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Nominate: Top 10 places in the World

  1. Jul 10, 2005 #1
    SO, in your opinion, what places should be in the Top 10 List?

    You may attach some pictures and activities held there for some further reference.
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2005 #2
    Sandy Beach in Hawaii.

    My favorite place
     

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  4. Jul 10, 2005 #3

    Astronuc

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    Top 10 places based on what criterion?

    Mt. Everest, called the top of the world, is the highest. :biggrin:

    Or the North Pole? :smile:

    Or are you looking for the Top 10 places to be?
     
  5. Jul 10, 2005 #4
    Yes, you really need a more clear and defined definition if you want my participation.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2005 #5
    Umm, I would say base on ur own feeling towards that place.

    It can range from natural beauty to urban city.

    Take it as a personal opinion.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2005 #6
    Maybe i should restrict it a bit.

    The Places where u think u will definitely go in ur lifetime.
    and place where u dream to go even u know u will never make it.
     
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  8. Jul 10, 2005 #7

    Astronuc

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    Yosemite National Park - been once
    Grand Canyon National Park - been several times - going back in 2 years.
    Bryce-Zion - hope to go soon.
    Rocky Mountain National Park - been several times

    Bulgaria - Balkan mountains, Rhodopian Mountains, Black Sea (away from the ports) - part of my heart and soul lives in Bulgaria

    South Island - NZ

    Mt. Everst, the Himalays, Pamirs and Tien Shan.

    French, Swiss and Italian Alps

    Scotland/Wales - The west coast and the highlands.

    Australia - Uluru, and the coastlines - South East, South West, Western.

    Antarctica - in the summer time, and in the winter.

    Alaska - Denali

    The Moon (well it's close enough)
     
  9. Jul 10, 2005 #8

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    Astronuc, how on earth does one make plans going 2 years into the future ? :eek:
     
  10. Jul 10, 2005 #9

    Moonbear

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    I can't even seem to manage planning 2 months into the future! :bugeye:
     
  11. Jul 10, 2005 #10

    Astronuc

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    One of those special in a lifetime events. I'll be half a century - and I plan a rim-to-rim round trip in less than one day. The question is how challenging - during a cool period in spring or fall, or doing it during summer - like July or August, when the temperatures are in excess of 105°F (41°C). :biggrin:

    Either one makes it or one becomes vulture food. :biggrin:

    Actually, I'll be training for the next two years, and I have a friend who gave me some information on a group that did the same thing - rim-to-rim roundtrip in less than one day, but during April when it is much cooler.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2005 #11

    Astronuc

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    Oh, yeah, I need to add Afghanistan and Pakistan to the list above. :biggrin:
     
  13. Jul 10, 2005 #12
    nahanni national park reserve, nwt \/ (world's first unesco world heritage site, bet you didn't know that)
    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/12_120/03_02/07Q.jpg [Broken]
    queen charlotte islands, bc \/ (maybe in august coming up)
    http://www.brucekirkby.com/albums/queen_charlotte_islands/res4093.jpg [Broken]
    st peter's basilica
    scandinavia
    canada's maritime/atlantic provinces (esp walk prince edward island)
    auyuittuq national park reserve, nunavut
    kluane national park reserve, yukon
    great bear rainforest & princess royal island, bc (homeland of the spirit bears aka kermode, albino black bears)



    guilin, mt huangshan, huanglong, all in china
    torngat mtns, quebec & labrador
    cirque of the unclimbables, nwt \/
    http://www.nahanni.com/images/gallery/9/14.jpg [Broken]
    stikine river grand canyon (the mt everest of river rafting for sure) \/ that's a canyon goat, not a mtn goat
    62-01-LeenS-01.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 10, 2005 #13
    I was lucky enough to be able to spend 4 weeks in Namche Bazaar, during which time I went to Khumbu, and Khunde, where hundreds of prayer flags still fly against the backdrop of Everest, for Hillerys wife and daughter who died there. Its a sight that leaves you speechless, and in my top 10 list.

    The high desert outside of Moab Utah, as close as you can get to walking on the moon while still on earth.

