14erFred wrote:I find it highly presumptuous of anyone to claim to own a mountain, even in the case of privately "owned" peaks such Culebra, Sherman, and Bross. We are citizens of the Unites States, but the government does not "own" us. I live on the shore of Lake Michigan, but I do not "own" it. The citizens of the town of Crestone live at the base of Kit Carson, but they do not "own" the mountain.
The townspeople of Crestone need to find a more important issue to which to devote their time and energy. There are far more important matters in the world that need to be addressed than trying to rename the mountain to their liking. Why not devote time and effort to something that's much bigger and more important than the mountain? The citizens of Crestone should look beyond the mountain to the problems of poverty and injustice that lie outside their neighborhood and then work to change those things to what they want them to be. Why focus on changing the name of a local geological feature, when the world itself needs to be changed?
What myopic and limited vision the town has to see no further than their own backyard, while so many people suffer in this world. The people of Crestone have lost their sense of perspective and are making a mountain out of a molehill. Give up this trivial pursuit and tackle a problem that really matters in the bigger scheme of things.
Then why care what the hell these people do or try to petition to name a peak? Focus on your own backyard and leave others to their own? Perhaps hypocrisy (and this whole thread) need to just bugger off... go to a soup kitchen and feed your local starving and who gives a flying f*ck what some distant mt. is named?? This whole thread is utterly nonsense... Same goes for all the morons pioneering this 'cause'. It's a mountain. We hike/climb them. If the name is important to you, perhaps your life is empty.