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"The Arizona Mountains Gazetteer"

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[ The Arizona Mountains Gazetteer ]

This book is an nice addition to your reference shelf. Scott Surgent just published this over the summer and it is essentially an encyclopedia of every peak in Arizona worth climbing. It comes in at 522 pages and provides a thumbnail sketch of each summit. Got my copy over the weekend and have been pouring over it since. Has lists of peaks by prominence, range high points, county high points, peaks over 10,000 & 9,000, etc...

If you like hitting Arizona's peaks, you need this book.
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@SpiderLegs
it is essentially an encyclopedia of every peak in Arizona worth climbing.
So there is a robust chapter on the Canyon I presume?
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anybody too lazy to read for themselves wrote:Within its borders are nearly 200 named mountain ranges, over a hundred more hill-ranges, many hundreds of volcanic mounds, and many more hundreds of eroded mountain-like formations within the Grand Canyon and other great canyons and at the periphery of the giant plateaus.
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@chumley
I've always wondered if the being an ass thing comes naturally or if you have to work at it? The classic nature vs. nurture dilemma I suppose? :?
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The authors facial hair is worthy of a Pulitzer Prize
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FOTG wrote:So there is a robust chapter on the Canyon I presume?
The book is written like an encyclopedia or a dictionary, everything is in alphabetical order. Let me poke around in it a bit more. Do remember seeing a few GC peaks when I thumbed through there.
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@FOTG - I did a quick two minute perusal of the book and easily found The Battleship, Cheops, Isis, Cardenas and O'Neil.

The author's cut-off is everything in the book has to have at least 300 of vertical prominence. Each peak has at best a paragraph or two about it's location, history, etc... It is not a hiking guide, simply a reference manual about where the peak is, who manages it, the AEG and the like.
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