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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 9:07 pm

GBW wrote:Somewhere between Diamantina Hut and Feathertop! High Knob?

Yes and no respectively. A clue. The pic was taken in winter.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 9:30 pm

10 km compared to the size of the visible universe is nothing! The Big Dipper?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:43 pm

The view seems to be of Hotham and the start of the ridge out to Loch.
It is above the tree line - which might place him at the open top before the Twin Knobs - just near where Champion Spur connects to the ridge.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 6:11 am

Not the Big Dipper, not Loch or Hotham behind. I'm unsure that Loch and Hotham can be viewed from where the pic was taken. You are getting very close, but not quite.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 10:00 am

I did not say Loch was in view - and its true that Hotham is just out of view on the right side.
This is the picture from near the spot I described. Your background matches the area in the red box.
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View to Hotham and Loch from near the Champion Spur junction


I have been past the Twin Knobs, but not over them, so it could be on one of those tops.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 10:18 am

Eggs, my pic was not taken from where your pic was teken, but it's close. I had to carefully check the pics, and you are right. In your picture the obvious ridge bottom right to top left meeting the ridge to the left of the wide saddle is the one in my picture.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 10:30 am

So.... about those Twin Knobs....
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:40 am

Finally! This was taken in nearly exactly the same sopt as your pic. I managed to get down the bump, then did a very sharp turn to the laft to finish up just in front of a small cliff (visible in your pic), skis close to the vertical drop into the hollow, ski tails close to the steep slope on the east. The pack and skis came off quickly, then race back to hopefully see someone prang. Two pics were taken of this. Here's the next one, and the little cliff with the hollow.


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All yours, Eggs,
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 2:03 pm

I was beginning to think that's what you would be doing...

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Looking NNW on the climb up Feathertop. MUMC hut in view.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 3:29 pm

I'm lodging a formal protest...dudded!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 3:48 pm

GBW wrote:I'm lodging a formal protest...dudded!


Your protest has been recorded. Please note that a section of track that has the picture location is not enough. The place must be cited, and sighted. I chose the pic as it was from very nearly the same place as the last one, Eggs' pic of the hollow at Twin Knobs. Also, I was feeling cheeky. I will have to stop giving all these clues! Not that I have any - I'm clueless.

I cannot recall the current pic but it may be near Speculation, looking westish. If it is not then it must be somewhere else. One of these two places is correct.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 3:54 pm

Not near Speculation.
Its actually a little cheeky...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 4:14 pm

If it's not near Spec then it's somewhere else, and I win! Yay me. Maybe the top of Bon Accord Spur, taken from near the road.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 5:52 pm

Not there - it might assist if you could identify the hut in view...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 6:05 pm

Is it MUMC Hut?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 7:59 pm

Yes it is - and to prevent any "dudding" - its over to GBW.!!

Fine print - I was early on the final ascent of Feathertop
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 8:31 pm

Revenge is mine! Thanks eggs...Victoria...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 9:37 pm

Looking along the Nobs summit ridge?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 5:52 am

Close NNW but not The Nobs summit.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 7:29 am

McDonald summit ridge?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 7:37 am

Correct LHH. East of Mac summit just before the descent to Nobs Tk. All yours.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 9:47 am

Where are you Lops? Perhaps someone else would like to jump in.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 10:18 am

Odd, he was online earlier this morning. Maybe he just forgot. But I'll fill the gap - where in Victoria would you find this:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 10:31 am

Sunnyside?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Lophophaps » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 10:54 am

Sorry about that. For some reason I did not look at the thread. NNW is correct - the sign is in Victoria.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 10:57 am

What are the thoughts on googling for answers? Is it a bit cheesy, or is it OK if it looks like no-one is going to get the answer, or is it considered fair game?

Reason I ask is because I just googled and found the answer...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 11:01 am

If you can use GoogleEarth for landscape images, then Googling on a question like this is fair game.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GBW » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 11:01 am

Pretty sure that's along Walhalla Rd near Mt Selma Rd.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 11:03 am

Tyreless wrote:What are the thoughts on googling for answers? Is it a bit cheesy, or is it OK if it looks like no-one is going to get the answer, or is it considered fair game?

Reason I ask is because I just googled and found the answer...

Absolutely fair game and often used by me else I wouldn't be able to play outside my own experience. The rules certainly don't disallow it and I'd suggest that many photos would go unanswered stifling the game. In any case how would you police it?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby north-north-west » Thu 15 Feb, 2018 11:07 am

GBW wrote:Pretty sure that's along Walhalla Rd near Mt Selma Rd.


And while we're waffling on about that, GBW gets it anyway.
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