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General Q&A about the great outdoors and outdoor pursuits.

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Where do bald eagles go at night if not in their own nests?

I've recently learned of a local eagle cam and have been enjoying watching a pair of bald eagles and their three chicks. While I don't have access to many days of video to check (the site buffers ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Pastychomper‭

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How effective are Air (1) Pistols and (2) Rifles, bought in Canadian retailers, against dangerous animals?

My family lacks any firearms license or training whatsoever. To what degree can store-bought (Canadian Tire, Home Hardware) Air Pistols Air Rifles fend off wild dangerous animals? Pa...

1 answer  ·  posted 2mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1mo ago by Lundin‭

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Where on Google Maps are these houses on top of a brown sandy cliff, with trees and a rill below — in Lethbridge, Alberta? [closed]

I refer to just the top left picture. Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, pages 96-7.

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Where can you safely park your vehicle, to behold Saskatchewan Crossing, Alberta?

I refer to just the bottom pic. I see a road on the left, but no parking. How can you safely access this picture's standpoint? Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, page 187.

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by TextKit‭

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To leaf peep in Adirondack Park, how many Scenic ViewPoints can you drive up to?

My octogenarian grandma needs walking aids. She's physically unable to hike or rove. But she still pines to leaf peep — known in Japanese as momijigari (紅葉狩) — while seated in the car. Thus we are ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Was this photo taken near the Snaring River in Jasper National Park, Alberta?

The OP on Reddit deleted his account. I copied and pasted Andre1661's comment into the Title of this post.

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by TextKit‭

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Where can you safely park beside these houses at Kalamalka Lake, BC? [closed]

Unquestionably, the top picture below was taken further south than Kalamaka Lakeview Drive Lookout. I spent an hour looking on Google Maps, and the most similar picture is from High Ridge Road. Bu...

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 11mo ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Where are these white trees in Drumheller, Alberta?

The photographer pinpointed Drumheller, Alberta.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Why do I see rodents out in a gale?

I live in a rural area around 59° north. When driving around I often see rodents darting across the roads during high winds (20-50mph), but very rarely see them when the weather is calm. Rain doesn...

0 answers  ·  posted 8d ago by Pastychomper‭

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Where's this view of the Columbia River George located?

Doubtless, I'm not asing about this home's address. But I'd like to view this in a public location. This image looks photographed from a higher vantage point? JTKSR1 comments on My Grandparents’ li...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Where's this red bench and brown house, right next to a pond and hills?

I screenshot https://youtu.be/kA2KaEKs1LA?t=1262. This is Captain James E. Fanell, U.S. Navy (Retired).

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Why is the official guidance to entirely detach fall protective gear before moving from a mechanically elevated platform to a tower?

While taking the certification course for working at height, the official recommendation for moving from a cherrypicker / crane device to a tower was to completely detach your fall protective gear ...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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What is this object in my garden (that looks like a bomb)?

My parents moved into a new house several years ago. In one of the gardens behind the house, we found this round metal object about the size of a bowling ball: Both my mom and I think that it ...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Trevor‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by cobaltduck‭

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What's the minimum safest distance to be around a waterfall?

If I turned into an adult and start going around places, I'd like to visit waterfalls. Problem is, as a teenager, curiosity gets the better of me and could result to disasters, so I have to be wary...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Where's this bridge road over water, near mountains? In Norway?

See 7 mins 49 s. The video discusses oil in Norway, so I'm assuming this pictures Norway?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Where's this suspension bridge in the Daedun Mountains during autumn, Wanju County, North Jeolla Province, South Korea?

I Reverse Searched this on Google, but all the results are in Korean and I don't speak Korean. Can someone pinpoint this bridge on Google Maps?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Are these gray mountains and orange trees the Dolomites Mountain, Italy?

I reverse Googled this image, and saw Dolomites Mountains listed. Is this correct?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Where's this two-lane road with houses on one side, and a downward hill on the other?

I screenshot this from 0:13 which is titled Driving On Redoubt Rd , Botany & Howick Auckland City New Zealand.

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by samcarter‭

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Pinpoint on Google Maps where this was taken? — Flathead River, BC. [closed]

Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, page 39.

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Pinpoint on Google Maps where this was taken — Columbia River, Revelstoke BC, Canada [closed]

Can you please pinpoint on Google Maps where this picture was taken? Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, page 33.

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Where on Google Maps is this golden field with landlocked ponds? — Cudworth, SK [closed]

I refer to just the picture at the top. Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, page 49.

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Please ID this indoor plant — with big green leaves — that shrivelled up in Guangzhou China?

Pls see 2 pictures below. Left pic — plant when I bought it from store in Guangzhou, China. Plant is still in Guangzhou where I live. Right pic — plant now, wilted and withered.

0 answers  ·  posted 11mo ago by user‭  ·  edited 11mo ago by user‭

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Which snowy mountains and lake in California did Chloe Kim drive to?

3:10 has more video of this location. Chloe's Korean American born and raised in California. I'm guessing this is in California? Can I drive to this location in my BMW 3 Series Sedan? Are there pa...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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How safe is pouring gasoline on your maggot infestation?

Juliane Koepcke - Wikipedia While in the jungle, Koepcke dealt with severe insect bites and a maggot infestation in her wounded arm, but after 9 days, she was able to find an encampment. She gav...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by Pastychomper‭

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Where's this mountain road, in Kumamoto Japan?

COVID permitting, I want to travel to Japan. I lighted upon the top and bottom picture on reddit.com/r/RoadPorn. 1. Please pinpoint on Google Maps? This road looks too hazardous and narrow for a...

