I don't know if Arizona really stacks up as a mountainous region using
absolute height as a metric if you compare it with a place with high
mountains [like Nepal].
What counts is the amount of relief - In Australia anything with a
summit more than 300 metres above its base would logically count as a
mountain. Of course, in a really low place like England, anything with
a summit over 1000 feet above sea level counts as a mountain.
On Thursday, April 26, 2007, at 10:10 AM, Robert Gosford wrote:
For those that are unfamiliar with it, Jabiru was created to house the
mining crew from nearby ranger uranium mine - it later morphed into a
half mine/half tourist town that is also in large part supported by
the Aboriginal economy from local communities. The mine will
reportedly close down within 5 years or so so a name change might be
in line with its about-to-change demographics.
I'd suggest something of relevance to the local Mirrar people - the
traditional owners of the country - I'll see what I can come up with
BTW - the Arrente name for Mt Sonder is *Rwetyepme*, its Aboriginal
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_Australians> name, is the
second highest mountain <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain> in the
Northern Territory <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory>,
Australia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia> at 1380 metres
above sea level: per Wikipedia at:
Just having been in the truly mountainous country of Arizona & New
Mexico for a few weeks I really have to laugh when I see what should
really be only considered hills or mounts at best described as
mountains...I mean, a 1,380 metre high mountain?
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