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Post by Grasshopper » Jun 11 2009 9:34 pm

I really like your new addition of "Arizona Trivia". interesting and informative!
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Post by chumley » Jan 24 2017 7:54 am

@joebartels
I think the GRIC might object to this plan. :lol:

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Post by friendofThundergod » Jan 24 2017 8:24 am

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Post by chumley » Jan 31 2017 10:00 am

Attention for Big Canyon increased from 1854-1870. In 1872 Powell changed the name in his reports to... Grand Canyon
It's time to modernize the name again. I think "Ginormous Canyon" would be a good update. This way all those cool GCNP stickers people have on their cars will still be valid. I think the current political winds may be blowing toward "Yuuuge Canyon" though.

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Post by Alston_Neal » Jan 31 2017 11:26 am

Bigly Gully has a nice feel.
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Post by Alston_Neal » Feb 14 2017 12:09 pm

Will Hohokam Pixy Styx be added to the material culture label? Pioneer period Estrella phase pipette.
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Post by chumley » Feb 21 2017 10:53 am

The jaguar, ocelot, grizzly bear and gray wolf have been practically pushed out of Arizona due to human growth.
Interesting phrasing. I think adding Dilophosaurus between the grizzly and wolf would still be factually accurate as written. :sweat:

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Post by hikeaz » Feb 21 2017 3:59 pm

chumley wrote:
Attention for Big Canyon increased from 1854-1870. In 1872 Powell changed the name in his reports to... Grand Canyon
It's time to modernize the name again. I think "Ginormous Canyon" would be a good update. This way all those cool GCNP stickers people have on their cars will still be valid. I think the current political winds may be blowing toward "Yuuuge Canyon" though.
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Post by chumley » Mar 17 2017 8:24 am

A hiker is dehydrated after losing 2.5% body fluid. 5% nauseous. 10% dizzy, headaches, incapacitated. At 15% you might as well start digging a grave.
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Post by joebartels » Mar 17 2017 9:01 am

I don't know where they come up with this stuff, seems incomplete. It would be necessary to plan ahead and dig the grave first.
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Post by chumley » Apr 01 2017 1:56 pm

"Six pack eddy" on the Colorado River is famous for collecting flotsam which sometimes consist of beer cans.
Not sure how famous this is but I don't recommend googling "six pack eddy" unless you're somebody who likes fotg and mountainmatt's instagram posts. :o

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Post by chumley » May 08 2017 7:55 pm

A small peak in Maricopa County at 742 feet is called Squaw Tits Summit. Janet Napolitano could care less unless it brings her publicity. About ten miles away is Squaw Tit.
The edgiest thing officially posted on this site since 2004! I can't believe the :pk: filter doesn't work on homepage trivia! :lol:

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » May 08 2017 8:46 pm

And all this time I thought it was called Squaw PUMPKINS Summit. How in the pumpkin did the actual name sneak through.
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Post by azbackpackr » May 09 2017 5:40 am

Reminds me of a story told to me by a hiking guide in the Southern Arizona Hiking Club. He had posted a hike to that named peak in the club's monthly bulletin. He received a call from an indignant old biddy who said he shouldn't use "that word" in their club bulletin. He retorted, "That's the official name of the peak on the USGS map! Take it up with them!"
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Post by Alston_Neal » May 09 2017 10:27 am

Maybe the Apache name for Weavers Needle will sneak through.....Stallion's ****.....probably not.
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Post by chumley » May 23 2017 8:12 pm

Yuma comes from the Old Spanish word umo or smoke. Native people used to make huge bonfires to induce rain.
Despite the depression caused from living near Yuma, the native people must have been terribly disappointed with the results from their bonfires.
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Post by flagscott » Sep 14 2017 12:50 pm

As of 2008 hiking and river running Grand Canyon was 5% deadlier than hiking Mount Everest.
This can't possibly be true. Maybe the gross number of people killed in the Grand Canyon is greater than the number killed on Everest, but as a rate (which is how you measure mortality), there's no way that holds up.

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Post by neilends » Sep 16 2017 2:59 am

Grasshopper wrote:Arizona Trivia: A small peak in Maricopa County at 742 feet is called Squaw Tits Summit. Janet Napolitano could care less unless it brings her publicity. About ten miles away is Squaw Tit.

:sl: ..so true!
Actually, Squaw Peak was never an original name of what is now Piestewa. Its first anglicized name was Squaw Tit Mountain.

https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=gnis ... _FID:11741
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Post by chumley » Dec 19 2017 10:32 am

Only 1 of 8 springs at South Mountain is perennial.
Where is the perennial spring on Somo? 🤔
(and where are the other 7 seasonal springs!?)

Gotta get them added to the haz map!
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Post by chumley » Dec 19 2017 10:40 am

Historic topo maps have two springs marked.
The first is in the vicinity of where the Holbert Trail crosses a drainage just east of Dobbins Lookout. Satellite photography does not indicate any area of increased vegetation as a result of this hydrological oasis.

The second is along the Geronimo trail where it crosses the drainage that drops down to the scout camp. I can't say I've seen water in either drainage if it wasn't also falling from the sky at the same moment. But I'm not the somo expert here. Anybody else have spring reports to add? 💦☔️
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Post by Grimey » Dec 19 2017 1:06 pm

@chumley

There is a water fountain at the Pima Canyon parking lot. It is only seasonal though, I believe. It can be found just beyond the 20 piles of dog feces that sit 3 feet from a garbage can.

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