we met Laurie Burt (the president of the AMC, who was also staying there). She asked me what we were planning on hiking this day, and I told her all about the Flags on the 48, and that we were representing Mt. Adams. She seemed positive about the event, but did joking state “I won’t notify the Forest Service about what you are doing” 😀
I’m actually kind of appalled that the President of the AMC didn’t know about the event. I’m not sure if that shows arrogance, ignorance or apathy towards anything outside what’s happening at the AMC. She may be the nicest person in the world, but for cryin’ out loud, this is a major hiking event!