8/16/05 | 11:53 am | Bounty: Arrow Man
Hey there Scavengeroogle Bounty Hunters. This was a weird looking series of paths or roads that have been carved into the shape of what I am going to call for lack of a more interesting term - Arrow Man.
Turn your head about 45 degrees clockwise and you’ll be able to see him better. His arms look like arrows, hence the name. His feet look sort of like the feet on the V.I.N.CENT robot from the 1979 movie “The Black Hole”. Don’t ask me how I know that, because the answer will be that I have the little robot plastic toy from 1979…
Anyhow, I’m not sure what this figure is, if it’s intended to be a man-like depiction or if it’s just a random series of paths that look like a man. Maybe one of you can tell me. This feature requires 16/18 magnification to see it which is pretty close in… the contrast is also quite light which may give some difficulty. The continent we are in is: South America.
I just got a “prize” in the mail that I sent away for, so I’m offering it up here. It is the Las Cruces, New Mexico Official 2005-2006 Visitor’s Guide. Now while a lot of people think of New Mexico as just a big desert or perhaps the home of the Trinity Atomic Test Site, there is a lot to like in this vast and complex Southwestern recreation area. I just like the wide open spaces in general which is why it appeals to me. I’ve been to the state a few times and it is pretty magnificient.
Las Cruces is located about 225 miles south of Albuquerque and near the border with Mexico. Some of the area attractions include Aguirre Springs, The Bicentennial Log Cabin, Fort Selden State Monument, White Sands National Monument, and the Historic village of Mesilla. You might also be interested in The Whole Enchilada Festival in downtown Las Cruces in Sept 23-25 where they’ll make the world’s largest enchilada. Yeah. Yum.
OK. Enough enchilada talk, get crackin on the bounty!
Bounty Name : “Arrow Man”
Submitted by: Scavengeroogle Admin
Status : Collected by: Aaron B
Time Elapsed: 5 hours, 4 min
Word Hint : NONE
Continent Hint : South America
Magnification Needed: 16/18
Reward: Las Cruces, New Mexico Visitor’s Guide
Wow, fast action again as Aaron B. collected up this bounty in a hurry. He says:
There really isn’t too much high rez stuff down in S. America and I’d had an idea it was down in Peru anyway. I had heard of line drawings down in Peru but what I was looking at ended up being the Nazca lines which has no high resolution data at all. In anycase, I ended up searching around Lima and saw the little bit of island and went to look at it and *poof* there it was!
I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly it IS, but as far as I can tell, it is San Lorenzo Island…
Yeah, I’m wondering exactly what it is too… I thought it might be some sort of line drawing but apparently it isn’t. Anyone know?
For those of you who haven’t yet had a crack at bounties, I’m still attempting to get more than a few up at once. I think I may stick with mostly “featureless” items like the Compass in order to make it more tough. And, I might lay off the “continent clue” until a few days have elapsed. In any case, I’m not sad you are all finding the bounties quickly; I only wish I had more time to come up with them! If I had my choice I would just do this all day long, hehe.
Anyhow, the prizes were the problem b4, but we should have more prizes rolling in as time goes by. A roogler mentioned trying to hit up some of the manufacturers of GPS devices to donate a “real” prize. I just might try that, maybe if we do a mass scavenger hunt like we had been planning earlier!