Wednesday Open Thread

“The only truly affluent are those who do not want more than they have.”

–Erich Fromm

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Voyageur says:

    There is a Cat 5 Trumpstink alert in effect through Friday.

    Stay upwind and keep plenty of Fabrese in stock.

    A special earwig is dedicated to Trumpstink fan Denependent, to tune of "Dead skunk in the middle of the road."

    – 0-

    Donald Trump is an odious toad.

    Donald Trump is an odious toad.

    Donald Trump is an odious toad.

    Stinkin' to high heaven!

  2. davebarnes says:

    Funny, but useless in influencing the election.

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Says the man who was so broke he used campaign contributions to pay his living expenses? Cool it on the work requirements talk, bubba.  Going after the working poor may play well to your base, but it's wrong. 

    PS: what did you know and when did you know it? 



  4. DENependent says:

    Well Named 14ers:
    La Plata Peak in the Collegiate Peaks
    Elevation: 14,361 ft (4372 m)
    Rank in Colorado: 5th Highest

    The Bad: The only thing I can say against this name is that it may be a little confusing since it is not in the La Plata Mountains and does not fit with the college named mountains around it. That is an extremely minor ding, though.

    The Good: It combines Spanish heritage with reference to the silver mining nearby and maybe a dash of silvery snow. Calling it La Plata Peak also makes it much better than if it had been La Plata Mountain. One of my favorite mountain names. The USGS also only has one summit named La Plata in its database, so a good uniqueness.

    Possible Fixes: None! It is practically perfectly named.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Have you done La Plata? My tally record tells me I've done it 4 times, last in 2005. I was on it around 2014, but did not summit for reasons unimportant here.

      14ers are good for special experiences. On the '14 trip, saw a grey weasel at 14,000', where I had stopped. 

      • DENependent says:

        I have climbed exactly one 14er (not counting driving to the top of Evans), Mount Bierstadt. I take lots of photos of them and I love them, but I am not much of a climber. My hikes tend to be of the frequent stops to identify plants, birds, or minerals type.

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