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    Default "Where in North America is this?" Section XII

    This is the 12th section of a popular mind puzzle first brought to the membership by member Quebec Gen.

    General Rules of the "Where in North America is this?" Game
    1) Anyone can play -- just follow along and test your mettle about places found in North America.
    2) You'll need to be a registered member of this Forum if you want to contribute your own photographs and/or participate in the discussion for each place.
    3) You will need to have the ownership or usage rights to any photo that you post on this forum, as per the terms & conditions of Federal copyright law. If you post a photo that you do not own the rights to, Forum Management reserves the right to remove it. As a matter of practical use, we would expect that you would be posting only those photos that you or a close family member have taken.
    4) Every photo of a mystery place needs to be unique in some way -- And there should be "visual clues" in the photo to enable us to solve where the mystery location is...

    (Inactive -- you can look, but not enter new posts!)
    Section I = 33 pages of places you might know
    Section II = 28 more pages of places and some REALLY gorgeous photographs!
    Section III = 28 more pages of places that might really stump you!
    Section IV -- 15 more pages, with some very tricky clues
    Section V -- 15 more pages of some very pretty and engaging places....
    Section VI -- 15 more pages with more of those "very creative" clues that are nearly as vexing as the images....
    Section VII -- Marked by some very clever clues and some VERY challenging puzzles spread over another 15 pages of places you might have seen in your travels in North America.
    Section VIII, started on September 22nd with mystery puzzles from a dozen or more states and some new players have joined the merry band of geo-wizards...working on another fifteen pages of puzzles.
    Section IX-- Some really beautiful and challenging puzzle mystery locations from all over North America found on another 15 pages.
    Section X -- Spanning nearly four months of puzzles of North American locations on 16 more pages.
    Section XI-- Started March 14, 2010 with 14 pages of new geo-puzzles from around North America
    Section XII-- Started June 11, 2010 with 20 pages of new geo-puzzles from around North America

    Section XIII-- Started July 29, 2014 is currently the Active Part of this Game/Contest

    Here are two photos taken from roughly the same spot....

    (photo by Mark Sedenquist)

    and...


    (Photo by Mark Sedenquist)

    1) Where was I standing?
    2) What the explanation for why this looks so different?

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 07-29-2014 at 12:06 PM.

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    Default Clue #1

    This is a spot west of the Mississippi River... I bet you could tell that! OK, OK, it's on the Colorado River...but where?

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    Default Clue #2

    This spot is less than a day's paddle from the location of the last geo-puzzle....

    Mark

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    Default

    Well, it must be somewhere on Lake Mead - normal and drought conditions.

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    Default It not on Lake Mead -- Clue #3

    It's not on Lake Mead, technically it's not on any lake....

    And, in this case, it has nothing to do with drought conditions....

    Mark

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    Is it the Willow Beach Area down stream from the Dam? - It was lowered to renovate the Katherine Landing launch ramp in 1999.

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    Default It is Willow Beach, but it's not an issue of renovaton

    The view was taken from the picnic area and looking downstream -- but the change in water level is simply the difference between peak demand periods (water and electricity). The "fuller" shot was taken in the summer months (May, 2007) when the amount of water being run through the turbines at Hoover Dam is highest. The "leaner" shot was taken during the fall months (October, 2009) when demand for both electricity and downstream water is at it's lowest.

    Here's another view -- also taken during the summer months:

    (Photo by Mark Sedenquist)

    Good work on the puzzle!

    Mark

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    Default Here's an easy one to get your juices flowing again

    A bunch of the RoadTrip Enthusiast's Group have stood in this very spot over the last couple of years...

    Where is this:

    (Photo by Mark Sedenquist)

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    How about Logan Pass, Glacier National Park? Soil and rocks look right.

    Foy

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    Default Just out the back door of the visitor center

    Yep, those are the meadows found just outside the rear door of the visitor center at Logan Pass.

    Good job!

    Mark

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