2 answers  ·  posted 8mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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When and where to happen upon Aurora Borealis in Vancouver, BC?

First, this Reddit post appears inaccurate. The aurora borealis is NOT directly over UBC Vancouver. Are there other better places to view it? Anyways, why did it appear around Oct 12 2021? Clima...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Where was this picture of the source of the Middle Fork of the San Joaquin river taken?

In 1892-1896 Theodore Solomons took this picture of the in the Sierra Nevada mountains. That would put it on the east side of the Ritter Range and likely south of Mt Ritter. Does anyone recogni...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Pinpoint on Google Maps where this was taken? — Qu'Appelle Valley, SK. [closed]

I am referring to just the top picture. Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, page 35.

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Where was this image of Cathedral Mountain, in Yoho National Park, taken?

I scanned pp 40-41 of the 2000 book Canada A Visual Journey by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. p 39 identifies this as "Cathedral Mountain", but can somebody please ID this on Google Maps?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Where's this aurora borealis in Macoun, Saskatchewan?

This is aurora borealis, correct? If not, what's in the sky? Where was this taken in Macoun SK?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Where's this road, that a car is driving on, beside water and snow capped mountains?

I screen shot https://youtu.be/pLcqJ2DclEg?t=35.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Which unit/State National Guard was this F-100 Super Saber from?

Over the weekend I hiked to the site of a crashed F-100 Super Saber. Most of the paint is gone, but there was this insignia with a Minute Man and two fighter jets. The crash is dated to 1967 but...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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What are some good games or activities to do on a hike?

A few friends and I regularly play board games and RPGs together. We are planning a casual hiking and camping trip. We will go by car to the trailhead and hike in with our gear, tent camp overnight...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What is the compatibility between Weaver and Picatinny railed mounting systems for scopes?

There are two main kinds of railed mounting systems for rifle scopes and some other types of rifle attachments like bipods or lights known as Weaver and Picatinny. What is the compatibility betwee...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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How can I get oil out of my MTB disc brake pads?

I went to get something on my mountain bike checked out at the bike shop, and at the same time they told me that my brake pads were absorbing oil. Short of replacing the disc brake pads, is there ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11mo ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by manassehkatz‭

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What are these hooks on the rear and front tubes, right above the wheels?

My bicycle has a hook on the rear tube and one on the front fork. Both are of the same kind, face outside and upwards, and are positioned just above the wheels, as you can see in the pictures belo...

0 answers  ·  posted 10mo ago by Quasímodo‭  ·  edited 10mo ago by Quasímodo‭

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Where was this image of Wilcox Pass, Alberta taken?

I scanned pp 60-61 of the 2000 book Canada A Visual Journey by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. p 61 identifies this as "Wilcox Pass", but can somebody please ID this on Google Maps?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Where on Google Maps is this road, amidst trees and a mountain? Range Mountains, Newfoundland. [closed]

I forgot to photograph the location printed in the book, but I wrote it down as Range Mountains, Newfoundland. Eugen Kedl, Canada in a thousand pictures 1999, page 104.

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  closed 12mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Where are these sunflowers and mountains in Durango, Colorado?

The photographer wrote Durango, CO. But where exactly?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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How can I make a STL of a topo map perfectly round?

With theis KML circular generator, and this STL generator it is possible to create round 3D printed maps like this one. However, the KML circle isn't perfectly round and that leeds to the bumps on...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Where's this lake, and downward-sloping vineyard, in Okanagan?

I scanned pp 30-31 of the 2000 book Canada A Visual Journey by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. These pages are listed under British Columbia, but the book fails to detail anything further about this location. I'm...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by TextKit‭

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Where was this image of Tchesinkut Lake taken?

I scanned p 22 of the 2000 book Canada A Visual Journey by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. p 21 states "Tchesinkut Lake", but can someone please ID this on Google Maps?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Jig Radio, Wiesbaden?

I found the picture below in a stash of things that belonged to my father. My father served in the US army during WWII in the signal corps. He was referred to unofficially as a "radio repairman" ...

1 answer  ·  posted 12mo ago by Olin Lathrop‭  ·  last activity 12mo ago by samcarter‭

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Were fall foliage leaf colors in Canada also delayed in autumn 2021?

English is not my first language. I didn't fully grok this National Geographic article published November 24 2021 by Sarah Gibbens. But it discusses just the eastern U.S.A., NOT Canada. How ever wh...

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by TextKit‭

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Help! I found a lost dog - what do I do next?

I was working today when I saw a small dog run across the road in front of my apartment, narrowly being missed by a car. I went out and lured the dog in with a hotdog, brought her to my apartment, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Sigma‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What difference is removing wolves from the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act in the US going to make?

Wolves are going to be removed from the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act (pending litigation). They were already delisted in Montana and Idaho and had a hunting season in Wy...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Which edge of a cliff was this photographer standing at Gros Morne National Park?

I scanned pp 214-5 of the 2000 book Canada A Visual Journey by Tanya Lloyd Kyi. The rocks at the bottom of this picture, hint that the photographer was standing on the edge of this mountain.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by TextKit‭

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How does powdered peanut butter compare to regular peanut butter for backpacking?

I have heard of people using powdered instead of regular peanut butter for backpacking, mostly on the theory that it is lighter. How does powdered peanut butter compare to regular peanut butter?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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How do I safely ride my road bike in the winter?

It's November, and in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is fast approaching - and with it, the rain. As a cyclist, I do occasionally enjoy taking my road bike out on the roads and just pedaling, wit...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Mithical‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Peter Taylor‭

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