Where on Earth?
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1. The local Spanish name given to this vertical tuff cone, which abruptly rises almost 500 feet from the ocean, means "lion at rest." Explorer james Colnett gave the spot its more widely used English name.

2. The rock is located on an island that is composed of two coalesced volcanoes. On the southwestern side lies a symmetrical shield volcano buried by a weather-beaten pyroclastic cover. The second volcano sits on the northeastern side, and its lava flows are only a few centuries old. 

3. The island chain in which this structure is found is best known for its biological significance. TheUnited Nations declared the chain a Natural Patrimony of Humanity in 1979 and a Reserve of the Biosphere in 1985.

Name the island. 

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Kicker Rock or Leon Dormido is the tuff cone. The island is San Cristobal in the Galapagos.

October winners:

1. Theresa Schlosser (East Meadow, NY)
2. Dennis Geist (Moscow, ID)
3. Fred A. Guthrie (Crossville, TN)
4. Jack Berkley (Fredonia, NY)
5. Rene De Hon (Monroe, LA)
6. Daniel Laó Dávila (Miami, FL)
7. George Daily (Dallas, TX)
8. Eagle C. Tovar, Jr. (Enumclaw, WA)
9. J. Brad Stephenson (Oak Ridge, TN)
10. Vicen Carrió (Edinburgh, Scotland)


1. Ski slopes sweep down on either side of this spot, but bring your passport. A national border runs across the top of this ridge.

2. Behind the photographer towers a famous peak whose top is an example of an isolated rock unit that is an erosional remnant of a nappe.

3. One of this mountain's glaciers feeds the headwaters of a river that flows through the region made popular by author Peter Mayle.

Name the peak referred to in clue #2, or one of the two towns that sit on either side of this vantage point. 

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The Matterhorn is the peak. The two towns are Zermatt, Switzerland, and Il Cervino, Italy.
Photo by Shane Naughton of New York City.

September winners:

1. George Pafumi (Schenectady, NY)
2. Leslie Anne Morgan (Fairfield, CA)
3. Joe Donoghue (Tallahassee, FL)
4. Francis Hansen (Satellite Beach, FL)
5. Elizabeth Owosina (Myers, FL)
6. Stan Frazier (Murfreesboro, TN)
7. Alan R. Haight (Sunriver, OR)
8. J.T. (Han) van Gorsel (Houston, TX)
9. Charles Burnham (Durango, CO)
10. J. Marc Coolen (Hager Hill, KY)

September runners-up

William L. Smith (McLean, VA)
Paul A. Tanner (Manchester, CT)
Celia M. Adams (Pasadena, MD)
G. Steven Ferris (Lincoln, NE)
Jane Selverstone (Albuquerque, NM)
Mauri Pelto (Dudley, MA)
Fred A. Guthrie (Crossville, TN)
Bruce R. Johnson (Reston, VA)
Jesse G. White (Moscow, ID)
John Friess (Lubbock, TX)
Kyle Gay (Apple Valley, CA)
David Schmidt (Dayton, OH)
Mike Knoepfle (Schaumburg, IL)
Mack Duncan (Thomson, GA)
Sandra Stapp (Oceanside, CA)

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