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Old 12-10-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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42.39.05/73.45.27 or alternatively 18T 601882E 4722862N
What does this exact spot feature?

Head to feature at 45 miles and 10.6d Name feature

Head to prominent feature 34.6 miles and 317.8d Name feature and reason for attraction and in what season

Head to feature 21.2 miles and 344.2d Name feature and and where the road north leads

Head to prominent feature 9 miles and 294d Name feature and what was once there.

Head to feature 62.8 miles and 51.d describe feature and how best to get there.

Head to prominent feature 32.2 miles and 241.d Name feature and describe why someone named Otis might have an interest.

Head to prominent feature 20.7 miles and 184.9d Name feature and describe a common theme among it's visitors.

Head to prominent feature 12.6 miles and 61.5d Name feature with it's FULL name.

Head to feature 12.6 miles and 279d Name feature and reason for name on nearby feature exactly .5 miles South.

Head to prominent feature 5.8 miles and 157.5d Name feature and describe a what is so unique about it. How does this link to your starting place?

BONUS - For the second to the last feature, what does FSM mean?

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Old 12-10-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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Need three more pieces of information.

1. Are you using true North or magnetic North?

2. Are all the coordinates from the State Capito (The first waypoint?) or is each coordinates base from the prior waypoint?

3. Nad 27,or Nad83? Which datum?
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:02 AM   #3
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Redhawk,

I'm sorry, I should have mentioned these - I didn't think about them.
I hope folks find this interesting (or at least fun to do a couple)

1. True North.
2. each corrdinate is from the prior coordinate and they are all distinct features or towns.
3. NAD 83/WGS84 Datum
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:51 PM   #4
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Solution

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42.39.05/73.45.27 or alternatively 18T 601882E 4722862N
What does this exact spot feature?

State Capitol Building

Head to feature at 45 miles and 10.6d Name feature

Town of Hudson Falls, just below Bakers Falls

Head to prominent feature 34.6 miles and 317.8d Name feature and reason for attraction and in what season

Gore Mountain - Skiing - Winter

Head to feature 21.2 miles and 344.2d Name feature and and where the road north leads

Newcomb - trail to newcomb lake

Head to prominent feature 9 miles and 294d Name feature and what was once there.

Kempshall Mountain - Fire Tower

Head to feature 62.8 miles and 51.d describe feature and how best to get there.

Stave Island - Boat

Head to prominent feature 32.2 miles and 241.d Name feature and describe why someone named Otis might have an interest.

Whiteface Mountain - Lifts

Head to prominent feature 20.7 miles and 184.9d Name feature and describe a common theme among it's visitors.

Allen Mountain - Peak bagging

Head to prominent feature 12.6 miles and 61.5d Name feature with it's FULL name.

Best I can come up with is Giant Mountain - Full name? Mr Green Giant?

Head to feature 12.6 miles and 279d Name feature and reason for name on nearby feature exactly .5 miles South.

Mount Jo - Heart Lake

Head to prominent feature 5.8 miles and 157.5d Name feature and describe a what is so unique about it. How does this link to your starting place?

Mount Marcy - Named after a governor - who legislated in the capital from 1833-1839. However the current Capitol was built after he was governor

BONUS - For the second to the last feature, what does FSM mean?

Fault Stability Margin

Good Luck
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Old 12-11-2004, 05:56 PM   #5
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Damn Redhawk - Awesome. Couple of minor things - I hope this was fun on a rainy drizzly Saturday afternoon!!!!
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Head to prominent feature 32.2 miles and 241.d Name feature and describe why someone named Otis might have an interest.

Whiteface Mountain - Lifts
Actually I was thinking about the Elevator to the top
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Head to prominent feature 12.6 miles and 61.5d Name feature with it's FULL name.

Best I can come up with is Giant Mountain - Full name? Mr Green Giant?
Giant of the Valley
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Head to feature 12.6 miles and 279d Name feature and reason for name on nearby feature exactly .5 miles South.

