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.
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.