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Old Sep 21, 10, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by walduk70 View Post
Look on the right there is stack photo name:
Turnagain Arm, Alaska
Not only that but if you count the rocks on the bottom right corner, they are the same in number and size as on Shutterstock photo. And looking carefully at the photo on the contest page I can see little dashes where some of the photo has been cropped out.

I think you are spot on in your assumption that it is Turnagain Arm Trail in Chugach State Park Alaska.
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Old Sep 21, 10, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by miffSC View Post
Not only that but if you count the rocks on the bottom right corner, they are the same in number and size as on Shutterstock photo. And looking carefully at the photo on the contest page I can see little dashes where some of the photo has been cropped out.

I think you are spot on in your assumption that it is Turnagain Arm Trail in Chugach State Park Alaska.
agreed after looking at the rocks and the little indention in the ground a few feet from those rocks
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Old Sep 21, 10, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by mrredskin View Post
agreed after looking at the rocks and the little indention in the ground a few feet from those rocks

In that case should the answer be:

Chugach State Park, Alaska, USA


Naming the arm seems to be too detailed, as the other days may mention other clues not just about the river
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Old Sep 21, 10, 7:42 am
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Rivers that are 100 miles in Alaska


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_River,_Alaska

Swentna River - A 100 mile (160 km) river, which starts in the mountains on the west side of the Susitna Valley and flows easterly until it joins the Yentna River. There is a settlement and airstrip at Skwentna, which is where the two rivers join.


Chena River - This Alaska river flows right through the heart of Fairbanks and there are paddle-wheeler river boats that give guided tours on it (see Alaska Attractions). This river also starts in the White Mountains but flows west for about 100 miles (160km) before it connects with the Tanana River. Recreational fishing only is allowed. If you want to catch some fish for dinner, you'll find four ponds stocked with arctic grayling and rainbow trout along the Chena Hot Springs Road in the Chena River State Recreation Area.

Chandler River – 100 miles (160 km)
Nanushuk River – 100 miles (160 km)
Huslia River – 100 miles (160 km)
Sulatna River – 100 miles (160 km)
Chandalar River – 100 miles (160 km)
Ladue River – 100 miles (160 km)
Swift River – 100 miles (160 km)

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Old Sep 21, 10, 7:49 am
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The following 2 pictures look a lot like the mountains in the background. This is at Katmai National Park

http://www.shutterstock.com/results....86739&src=null

http://www.shutterstock.com/results....86733&src=null
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Old Sep 21, 10, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by NickHowe View Post
Matanuska. Don't know it at all, but Google cannot find a picture of it without big snowy mountains in the background.
Couple thoughts....

#1. If big snowy mountains popped up on the first day, it would be a dead give away. I would expect to see them in the next few days IF this is the location.

#2. The trees in the background are a little odd. Some deciduous trees and if you look closely, they use the same conifer tree stand several times even fliped. Looks like 5 times, so be on the lookout for a small picture and not the whole background.
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Old Sep 21, 10, 8:04 am
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http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-5955...rm-alaska.html <--this is definitely it. Besides the foreground looking to the right.

If you look at that picture and PC's picture look all the way to the background where the river starts. To the left of the river you see a black arrow type feature with the trees and right there the green patch of grass matches the patch of grass in the background. Thanks BA_Blade
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Have anyone's points from Week 1 posted? I have a non-US address...
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Old Sep 21, 10, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by nas6034 View Post
http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-5955...rm-alaska.html <--this is definitely it. Besides the foreground looking to the right.

If you look at that picture and PC's picture look all the way to the background where the river starts. To the left of the river you see a black arrow type feature with the trees and right there the green patch of grass matches the patch of grass in the background. Thanks BA_Blade
Sure that is the picture indeed, but it still doesn't tell you which park it is...
There are at least 8 National Parks in Alaska:
http://www.us-national-parks.net/state/ak.htm


I am thinking it is the Katmai National Park because of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes which appears in the back of PC's picture, but I can't find an exact match picture on it...
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Originally Posted by beltway View Post
I am not at all sure about that. Recall that clue 3 for Aruba was "Made of lava quartz diorite and limestone."
That was the clue at the time, but if you check the results page with winning numbers, the clue now says 'I am made of lava quartz etc...'

So I think the answer to the clue has to be in the answer based on the other clues so far.
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Old Sep 21, 10, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by Plancktos View Post
Sure that is the picture indeed, but it still doesn't tell you which park it is...
There are at least 8 National Parks in Alaska:
http://www.us-national-parks.net/state/ak.htm


I am thinking it is the Katmai National Park because of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes which appears in the back of PC's picture, but I can't find an exact match picture on it...
True, but that picture says its turnagain and turnagain is in chugach park
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Yes, I had my first weeks points straight away, also non US.
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Originally Posted by lsed View Post
In that case should the answer be:

Chugach State Park, Alaska, USA


Naming the arm seems to be too detailed, as the other days may mention other clues not just about the river
yep,that's what i submitted, except i abbreviated AK
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Have anyone's points from Week 1 posted? I have a non-US address...
Nope, but it promised it'd take a long time. Yet to hear of anyone getting a confirmed answer/points.
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Old Sep 21, 10, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by une View Post
The following 2 pictures look a lot like the mountains in the background. This is at Katmai National Park

http://www.shutterstock.com/results....86739&src=null

http://www.shutterstock.com/results....86733&src=null
I see what you are saying. I thought it was a bunch of dead pines and not cliffs/mountains in the background. Kind of like this picture.

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-4059...ska-range.html
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