A Snap Decision

Examine the photo and the clues we've provided below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.

Photograph by Phillip Colla

When my friends see this photograph, they invariably have two questions. First, they ask if it really is a photograph and not some sort of abstract painting. And when I assure them that this place exists—and not just in the mind of Salvador Dalí—they follow up by asking where it’s located and how this geological wonder was formed.

The where is easy: Just head to the long, straight border between the nation’s 45th and 48th states. The Native American tribe that owns the area operates tours there to give visitors a closer look. And the picturesque formations? They’re the result of rushing water that, over time, created the “flowing” effect on the rocks. That means the canyon might look different today than it will five years from now.

Still not convinced that this place exists? Plan a visit yourself, after you tell us: Where Am I?

DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? Enter our “Where Am I?” reader contest. One lucky winner who answers correctly will receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group.

Ready to enter? Use this form to send us your guess. The deadline is Oct. 8, 2010. Good luck!

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Congratulations to our January-February 2010 Where Am I? winner, George Colflesh of Colorado Springs, Colo. George correctly told us that the mystery location was the first Boy Scouts of America Headquarters, located at 200 Fifth Ave. in New York City. George will receive a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card. The winner was selected at random from a pool of 128 correct responses.

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