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Where on Earth?
Do you have slides and photos you've collected from field work or vacations?
Every month, we'd like to feature one of your photos from anywhere in the world and invite other readers to guess where it was taken. Look every month in the print Geotimes for a new photo. Following are clues, answers and winners from past issues.

Send answers for the October 2005 Where on Earth? contest, which appears in the print magazine, to Geotimes by Oct. 28 (or postmarked by this date). From those answers, Geotimes staff will draw the names of 10 people who will win Where on Earth? T-shirts. And from those 10 names, we will draw the names of two people who will win a Brunton compass. 

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Answers to the September and August photo contests:

August 2005


1. This 4,000-meter-tall mountain, named for its distinctive color and turreted architectural form, is carved from Proterozoic quartzite that was buried by an ancient sea and then thrust up again. During the last ice age, the area was extensively shaped by glaciers, which left behind hundreds of lakes, including the one in the foreground that shares the name of the mountain.

2. The mountain range that surrounds this feature runs east to west more than 200 kilometers, and is a popular backpacking area. From a parking area at the end of a long, unpaved forest road, a rugged 15-kilometer trail leads up to the lake and base of the mountain.

3. Some of the best dinosaur fossil hunting opportunities in the host country are nearby.


Name the location.

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Answer: Red Castle Mountain, and Red Castle Lake in its shadow, are located in the Uinta Mountains, which run 200 kilometers east-west across northern Utah. Photo is courtesy of Wallace R. Hansen.

August 2005 Winners
Mike Antolik (Cocoa Beach, Fla.)
Geoff Bedell (Oakley, Utah)
Jan Callister (Draper, Utah)
Jerry Dolence (Reno, Nev.)
Diane Doser (El Paso, Texas)
Jim Ferguson (Nashville, Ind.)
John Garver (Schenectady, N.Y.)
John Keith (Sterling, Va.)
Robert Rogers (Evergreen, Colo.)
Jim Sukup (Carmel, Ind.)

September 2005


1. This national park, created in 1993, is one of the most visited sites in the host country. Popular activities include hiking and horseback riding in the summer and dogsled racing in the winter, when temperatures can reach well below zero.

2. The park is best known for its stark glacially carved granite rock formations, craggy pine-covered mountains, and expansive grasslands filled with rhododendron and edelweiss in the summertime.

3. The park abuts a mountain range and protected area that is almost completely uninhabited by humans, but is home to several endangered species, including moose, bears and weasels. The protected area is believed to be the birthplace of a legendary nomadic warrior from the 13th century.


Name the park.

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Answer: Check back next month for the answer to and winners of the September Where on Earth? in Geotimes.

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