Game: Where-is-it? (international)

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

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 9:30 am

gayet wrote:Ok sorry, didn't look close enough :oops:

I'd have to trawl through your site to find all the lake ferry crossings so I'll take a stab at Loch Ness. I think that was crossed in one of them


Loch Ness it is. It's the only one you need to cross, all the others you can walk around. (you can walk around Loch Ness too, but it is a looong way around.)

Your turn :)

Edit: The famous gear maker in the photo is Henry Shires of TarpTent fame.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby gayet » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 9:48 am

I would not have guessed Henry.

Well, anyone else can have a go, I have nothing of an international flavour available.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby norts » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 9:58 am

Ok, I havent been able to pick any of the other as I have only done one international walk. You should know what trail it is on but where is this spot. A significant point on this trail too. It was very cold on the day I was there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 10:54 am

I saw a ski jump like this in Intel run in Austria. Could that be it?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby norts » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 10:56 am

Wrong continent. It's in the USA on the Appalachian Trail.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 11:01 am

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

Postby norts » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 11:42 am

Yep, highest point on the AT. Also a freezing day in the Great Smoky National Park.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:03 pm

norts wrote:Yep, highest point on the AT. Also a freezing day in the Great Smoky National Park.

Thanks norts, looks chilly. I didn't get over to the east but met an older couple at one point who lived near the AT; they did a good job of convincing me to visit.

USA. Name the river below and this vantage point:
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Overlooking the Colorado River from Plateau Point, Inner Canyon - Grand Canyon NP, Arizona USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:07 pm

colorado river, who knows from where in the grand canyon, one of the trails leading into the canyon,
one of the rim trails?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:07 pm

Colorado River in the Grand Canyon national park?

wayno beat me to it :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:08 pm

Wouldn't be a rim trail, they are about 1.6km above the river. The inner canyon is where we are at I think.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:16 pm

Defintely not a rim trail. Over 900 metres descent to here from memory, which is a well known lookout. Did it as a day hike and this was the turnaround point (popular destination for that purpose - though not recommended if it's warm at the top). About 19km return and took me 7 hours, although I didn't hurry and had lots of photo stops.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:24 pm

Plateau Point?

Although it is crawling with tourists, Walking the Grand Canyon is worthwhile. We did it over three days with a trip up the other side to Ribbon Falls on the middle day.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:26 pm

i was thinking of rim to rim trail
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:38 pm

i was thinking of rim to rim trail

Yes I believe this spot would be visited on a rim to rim trail hike.
photohiker wrote:Plateau Point?
Although it is crawling with tourists, Walking the Grand Canyon is worthwhile. We did it over three days with a trip up the other side to Ribbon Falls on the middle day.

Plateau Point it is. Yes I'd like to return. I left my better half in Las Vegas and took a bus here on my own for a couple of nights, so only managed one decent day hike into the canyon. Although I walked a fair bit around the south rim trails as well.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 1:54 pm

I think it's over to you wayno.

There are many trails around there, but the popular ones are the Bright Angel and Kaibab trails. Kaibab is steeper, we went down the Kaibab and back up the Bright Angel.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 2:01 pm

NZ, name the valley or the peak on the right
the peak is a reasonably well known one to climbers.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 2:12 pm

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

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 2:40 pm

no,
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 2:41 pm

In the Mt Aspiring national park?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 2:56 pm

if you think it was aspiring then you won't guess it, theres a significant difference between these two mountains
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 3:05 pm

Malte Brun from Beetham Valley?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 3:08 pm

no, not close...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 3:38 pm

wayno wrote:if you think it was aspiring then you won't guess it, theres a significant difference between these two mountains


So not in the Mt Aspiring national park then?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 3:53 pm

i'm not going to answer that yet, wait and see who else has ideas before i reveal that..
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 4:10 pm

Kind of reminds me of the Clinton Valley on the Milford?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 4:20 pm

it does doesnt it,, No
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 4:28 pm

Is either peak or valley mainly known by a Māori name?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 4:35 pm

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

Postby eggs » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 5:05 pm

Is it Mt Tutoko from the Tutoko river valley?
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