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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Kitten » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:29 pm

Doctor No wrote:
clemsonmtneer wrote:Worst idea I've ever heard.


You've been here since 2008, and that's really the worst idea you've ever heard?


Ha ha ha...
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Doug Shaw » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:15 pm

Renaming Gold Dust Peak to John Denver Peak might be apropos...

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:01 am

If his music wasn't so terrible it might be worth considering.

Maybe they should just put a pair of his glasses on the trailhead sign.

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby peter303 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:10 am

Shouldnt it be Mt. Deutschendorf? :?

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby DenneyR » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:25 am

I fall a lot wrote:If his music wasn't so terrible it might be worth considering.

Maybe they should just put a pair of his glasses on the trailhead sign.


You have got to be kidding.........John Denver was a great lyricist and a terrific musician, his music is iconic

maybe you hit your head one of the times you fell...........

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby JenGa » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:32 am

+1

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Kitten » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:09 am

DenneyR wrote:
I fall a lot wrote:If his music wasn't so terrible it might be worth considering.

Maybe they should just put a pair of his glasses on the trailhead sign.


You have got to be kidding.........John Denver was a great lyricist and a terrific musician, his music is iconic

maybe you hit your head one of the times you fell...........


And a poet! many of today's singers out there just sing non sense crap...
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:32 am

DenneyR wrote:
I fall a lot wrote:If his music wasn't so terrible it might be worth considering.

Maybe they should just put a pair of his glasses on the trailhead sign.


You have got to be kidding.........John Denver was a great lyricist and a terrific musician, his music is iconic

maybe you hit your head one of the times you fell...........


Meh...I used to think I liked him, until I actually watched him on PBS when he was playing Red Rocks and it was pretty bad. I dig his spirit and fortitude (and his glasses), just not his voice or songs or one dimensional lyrics. Having said all that, I can still belt out some of his songs with the best of them! :D

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Mark A Steiner » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:04 pm

San Juan Ron wrote:We already have a Denver Hill (12.3k) and Denver Lake here in the San Juans. Bonus points if you know where they are. Just add "John". SJ Ron


SJ Ron is right. Denver Hill is near Animas Forks. Should be visible between Animas Forks and Cinnamon Pass - if you have a topo sheet for confirmation. That's as far as goes for me about naming something for John Denver.

"Long ago in 1971" when I was young, impressionable and doing a geology field course near Salida, JD provided "Rocky Mountain High." From that point forward the rush to the Colorado high country was on. Changes took place. Thankfully, we have the 14ers Initiative to repair many of the trails that were trounced.

Naming peaks for someone famous, from the entertainment world or other "notoriety" is routine. Why not name an unnamed peak for one of our fellow 14er members like Peter Topp, who lost his life in El Diente last summer, or Dave Sanders, the Columbine HS teacher who was killed 4/20/99?

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby rking007 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:17 pm

Man I love John Denver! All I have to say is the Muppets Christmas album is the best of both worlds! Let's not forget the Mitchell Trio either...

Not sure about renaming Sopris, but for sure some un-nammed peak in or near Aspen. In fact, I think it should also be mandatory that John Denver be played on speakers along the trail the entire way up! :D Or maybe whoever builds the trail has to have him playing on speakers while they construct a trail... :D
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Doug Shaw » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:09 pm

rking007 wrote:All I have to say is the Muppets Christmas album is the best of both worlds!


FYYFF. Nothing on this earth inspires me to fry up a few sides of bacon more than hearing Miss Piggy caterwaul, "Fiiiive goo-ooold rings...".

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby I fall a lot » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:23 pm

rking007 wrote:In fact, I think it should also be mandatory that John Denver be played on speakers along the trail the entire way up! :D Or maybe whoever builds the trail has to have him playing on speakers while they construct a trail... :D


They're building a trail, not torturing the Taliban.

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