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  • MMM
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    in reply to: Web page #48627

    Oh yes, need to add info about what participants are supposed to do (and not supposed to do!) Such as, “Raise your flag at noon and fly it for 2 hours.” (? is that the time and duration we agreed on ?) Leave no trace info, such as, “Do not leave your flag on the mountain, etc.”

    Anything else?

    MMM
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    in reply to: Web page #48626

    It’s really starting to materialize!

    I agree w/Frodo, to add mission statement. I like the possible link to Q&A page. Overall, I think keeping it succint and user-friendly is best.

    MMM
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    in reply to: Enthusiasm #48622

    Thanks, Frodo.

    Tony and I have marked it on our Calendar. I think I can round up a few more hikers, too.

    MMM
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    in reply to: URL for Web site? #48604

    I agree with Frodo:
    http://flags.alpinezone.com/

    MMM
    Post count: 16
    in reply to: Enthusiasm #48619

    I’ve been off the board for a while, due to layoff from work and not having internet access! I’m glad to see there’s still discussion going on about the event. And I’ll be there.

    MMM
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    I agree, we should launch no earlier than 5 or 6 months before the event. We will have too many no-shows otherwise—people who’s initial enthusiasm wanes.

    Plus, after winter is over the 3-season hikers get excited about hiking again. But 5-6 months is early enough so people can pre-plan (i.e. set aside a day or two of vacation time)

    MMM
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    I vote for Flags on the 48. It sums it up well.

    I tried the poll, but it wouldn’t work for me.

    MMM
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    Yes, this plan sounds very logical and manageable. I agree.

    MMM
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    I think it sounds great, and I really have nothing to add.

    MMM
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    How about “From Every Mountain Top: 9-11 Memorial Hike”. This may give us some flexibility in case we don’t make our goal of 48, or to remove the association with the peak baggers.

    MMM
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    Should we have some brief explanation as to why/how we are connecting this event to the 48 peaks? Maybe something about hikers getting together to show a sign of unity? Or is it unnecessary to explain the significance of the 48? I guess I am mostly throwing this suggestion out there in response to all that nonsense on Hiker Journal a couple weeks ago.

    MMM
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    I can see allowing people to fly other flags on summits in addition to the American flag, but not in place of it. Yes, 20% of the victims were from other countries, but the main target was to kill Americans on US soil. I think it’s fine and appropriate to acknowledge these other countries, but not at the cost of downplaying or denying patriotism for our own country.

    MMM
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    Then I think this thread should be retitled “setting the date” or something, because I did not know it was exclusively for that purpose, as it hadn’t started out that way.

    MMM
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    First, they are really scaring me over on HJ!

    Second, I see a valid point for the Wednesday date, for both reasons stated by RJ. By using the actual anniversary date the event would be very powerful and meaningful. And because it’s a Wednesday we would really only attract people who are sincerely interested.

    Third, what do you all think of this idea of raising flags from other nations?

    MMM
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    Some of the 48’s are more easily attained via backpacking trips, so maybe Saturday, Sept. 14th would work better logistically. People may be able to take a Friday off and hike in for the next day.

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