US flag may be removed from Peak 1 near Frisco, CO

US flag may be removed from Peak 1 near Frisco, CO

John M.
John M.

September 4th, 2003, 5:51 pm #1

The USFS rules don't permit this flag to fly on this mountain.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2455583/detail.html
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Tom B
Tom B

September 5th, 2003, 1:21 am #2

I support the flying of a flag on Peak 1. I was on peak 1 a few weeks ago and noted that the flag (flown over a year now) was in very poor condition. I was interested in helping to replace the flag with a new one, but it hasn't yet happened. What is wrong with flying this flag there?
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John M.
John M.

September 5th, 2003, 6:55 pm #3

The USFS rules don't permit this flag to fly on this mountain.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2455583/detail.html
The flag can fly:

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2458490/detail.html
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-adam
-adam

September 12th, 2003, 6:01 pm #4

The USFS rules don't permit this flag to fly on this mountain.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2455583/detail.html
The hike turned into a far different experience than last year's hike, when temperatures on a sunny morning hovered in the upper 60s. This time around, a cloud hung onto the entire Tenmile Range for the duration, and the ambient temperature at the trailhead was in the upper 40s.

At 7:30 a.m., several groups set out at sporadic intervals. Ari Dolegowski, who is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., and was in the Big Apple on that fateful day, took the flag up its first leg, from the trailhead to Masontown, an abandoned mining town on the trail about a half-mile from Frisco.

The previous day's snow still covered most of the mountain, 2 inches deep at Masontown, 6 inches deep on the summit. In some places, drifts were pushing 2 feet in depth.

http://www.summitdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... /309120101

-adam
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roger
roger

September 16th, 2003, 7:47 pm #5

Sept 11 Flag-Burned
Sept. 11 memorial flag on Colo. mountain in national forest is burned
An American flag placed atop a mountain peak in a national forest as a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks was torched, authorities said.
Summit County deputies were investigating a report that a hiker found a note on the 13,589-foot snowcapped summit claiming responsibility for the fire, sheriff's spokeswoman Jill Berman said Monday.
The burned flag was found Sunday.
The FBI was notified because the flag was in the White River National Forest, Berman said.
WTNH.com
September 16, 2003
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John M.
John M.

September 16th, 2003, 7:52 pm #6

This was on the 10PM news last night with significant coverage (interviews, summit video, etc.).

The person who did this is a hiker who either adamantly supports USFS rules or really hates the USA flag.
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John M.
John M.

September 17th, 2003, 4:46 pm #7

Sept 11 Flag-Burned
Sept. 11 memorial flag on Colo. mountain in national forest is burned
An American flag placed atop a mountain peak in a national forest as a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks was torched, authorities said.
Summit County deputies were investigating a report that a hiker found a note on the 13,589-foot snowcapped summit claiming responsibility for the fire, sheriff's spokeswoman Jill Berman said Monday.
The burned flag was found Sunday.
The FBI was notified because the flag was in the White River National Forest, Berman said.
WTNH.com
September 16, 2003
Full color photo and story made front page.
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Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker

September 18th, 2003, 5:06 pm #8

The USFS rules don't permit this flag to fly on this mountain.

www.thedenverchannel.com/news/2455583/detail.html
As of 9/13, Grays Peak had a US flag on the summit. It was cool to get your picture taken beside it. It inspired me to press on to Torreys!
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WingLady
WingLady

September 19th, 2003, 2:13 pm #9

The hike turned into a far different experience than last year's hike, when temperatures on a sunny morning hovered in the upper 60s. This time around, a cloud hung onto the entire Tenmile Range for the duration, and the ambient temperature at the trailhead was in the upper 40s.

At 7:30 a.m., several groups set out at sporadic intervals. Ari Dolegowski, who is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., and was in the Big Apple on that fateful day, took the flag up its first leg, from the trailhead to Masontown, an abandoned mining town on the trail about a half-mile from Frisco.

The previous day's snow still covered most of the mountain, 2 inches deep at Masontown, 6 inches deep on the summit. In some places, drifts were pushing 2 feet in depth.

http://www.summitdaily.com/apps/pbcs.dl ... /309120101

-adam
McInnis offers replacement for burned 9/11 memorial flag on peak

FRISCO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis has promised to provide a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol to replace a mountaintop 9/11 memorial flag that was burned.

http://www.pueblochieftain.com/friday/n ... article/18


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It's probably not a coincidence that Rep. McInnis happened to announce last week that he wouldn't be running for re-election to his seat in Congress, but very likely will run for governor of Colorado.
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Ken Akerman
Ken Akerman

September 19th, 2003, 10:06 pm #10

This is just speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised if <a href=http://www.purepolitics.com/GarySwingrepco.htm>this rabble-rouser</a> was the person who destroyed the flag on Peak 1.

Ken
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