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masseyfarm 12-10-2013 10:01 PM

You are correct for post 256.

Tracks Across Wyoming

https://goo.gl/maps/KCvqV

Dave


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Originally Posted by youngpeck (Post 1390563)
#256 has to be the Lincoln Monument, commemorating the Lincoln Highway, at the summit of I-80 between Laramie and Cheyenne, where Wyoming State Highway 210 meets I-80. At an elevation of 8640, Wyoming claims this is "the highest point on transcontinental I-80." From Cheyenne both I-80 and the Union Pacific follow (according to John McPhee in 'Rising from the Plains') "the gangplank . . . the only place in the whole Rocky Mountain front where you can go from the Great Plains to the summit of the mountains without snaking your way up a mountain face or going through a tunnel."


Thalweg 12-10-2013 10:17 PM

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Ok, I'll try one. It's a historical site. The second picture is a clue.
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Aage 12-10-2013 10:18 PM

Cape Canaveral/Kennedy Space Center

(alligators don't really worry much about hiding, do they?) :D

Thalweg 12-10-2013 10:24 PM

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Aage, you are correct. This was launchpad 34 where the Apollo 1 fire occurred.
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dirigible25 12-11-2013 11:17 AM

Masseyfarm is correct. The picture was taken from the rear deck of the Lodge at Lake Quinault in the Olympic Rain Forest.

dirigible25 12-11-2013 11:24 AM

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Many people that frequent airforums have been here and their reports on this location lead me to it.

Lumatic 12-11-2013 06:59 PM

#75 was identified as Great Salt Lake., but to be more specific it looks like Bonneville Salt Flats from the interstate

masseyfarm 12-11-2013 08:57 PM

You get extra bragging rights for pinpointing that. :lol: I should have been more specific on the location but sometimes when you are into a long trip, these locations tend to become a mixed memory. Thank #$% for cameras and the permanence of photography. ( I would think the flats were part of the Lake at one time?)
https://goo.gl/maps/UypGe

Dave

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Originally Posted by Lumatic (Post 1390953)
#75 was identified as Great Salt Lake., but to be more specific it looks like Bonneville Salt Flats from the interstate


youngpeck 12-11-2013 10:36 PM

The top picture in #75 must have been taken along the side of the service road that runs out to the start of the actual Bonneville Speedway area of the Salt Flats. You are looking north-northeast at Silver Island, which runs southwest to northeast for about thirty miles outside of Wendover. That low, dark island just to the right of center is Floating Island, about twenty miles distant from the camera. The 1846 Donner Party trail across the Salt Flats runs west just to the north of Floating Island, then crosses a low pass at the north end of Silver Island and continues another ten miles to springs on the east flank of Pilot Peak. John C. Fremont also crossed the same route in 1845, on his way to Sutter's Fort near Sacramento.

The salt flats are indeed the floor of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, extant at one level or another until about 10,000 years ago, and whose remnant is today's Great Salt Lake. Lake Bonneville's highest bench rises about 1,000 feet above the Salt Flats (and Salt Lake City); at that level it covered all of northwestern Utah, being nearly as large as Lake Michigan.

Lumatic 12-11-2013 10:54 PM

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What well known mountain are these photos near? Brownie Points for naming the large cave and what kind of cave it is.

dirigible25 12-12-2013 03:59 PM

Lumatic, is it the Pendejo cave between Sacramento and Guadalupe Mountains? I say this because of the small opening.

Lumatic 12-12-2013 07:11 PM

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No, closer to your neck of the woods Dirge. There are a bunch of caves in the area. The largest is named after a large primate. This cave was formed when a fallen log formed a mold.

eubank 12-12-2013 07:34 PM

I just can't resist adding one. May all of your travels be so wonderful! (Now guess the location.)
https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...36136827_n.jpg

:)
Lynn

dirigible25 12-12-2013 08:12 PM

We have some caves in the area, one well known is Bat Cave. The one you showed in your last post reminds me of a lava tube. And of course we have our share of volcanoes in this area. The most recently active was Mt. St. Helens, and then there is Rainer too.

Lumatic 12-12-2013 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by eubank (Post 1391407)
I just can't resist adding one. May all of your travels be so wonderful! (Now guess the location.)
https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/...36136827_n.jpg

:)
Lynn

Rio Rancho?

Lumatic 12-12-2013 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by dirigible25 (Post 1391428)
We have some caves in the area, one well known is Bat Cave. The one you showed in your last post reminds me of a lava tube. And of course we have our share of volcanoes in this area. The most recently active was Mt. St. Helens, and then there is Rainer too.

Yes it is a lava tube cave. Here's a shot of the mountain.

Ag&Au 12-12-2013 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Lumatic (Post 1391465)
Yes it is a lava tube cave. Here's a shot of the mountain.

Well it's obviously Mt St Helens. The cave named after a large primate is Ape Cave. It is named that because pioneer miners said that sasquatches lived in it. I have no idea what the name is of the cave in the original picture.

Ken

Silverflames 12-12-2013 10:28 PM

Good stuff.. I would love to go out and see those radio telescopes!

Shacksman 12-13-2013 07:47 AM

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Everyone should get to know this landmark as it has left 10 campgrounds with 310 free campsites in it's wake. Hold curser over picture for a clue.

Lumatic 12-13-2013 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Ag&Au (Post 1391475)
Well it's obviously Mt St Helens. The cave named after a large primate is Ape Cave. It is named that because pioneer miners said that sasquatches lived in it. I have no idea what the name is of the cave in the original picture.

Ken

Obviously. The photo in the original post on the right is my grandkids in Ape Cave. Here's a few more shots from the area.


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