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by AZHikr4444
May 05 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak
Replies: 41
Views: 4480

Re: Opinions are like...

In response to Trans tech's reply: Yes I have read both articles you cite. As I said, there is still much controversy regarding whether the origins of the word connotate a reference to female genitalia. Regardless, the word is and has been used in a derogatory manner. It simply has. What AIM has ac...
by AZHikr4444
May 05 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak
Replies: 41
Views: 4480

Re: Opinions are like...

In response to Trans tech's reply: There is still a great controversy surrounding whether or not the word squaw has derogatory origins. Regardless of tribe, I think most Indian women would not like it if you called them a squaw. Don't you think? Even if they agreed that it wasn't intended to be der...
by AZHikr4444
May 05 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak
Replies: 41
Views: 4480

Re: Opinions are like...

In response to Trans tech's reply: As far as an offensive word, I'm sure individual people find squaw more offensive than others. While your friends in Tuba City may not, thats understandable. People from Algonquian tribes may, however. Most Indian people that I know would probably not admit to bei...
by AZHikr4444
May 05 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: We should keep the name Squaw Peak instead of Piestewa Peak
Replies: 41
Views: 4480

Opinions are like...

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, of course. In the spirit of tolerance and cultural diversity, and to honor the sacrifice Lori made, I think it is a small concession. Native American people have served the United States Military in every single war and engagement since the Revolutionary War, ...
by AZHikr4444
May 01 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Supes History
Replies: 6
Views: 711

In response to Sredfield's reply:

Thanks Sredfield. I actually did stop by there after my hike to Massacre Falls on Saturday morning. Had a nice visit.

Mike
by AZHikr4444
Apr 29 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Supes History
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Hikers Guide

In response to Nighthiker's reply:

Thanks Nighthiker-

Yeah the Hiker's Guide is what got me started.

Appreciate all your input. I will certainly check out all your recommendations!

Mike
by AZHikr4444
Apr 28 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Trail Chat
Topic: Supes History
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Supes History

The more I hike in the Superstitions, the more I am in awe of this amazing wilderness. Lately I have been somewhat obsessed with learning as much as I can (yeah and now with summer comin' I'll be limited, as the best learning is of course to get out in it- gonna have to be mornings), and I have been...
by AZHikr4444
Apr 18 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Fauna
Topic: Where do you see rattlesnakes?
Replies: 75
Views: 9325

Where are they??

Okay, this may sound strange, and I'll probably regret saying it- but I WANT to see a rattler! I have been in AZ for almost a year and have yet to see a snake, scorpion, tarantula, or even a roof rat FTLOG! I've been hiking dern near every weekend since early March and all I have seen is some mulies...
by AZHikr4444
Apr 15 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: So, today I got a new...
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Matt's Promotion

Hey Matt-
What's the update?? Did you receive the promotion?
by AZHikr4444
Apr 11 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Footwear & Trekking Poles
Topic: Hiking Boots and Stick
Replies: 23
Views: 2933

Hiking Stick

In response to Abe's reply: I'm with Abe on this one, or I should say- I was . I have always liked my hiking stick, and if you drop it, say, in the yucky pools at Hieroglyphic Canyon, like I did this weekend, then you are not out 75 bucks. Alas though, I abandoned my trusty stick on the way up to t...
by AZHikr4444
Apr 07 2005 10:32 am
Forum: HAZ - Member Related
Topic: So, today I got a new...
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Great news Matt! Congrats! Good luck on the promotion- I know how you feel- I am waiting on that "you got it" phone call myself right now. Sounds like you have a lot of work to do on the house. Let me know if I can lend a hand- I would be happy to help. I can hold a nail without flinching ya know! S...
by AZHikr4444
Mar 29 2005 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Goofy Hikers
Replies: 65
Views: 4052

Goofy hikers- goofyandproud

Lemme jump in here! One thing that I absolutely love about this website, just for my short time here, is all that I can learn. As I have said before, hiking for me has been mainly find a trail, walk on it it until I am tired or it ends, and walk back. 9 months ago, I had never even heard of a topogr...
by AZHikr4444
Mar 25 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Maps and Guides
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Double Billfold Whammy

I was in REI AND WWMs yesterday.

Writing my roadsign as we speak...

:D
by AZHikr4444
Mar 25 2005 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Here, wanted to say hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Hey Matt, I was in REI yesterday, around 6 or so. I asked about you at the counter, but the dude (Nate) didn't seem to know you. I did ask him about upcoming topo or compass/map clinics, and he said I should check the April newsletter. Oh, yeah- I became a member. Your answer was what I was hoping f...
by AZHikr4444
Mar 24 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Here, wanted to say hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Thanks Joe!

I have read many of your trip logs here, and I enjoy them immensely. Great inspiration to get out there in it. I think this Saturday should be just perfect (hoping the rain will be over), and I am looking forward to the hike. Thanks for links, btw. Wondering if REI is offering any more beginner topo...
by AZHikr4444
Mar 23 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New Here, wanted to say hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 877

New Here, wanted to say hello!

Hey everyone- I am new here to this site, and also new to AZ, only been here for about 9 months. I have done some hiking, if you can call it that, and I have been reading over many of the hikes here and am ready to go on my "first" this weekend. I am going for the Garden Valley Loop, hoping it will ...

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