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

Postby GregG » Sat 16 Jan, 2021 8:21 pm

Could be Monument Valley, Utah.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 16 Jan, 2021 8:33 pm

GregG wrote:Could be Monument Valley, Utah.

Not in Utah Greg.

Repeating the photo due to a new page. USA:
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Arid landscape near Plateau Point, Grand Canyon NP Arizona USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 8:59 am

Wherever this is, I have not been there and do not recognise the mountains in the background, as distinctive as they are. Just looking at the vegetation in the foreground I can see opuntia and yucca and can take some inference from that, so I reckon that narrows it down to about seven states! For my next wild stab in the dark I'm saying somewhere in Texas.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 9:33 am

GregG wrote:Wherever this is, I have not been there and do not recognise the mountains in the background, as distinctive as they are. Just looking at the vegetation in the foreground I can see opuntia and yucca and can take some inference from that, so I reckon that narrows it down to about seven states! For my next wild stab in the dark I'm saying somewhere in Texas.

About half of Texas lies on the same latitude but Utah was closer distance wise, and Utah borders this state. The majority of the many visitors to this area would never see this view. I descended about 900 metres elevation from the distant escarpment and the return hike was around 20 kms.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 3:16 pm

Yes John, I can visualise your hike back: discarded equipment marking your track, empty water bottle flung aside, skull of a dead longhorn staring from empty sun-bleached eye sockets, buzzards patiently circling overhead........
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 3:25 pm

...... so you must have been in Arizona. But where exactly .....
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 3:27 pm

Another half-informed guess: the painted desert.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 5:55 pm

GregG wrote:buzzards patiently circling overhead........
That bit actually did happen :shock:
GregG wrote:...... so you must have been in Arizona. But where exactly .....
Yes it is in Arizona
GregG wrote:Another half-informed guess: the painted desert.
Not the painted desert Greg, Google maps estimates that's about a 300 km/3 hour drive from here, much shorter as the crow flies.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 9:01 pm

I wonder if it's the Parashant National Monument in northwest Arizona.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 9:11 pm

I've changed my mind. Perhaps it's Cottonwood Cove in the Coyote Buttes area of Vermilion Rocks.

johnw wrote:The majority of the many visitors to this area would never see this view. I descended about 900 metres elevation from the distant escarpment and the return hike was around 20 kms.

That would explain why all the public photos of Cottonwood Cove are taken from the top looking down. You must have been keen!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 9:21 pm

ribuck wrote:I wonder if it's the Parashant National Monument in northwest Arizona.

ribuck wrote:I've changed my mind. Perhaps it's Cottonwood Cove in the Coyote Buttes area of Vermilion Rocks.
That would explain why all the public photos of Cottonwood Cove are taken from the top looking down. You must have been keen!

I've never been to any of those. Looking at the map Cottonwood Cove could be marginally closer than other guesses so far.
We have been here previously in the game, just not from this angle. Rethinking my position, my point of descent/ascent may be just out of view on the right.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 10:31 pm

Looks like Grand Canyon from a shelf below the rim. Probably on Bright Angel Trail?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Mon 18 Jan, 2021 11:18 pm

Just thinking back over previous posts of yours John, did you happen travel to this general area by train?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 10:30 am

GregG wrote:Just thinking back over previous posts of yours John, did you happen travel to this general area by train?

Not to this area Greg, I arrived at the Grand Canyon by bus from Las Vegas for a few days by myself, while my wife stayed in Vegas doing her shopaholic thing.
But we did travel by train from Denver to San Francisco later in the same 5 week trip.

eggs wrote:Looks like Grand Canyon from a shelf below the rim. Probably on Bright Angel Trail?

Yes eggs, some way down in the inner canyon. I'm out near Plateau Point, somewhere between there and Indian Garden.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 11:20 am

Thanks John

Name of the river in the Pacific
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Rafting on the upper Navua River in Fiji
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 12:42 pm

We might be revisiting the Upper Navua River in Fiji? I assume the falls are unnamed?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 2:07 pm

Correct on both counts
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 10:01 pm

USA:
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Hiking the Kilauea Iki Crater, Hawaii Volcanoes NP via Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Tue 19 Jan, 2021 10:27 pm

johnw wrote:
GregG wrote:John, did you happen travel to this general area by train?

