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HAZ TOP 20

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Sep 01 2006 10:35 am

The votes are in. You have voted by hiking 'em, shooting 'em, and rating 'em. I have compiled the HAZ TOP 20 from your votes.
So just like college football polls that generate lots of controversy. Here is another poll to argue over.
With almost 10,000 trip logs, almost 30,000 photos and almost 700 hikes rated, I have good info to derive the HAZ TOP 20.

No surprise - in August hikes from the cool weather conferences moved up, while hikes from the warm weather conferences moved down.
When the weather cools down, I suspect that these trends will reverse.
West Fork, Humphreys and West Clear Creek moved up in the polls while Black Mesa - Superstitions dropped 5 spots and fell out of the top 20.
Flatiron continues to be the Tiger Woods of hikes. Other spots were very close and I had to go to a tiebreaker.

So without further ado, for your arguing pleasure, here is the HAZ TOP 20.
HIKE VOTES Tie Breaker
 Flatiron 1747
 West Fork 1741
 Peralta Trail 1740
 Humphreys Summit Trail 1739 163
 Brown's Peak 1739 109
 Havasu Canyon 1737
 Fossil Springs Trail 1731
 Camelback Summit via Echo 1728
 Horton Creek Trail 1722
 Piestewa Peak Summit Trail 1719
 Bright Angel 1714 94
 Barnhardt Trail 1714 69
 Rogers Canyon 1710 65
 West Clear Creek Trail #17 1710 58
 Hunter Trail 1709 84
 Kaibab - South Rim 1709 80
 Boynton Canyon 1709 72
 Bell Trail 1704
 Inner Basin Trail 1703
 Tonto Narrows 1702

Just like the BCS poll, other than telling you that these results are derived strictly from your votes, my algorithms are a secret.
Now I'm going "camping" at my favorite spot in Sedona and will be out of computer range.
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Post by Crocodile Ryan » Sep 01 2006 11:17 am

funny how those are the areas i tend to avoid

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Post by Trishness » Sep 01 2006 7:45 pm

Been there and done most of them.

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Post by PrestonSands » Sep 01 2006 11:54 pm

I've done 16 on the list. Alot of good ones on there :-k
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Post by big_load » Sep 03 2006 6:21 pm

Only nine for me. I'm glad I've been to each of them, but I do prefer the lower-traffic areas.

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Post by ankaa » Sep 07 2006 11:08 am

8 for me. Maybe 9. I think I hiked the West Fork when I was a kid, but I'm not positive.

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Post by bryanmertz » Sep 07 2006 11:20 am

I've done 13 on the list. It's funny though, because each hike I do becomes my favorite until my next hike.

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Post by AZHikr4444 » Sep 07 2006 10:52 pm

I've done 10- but I've done many of them a few times. I'd rate the ascents as my favorites- Humphreys and Browns, but they are all great.
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Post by Davis2001r6 » Sep 08 2006 5:40 am

I got 12 of them, do you get more points for multiple times?

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Sep 08 2006 7:30 pm

davis2001r6 wrote:I got 12 of them, do you get more points for multiple times?
You don't but the hike does. And the number of trip logs on the hike is the tiebreaker. So just like Chicago, you can vote as many times as you want.

I was somewhat surprised in some of the results. Almost 66% of the trip logs were on 100 hikes. Almost 81% of the trip logs were on 200 hikes. This is out of almost 860 hikes on HAZ.
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Post by PaleoRob » Sep 09 2006 3:09 pm

I can declare that I have only been on two of these top 20! 66% on just 100 hikes? That's pretty wild.
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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Sep 09 2006 3:46 pm

PageRob wrote:. . .66% on just 100 hikes? That's pretty wild.
Even wilder, these Top 20 hikes represent almost 30% of the trip logs on "Registered" hikes on HAZ. "Registered" hikes are hikes that are listed in the alphabetical listing. Hikes like your hikes of Kaibab NF or Utah or Tim's hikes of Whitney aren't "Registered" hikes under the alphabetical listings and are not counted in the stats. I just don't have any efficient way to pull these special hikes. So they are not factored into either the numerators or denominators. And I wouldn't count Utah or California hikes anyway. =;

Piestewa Peak Summit and Camelback Summit (both Echo & Cholla) represented almost 9.5% of the trip logs on "Registered" hikes.
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Post by big_load » Sep 09 2006 4:27 pm

al1inaz wrote: Even wilder, these Top 20 hikes represent almost 30% of the trip logs on "Registered" hikes on HAZ. "Registered" hikes are hikes that are listed in the alphabetical listing.
I plead guilty, guilty, guilty to not logging most of my hikes. I think I've only logged one, and I don't think it was in the Top 20 (which I found surprising).

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Post by joebartels » Sep 09 2006 4:51 pm

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Sep 09 2006 6:14 pm

big_load wrote:I plead guilty, guilty, guilty to not logging most of my hikes. I think I've only logged one, and I don't think it was in the Top 20 (which I found surprising).
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Post by big_load » Sep 09 2006 7:38 pm

I promise to log a couple trips this fall, assuming I ever get out on work release- I mean get released from work. :)

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Re: HAZ TOP 20

Post by Abe » Sep 10 2006 9:17 am

So without further ado, for your arguing pleasure, here is the HAZ TOP 20.
HIKE VOTES Tie Breaker
Humphreys Summit Trail 1739 163
 Bright Angel 1714 94
 Barnhardt Trail 1714 69
 Kaibab - South Rim 1709 80
 Boynton Canyon 1709 72
 Bell Trail 1704
 

Just like the BCS poll, other than telling you that these results are derived strictly from your votes, my algorithms are a secret.
Now I'm going "camping" at my favorite spot in Sedona and will be out of computer range.[/quote]


Those are the only ones I've done on the top twenty over the years.
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Post by Lizard » Sep 11 2006 4:12 pm

Crocodile Ryan wrote:funny how those are the areas i tend to avoid
me too
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Post by Shi » Sep 11 2006 5:51 pm

I've done 10 of the 20. I have never done Camelback Mountain :oops: ....I might have to change that! Mary
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Post by Davis2001r6 » Sep 11 2006 11:16 pm

Mary you really have never done Camelback?

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