Game: Where-is-it? (international)

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

Postby ribuck » Wed 25 Mar, 2020 8:04 pm

Well done, johnw. Spot on in every detail.

The locomotive cab ride ticket offers free access to ride on the outside at any time, through a door beside the driver. The driver warns you before he honks the horn, so that you can block your ears. The rules are: "Feel free to go outside, but whatever you do, don't fall off."

The locomotive is passing through the San Isabel National Forest. (I can't edit the caption on the original photo because it is past the editing window.)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 25 Mar, 2020 9:27 pm

ribuck wrote:Well done, johnw. Spot on in every detail.

The locomotive cab ride ticket offers free access to ride on the outside at any time, through a door beside the driver. The driver warns you before he honks the horn, so that you can block your ears. The rules are: "Feel free to go outside, but whatever you do, don't fall off."

The locomotive is passing through the San Isabel National Forest. (I can't edit the caption on the original photo because it is past the editing window.)

Thanks ribuck, it looks like a lot of fun. Though I'm having visions of the Safework people here going into meltdown if we had similar.

Let's stay with the USA:
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At the summit of the Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain) - Nounou State Forest Reserve via Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi, Hawaii USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 26 Mar, 2020 11:21 pm

Not mainland US.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 27 Mar, 2020 1:24 pm

I'm on a tropical island. This local peak has a distinctive shape when viewed from the coast.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Fri 27 Mar, 2020 1:41 pm

Diamond Head? (I hope that's not correct - I will struggle to find a photo to post).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 27 Mar, 2020 2:24 pm

Tyreless wrote:Diamond Head? (I hope that's not correct - I will struggle to find a photo to post).

It is Hawaii but not Diamond Head or anywhere on Oahu. I'm on another island.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 28 Mar, 2020 3:53 pm

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

Postby johnw » Sat 28 Mar, 2020 8:36 pm

johnw wrote:Yawn...

(that was a clue :))
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 29 Mar, 2020 4:00 pm

An unconscious Brobdingnagian being ...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Sun 29 Mar, 2020 9:02 pm

I guess that means you're on Sleeping Giant Trail on Kauai.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 29 Mar, 2020 9:57 pm

Graham51 wrote:I guess that means you're on Sleeping Giant Trail on Kauai.

Yes Graham, at the summit of the Sleeping Giant (Nounou Mountain).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Mon 30 Mar, 2020 9:19 am

Thanks, John. Only your clues gave it to me.
Where in Asia is this line of ants heading to and from?
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Between Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 30 Mar, 2020 1:17 pm

To and from Gorak Shep.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Graham51 » Mon 30 Mar, 2020 1:59 pm

GregR wrote:To and from Gorak Shep.

Yes, this is between Gorak Shep and Everest Base Camp.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 30 Mar, 2020 2:46 pm

Thanks Graham.

Still in Asia.

Where am I and what am i looking at??
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 11:25 am

Hint time: Graham would have quite possibly walked past this on his way to last photo.

Very special mountain.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:04 pm

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

Postby GregR » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 3:26 pm

Sorry Last, no cigar.

Too high up, this spot is much closer to Namche...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 7:09 pm

Khumbila (Khumbi Yul Lha)?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 7:42 pm

Yup. Thats the one.

Over to john
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 31 Mar, 2020 9:48 pm

GregR wrote:Yup. Thats the one.

Over to john

Thanks Greg, took a bit of research. I fear my chances of ever getting up there are slipping away now.

Over to the North American continent. Name the lake, bonus points for anything else:
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Lake Minnewanke backed by Mt Inglismaldie and Mt Girouard, Banff NP via Banff, Alberta Canada
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 02 Apr, 2020 8:24 am

A couple of Jacks live nearby.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 02 Apr, 2020 4:12 pm

Two Jacks Lake Canada
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 02 Apr, 2020 4:36 pm

GregR wrote:Two Jacks Lake Canada

Almost got it but this is not Two Jacks. The "nearby" in the previous clue will help nail this much larger neighbour.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 02 Apr, 2020 4:45 pm

Am I allowed to say Lake Minnewanker on this form??

My guess is the mounts are Inglesmaldie and Girouad..
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 02 Apr, 2020 5:07 pm

GregR wrote:Am I allowed to say Lake Minnewanker on this form??

My guess is the mounts are Inglesmaldie and Girouad..

:lol: Well if you drop the "r", yes. Lake Minnewanke it is. They actually pronounce the last bit "wonka" as in Willy Wonka but I suspect you knew that :wink:.
I didn't check the names when I was there, but I believe those peaks would be correct from my viewpoint.
All yours Greg.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 02 Apr, 2020 5:43 pm

Thanks John

Back to the Himalayas - where was I standing when I took this photo.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 03 Apr, 2020 2:47 pm

Hint.
If i tried to take a photo from a location like this in Australia, I'd be arrested.

I felt lucky to be alive at this point.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Fri 03 Apr, 2020 5:45 pm

I suspect you just got of the plane at Lukla AP.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 03 Apr, 2020 6:11 pm

wobbly wrote:I suspect you just got of the plane at Lukla AP.


And you would be right. Over to Wobbly..
I had to cut the tail off the Airplane from the original to at least make people think.
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