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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby kushrocks » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:30 pm

Tory Wells wrote:
Shawnee Bob wrote:Quandary East Ridge=Horton Ridge. I mean, he hiked it more than anyone, right?

+1.


a big +2 =D>
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Randy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:54 pm

Shawnee Bob wrote:Quandary East Ridge=Horton Ridge. I mean, he hiked it more than anyone, right?

Now thats the best idea Ive heard in a long time. =D>

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby gdthomas » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:36 pm

Shawnee Bob wrote:Quandary East Ridge=Horton Ridge. I mean, he hiked it more than anyone, right?


This is a terrific idea. I mean, there may be an mountain goat or two that have hiked it more than Horton but "Horton Ridge" sounds alot better than "Unidentified Mountain Goat Ridge".

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby gurlyclimber » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:40 pm

That is an awesome idea!!!
There are some trips you never fully come back from.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Crusty » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:20 pm

-1000.

Terrible idea. The East Ridge of Quandary is a historic route and should remain known as the East Ridge of Quandary.

The marmots on Wetterhorn are very tame and charismatic as well. They even live on the route that we climbers take. Maybe we should rename the Southeast Ridge of Wetternhorn after these creatures? Bad idea? Yes, I agree.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby Bill Cummings » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:41 pm

+1 more for Horton Ridge = awesome idea!
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby kushrocks » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:45 pm

Crusty wrote:-1000.

Terrible idea. The East Ridge of Quandary is a historic route and should remain known as the East Ridge of Quandary.

The marmots on Wetterhorn are very tame and charismatic as well. They even live on the route that we climbers take. Maybe we should rename the Southeast Ridge of Wetternhorn after these creatures? Bad idea? Yes, I agree.


I doubt any of those marmots on Wetterhorn saved the lives of at least three hikers lost in storms and guided them on the way down to the trailhead or provided support and smiles to countless struggling hikers up and down the mountain like Horton did.

I am 100% in for them renaming it Horton ridge. =D>
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby TheOtherIndian » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Crusty wrote:-1000.

Terrible idea. The East Ridge of Quandary is a historic route and should remain known as the East Ridge of Quandary.

The marmots on Wetterhorn are very tame and charismatic as well. They even live on the route that we climbers take. Maybe we should rename the Southeast Ridge of Wetternhorn after these creatures? Bad idea? Yes, I agree.


I'm sorry I don't see the analogy. It is not special if some animal is in its natural surroundings living its natural life.

As far the historic nature of the route, it wouldn't be diminished by naming it after a historic dog! There's nothing historic about calling a ridge the same name as the direction it is in. Just my 2c.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby TheOtherIndian » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:06 pm

On a related note, how does all these naming work? Do people just start using the name and after a while it catches on??

In that case, I hiked up the Horton Ridge with the winter welcomer gathering last fall :)
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby gdthomas » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Crusty wrote:-1000.

Terrible idea. The East Ridge of Quandary is a historic route and should remain known as the East Ridge of Quandary.

The marmots on Wetterhorn are very tame and charismatic as well. They even live on the route that we climbers take. Maybe we should rename the Southeast Ridge of Wetternhorn after these creatures? Bad idea? Yes, I agree.


Someone better tell the ridge-naming gods we're abandoning names such as Kelso, Knife Edge, Sawtooth, Sidewalk in the Sky, et al. for more mundane directional names. And while we're at it, let's rename Quandary "Point 39.4N 106.1W" or whatever the hell it is.

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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby CO Native » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:39 pm

There isn't any authority for names of such things. The USGS may have some ridge names registered but very few. That sort of thing pretty much just comes down to common use. Think of the Keyhole route up Longs. While the USGS does recognize the name of the Keyhole itself they don't recognize the narrows, or the ledges, or the homestretch, etc. Yet those are the generally accepted names. With the popularity of this website I imagine that if Bill changed the description on the Quandary Route page, that it wouldn't take long for the to become the commonly recognized name of that route.
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Re: Horton the Quandary Dog Dies After a Full Climbing Life

Postby TheOtherIndian » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:49 pm

CO Native wrote: With the popularity of this website I imagine that if Bill changed the description on the Quandary Route page, that it wouldn't take long for the to become the commonly recognized name of that route.


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