Guess the spot: Maps Edition

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Backcountry Post, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. mike_offerman

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    That is correct!

    Dead Bison National Park in South Dakota was close ;)!
     
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  2. Kishenehn

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    I was puzzled by that map at first, until I realized that it was an older topo with a now-obsolete highway shield. :)

    As a new kid here I haven't made it all the way through this thread, but I'll give it shot. I have a feeling you guys aren't easily stumped:

    Guess the spot 1.jpg
     
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  3. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Beartooth highway?
     
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  4. Kishenehn

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    Nope. One of those states is correct, though ...
     
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  5. Kishenehn

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    Do I hear crickets?

    Anyhow, here's another clue: the road in the photo is a former federally numbered highway, only part of which is still passable.
     
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  6. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Well, heck I don't know. So, it is in Wyoming or Montana - probably Montana and it is a now closed highway. Pretty impressive whatever it is.
     
  7. Kishenehn

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    This is Wyoming ... and yeah, definitely a heck of a drive: right up there with Beartooth in my book. Even the surviving part is still pretty cool.
     
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  8. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Well it looks like you stumped us. Perhaps an easier one?
     
  9. mike_offerman

    mike_offerman Member

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    I couldn't figure it out!
     
  10. Kishenehn

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    Sorry about that! That's the old route of US 14A up the west slope of the Big Horns in Wyoming -- the Medicine Wheel would be a little northeast of that view. It's mostly bypassed now, but was a pretty amazing road ... close to 6,000 feet of elevation gain, I think.

    Here's another aerial to look at. The earth in this location is a little bit redder ...

    Guess the  spot 2.jpg
     
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  11. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Swinging Bridge on the Green River.
     
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  12. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Next...

    fsafa.jpg
     
  13. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    The Promontory
     
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  14. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Well that went fast. You're up @Artemus!
     
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  15. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Well sometimes you know, and sometimes you don't.

    What is the pointy, cone-like feature? pointy.png
     
  16. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    Using probability, I'll say that it's Chimney Rock.
     
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  17. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Oh, you think you've got me figured out, do you?

    Wrong answer... but you are only 10's of miles away.
     
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  18. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    Now I just have to figure out which Chimney Rock you're referring to.
     
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  19. Udink

    Udink Bad, nationwide.

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    That'd be the Wickiup in the central Swell. In 2005 I almost made it to the top--came to within maybe a dozen feet and got sketched out by the crumbly rock on the last ledge.

    IMG_0961.JPG
     
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    Udink Bad, nationwide.

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