As I was searching for info on Long's Peak on the web, I came across the odd fact that the ashes of Doak Walker were scattered on Long's Peak. Walker died on September 28, 1998 from complications from a skiing accident. He was famous for winning the Heisman trophy at SMU in 1948 and being exemplary in his academics and citizenship. He was a 4-time All-Pro with the Detroit Lions and led them to NFL championships in 1952 & 1953. He's the namesake for the Doak Walker Award (see www.doakwalkeraward.com) for college football's best running back.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe