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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby Marmaduke » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:30 pm

MoapaPk wrote:Translations of foreign languages are interesting , Tetons being among the obvious. We had variations on Pig Mountian in NM (e.g. Cerro Cochino), somehow more euphonious in Spanish. Even Bald Mountain (Cerro Pelon), Big Head (Cabezon), Fly Mountain (Mosca), Little Tit (Tetilla) and Very Little Tit (Tetillita) sound better in Spanish.


Mount Tetakawi in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico- Goat Tits Mountain
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby LuminousAphid » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:36 pm

Vitaliy M. wrote:Little Dick peak is my favorite


You just made me remember, there's a Whiskey Dick Mountain near Ellensburg, WA. It seems like "Dick" mountains are fairly common.
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:18 pm

Googlemaps often postfixes "BM" when a mountain's name is derived from the benchmark name. Up near Ely we have "Major BM," and believe me, I stay clear of that peak.
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby Steve Pratt » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:52 pm

In the southern Cascades near Ashland, OR, there was a road named "Dead Indian Road." The locals decided that was not PC, so they changed the name to be more respectful. Now it's "Dead Indian Memorial Road."
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby Sarah Simon » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:23 pm

Go climb a mountain
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:33 pm

Scott wrote:Unusual

Bloody Dick Peak

http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=17189

Maybe someone got circumsized up there?


Note that Bloody Dick is next to Big Hole.
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby TheGeneral » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:44 pm

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby Marmaduke » Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:15 am

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby Rob » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:07 am

LuminousAphid wrote:
Vitaliy M. wrote:Little Dick peak is my favorite


You just made me remember, there's a Whiskey Dick Mountain near Ellensburg, WA. It seems like "Dick" mountains are fairly common.


At Suicide Rock, California..."Limp Dick" :mrgreen:

http://www.summitpost.org/suicide-rock- ... dick/48721
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby CSUMarmot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:28 am

There are 24 Red mountains, 43 Sheep mountains, 31 Bald mountains, 25 Green mountains in Colorado. Search LOJ for your own state.

My favorite is Dicker's Peck. Maybe Pecker's Dick was too explicit...
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby CSUMarmot » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:33 am

Another favorite is Many Thunders Mountain. Just seems like a good name for the area its in.
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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby lcarreau » Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:36 am

Why, Arizona ... as in, why the holy hell am I living here ...?

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

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Re: Most common/most unusual place names

Postby NW » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:57 pm

It would be interesting if more mountains were named like climbing routes are named ( or even bouldering routes). Alot of mountains are named after people, sorry but that's kind of boring. If I discovered a mountain or was the first to climb it I wouldn't name it after myself or someone great I know. I'ld pick something a little more memorable. Examples of route names here "Spanish Lap Dancer, Meat Grinder, Nipple Eraser, Elvis Pelvis, Big Moose on the Loose, Backstabbing B*****". Now that could make an interesting guided tour of a mountain range. "Over here we have "Le Danse de Toaster and over there we see the wonderful Misery made Beautiful next to Mosquito Punch."

I do agree that there is a Sugarloaf everywhere you go. We have a Crabbe mountain here.
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