Denali Name Change

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Denali Name Change

Postby Lemmiwinks » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:10 pm

To continue the theme of recent Denali topics:

The article doesn't go into much detail, the title pretty much sums it up. Yes, there are probably more important things for our legislators to be working on these days, but I for one would like to see the name change. That said, I'd be surprised if this went anywhere.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-29/murkowski-mount-mckinley
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby schrund » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:56 pm

Maybe we could also re-name Quandary Peak to Bill Middlebrook Mountain? \:D/
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby Hacksaw » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:02 pm

Too bad, their not going to change it to "The Big Mac." =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby Derek » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:55 pm

My favorite quote from the comments section:

How many tourists have climbed MT. McKinley? Taking that away from them would be a slap in their face.
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby Lemmiwinks » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:00 pm

Derek wrote:My favorite quote from the comments section:

How many tourists have climbed MT. McKinley? Taking that away from them would be a slap in their face.


Haha, yeah I got a kick out of that one as well. "Well I guess I have to go back and climb Denali since my McKinley summit no longer counts."
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby YooperJonKornely » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:03 pm

C'mon now you crazy Alaskans... you all know that good ole' President McKinley was much more influential and important to the history of Alaska than the natives who lived there for 1000's of years... #-o
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby 12ersRule » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:09 pm

Somewhere in Alaska, there has to be a mountaineering route called Seward's Folly'. I want to climb that.
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby RoanMtnMan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:33 pm

If they are going to name it after a westerner they should call it Washburn Peak. If they are going to name it after a liar, Mt. Cook. If they are going to name it with regard and elegance, Denali seems fitting.
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby cybrhikr » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:49 pm

Denali-A beautiful name for a magnificent mountain.Why change it?
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby Chicago Transplant » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:01 pm

Lemmiwinks wrote:
Derek wrote:My favorite quote from the comments section:

How many tourists have climbed MT. McKinley? Taking that away from them would be a slap in their face.


Haha, yeah I got a kick out of that one as well. "Well I guess I have to go back and climb Denali since my McKinley summit no longer counts."


I got a kick out of that comment as well! Tourists don't climbs Mt McKinley anyway and the people who climb it all call it Denali 8)
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby MonGoose » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:04 pm

Having spent a season in Denali as an Park Ranger, I fully support officially renaming the mountain Denali. President McKinley never even set foot in Alaska and many Alaskans prefer to pay tribute to the native peoples of their land.
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Re: Denali Name Change

Postby scalba123 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:49 pm

Suggesting Palin's Peak would probably get me permanently banned from this site...

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