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It was quite simple, really, but seemed to work well. Rob (my co-webmaster) found some aluminum angle iron and created three 4-foot sections with two sets of holes at each junction. When we reached the summit, we bolted the three sections together and slid the pole up the side of one tree. We left an overlap (pole to tree) of about five feet and lashed the five feet of pole to the tree. No impact, no anchors, no guy lines. It held very well, even in wind, and we were able to fly the flag pretty high…

Rob, having recently acquired welding equipment, welded a post to the top to slide the grommet of the flag over, but this was not necessary, just fun.

If you’d like more detail, let me know, I’ll see what I can provide.