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    Flags on the 48 is 9/11 this year

    Just a reminder that Flags is coming up soon. Last I looked, they still had plenty of room to sign up, especially the Tripyramids.

    If anyone is going to be on the Kinsmans, we might see you there.

    Never forget!
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    It's been a while since I've been on S Kinsman. Is it worth bringing binoculars to try to see other flags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Rankin View Post
    It's been a while since I've been on S Kinsman. Is it worth bringing binoculars to try to see other flags?
    Apparently 21 other peaks are visible from there.

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    I guess I'll pack them, thanks!
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    How was it?
    Have fun & be safe
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    Great! We met lots of friendly folks on the trails and at the summit. A little hazy for views but all 48 peaks were covered. Tons of pics on their facebook page.
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    That’s great!

    As someone who spent multiple weeks in the Ground Zero area after 9/11, the last thing I want to be forced to think about on 9/11 is 9/11. Great Sunday hike of Gore Mountain, Vermont with no flags or fanfare way up there on the border with Canada.

    But very cool to see the continued emotional involvement with this historical event by so many patriotic hiker folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma concolor View Post
    That’s great!

    As someone who spent multiple weeks in the Ground Zero area after 9/11, the last thing I want to be forced to think about on 9/11 is 9/11. Great Sunday hike of Gore Mountain, Vermont with no flags or fanfare way up there on the border with Canada.

    But very cool to see the continued emotional involvement with this historical event by so many patriotic hiker folks.
    I get that. Most of our conversations were pretty upbeat.
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