Mount Jo - Heart Lake
Actually I thought Heart Lake was named in honor of Henry Van Hoevenbergs' fiance, Josephine Scofield.
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Head to prominent feature 5.8 miles and 157.5d Name feature and describe a what is so unique about it. How does this link to your starting place?

Mount Marcy - Named after a governor - who legislated in the capital from 1833-1839. However the current Capitol was built after he was governor
Highest peak in NY State Doh!!!!
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BONUS - For the second to the last feature, what does FSM mean?
Fault Stability Margin
"Finest Square Mile" - On top of the arbor over the parking booth as you drive into the Loj/High Peaks Parking area
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:14 PM   #6
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Good job Hawk!

How did you come up with the solution...topo software, GPS or the old fashioned way?
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Old 12-11-2004, 08:56 PM   #7
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:08 AM   #8
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Good job Hawk!

How did you come up with the solution...topo software, GPS or the old fashioned way?
NG Topo! Software. Awesome stuff isn't it?
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Old 12-12-2004, 12:10 AM   #9
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"Lift" is another name for elevator.

Missed that part about "What is so unique about it" concerning Marcy.

Also the reason for the name with Heart Lake but I wouldn't have known that witout looking it up.
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:34 AM   #10
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Right on Hawk!!!

Should I do another one of these? would folks be interested. They are pretty easy to come up with...
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:58 AM   #11
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I think it gives people a chance to practice with their software or maps.

I'll play some more but won't post my results for a while to give others an opportunity.

I've used the software for an awful long time so I have a real advantage.

Fvrwld, and Wilderness Photo could use some practice. I know there are others who have software.

Little tough doing it using just topos, if you had em all and most don't.
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Old 12-14-2004, 09:54 AM   #12
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Fvrwld, and Wilderness Photo could use some practice. I know there are others who have software.
Yes...I could use the practice.

Rick...could you give us another one that we can work on at the Christmas party under the expert tutelage of Mr. Hawk.

Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2004, 11:13 AM   #14
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OK, Here's one for the Christmas Party - Please, no one post an answer here yet, but feel free to solve it on your own.
As Hawk had pointed out previously, here are the criteria

1. Based on True North.
2. each coordinate is from the prior coordinate and they are all distinct features (peaks, valleys, waterways or manmade)
3. NAD 83/WGS84 Datum


Starting point – This feature goes by two names, one is reminiscent of George from Seinfeld. 43.44.19N / 74.54.47W or alternatively 18T 507002mE / 4842835mN

Find Feature 13.47 miles @ 8.9d. Most travel via 3 dimensions to get here – Why?

Find Feature 19.7 miles @ 35.33d. If you were looking to next climb Marcy from here, You’d be wrong.

Find Feature 13.22 miles @ 35.55d. So… like…… is this the place where they store all our files from work? Name Feature (and the associated company that is subcontractor to many businesses)

Find Feature 20.14 miles @ 131.43d. Name the Mayor of this fine feature

Find Feature 3.78 miles @ 76.82d. What is feature and why is it discussed in ADKforum.com recently?

Find Feature 5.71 miles @ 110.62d. Off a short side trail one comes to a feature that is out of context with it’s surroundings, though it makes the reader stop and think back in time. Name the feature and it’s prominence.

Find Feature 4.12 miles @ 29.82d. Why could one yell “Thar she Blows" from this Feature?

Find Feature 3.33 miles @ 87.83d. “What would you do” for this feature?

Find Feature 4.64 miles @ 208.13d. From here it is all downhill to what body of water?

Find Feature 8.58 miles @ 68.58d. In order to walk here, my hiking “poles” would have to what additional prominent feature?

Find Feature 16.17 miles @ 225.61d. Hmmm…. North is Perch, South is Trout, but only one Road gets me out?

Find Feature 20.78 miles @ 4.18d. This town is definitely not named for the Lake that resides next to it.

Find Feature 10.59 miles @ 39.75d. If you’ve made it here, you will find yourself all alone on Christmas Eve, but I wish you a very Merry Christmas anyway.


Have Fun here!!!!!
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