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Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:45 pm

Please answer without looking it up on your computers.
One guess per person.


1.How many peaks of the Sierra reach above fourteen thousand feet?

A.10
B.12
C.14
D.8

2. What is the largest of the Sierra squirrels?

A. Alpine marmot
B. Groundhog
C. Hoary marmot
D. Yellow-bellied marmot

3. What is the Methuselah, how old is it, and where is it located?


4. What 4 rivers drain the southern part of the Sierra Range?


5. Who first mapped the Kings Canyon NP area?

A. Bolton Brown
B. William Brewer
C. Joseph LeConte
D. Clarence King

6. What two species of pine trees are found between 3000-7000 ft on the western slopes
of the Sierra?

A. Pinyon
B. Ponderosa
C. Lodge
D. Jeffrey
E. Whitebark

7. Name the climate found in the upper elevations of the Sierra?

A. Sub alpine
B. Highland
C. Mountain
D. Alpine

8. Which river did the ancestral rainbow trouts use to breach into the Sierra?

A. Kaweah
B. San Joaqin
C. Merced
D. Kern
E. Kings

9. Name the tributary creek where the golden trout was born?

A. Granite
B. Eagle
C. Willow
D. Volcanic

10. When was the O'Shaughnessy Dam completed?

A. 1926
B. 1927
C. 1931
D. 1923

11. Who fist ascended Mount Whitney?

A. John Muir
B. Theodore Solomons
C. Charles Hoffmon
D. Fishermen

12. Which pass xcountry pass would you use to get to Tulainyo Lake from the east?

A. Pants
B. Clover
C. Arc
D. Vacation
E. Diaz

13. Who on HST would you most likely find at Puppet Lake in September, except for
this year? :lol:

A. Yeti
B. Bigfoot
C. Rlown
D. Abominable snowman
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:29 pm

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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby oldranger » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:32 pm

1. Somewhere between 8 & 14
2. Yellow bellied marmot, don't think others live in the Sierra
3. Giant sequoia, sequoia or grove s.
4. Kings, kaweah, tule, kern
5. Brewer
6. Pinion and ponderosa, not to mention sugar pine!
7. Alpine
8. All but they first entered the San joaquin
9. Volcanic
10. 1931 just a guess but I assume it was about this date that the level of the dam was raised
11. None of the above, probably a Native American.
12. Guess after eliminating the ones I know are not it--Vacation
13. Despite claims otherwise I doubt it is Russ because the only person I know that could confirm the assertion is Mark and he is known fabricator if not an outright liar! :snipe: he also appears to have other plans this year.

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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:24 pm

You got 4 correct OR. Will send you PM of the ones you got correct.
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:26 pm

3. Bristle cone pine, in the whites, as old as the sphinx or 5500 yo!
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby Rockchucker » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:26 pm

7. Subalpine
5. Brewer
13.rlown
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby John Dittli » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:59 pm

1 A
2 D (though technically not a squirrel I don't think)
3 Bristlecone Pine in the Methuselah Grove, ~4,500 yrs, White Mountains
4 Kern, Kaweah, Kings, San Joaquin
5 D
6 B&C
7 D
8 D
9 D
10 D
11 D
12. I wouldn't use any of those but one could use C,D or E (I would use Carillon Pass)
13 Ya, I'll go with C, but I'm just guessing... :D
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:04 pm

9 correct JD.
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby rlown » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:10 pm

13 C is not a good assumption.. I'll be there in Julyish after ice out. Think Sqautch in Sept at Puppet (migration season :) ). I feel a banner trip coming on and still planning it. but sometimes trips plan themselves.

I'll most likely be at Evelyn in Sept after the HSC closes.
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:15 am

Since no one got #1 i'll take that one. There are 12 official peaks over 14K and 3 more peaks named but do not have the prominence to be considered a mountain. This is unless "peaks of the Sierra" is key taking Shasta and White out. :p

Considering Whitney has been adjusted up and the zero has been adjusted down other peaks such as Barnard may actually be over 14K.

Mt. Barnard:

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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby John Dittli » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:06 pm

I could only come up with 11 in the Sierra from memory. FWIW, Wikipedia actually only shows 10 summits in the Sierra with 300' of local relief, over 14,000', and four named "14ers" with less than 300' of local relief. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ca ... ourteeners
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:32 pm

Very interesting. I knew it was 10 unless we are talking about all of California but the peak of Aiguille du Paquoir is completely new to me. I had to look up the GPS location it gave to find it. Just North of Muir on the crest of Whitney.
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