jun, 2022 11:38 pm

Too far north. This is just a farm.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sat 04 Jun, 2022 4:06 pm

eggs wrote:Cannot find the houses, but if that is a lighthouse on Husey, then you are probably near Akrakirkja


the first four letters are correct
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 3:06 pm

Only because I found a coastal view with farms in it - somewhere near Akrafjall, Akranes?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sun 05 Jun, 2022 7:10 pm

Correct John, Along the road near Akranes
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 06 Jun, 2022 11:38 am

Would not have got it without the clues and good work by others.

USA, taken from a moving train on the way to a coastal port:
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Moose Pass village on Trail Lake (upper) from Alaska Railroad "Coastal Classic" en route to Seward, Alaska USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 09 Jun, 2022 11:01 am

Way up north...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Thu 09 Jun, 2022 4:17 pm

Random guess, aren't they all - Bear Lake on the AK train line.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 09 Jun, 2022 5:53 pm

sandym wrote:Random guess, aren't they all - Bear Lake on the AK train line.

Not Bear Lake. Right idea, different animal but not named for the lake/s.
You're in the frame on the correct train route. Go about 35 km north.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 4:01 pm

I am really literally making wild guesses but Kenai Lake?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 10 Jun, 2022 6:36 pm

sandym wrote:I am really literally making wild guesses but Kenai Lake?

Closer, you're about 10 km away. This small settlement is named after a large endemic animal.
The lakes have a different name and are connected to Kenai Lake.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 5:51 pm

Moose Creek? Trail Lake? The large endemic animal has to be a moose, I think. Although it could be a bison, but moose are much more common.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 11 Jun, 2022 8:45 pm

sandym wrote:Moose Creek? Trail Lake? The large endemic animal has to be a moose, I think. Although it could be a bison, but moose are much more common.

Good enough. Moose Pass village on the middle/upper Trail Lake. Over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 18 Jun, 2022 7:40 pm

Sandy seems to have gone missing. It's been a week, anyone can go.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Sun 19 Jun, 2022 12:12 pm

Sorry, just busy.

As it is ski season, I'll post a picture from skiing in the USA. Name of the pass and bonus points for the valley behind the pass. The valley is very well known as is the pass.

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

Postby johnw » Mon 20 Jun, 2022 11:29 am

Let's start somewhere. No idea of the view because it was a whiteout when I stopped there briefly - Loveland Pass?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Mon 20 Jun, 2022 3:18 pm

Wrong state, go west. John Muir called the range "The Range Of Light."
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Mon 20 Jun, 2022 9:24 pm

The Range of Light is Yosemite so is this Tioga Pass looking to Yosemite Valley?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Tue 21 Jun, 2022 7:20 am

The right range, wrong pass. You cannot drive to this pass, must walk or ski.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 21 Jun, 2022 11:07 am

My knowledge is limited to Yosemite Valley. Thinking about "well known" in a different context - Matterhorn Pass?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Tue 21 Jun, 2022 1:46 pm

Here is a close up of the hut at the pass.

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

Postby johnw » Tue 21 Jun, 2022 4:28 pm

So it's actually nowhere near Yosemite :? ? [/Tosses Yosemite Wilderness map aside]
Albeit I know the trail of the same name connects there because I walked on it briefly -
John Muir Memorial Shelter aka Muir Hut, at Muir Pass, Kings Canyon NP.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Wed 22 Jun, 2022 2:20 pm

Photo is from the summit of Black Giant, looking down on Muir Pass with the Evoloution Valley behind. It is the Sierra Nevada range, from north of Yosemite to south of where we finished this traverse. The only other person we met in 8 days was skiing north to Tioga Pass as we were skiing south towards Mount Whitney.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 22 Jun, 2022 3:47 pm

Let's stay in the USA. Name the river:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby north-north-west » Wed 22 Jun, 2022 4:18 pm

It looks like a Fred to me.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 23 Jun, 2022 12:23 pm

north-north-west wrote:It looks like a Fred to me.

Ah, I see you took the literal approach NNW :wink:.
I was thinking something a bit more earthy. But I have to go now, I've left the kettle on around the corner.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby sandym » Thu 23 Jun, 2022 5:34 pm

Are you in Colorado?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Thu 23 Jun, 2022 8:06 pm

Is this Columbia River?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 24 Jun, 2022 9:21 am

Graham51 wrote:Is this Columbia River?

Not the Columbia River.
sandym wrote:Are you in Colorado

Not Colorado but I am in an adjoining state.
Cryptic clues in my previous post are significant.
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