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South Mountain Trail Names

Postby chumley » Nov 12 2015 9:58 am

I was just looking at the Google Map of SoMo trails and noticed a couple I've never heard of before. I wonder where the big G gets data from for such things?

The official SoMo map published by Phoenix Parks and Rec does not have these trails on them.

Google has a trail mapped called Old Man Trail. It corresponds with what is marked on HAZ as Corona de Loma - East.

On the other end is the Young Man Trail, which Trekkin Gecko created a HAZ page for just last month.

Between the two, Google has a mapped trail called Midlife Crisis. It runs the crest of Guadalupe Ridge and is so titled here on HAZ.

Since none of these appear on the actual park map, where does Google come up with the names from?
Bing doesn't have the trails, nor does mapquest, yahoo or here. OpenStreetMap has Old Man and some of the official trails.
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Re: South Mountain Trails

Postby trekkin_gecko » Nov 12 2015 10:05 am

i saw that when i was checking out young man trail
in fact i should change the name to leave out the apostrophe (joe?)
also that san gabriel ridge is called chihuahua ridge

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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby chumley » Nov 12 2015 10:14 am

@trekkin gecko
And Midlife Crisis runs into another new one ... Scott Ridge Trail before dropping to Marcos di Niza. :-k
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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby trekkin_gecko » Nov 12 2015 10:16 am

@chumley
marcos de niza is an official somo trail
I consider Guadalupe ridge to encompass midlife crisis and scott ridge
none of which are official
I don't know where any of those other names came from
seem to remember a discussion of old man and young man in the forum a few years ago

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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby chumley » Nov 12 2015 10:25 am

trekkin gecko wrote:remember a discussion of old man and young man in the forum a few years ago

pretty sure that's a different website... :lol:
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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby The_Dude » Nov 12 2015 12:33 pm

Is this maybe a 2429/ Dixie/ Two Bit thing? Somebody somewhere had to load it on the Goog's...

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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby JasonCleghorn » Nov 12 2015 1:22 pm

Could those be the names that mountain bikers know the trails as?
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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby Darth Stiller » Nov 12 2015 2:12 pm

There's another trail on Google Maps that's unnamed and connects Midlife Crisis to Hidden Valley. I noticed this last April and promptly went and hiked all the trails. I was wondering about the names also, as well as the fact that these trails were obviously built deliberately. Why aren't they official (yet)?

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Re: South Mountain Trail Names

Postby chumley » Nov 12 2015 4:24 pm

The Dude wrote:Is this maybe a 2429/ Dixie/ Two Bit thing?

That trail isn't marked on Google under any name.
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