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  1. Kansas! or is that the yellow brick road :laughing:


    Alaska, The trail to the Klondike.




    There is probably more than one out there but cartopper nailed it. 1000 vertical feet in 1/2 mile the Golden Staircase is just on the Alaska side of the Chilkoot Trail. Too steep for horses miners had to haul their gear to the top piecemeal. Waiting at the top were mounties to ensure every miner crossing had his one ton of supplies. Excellent hike when you only have to do it once. We hiked mid week and had to hike out instead of taking the train. Now the train can take you from Carcross to Skagway with plans to extend it right to Whitehorse.

  2. Oops typed before thinking!

    Was thinking Newfoundland and Labrador, then thought of an ad about skiing there.

    Something about NL having the highest mountains east of the Rockies.

    However I don't know if the island of Newfoundland qualifies as Northern Canada.

  3. I feel I am pretty good at weather stuff but I had to google. There might be some real weather wizards out there that will know the obscure town and temperature. Maybe David Phillips?

    This is a tough questions

  4. -45 White River Ontario

    sometime in the mid 70s


    Well that's what the sign said as I drove past it many years ago


    I forget what it said,,, but am doing my best guess


    Sheeeooot! It doesn't get warmer than -45 in Sask until April.

    I would guess somewhere around Yellowknife and -60

  5. From the Ramsar website. "The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources."

  6. Its a world heritage swamp.. i can't recall what the actual letters stand for.


    First part right(sort of) Second part, Ramsar is NOT an acronym.


    There are 50% more Ramsar Sites in Canada than the US encompassing 10X the area.

  7. Next question. Nearby to Tyndall, MB is Oak Hammock Marsh Interpretive Centre. (The actual building is constructed using Tyndall Stone) This weekend they are holding a GPS and geocaching workshop.

    Oak Hammock Marsh is designated a Ramsar Site.

    What is a Ramsar Site and why is it called Ramsar?

  8. Bolivia: named for General Simon Bolivar who led the fight against Spain

    Colombia : named for Christopher Columbus

    Nicaragua : No idea.

    Saudia Arabia : named after King Saud who unified many of the Arab tribes

    Philippines : Named for Spain's King Phillip


    Great minds think alike. His is just faster! :P


    Q: What do these countries have in common?


    Bolivia, Colubia, Nicaragua, Saudi Arabia & the Philipines.


    I recall Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar or something like that. Could they all be named after people? The founders perhaps?

  10. Geocaching is an activity done for fun(most of the time) and the level of fun is dependant on two things.

    1. The finders attitude toward the activity.

    2. The hiders ability to bring the cacher to someplace interesting or challenge the finder.

    The finders could strike out on ten caches and still come away satisfied if their attitude is right and the hider did well picking the spots and describing the caches.

    One grumpy comment is a poor attitude. More than that and maybe its a poor hide.

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