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

Postby johnw » Fri 06 Mar, 2020 9:24 pm

Time for some clues. I'm heading towards a glacier bowl somewhere above me.
If you head left on the valley floor below it will take you to a body of water associated with Captain Cook.
Also bringing the photo onto the current page (North America):
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Overlooking Moose Meadows and Girdwood Airport from the North Face hiking trail on the Mt Alyeska massif, Chugach Range via Girdwood, Alaska USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 09 Mar, 2020 10:19 am

A railroad runs along the coastline at the end of the mountain range ahead.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 09 Mar, 2020 5:23 pm

I'm thinking maybe you are near Anchorage Alaska. With Cook Inlet just down yonder and you're trying to reach Byron Glacier in the Portage Valley area.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 09 Mar, 2020 5:52 pm

GregR wrote:I'm thinking maybe you are near Anchorage Alaska. With Cook Inlet just down yonder and you're trying to reach Byron Glacier in the Portage Valley area.

Good logic Greg, but not Portage/Byron. I'm about 30 km NW from there.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 09 Mar, 2020 6:23 pm

johnw wrote:
GregR wrote:I'm thinking maybe you are near Anchorage Alaska. With Cook Inlet just down yonder and you're trying to reach Byron Glacier in the Portage Valley area.

Good logic Greg, but not Portage/Byron. I'm about 30 km NW from there.


Not good enough logic though...

How about O'Malleys aka the football field.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 09 Mar, 2020 8:39 pm

GregR wrote:How about O'Malleys aka the football field.

About 30-40 km too far to the WNW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 10 Mar, 2020 9:48 am

johnw wrote:
GregR wrote:How about O'Malleys aka the football field.

About 30-40 km too far to the WNW


3rd time lucky perhaps. Bird Ridge
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 10 Mar, 2020 10:56 am

GregR wrote:3rd time lucky perhaps. Bird Ridge

Still about 15-20 km too far west. This is at a very popular location with numerous activities in addition to hiking.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 10 Mar, 2020 11:18 am

johnw wrote:
GregR wrote:3rd time lucky perhaps. Bird Ridge

Still about 15-20 km too far west. This is at a very popular location with numerous activities in addition to hiking.


Ok you seem to be looking down at Girdwood Airport on a trail heading up towards Chillkoot knoll . Perhaps the Alyeska North Face Trail as it seems to have a series of tortuous switchbacks to begin with.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 10 Mar, 2020 2:40 pm

GregR wrote:Ok you seem to be looking down at Girdwood Airport on a trail heading up towards Chillkoot knoll . Perhaps the Alyeska North Face Trail as it seems to have a series of tortuous switchbacks to begin with.

Yes Greg. I'm climbing the last section of the North Face Trail, which is where all those switchbacks are.
Overlooking Moose Meadows and the little Girdwood Airstrip below.
Chillkoot Knoll is one of the features around the glacier bowl below Alyeska Peak, but no hiking trail to there AFAIK.
Warning signs about crevasses when you follow other trails up to the glacier.

Edit: Didn't realise I had previously posted a similar shot, albeit from a different position and angle.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 10 Mar, 2020 3:17 pm

Ill change continents to Asia. Very hilly part at that. What village am I in.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 11 Mar, 2020 2:55 pm

24 hours and no guess's. Hmmm. 85 views...

Hint: The hills in the picture are pretty well known and the village has a quite impressive Bhuddist Temple.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Wed 11 Mar, 2020 9:19 pm

Well that's Ama Dablan on the right. (and possibly the summit of Everest behind the ridge on the left) So from memory you are probably at Tengboche. Many years ago I spent 3 or 4 days there recovering from altitude sickness.

If i'm right anyone can go.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 12 Mar, 2020 7:53 am

Wobbly you are correct on all counts.

'm standing outside the Tenboche Monastery waiting for it to open. From right to left you are looking at Ama Dablam, Lhotse (under cloud) and Everest peeking above Nuptse.

Over to Wobbly or anybody else......
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Fri 13 Mar, 2020 2:56 pm

I'll go.
What is the name of this feature in UK?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 13 Mar, 2020 11:30 pm

Ingleborough, Yorkshire Dales?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Sat 14 Mar, 2020 5:27 pm

It is in the Yorkshire Dales but it’s not called Inglenorough.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sat 14 Mar, 2020 7:08 pm

Pen-y-ghent
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Sat 14 Mar, 2020 8:17 pm

ribuck wrote:Pen-y-ghent

That's right.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 16 Mar, 2020 4:53 am

Thanks, Graham. This photo is of railroad in North America where you can buy a ticket to ride standing at the front of the locomotive!

Please name the railroad, the nearby large town, or the piece of land.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 16 Mar, 2020 2:05 pm

White Pass & Yukon Railway near Skagway, Alaska?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 16 Mar, 2020 8:00 pm

Not in Alaska, johnw.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 18 Mar, 2020 6:30 am

Maybe this photo will help:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 18 Mar, 2020 10:35 am

Google is not my friend for this one. Despite extensive searching, I've got nothing...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 18 Mar, 2020 11:35 pm

Well, this is nearby in the same state:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Sat 21 Mar, 2020 6:30 am

And this is nearby in the same state:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 6:49 am

Same state again. No-one recognises this?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Mon 23 Mar, 2020 2:01 pm

Without some more specific clues it seems to me it could be any of a dozen or so western USA states. Narrowing it down. Are you somewhere in Arizona?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 7:49 am

It's Colorado. Does that help anyone to name the railroad, the forest, the mountain range, the place with the monumental rocks, or the nearby town?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 24 Mar, 2020 11:22 am

ribuck wrote:It's Colorado. Does that help anyone to name the railroad, the forest, the mountain range, the place with the monumental rocks, or the nearby town?

This has been a tough one but I think I have it now (hopefully!). Without the Colorado clue had no chance.
I only honed in after getting lucky matching the loco colour scheme in the second photo to the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad. According to an article I found it operates from Leadville "on a route that rises over 1,000 feet from the Arkansas River Valley, travels through Freemont Pass and provides for views of Colorado's two largest mountain peaks, Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert".
They offer locomotive cab (and caboose) rides although no mention anywhere on the internet that you can ride any loco anywhere outside, though obviously it's possible.
Ironically I've done a couple of train trips in Colorado myself, up Pikes Peak on the cog railway, and we took the California Zephyr overnight from Denver to San Francisco through the Rockies. Both were spectacular.
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