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Geology Picture of the Week, March 8-14, 2009: Where is this (and what makes it unique)?
http://www.panoramio.com/ ^ | Panoramio

Posted on 03/12/2009 9:54:58 PM PDT by cogitator

Haven't done this for awhile; and this one might be a toughie (except, possibly, if you've been there and recognize it). One hint: it's an easy hike to the top.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Education; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: highest; location; mountain; surprise
Your mission, should you decide to accept it...

As a bonus, while you're thinking, here's another shot from Panoramio. Not exactly geology, but worth a look.

1 posted on 03/12/2009 9:54:59 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

Highest point in Austrailia?


2 posted on 03/12/2009 9:56:37 PM PDT by irishtenor (What if Pro Wrestling is real and all the rest of life is fake?)
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To: cogitator

New Zealand?


3 posted on 03/12/2009 9:57:45 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: 2Trievers; headsonpikes; Pokey78; Lil'freeper; epsjr; sauropod; Miss Marple; CPT Clay; ...

** contest ping **


4 posted on 03/12/2009 9:57:58 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

The other pic was Melbourne, Australia?


5 posted on 03/12/2009 9:58:37 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: cogitator

Pyrennes?


6 posted on 03/12/2009 10:02:28 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: cogitator

Earth Science: The Study of Rocks (lament by many a high school student; not so with me)


7 posted on 03/12/2009 10:02:50 PM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: txnativegop

Must be NZ, as you have a horizon with no other mountains...indicating Island.

Marlborough?


8 posted on 03/12/2009 10:04:42 PM PDT by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: cogitator

One of the Sierra Madre’s of Mexico?

The trees in the foreground are the key.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 10:04:58 PM PDT by unkus
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To: txhurl
Must be NZ, as you have a horizon with no other mountains...indicating Island.

Captain Cook Pines in the foreground. I'd go with NZ as well. (Of course, I could be full of it)

10 posted on 03/12/2009 10:06:46 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 52 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: cogitator

11 posted on 03/12/2009 10:07:10 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: txhurl

I have never been there, I based my answer on the topography of the mountains and the types of trees and underbrush.


12 posted on 03/12/2009 10:07:15 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: cogitator

Thanks for posting this cogitator. This is fun.


13 posted on 03/12/2009 10:08:06 PM PDT by unkus
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To: txnativegop

The forebush looks like our dormant Retama. The rest looks like our Juniper with no stresses.


14 posted on 03/12/2009 10:10:56 PM PDT by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: cogitator

rain forest with a moutainous background .....


15 posted on 03/12/2009 10:13:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: JoeProBono

Twin Peaks didn’t show.


16 posted on 03/12/2009 10:13:29 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 52 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: cherry; cogitator

How long before somebody guesses right?


17 posted on 03/12/2009 10:18:33 PM PDT by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: cogitator

Tell me where the pic was taken already, I can’t take the suspense! LOL!


18 posted on 03/12/2009 10:24:47 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: txnativegop

North end of the Falkland Islands?

Naw, they don’t have mountains.

I’m sticking with the Northermost point of NZ.


19 posted on 03/12/2009 10:29:47 PM PDT by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: txhurl

Me too, I’ll stick with NZ. It is pretty, isn’t?


20 posted on 03/12/2009 10:31:05 PM PDT by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: cogitator
Mulhacén in Spain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulhacén

21 posted on 03/12/2009 10:33:41 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: removing the speed limit on the Road to Serfdom)
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To: cogitator

Can I drive to the top?


22 posted on 03/12/2009 10:37:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: cogitator

I was going to suggest “Mare Imbrium”, but something tells me that the trees are not quite right for that...


23 posted on 03/12/2009 11:15:49 PM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: cogitator

Pikes Peak?


24 posted on 03/12/2009 11:21:22 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Limbaugh 2012)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

How long is this thread going to have to be before we get the answer?


25 posted on 03/13/2009 12:45:33 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Four years of captivity, no relief in sight)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

That is my guess as well. You can see the road to the top.


26 posted on 03/13/2009 1:47:19 AM PDT by doodad
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To: cogitator

Mt Kilamanjaro?
Not sure if I spelled that right...


27 posted on 03/13/2009 2:29:23 AM PDT by siamesecats
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To: cogitator

Not sure of anything from this photo, but it reminds me of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming for some reason.


28 posted on 03/13/2009 4:27:13 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: flaglady47

cogitator must have gone to bed. I went to bed last night expecting the answer this morning. Will keep checking.


29 posted on 03/13/2009 6:00:05 AM PDT by unkus
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To: doodad

I was going with, the easy to hike to hint... :)


30 posted on 03/13/2009 6:54:15 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Limbaugh 2012)
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To: 2Trievers; headsonpikes; Pokey78; Lil'freeper; epsjr; sauropod; Miss Marple; CPT Clay; ...
KarlInOhio nailed it; it's Mulhacen in the far southern region of Spain (Andalusia). The reason it's unique is that it's the highest point in Spain (the part that's attached to Europe), and it's not in the Pyrenees, where a lot of people -- like me -- would have thought the highest point in Spain would probably be. But because the Canary Islands are part of Spain and because the volcano Pico de Teide in the Canary Islands is higher than Mulhacen, the highest point in Spain isn't on the mainland, kinda like the highest point in the United States isn't in the lower 48.

Use Panoramio to zoom into southern Spain, and you'll see a small snow-covered region. That's Mulhacen. Or click on the link that KarlInOhio provided to Wikipedia to get the location. Like I said -- it's a surprise.

31 posted on 03/13/2009 7:41:59 PM PDT by cogitator
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To: cogitator

The junipers should have tipped me off.

Please, please keep me on your ping list.


32 posted on 03/13/2009 7:46:10 PM PDT by txhurl (ralph...)
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To: cogitator

It’ not Twin Peaks ;-{


33 posted on 03/13/2009 7:49:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: cogitator

Never woulda guessed.


34 posted on 03/13/2009 10:24:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: cogitator

Uhhhh,I KNEW THAT, I was just checking to see if you knew.... (please disregard incorrect answer from earlier post!)


35 posted on 03/14/2009 7:56:43 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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