Sunday, August 21, 2011
I grew up listening to John Denver songs, so I was intrigued to see that there is a petition to name a peak
in the Rocky Mountains "John Denver Peak." Specifically, the petition is to name the east peak of Mount Sopris, above Aspen, Colorado, rumored to be the site where he wrote "Rocky Mountain High."
This petition has sparked a controversy between those who think that this is a perfect way to honor the artist, versus those who think that Denver's legacy as an environmentalist is overhyped, and that he did the area more harm than good by promoting it in his songs.