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

Postby GregG » Sun 30 Aug, 2020 3:23 pm

johnw wrote:Halfway through this 8 km circuit we learned of an earlier bear encounter ahead of us.......... we did encounter another large beast best viewed from a safe distance.


Haha, I'll bet you completes the second 4 km of the walk in record time !!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Sun 30 Aug, 2020 3:29 pm

Hmmm, I'm just thinking that there's lots of snow capped mountains, bears and moose (?) in North America. And, ahem ..... where's the train?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 30 Aug, 2020 10:34 pm

GregG wrote:
johnw wrote:Halfway through this 8 km circuit we learned of an earlier bear encounter ahead of us.......... we did encounter another large beast best viewed from a safe distance.

Haha, I'll bet you completes the second 4 km of the walk in record time !!

GregG wrote:Hmmm, I'm just thinking that there's lots of snow capped mountains, bears and moose (?) in North America. And, ahem ..... where's the train?

Well we did get a move on, only to run into a large bison who insisted on sharing the same trail. Had to keep waiting for him to move before we could, and those things take their time.
No train this time Greg :), but I've read a fair bit about non-indigenous discovery of this area and railroads definitely figure in its history.
As does the military, remnants of which are down in the valley ahead.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Sep, 2020 1:01 pm

Bring the game photo onto the current page:
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Beaver Ponds Loop Trail near Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming USA

Further clue - Much of the area sits on a volcanic caldera
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Tue 01 Sep, 2020 3:30 pm

sounds a bit like Yellowstone?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Sep, 2020 3:38 pm

Last wrote:sounds a bit like Yellowstone?

Sounds a lot like Yellowstone, but which bit?
I'll take the approximate location within that area.
There's a village down in the valley relating to earlier clues.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Tue 01 Sep, 2020 7:18 pm

Well, we saw bears and ran into a big bison on the trail across the river south of Canyon Village, so I'll guess that.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 01 Sep, 2020 10:18 pm

ribuck wrote:Well, we saw bears and ran into a big bison on the trail across the river south of Canyon Village, so I'll guess that.

You're in the right half of the park but this is a different village and trail.
Much smaller furry aquatic critters, and the previous military clue, hold the key to the answer.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 02 Sep, 2020 11:38 pm

johnw wrote:
ribuck wrote:Well, we saw bears and ran into a big bison on the trail across the river south of Canyon Village, so I'll guess that.

You're in the right half of the park but this is a different village and trail.
Much smaller furry aquatic critters, and the previous military clue, hold the key to the answer.

And maybe furry elephants of long ago?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 03 Sep, 2020 12:12 am

Beaver Ponds Loop Trail near Mammoth.
The clues are worth more than the photos. sigh
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 03 Sep, 2020 11:26 am

eggs wrote:Beaver Ponds Loop Trail near Mammoth.
The clues are worth more than the photos. sigh

Not sure what that means :?
I guess you can only lead a horse to water?
And, yes that is correct.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 03 Sep, 2020 2:23 pm

Most of these places require one to have been there - or seen some travelogues.
So the clues become very important to track it down.
Interesting to see that you were around the 2000m ASL there, and Mammoth Springs looks fascinating.

Anyhow - next in Europe - what mountain is ahead - bonus for my location
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Mont Blanc from Tete Nord de Fours
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 04 Sep, 2020 11:17 pm

eggs wrote:Interesting to see that you were around the 2000m ASL there, and Mammoth Springs looks fascinating.

Mammoth is actually a little lower in elevation than many other parts of the park.
We spent around 5 nights there and I found it and the rest of Yellowstone very fascinating.
I'd always wanted to visit YNP since childhood, and hope to return one day, if we're ever allowed to travel again :(.

eggs wrote:Most of these places require one to have been there - or seen some travelogues.
So the clues become very important to track it down.

I'd say that's true of 80% of the international game photos. And most of us haven't been everywhere.
e.g. most of the Scandanavian ones do my head in as I've never been there, and there are a myriad of obscure fjords and other features.
But I research them as a form of mental exercise and often arrive at the answer, although it can be a circuitous route.
There was no shortage of clues in the last photo. It had a very clear skyline and I'm always happy to answer questions, but they are rarely asked.
Do we need a different format for this category to make it easier for people?

eggs wrote:Anyhow - next in Europe - what mountain is ahead - bonus for my location

I don't know, but I''ll open the bidding with Mont Blanc.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 05 Sep, 2020 2:44 pm

Format is fine. Just need patience, time and lots of clues.
Except for this one. It is Mt Blanc from Tete Nord de Fours
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 06 Sep, 2020 3:20 am

I was 50/50 on it being Mt Blanc but couldn't pick the location.

North American territory:
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Waimea Canyon - Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Sep, 2020 4:11 pm

I'm on an island. This is one of its major features.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 07 Sep, 2020 5:55 pm

It was my brother who many years ago brought home some striking images from Waimea Canyon on Kauai.
The images stick, but I still have to look up the name.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 07 Sep, 2020 11:03 pm

eggs wrote:It was my brother who many years ago brought home some striking images from Waimea Canyon on Kauai.
The images stick, but I still have to look up the name.

Waimea is a name that seems to feature a bit around the Hawaiian Islands. I remember we went to a luau at another Waimea on Maui. Anyway, yes this is Kauai's spectacular and interesting Waimea Canyon. As is the drive up there when you only occasionally drive on the wrong side of the road and the wrong side of the vehicle.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 08 Sep, 2020 12:15 am

It was my daughter who brought back this shot from Iceland

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

Postby johnw » Tue 08 Sep, 2020 10:15 am

My research is telling me Gullfoss ("Golden Falls") in the canyon of the Hvítá river, southwest Iceland.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 08 Sep, 2020 1:34 pm

And that would be it John
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 08 Sep, 2020 10:37 pm

eggs wrote:And that would be it John

Thank you eggs, there appears to be a lot to see in Iceland.

USA. Where is the other train waiting at the siding for us to pass?
And despite how it may look, I'm not driving the train :shock:.
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Ascending Pikes Peak on the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway, Pike National Forest via Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Tue 08 Sep, 2020 10:45 pm

Is that Pike's Peak?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 09 Sep, 2020 10:48 am

Last wrote:Is that Pike's Peak?

That was quick Last, yes, have you been up there?
Apart from the wonderful views and altitude sickness at the summit, I was intrigued that the train speedo never deviated from a sedate 9 mph all the way up.
Well, other than stopping to let other trains pass. Having a position close behind the driver gave me an awesome outlook.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Wed 09 Sep, 2020 12:47 pm

Thanks John. No I haven't but I did watch a drivers view on you tube some time ago. Next. Europe
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Sun 13 Sep, 2020 9:36 am

Looks an interesting place, I'll take a guess and say Hjorundfjord.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sun 13 Sep, 2020 10:03 am

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

Postby wobbly » Sun 13 Sep, 2020 2:20 pm

Damn you Slartibartfast. Too any fjords and too many mountains. I think we need more help. Are you north of Å .
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Sun 13 Sep, 2020 3:26 pm

Look at it this way Wobbly: the further north we go there is a proportionally decreasing land mass to search, as opposed to the S direction which would give us 9/10 of the #%$&@! planet to check over (disclaimer: quoted quantities are only approximate due to my lack of attention during mathematics classes). This pictured landscape has a particularly barocque look to it so its gotta be a fjord somewhere....
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Sun 13 Sep, 2020 3:31 pm

So tell me Last, was this picture taken from a road or from a train or did you walk to this location?
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