As for Leave no trace, that will be one of the main things emphasised in this event. NO FLAGS, or any other flag paraphernalia, will be intentionally left behind. I have also been hiking quite a bit since Sept 11 (Mt Liberty, Mt Adams, Mt Katahdin, and N. and S. Twin, and I only witnessed flags that were left behind on Katahdin. I think that you either had bad luck or that I had good luck, but I think that most hikers know that leaving anything behind is a bad thing. I can assure you that LNT will be highly emphasised, next Sept 14th.
Reply To: The Mission Statement Frodo