Trivia

Hiking Related – Not Trail Specific

Moderator: HAZ - Moderators

Linked Guides none
Linked Areas none
Post Reply
User avatar
Grasshopper
Detailapelli
Posts: 1614
Joined: Dec 28 2006 5:06 pm
City, State: Scottsdale, AZ

Trivia

Post by Grasshopper » Jun 11 2009 9:34 pm

I really like your new addition of "Arizona Trivia". interesting and informative!
Last edited by joebartels on Aug 27 2018 12:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: removed "at the bottom of the HAZ Home Page" since it moved
(Outside.. "there is No Place Like It!!")

User avatar
PaleoRob
Culture Kokopelli
Posts: 2341
Joined: Apr 03 2006 12:21 pm
City, State: Grand Junction, CO
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 11 2009 10:39 pm

There was one where the stat was in quotes that I was curious about...but now I don't remember what it was!
Neat feature for sure!
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon

User avatar
hippiepunkpirate
Chameleon Kokopelli
Posts: 1218
Joined: May 30 2008 7:43 am
City, State: Peoria, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by hippiepunkpirate » Jun 11 2009 11:12 pm

I also like the advertisements for the HAZ Forum. Joe has his own unique (and hilarious ;) ) sense of humor!
My website: Mountain Tripper
I also write for: Territory Supply

User avatar
JoelHazelton
Luminosopelli
Posts: 1035
Joined: Mar 22 2006 7:45 am
City, State: Phoenix, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by JoelHazelton » Jun 11 2009 11:48 pm

The stat that particularly interested me was "Arizona's 4 major rivers are the Colorado, Little Colorado, Gila and Bill Williams." Why not Salt, San Pedro or Verde? Not to mention Hassayampa, Santa Maria, Paria, Blue, Black, White, etc... I'm just curious what makes a "major river."
"Arizona is the land of contrast... You can go from Minnesota to California in a matter of minutes, then have Mexican food that night." -Jack Dykinga

http://www.joelhazelton.com

User avatar
azbackpackr
River Paddler
Posts: 8056
Joined: Jan 21 2006 6:46 am
City, State: Flagstaff, Arizona

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 12 2009 4:07 am

OK, this one is cool, Joe. Ray Bradbury lived in Tucson off and on as a child, and went to both Roskruge Elementary and Amphitheater Schools. This was between 1926-1933. My kids went to Amphi as well.

In case some of you were born in barns ;) , Ray Bradbury is a famous sci-fi author. Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes and The Martian Chronicles are three examples of his books.
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

User avatar
tibber
Huckleberry Picapelli
Posts: 637
Joined: Feb 26 2004 1:27 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by tibber » Jun 12 2009 9:04 am

I like the one about White Christmas being written poolside at the Biltmore. Great stuff.
For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination.
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.

User avatar
te_wa
Squirrelock Holmes
Posts: 2459
Joined: Aug 22 2003 9:16 pm
City, State: 221b Baker St.

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by te_wa » Jun 12 2009 9:10 am

arizona trivia: 10,336 hours are wasted on the HAZ forum each month. :sl:
:D

User avatar
SuperstitionGuy
Retired Reminiscer
Posts: 1534
Joined: Dec 25 2005 8:24 pm
City, State: Apache Junction, Arizona

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by SuperstitionGuy » Jun 12 2009 10:46 am

te-wa wrote:arizona trivia: 10,336 hours are wasted on the HAZ forum each month. :sl:
Yes, and my wife thinks I am to blame for all of it... :sl:

Can we put this additional trivia into a history file so we can go back and relish them?
A man's body may grow old, but inside his spirit can still be as young and restless as ever.
- Garth McCann from the movie Second Hand Lions

Another victim of Pixel Trivia.

Current avatar courtesy of Snakemarks

User avatar
PaleoRob
Culture Kokopelli
Posts: 2341
Joined: Apr 03 2006 12:21 pm
City, State: Grand Junction, CO
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 16 2009 7:51 am

Arizona Trivia: Contrary to popular belief the San Francisco Peaks nor the White Mountains are considered "the" most sacred mountains in Arizona. The largest city park in the US at 25.5 square miles, South Mountain, is considered the Garden Eden.
Okay...by who? This one has me mystified. And I don't know how you determine relative sacredness...
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon

User avatar
azbackpackr
River Paddler
Posts: 8056
Joined: Jan 21 2006 6:46 am
City, State: Flagstaff, Arizona

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 16 2009 10:21 am

Yeah, in India, cows are sacred...!
There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.

