So I have this idea.
I want to compile all the place names at Crystal. I want to compare new and old names; I want to share the source of these names. For example, many of you can probably guess why the gully in Memorial is called Gregg’s Gulch. (If not, see earlier post about said Gregg trying fat skis for the first time.) But how many of you know why it’s called Reynold’s Chute, Kemper’s or Penny Dawgs? I’m checking with my sources about all these little names (hint: most of them are named for people that got caught in avalanches back in the bad old days before hand charges). But here’s where you all come in. What place names do you have? For example, I just found a sign in the trees along the new gondola line pointing to Dan’s Way. I’d heard that called Double D’s before, but the sign is new (at least to me). I also overheard someone referring to Outer Ferk’s. Is that Snake Pit or Rightberg? Anyways, give me your names, and the history behind them, and I will put something together that all can see and read. Of course, some of you want to "protect" your place names. You don’t have to give away any secret stashes, here.