Big dirty thing in Colorado

Since our almost-5-year-old granddaughter visited us not long ago, I’ve gotten more and more curious about what to call a rather prominent area landmark. Most of us know it as Mt. Garfield, which was named for the president who was assassinated back in the day.

Farther back in the day? I don’t know what it was called. My searches have come up empty so far, but I did learn about two hiking trails that will lead me to the summit.

Image by Gary Eichin from Pixabay

No disrespect to President Garfield, may he RIP as one hopes he has done since 1881, but I would rather call it by whatever name indigenous people called the mountain.

In the meantime, I’m going to go with what my granddaughter called it: a Big Dirty Thing.

That will work for a while – maybe BDT, for short – even though we have quite a few other BDTs here in Mesa County.

If you know what that BDT was called way back when, please let me know.

B.J.

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