User avatar
azdesertfather
Peacopelli
Posts: 774
Joined: Apr 30 2008 9:57 am
City, State: Tucson, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by azdesertfather » Jun 16 2009 4:17 pm

PageRob wrote:
Arizona Trivia: Contrary to popular belief the San Francisco Peaks nor the White Mountains are considered "the" most sacred mountains in Arizona. The largest city park in the US at 25.5 square miles, South Mountain, is considered the Garden Eden.
Okay...by who? This one has me mystified. And I don't know how you determine relative sacredness...
Exactly. The Navajo consider the San Francisco Peaks to be one of their 4 sacred mountains. With the Apache, it's the same with Baldy.
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau

User avatar
joebartels
teva joe
Posts: 6880
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by joebartels » Jun 16 2009 5:13 pm

The Yuma, Mohave, Halchidoma & Maricopa tribes believed God created mankind at South Mountain. The creator decided to bring life into existence so he sat down on Mount Suappoa and let 'er rip! First he started with man. He watched them carefully then weeded out a couple into animals. A woman said to grab all of time became Butterfly. A bad tempered man became Scorpion. A fast boy became Antelope and a jocular fellow became Coyote.
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

User avatar
BobP
Cairn Reaper
Posts: 1603
Joined: Feb 26 2008 3:43 pm
City, State: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by BobP » Jun 16 2009 5:23 pm

learn the secrets of duct tape in the HAZ forum :)
http://www.blindmotivation.com
http://www.seeitourway.org
Always pronounce Egeszsegedre properly......
If you like this triplog you must be a friend of BrunoP

User avatar
joebartels
teva joe
Posts: 6880
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by joebartels » Jun 16 2009 5:28 pm

hippiepunkpirate wrote:I also like the advertisements for the HAZ Forum. Joe has his own unique (and hilarious ;) ) sense of humor!
I'm glad somebody likes 'em. Sometimes I put them in and the next morning I run home thinking "what was I thinking" to delete 'em :sl:
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

User avatar
Al_HikesAZ
Ol' Kokopelli
Posts: 1348
Joined: May 16 2005 1:01 pm
City, State: Scottsdale, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by Al_HikesAZ » Jun 16 2009 7:52 pm

joe bartels wrote:The Yuma, Mohave, Halchidoma & Maricopa tribes believed God created mankind at South Mountain.
The Zuni believe the place where they entered this world is at Ribbon Falls. The Hopi 4th World Sipapu is at the LCR (I think)
Anybody can make a hike harder. The real skill comes in making the hike easier.
Not if we can help it UNCLE JACK. http://www.sleepingdogtv.com/reel/Uncle-Jack.aspx Not if we can help it.

User avatar
joebartels
teva joe
Posts: 6880
Joined: Nov 20 1996 12:00 pm
City, State: Phoenix, AZ
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by joebartels » Jun 16 2009 8:07 pm

yes along the bank
Hike Arizona it ROCKS!

User avatar
PaleoRob
Culture Kokopelli
Posts: 2341
Joined: Apr 03 2006 12:21 pm
City, State: Grand Junction, CO
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 18 2009 7:56 am

In 1912 a 50 mile crack was created by an earthquake near the San Francisco mountain range.
Cool stuff! Where is the crack? I bet it'd be awesome to explore.
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon

User avatar
Grasshopper
Detailapelli
Posts: 1614
Joined: Dec 28 2006 5:06 pm
City, State: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by Grasshopper » Jun 18 2009 8:18 am

PageRob wrote:Cool stuff! Where is the crack? I bet it'd be awesome to explore.
Maybe here: http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=4235&start=0
(Outside.. "there is No Place Like It!!")

User avatar
PaleoRob
Culture Kokopelli
Posts: 2341
Joined: Apr 03 2006 12:21 pm
City, State: Grand Junction, CO
Contact:

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by PaleoRob » Jun 18 2009 12:43 pm

There's another set of cracks outside Wupatki that I know of too. Wondering if they might be related.
"The only thing we did was wrong was staying in the wilderness to long...the only thing we did was right was the day we started to fight..."
-Old Spiritual
My book, The Marauders on Lulu and Amazon

User avatar
Grasshopper
Detailapelli
Posts: 1614
Joined: Dec 28 2006 5:06 pm
City, State: Scottsdale, AZ

Re: Arizona Trivia (added to Home Page)

Post by Grasshopper » Jun 19 2009 10:07 pm

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!
(Outside.. "there is No Place Like It!!")

Post Reply

Return to “General”


cron