Yesterday, I posted the following picture and suggested that most red-blooded American males would easily know what this mountain is. I was, perhaps, a bit too hasty to make that suggestion.

Here’s the picture again:

Mystery mountain

Well, the reason I thought ‘most’ red-blooded American males would immediately guess this mountain is because it is also the mountain that Coors Light uses as its “mountain” on its Coors Light products. At least, that’s what I have heard from the folks in the nearby town of Telluride. Mt. Wilson is one of Colorado’s 14ers, mountains that are 14,000+ feet high. It casts a shadow over Telluride, which is on the western side of the Continental Divide.

Well, I forgot not everyone drinks Coors Light beer. ┬áHere is a copy of the Coors Light logo — judge for yourself.

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Coors Light logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh, and while we’re at it. Yesterday in Telluride, we experienced 70+ mph winds. While winds do wonderful things to Aspen trees, they can also make a mountain disappear. The photo below is a photo of the same Mt. Wilson taken from the same vantage point. Yesterday, I called it Ghost Mountain.

Photo of Mt. Wilson taken from the same vantage point as the first picture in this posting. Where the hell did the mountain go? Is David Copperfield hiding out in Telluride, Colo.?

So, where did the mountain go? Well, listening to the news here yesterday, it appears there are some significant brush fires in Paradox, Utah to the west and in some small towns in New Mexico to the south. The 70 mph winds brought smoke from those to fires into southwestern Colorado, and made the mountain appear to disappear.

By the way, today the wind has settled and the smoke has disappeared and Mt. Wilson continues to cast its shadow over the sleepy small Colorado town of Telluride. Have a good Memorial Day tomorrow, folks, and remember our troops. God bless them and their mission.

P.S. Hats off to Paul. He had the closest guess: Pike’s Peak, near Colorado, Springs, Colo. Close but no cigar, Paul. Good guess, my friend.