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In the year of the somewhat unlikely, the very unlikely happened
2007-08-28 04:00
by Bob Timmermann

But your question is: I drove in six different counties this past Saturday through Monday? Can you name them?

Additional clue:


 Look beyond for a clue:



2007-08-28 04:23:14
1.   vockins
Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Union, and Middlesex.

That's that big rock thing near Orange off of the NJTP.

2007-08-28 04:29:32
2.   unmoderated
and look who's coming to post...
2007-08-28 06:39:38
3.   Chyll Will
Waldo's not there... unless (shudder)
2007-08-28 07:38:43
4.   dianagramr
Hey look .... global warming!
2007-08-28 08:42:10
5.   D4P
Bob will go to New Jersey but not Oregon...?

Good grief.

2007-08-28 12:22:09
6.   DXMachina
I grew up in New Jersey. That picture wasn't taken in New Jersey. We like our mountains rounded over.

The question is did Bob count Los Angeles County as one of the six? If not, my guess is Kern, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, and Tuolumne.

2007-08-28 13:06:52
7.   Bob Timmermann
Los Angeles is the only correct one.
2007-08-28 14:44:42
8.   Sammy Maudlin
Los Angeles, San Bernadino, Inyo , Mono , Alpine, and El Dorado.
2007-08-28 15:25:16
9.   Bob Timmermann
Los Angeles is the only correct one.

Additional clue being added.

2007-08-28 17:23:04
10.   D4P
Los Angeles, Washington, Tillamook, Yamhill, Clackamas, Multnomah...?
2007-08-28 17:31:32
11.   Bob Timmermann
You have 3 out of 6 correct.
2007-08-28 17:32:52
12.   D4P
I knew it! Bob went to Oregon!
2007-08-28 17:34:37
13.   Humma Kavula
Los Angeles, Crook, Bibb, Sangamon, Tazewell, Bastrop?

Yes, I did just click randomly on a map of the 48 contiguous states. Why?

2007-08-28 17:59:35
14.   Bob Timmermann
1 out of 6 are correct.
2007-08-28 18:08:00
15.   D4P
Burns is in Harney County, which as far as I can tell, requires a minimum of 6 Oregon Counties to get to, assuming he started in the Portland area. So it looks like he didn't make it Burns.

Let's do this the Mastermind way.

Los Angeles, Multnomah, Clackamas, Malheur, Baker, Wallowa.

2007-08-28 18:26:51
16.   Bob Timmermann
You have three out of six correct.

I will add another clue later tonight.

2007-08-28 18:35:33
17.   D4P
Los Angeles, Multnomah, Clackamas, it is. So the question now is whether you went south down I-5 through the Willamette Valley (which would add Marion, Linn, and Lane counties), or whether you went west to the coast (which might add some combo of Marion, Yamhill, Polk, Benton, Lincoln), or east toward central Oregon.

The first time I saw the first photo, I immediately thought central Oregon. I could guess now, but it might be more fun to see the next clue.

2007-08-28 18:52:12
18.   Bob Timmermann
You don't recognize the first photo?
2007-08-28 19:27:05
19.   D4P
I suppose it's probably Mt. Hood...
2007-08-28 19:35:45
20.   D4P
The other option was driving east along the Columbia, and then possibly south. That drive is really nice, IIRC. That would probably add Hood River county to the trip,
2007-08-28 19:37:46
21.   Bob Timmermann
Hood River is the fourth county.
2007-08-28 19:40:47
22.   D4P
How about Marion?
2007-08-28 19:55:56
23.   Bob Timmermann
2007-08-28 20:00:01
24.   D4P
Then, if the remaining two are in Oregon, it would appear to be either Washington/Columbia, Columbia/Clatsop, Wasco/Jefferson, or Wasco/Sherman.

My first guess would be Columbia/Clatsop.

2007-08-28 20:59:40
25.   Bob Timmermann
Your first guess is incorrect.

Additional clue above.

2007-08-28 23:38:41
26.   Linkmeister
Is that the Columbia River Dam?

I drove that road by the river east to west once.

2007-08-29 00:10:50
27.   Eric Enders
Okay, well that's Bonneville Dam, obviously. But we already had that county.
2007-08-29 00:15:49
28.   Eric Enders
Los Angeles, Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Clark, Cowlitz.
2007-08-29 00:17:53
29.   Eric Enders
Or it could be Los Angeles, Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Columbia, Cowlitz.

I'm working on the assumption of a visit to Mount St. Helens.

2007-08-29 00:34:54
30.   xaphor
St. Helens is in Skamania County... so:

Los Angeles, Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Clark, Skamania

2007-08-29 00:53:17
31.   Eric Enders
30 That answer, alas, has to be wrong because it is not possible to drive from Clark County to Mt St Helens without first passing through Cowlitz county. Which would give us seven counties.

He could have approached St. Helens the back way directly from the Bonneville Locks, which would go Los Angeles, Multnomah, Clackamas, Hood River, Klickitat, Skamania.

2007-08-29 07:23:11
32.   Bob Timmermann
Eric has the correct answer. I crossed over the Columbia at the Bridge of the Gods just past Bonneville Dam and then recrossed at the Hood River Bridge.

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