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John Denver Peak

Postby mountainmanny » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:46 am

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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby climbing_rob » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:16 pm

Y-knot. Just don't call it "Deutschendorf Peak".
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby RosieTheSummiter » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:05 pm

Whoa! I was listening to his greatest hits just this morning on the way to work! I think this would be an awesome idea - he was a truly great performer and musician - what a spokesperson for nature!
A person's name in context of a mountain, though, could get some giggles in various contexts- i.e. when saying "I'm going to go do Longs today" or "I can't wait to climb Princeton" and dropping the "Peak" part as is often done, his name in context there could be kind of funny *giggle!* Probably better, though, then the alternative: "Mount..."

I'd vote for it!! Go John Denver!
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Oman » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:11 pm

Can you really make a mountain out of that much saccharine?
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Chicago Transplant » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:16 pm

Naming a peak for him, perhaps, but to name one of Sopris' sub-summits? I think that's a bit silly.

There are plenty of unnamed peaks out there and that would be more appropriate in my opinion than naming the sub-summit of such an iconic peak.
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Doctor No » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:24 pm

RosieTheSummiter wrote:A person's name in context of a mountain, though, could get some giggles in various contexts- i.e. when saying "I'm going to go do Longs today" or "I can't wait to climb Princeton" and dropping the "Peak" part as is often done, his name in context there could be kind of funny *giggle!* Probably better, though, then the alternative: "Mount..."


It's come to the point where whenever I have a rare PTO day, people assume that I'm going to go "mount a 14er". This stems from a coworker who had never heard of a 14er, and she assumed something else. :oops:
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby JB99 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:39 pm

I vote they name it Crestone...
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby San Juan Ron » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:02 pm

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
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby ajkagy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:09 pm

Chicago Transplant wrote:Naming a peak for him, perhaps, but to name one of Sopris' sub-summits? I think that's a bit silly.

There are plenty of unnamed peaks out there and that would be more appropriate in my opinion than naming the sub-summit of such an iconic peak.


+1...worst idea ever to name one of the sub summits when the mountain already has an established name. Yes, there are plenty of unnamed peaks out there that would love to have a name :)
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:18 pm

This would be a cool way of honoring John Denver.. Should be in the Elks somewhere and an unamed peak. I agree with Chicago Transplant that a subsummit of Sopris wouldn't be the best choice IMO.
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:26 pm

JB99 wrote:I vote they name it Crestone...

I was thinking the same thing, but I think they should name on summit "John Denver", and the other (equal) one "Crestone", and the third summit "Serenity".
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Re: John Denver Peak

Postby Bean » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:27 pm

What's with all the morons wanting to rename mountains lately?
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