Twenty Years on BF Giveaway - Winners announced in posts 40 and 48

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by lambertiana, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Sure, why not. But you missed the chance to guess the location in order to get first choice. You would have won it due to insider knowledge. Pics! We need pics!
     
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  2. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    853
    May 10, 2017
    Wow, thank you so much, both for the giveaway and for the absolutely stunning pics! I try to only enter a couple giveaways a year, and this one really intrigued me, for a couple of reasons!

    I am not positive I would have left your campsite! I have daydreams about grabbing a bag and a few knives and just finding a remote location to hike and clear my mind! Your pictures of the area are just fantastic!

    I have been crazy busy with work for a few months now, lotta long hours and late nights. I have a couple laptops set up on my desk, and things came together just right last night. I had to run some long processes on one, so decided to use the other for "research". After staring at your pic for a while and flailing around in google maps, I realized there were just a few main areas where you might see trees growing part way up the mountains. So I pulled up google earth and skimmed around those areas. The major thing that caught my eye was the lines running down the sides of Mt. Guyot (I think), which I recognized from your pic. So using that as a focal point I skimmed around to find the general panorama of your pic. From there I focused on the elevation perspective of your location relative to the mountains. That greatly narrowed the possibilities to just a few lakes, and it was an a-ha moment when I found it!

    All in all, probably spent a couple hours searching around, and had the ability to be (semi) productive at the same time. First time using google earth since it first came out a long time ago. It's amazing, and a bit unsettling, to navigate around in there!

    I'll shoot you a PM tomorrow. Thanks again!
     
  3. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
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  4. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Google Earth is pretty powerful if you know how to use it.

    The reason the trees are only growing part way up the mountains is because that is the timberline, which is at about 11,500' in that area. Mt Whitney is 14,508'.
     
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  5. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    853
    May 10, 2017
    Just for fun, here is one of the most peaceful places I've visited in the last couple of years. This was last fall in eastern Oklahoma, around the Beavers Bend area.
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  6. Don M

    Don M

    821
    Apr 30, 2000
    I didn't see this thread until after the location had been guessed, but I knew where it was with your opening description of the contest - the one place where no one on HighSierraTopix had been that you told me about after going there. But I did not qualify since I have not met the minimum post count in this forum.
     
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  7. WhoseWoodsTheseAre

    WhoseWoodsTheseAre

    24
    Jun 4, 2020
    Great pics, all.

    I wanted to share a few, but tinypic is defunct and I don't want to reveal my private domain by linking to it.
     
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  8. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    And now, drumroll please! As previously noted, @akaMatt guessed the mystery location and got first choice. Now to choose the other winners. It was very hard to choose, there were a lot of pictures of places I would love to visit and just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. However, the choice has to be made...

    Instead of just two winning pictures, there will be three, so all three remaining knives are in play. AkaMatt chose the 501, so that leaves the GEC29, Buck 110, and French Violin knife. The following winners should send me their choice, ranking the three available knives with the one they want the most on top of their list. And those winners are:

    First prize for the pictures is for @Onebigbill. Please tell me where that picture was taken.

    Second prize for pictures goes to @chuck4570

    Third prize for pictures goes to JohnDF
    For the picture winners - please PM me your choices ranking the knives, along with your mailing addresses. I would like to get all of these sent out by Friday. And to everyone else, thanks for the pictures! It was a hard choice!
     
  9. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Congrats to the winners! Wonderful giveaway. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. akaMatt

    akaMatt Gold Member Gold Member

    853
    May 10, 2017
    Thanks again for the very generous GAW, @lambertiana, and congrats on the milestone achievement! This is my first GAW win, and it's a knife I'm very excited about, so thank you!

    Also congrats to @Onebigbill, @chuck4570, and @JohnDF. Great pictures shared by all!
     
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  11. meako

    meako Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    Well done guys...some beautiful landscapes.
    Im booked on the next flight to Beavers Bend via Blue Knob.
    I ventured up Gulaga aka Mt Dromedary with my youngest Son..last week...next time Ill be sure to walk the Kokoda Track just for a warm up....
    We did meet a couple of strange characters in that ancient and misty forest.....
     
  12. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    So very generous of you and i'm honored you picked my picture.
    I've spent a lot of time there running the Dusy trail in my Jeep.
    If possible, I'd like to pass on my winnings to someone else.
    You can pick another winner or i can nominate one.
    Thanks again for reminding me why I like the mountains so much.
     
  13. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Great GAW and thank you very much for this opportunity. My picture was of a moose camp on the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge off the Yukon River in Alaska, 8 days of solitude, we saw only 2 other boats on the River system in that time. Great trip!
    Also congrats to the other 3 winners even though no one was a loser with pictures like that.
    @akaMatt @Onebigbill @JohnDF
     
  14. Onebigbill

    Onebigbill Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Thank you very much for picking my photo for first place.
     
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  15. lambertiana

    lambertiana Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    OK, I will choose another one.

    @abbydaddy - You are now the third prize winner for the pictures. Please send me you preference for knives ranked in order, along with your shipping address. I'd like to get these all shipped by Friday.

     
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  16. JohnDF

    JohnDF Gold Member Gold Member

    May 14, 2018
    A good choice. :cool::thumbsup:
    And thanks again for the fun GAW and the virtual isolation. :):thumbsup:
     
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  17. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 21, 2010
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  18. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Fun giveaway. Congrats to the winners. Thanks to Lambertiana for contest, and the lovely wilderness pics.
     
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  19. Campbellclanman

    Campbellclanman Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Well done Lambertiana, Thank you for what you do here, it'd great having you around :) :thumbsup: - nice giveaway, well done to the winners!
     
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  20. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    Oh wow! :eek: Thank you @lambertiana and @JohnDF what an unexpected and pleasant surprise :)
     
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