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

Postby wayno » Thu 08 Jan, 2015 4:56 pm

NZ, where is this
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Thu 08 Jan, 2015 7:32 pm

Looks like Ruapehu crater lake?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 3:06 am

photohiker wrote:Looks like Ruapehu crater lake?


correct, or more accurately, crater sulphuric acid bath...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 8:25 am

wayno wrote:
photohiker wrote:Looks like Ruapehu crater lake?


correct, or more accurately, crater sulphuric acid bath...


lol. So you have fallen in?

Lets get out of NZ, I'm taking you to Europe. :)

What trail am I on, and what is the name of the nearby peak?

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

Postby wayno » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 8:39 am

trail du mont blanc?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 8:45 am

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

Postby photohiker » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 9:00 am

Not trail du mont blanc, and not France. Look further north.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 10:32 am

Looking at Toulpagorni - possibly when doing the Fjällräven Classic trek near Kebnekaise [in Sweden]
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 10:34 am

photohiker wrote:Not trail du mont blanc, and not France. Look further north.


hmm doesn't look like Dartmoor....
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 11:12 am

eggs wrote:Looking at Toulpagorni - possibly when doing the Fjällräven Classic trek near Kebnekaise [in Sweden]


Tolpagorni, yes, and Kebnekaise is out of view behind some clouds to the right.

I'll give that to you eggs, and I'm sure you know the name of the trail I'm on?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 12:42 pm

Actually - I am not sure. This was dug up using web searches. It might be a side trip on something called Kungsleden [the King's Trail], but it was easy to get the location and view, not so easy getting trail names.
I think the track you were on is between Kebnekaise Hut and Singi.

Might head back to NZ again now:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby perfectlydark » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 1:30 pm

That looks like the 'path under the mountain' from Return of the King :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 1:41 pm

eggs wrote:Actually - I am not sure. This was dug up using web searches. It might be a side trip on something called Kungsleden [the King's Trail], but it was easy to get the location and view, not so easy getting trail names.
I think the track you were on is between Kebnekaise Hut and Singi.


I can't remember exactly where I was on that trail, but I think it was before (east of) Kebnekaise Fjallstation. The trail is called Dag Hammarsköld-leden and it connects the beginning of the Fjallraven Classic at Nikkaluokta to the Kungsleden trail.

I agree it's not always easy to get the trail names without local mapping. Often, Google just won't show trail names. I guess their contributors and viewers are not that interested. You will however often find trail names on openstreetmap.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 1:52 pm

Would that be The Wairarapa, Putangirua Pinnacles?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 2:06 pm

Very similar, but no.I think the ones we visited are more coloured. This is not on the coast.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 6:04 pm

Omarama Clay Cliffs (Paritea)?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 09 Jan, 2015 8:21 pm

Yes John - that's the spot. Well worth a visit on the drive past.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 9:51 am

eggs wrote:Yes John - that's the spot. Well worth a visit on the drive past.

Thanks eggs, looks fascinating. I've been wanting to visit NZ for years, which is silly since it's only next door.

Back to the USA next. Please forgive the quality and water spotting, I ended up really wet on this one.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tortoise » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 4:09 pm

looks Yosemite-ish, but then so might a bunch of other places in the US...

*Google google* Vernal Fall maybe?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 4:31 pm

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

Postby johnw » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 4:57 pm

Tortoise wrote:looks Yosemite-ish, but then so might a bunch of other places in the US...
*Google google* Vernal Fall maybe?

wayno wrote:vernal falls

Both Tortoise and wayno correct but looks like Tortoise got there first. Spectacular falls. Planned to finish walking that short bit to the top, but everything got saturated by the unbelievable amount of spray before I thought about waterproofing. That track is called Mist Trail for good reason.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tortoise » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 6:20 pm

Thanks, John. Hope your camera gear survived!

Realised I don't have any photos with me for this, so... here's a chance for anybody to post.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 6:50 pm

Tortoise wrote:Realised I don't have any photos with me for this, so... here's a chance for anybody to post.


OK cool will jump in...

Europe (and not technically taken from a track)...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 8:11 pm

France, Chamonix, Les Houches?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 9:38 pm

I think you are right - might be Le Petit Dru.
Must look out for it when we are over there in July.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Sat 10 Jan, 2015 9:54 pm

It is petit dru... from the top of the ratchet train stn at mer de glace. Not quite Les Houches but Chamonix is close enough.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 8:45 am

Not sure who the real winner is here, but here is another where is it:

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We're in the UK, where are we and what is the lake called?

Bonus points if you can identify the guy in the blue jacket talking to the ferryman :)

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

Postby gayet » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 8:58 am

Well Michael that is you paying the ferryman.

And is it in Scotland, part of a TGO Challenge ?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby photohiker » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 9:07 am

That is not me paying the ferryman, hint: he is a well regarded cottage gear maker! :)

It is Scotland and the TGO Challenge though. We need the name of the lake.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby gayet » Sun 11 Jan, 2015 9:21 am

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
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