    The Isle of Man Scotland

    Garden of the Gods Illinois

    GOGIronSwirls.jpg
     
  15. Jul 11, 2005 #14
    It would be cool to own one of saturn's moons, and look at saturn from it.
    kinda like
    titan.jpg

    Anyway, I would love to live in Seattle, Washington
    I would hate to live in Illinois O.O
     
  16. Jul 11, 2005 #15
    Umm, can i nominate some??
    ~ Pyramid of Egypt..
    ~ Forbidden City in China.
    ~ Cameron Highland in Malaysia.
    ~ Niagara Waterfalls
    ~ Japan during the sakura season

    and WOW! Fourier J, the photos u attached are really attractive! Gonna have a deeper look at those places.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2005 #16

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    My bed, thats all i care about and would not pass it up for anything on earth.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2005 #17
    That is one of the most wonderful spots on earth :smile:
     
  19. Jul 12, 2005 #18
    some auyuittuq pics:
    camping near mt asgard
    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/13_03/07_04/10Q.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/13_03/03_02/06Q.jpg [Broken]
    mt thor, highest uninterrupted cliff face in the world
    http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/dmm/photo/PARK/13_03/03_10/106Q.jpg [Broken]

    great bear rainforest, one of the most biologically-diverse regions of the world
    http://www.grist.org/gallery/raincoast/river_bears_550.jpg [Broken]
    this is a black bear \/
    http://www.grist.org/gallery/raincoast/spirit_bear_550.jpg [Broken]
    http://www.grist.org/gallery/raincoast/waterfall_v360.jpg [Broken]
     
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  20. Jul 12, 2005 #19
    Pathenon Greece ;-)
     

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  21. Jul 12, 2005 #20

    Astronuc

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    Awesome! :tongue2: I'm going!
     
  22. Jul 12, 2005 #21

    Astronuc

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    Even better!

    http://www.cac.or.kr/uploads/bbs/down/board/pds4/Paiju%20Peak%20and%20The%20Trango%20Towers.jpg [Broken]
    Paiju Peak on the left, Trango Towers those on the right. :tongue2: :!!)

    http://www.willyblaser.ch/mabuhay/rb28/pic/PAUJURANGE.jpg [Broken]
    Paiju Range :tongue2: :!!)

    http://www.willyblaser.ch/mabuhay/rb28/pic/PAUJUPEAK.jpg [Broken]
    Paiju Peak - 6611 m :tongue2: :!!) Near the top of my list.

    It's near Gasherbrum, Broad Peak, and K2. :tongue2: :!!)

    Mountains there are typical 7-8+ km.
     
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  23. Jul 12, 2005 #22
    eeek bears!
     
  24. Jul 12, 2005 #23
    that's all in nepal, right?
     
  25. Jul 13, 2005 #24

    Astronuc

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    No, this area is in northern Pakistan, just north of Jammu and Kashmir (disputed area between Pakistan and India). K2, Broad Peak, and Muztagh, are right on the border of Pakistan and China (Xinjiang Weiwuer).

    This is the western end of the Himalayas (Karakoram), where they meet the eastern end of the Hindu Kush (Pakistan/Afghanistan) and Kunlun (China) Ranges. It is about the coolest place on Earth if you like mountains. :!!)

    try - http://encarta.msn.com/map_701513547/K2.html

    http://www.peakware.com/encyclopedia/peaks/k2.htm [Broken]

    K2 is the second highest mountain in the world (28,250 ft / 8,611 m), behind Everest (29,028 ft / 8848 m).

    Everest is in Nepal.

    http://www.k2news.com/everestmaps.htm

    I learned about Paiju Peak about 35 years ago. I had a cool poster of the southern face taken late afternoon. Lost it though. :mad: Paiju is short by comparison to others, but it has some of the steepest/shearest faces I've ever seen. Years ago, I tried to find info about it and then forgot. I searched google the other day, and found quite a lot of info.

    What I haven't found so far, is any climbing log. I think most poeple pass Paiju up on there way to higher mountains.
     
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  26. Jul 22, 2005 #25

    Astronuc

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    I also have made plans for 50 years in the future, but that depends on a lot of other things happening or not happening until then. :biggrin:

    Actually, activities like mountaineering or using large telescopes require one or more years in advance.

    With regard to celestial events, one for which I have plans is the next eclipse of Epsilon Aurigae - which will occur in 2009-2011. :biggrin:

    Also Epsilon Aurigae Star System . This site is more comprehensive.

    This star system has fascinated me for 38 years, ever since I learned about it in grade 4. :smile:
     
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