I arrived at the Grand Canyon by bus from Las Vegas

I travelled from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon Junction by train (with a short bus connection to the canyon rim), and what a train journey it was! A double-deck train with a very spacious sleeping compartment, at a reasonable price, and great food in a sociable dining car (they sit you with random other travellers rather than at a table of your own).

Anyway, johnw, is your photo the Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Jan, 2021 10:09 am

ribuck wrote:
johnw wrote:
GregG wrote:John, did you happen travel to this general area by train?

I arrived at the Grand Canyon by bus from Las Vegas

I travelled from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon Junction by train (with a short bus connection to the canyon rim), and what a train journey it was! A double-deck train with a very spacious sleeping compartment, at a reasonable price, and great food in a sociable dining car (they sit you with random other travellers rather than at a table of your own).

Anyway, johnw, is your photo the Kilauea lava flow on Hawaii?

Yes we've done a couple of enjoyable sleeper train trips in North America, although I wouldn't call the compartments spacious. We had the same dining experience and met some interesting people, the food was superb and included in the fare, except wine, which we had to pay for (not at breakfast of course :)). Curiously my bus trip from Vegas included a nice lunch at the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams. I was staying a couple of nights at the canyon but the other bus passengers were all day trippers on a tour, so I got whatever they got.

Back to the photo. Yes, I'm walking across the floor of the Kilauea Iki crater.
A fascinating and surreal experience, which I suspect is no longer possible since the recent eruptions.
Over to you ribuck.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregG » Wed 20 Jan, 2021 1:48 pm

johnw wrote: the food was superb and included in the fare, except wine, which we had to pay for (not at breakfast of course :))

Pleasing to hear that the fare was includes in the fare and that you didn't have to pay for wine at breakfast, hope you downed a few bottles then.
( sorry, its a very slow day here!).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Jan, 2021 9:19 pm

GregG wrote:
johnw wrote: the food was superb and included in the fare, except wine, which we had to pay for (not at breakfast of course :))

Pleasing to hear that the fare was includes in the fare and that you didn't have to pay for wine at breakfast, hope you downed a few bottles then.
( sorry, its a very slow day here!).

That will teach me to check my own grammar for ambiguity :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 21 Jan, 2021 12:21 am

johnw wrote:we've done a couple of enjoyable sleeper train trips in North America, although I wouldn't call the compartments spacious.

Well, spacious compared to the Indian Pacific sleepers anyway.

johnw wrote:Back to the photo. Yes, I'm walking across the floor of the Kilauea Iki crater.

A great experience. When I was there, the crater floor was closed. But nearby was an active flow, and we were able to go right up to it and tease a piece of lava out with a long stick and watch it cool. Fascinating.

Anyway, this photo is in North America.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby creeping_moses » Thu 21 Jan, 2021 8:01 am

That may be at Delicate Arch, in Arches NP, Utah?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 21 Jan, 2021 8:10 am

That's correct, creeping moses. Your turn next.

On our first night we watched the sunset from where this photo was taken. Having seen the ant-like people on the ridge near Delicate Arch, we had to head out there for the following night's sunset, and it didn't disappoint. Not the sunset specifically, but the ambiance of that amazing place and the contagious excitement of the people there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby creeping_moses » Thu 21 Jan, 2021 8:19 am

Thanks. Sounds like a great spot, Ribuck!

Where was I just prior to lockdown 3.0 in the UK...

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

Postby GregG » Thu 21 Jan, 2021 3:18 pm

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

Postby commando » Tue 26 Jan, 2021 7:44 pm

Two dots in Morse code is, i
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Tue 26 Jan, 2021 8:23 pm

Heading south off High Street in the Lake District?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 26 Jan, 2021 9:39 pm

Crag Hill track but on Sail looking towards Scar Crags with Keswick in the distance.
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