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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby John Dittli » Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:47 pm

That one was new to me as well! But I have to talk to the guy that graded my paper re: #1 LOL...
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Re: Sierra Trivia II (Little harder)

Postby AfterSeven » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:45 am

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

A.10 ....11 if you call Mt. Muir an actual mountain.

2. What is the largest of the Sierra squirrels?

A. Alpine marmot ...WAG wild assed guess

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

    a. The 2nd Oldest known living non-clonal living tree on Earth. Schulman died before he could date all of his cores. Apparently at least 1 core dates older than Methuselah...and Prometheus! (See Tom Harlan, resercher...AZ Tree Ring Lab Researcher.) It is also claimed that rangers are aware of a tree older than Methuselah, unnamed...undated effective's not clear if the two reports...separated by decades are related.
    b. 4,844+ years ...add a year for new years day? Add some more because no confirmation that tree was cored to the pith ...most likely it was not....add more years to account for years it took for tree to reach the height of the core sample.
    c. Methuselah Grove, within the Schulman Grove of Inyo Natl. Forest in the White Mountains. The only known "captioned" picture of which exists in getty images collection of Nat Geo Magazine Pics. or in the March 1958 Nat Geo Article written by Shulman about Methuselah published a few months after his death. Picture of Schulman grabbing a spike on Methuselah here~~> picture #81955099 ...well published and circulated to millions. At time of his death, Schulman had found 16 Trees over 4,000+ yrs old, all in the 'Schulman Grove' and 9 of which are in the small sub-set 'Methuselah grove'. The soil is horrible and the exposure to wind is great. Each of the nine trees suffers from 4,000 years+ of erosion so they are propped up so to speak. The Methuselah Tree had a plaque at one time...and remains visible from the Trail today.

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

Kern, Kings, Kaweah, Tule

5. Who first mapped the Kings Canyon NP area?

B. William Brewer...... I would think with some assistance from King

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

B. Ponderosa
D. Jeffrey

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

D. Alpine

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

D. Kern

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

D. Volcanic

10. When was the O'Shaughnessy Dam completed?

D. 1923

11. Who fist ascended Mount Whitney?

D. Fishermen

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

B. Clover ... Cleaver?

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

C. Rlown
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