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#195785 - 06/13/16 05:49 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: wandering_daisy]
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Sounds like Bluefish had it spot on! It looks beautiful, someday I want to return when I have more time to do a longer trip in the canyon. Going down into the canyon made me appreciate it so much more than seeing it from the rim for some reason.

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#195788 - 06/13/16 07:35 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: scratchtp]
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Angel's Landing?
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#195789 - 06/14/16 07:55 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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Yep, right again! I tried to make it a little bit tougher by only putting up a photo with some of the canyon, but it seems that wasn't too successful. That photo was this new years; Zion is absolutely beautiful in the winter.

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#195790 - 06/14/16 09:23 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: scratchtp]
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Scratch, that was easy, the chain gave it away. I imagine that was a phenomenal time to go!
This hallowed chunk of rock that's in the reflection is in the Sierra again. I went to the area to look at the effects of climate change, having been there 30 years previous.
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#195792 - 06/14/16 11:39 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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Mt Lyell?

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#195794 - 06/14/16 12:23 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: Rick_D]
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Looks like Whitney to me...upside down in the reflection of Upper Boy Scout Lake, or Iceberg Lake.
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#195799 - 06/14/16 05:22 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: balzaccom]
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Clues: Think about what geological feature is most effected by climate change.
That lake color is not photoshopped it broke the pump on my old trusty Katadyn Pro . This rock is on the trail to one of these southernmost in the US features.
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#195801 - 06/14/16 07:16 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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Oooh, maybe Palisade Glacier then?

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#195802 - 06/14/16 07:45 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: Rick_D]
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Rick, your hot enough to melt one. This rock is in front of it and looms above lake #3. Think Mayan, Buddhist....
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#195804 - 06/14/16 08:09 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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So that would be Temple Crag...OM....
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#195805 - 06/14/16 08:26 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: balzaccom]
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Yes! Thank Rick for the help, Balzaccom, but you have the reins....
Oh yeah, Namaste.....


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#195808 - 06/14/16 11:22 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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Yep. Thanks Rick. You helped me narrow it down some...

OK: Here's our next spot to identify:

Where was the photographer when he/she took this shot?

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#195809 - 06/14/16 11:27 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: balzaccom]
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Mt Hoffman?

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#195813 - 06/15/16 12:49 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bobito9]
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Actually, I probably shouldn't have answered that because I'm leaving for a trip tomorrow morning way too early, so even if I'm right, I don't have time to claim my prize. Not backpacking, but going to the Ozarks for a high school reunion and to see some family. I'll still get in a camping trip on the Buffalo River though.

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#195814 - 06/15/16 01:25 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bobito9]
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So yes, it is Mt Hoffman---one of the greatest views in the Sierra.

And since Rick gave me a big assist, and Bobito can't post, I am going to suggest that Rick pick up the thread and post a photo!
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#195839 - 06/16/16 08:27 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: balzaccom]
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Then here we go. Most of my extra-California hiking was pre-digital, but not everything. So here's a view from a very western state.



You need to carry water to hike this mountain, even though water isn't so far away. And sunscreen, lots and lots of that.

Happy exploring.
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#195843 - 06/16/16 10:39 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: Rick_D]
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Mauna Loa?
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#195854 - 06/17/16 02:36 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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No, but I like your thinking here. Clue the second, this is not a tribble.

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#195858 - 06/17/16 06:28 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: Rick_D]
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I found out that's called silver sword. The bloom is pretty spectacular, like agave and Spanish bayonet. Toto, we ain't in Kansas anymore.
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#195860 - 06/17/16 08:04 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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Definitely not a tribble! Obviously the very western state is Hawaii. I haven't been there, just pictures, but perhaps Haleakala on Maui, where I understand this plant grows in the crater (which is where image #2 seems to be). ???

Edit, later: On second look, those things that look like round rocks in image #1 are actually this spectacular non-tribble-like plant!


Edited by OregonMouse (06/17/16 11:10 PM)
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#195861 - 06/18/16 12:34 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: OregonMouse]
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I'm pleased to laud the team effort and OM for bringing home the gol...er...silver. Haleakala it is. Probably the most intense sun I've ever encountered, and vaguely Marslike (or so I imagine). Somewhere I have a shot with Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea poking above the clouds from the Big Island, so that was a solid guess.

Apparently they once ran cattle in the crater and that's how the silver sword became endangered. They're making a comeback via replanting and conservation efforts.

With that I pass the baton to you.

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#195862 - 06/18/16 03:33 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: Rick_D]
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Having trouble retrieving photos off my old flickr account--will try again later. In the meantime, bluefish deserves equal credit for this one, so go ahead!


Edited by OregonMouse (06/18/16 03:35 PM)
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#195863 - 06/18/16 04:22 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: OregonMouse]
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I will, but please OM get one ready as we know you've been lots of places we'd like to see. Thanks, partner.




Well it's obvious this is an edifice from the Ancient Puebloans, but it is an underutilized place, so I'd like to draw attention to it if you haven't been, or even if you have.
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#195870 - 06/20/16 07:55 AM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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This sacred mountain is to the east of Lake Powell and shares part of its name with the mystery area.


Edited by bluefish (06/20/16 10:21 AM)
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#195881 - 06/20/16 10:53 PM Re: Name this spot! [Re: bluefish]
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I had to do some googling for this one so I kind of feel like I cheated, but I'll guess the Navajo National Monument?

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