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I haven’t really followed this, but I have one question. When you say raising the flag on these mountains, are you leaving the flags there, or raising them for a moment then bringing them back down with you.
The reason I ask is when I was on Katahdin a week or so ago, I met up with a ranger who asked me how many flags were up there today. I hadn’t seen any and asked why. He said that every day since the WTC tragedy a ranger had to hike up and remove the many flags that had been left there. The day before there were about 20, one with a 12 foot pole, and a ranger had to climb up and carry them all down.
Please don’t leave them behind and create a trash heap in the name of patriotism. LNT.