The flag currently flying high on Mt. Garfield is in need of being replaced.

I've hiked Mt. Garfield a couple of times over the last week, and it's obvious the current flag is reaching its end. Given the short lifespan of a flag at this location, those who maintain the site go through flags very quickly. The supply of replacements has been exhausted.

Waylon Jordan

The flag on Mt. Garfield as of April 1, 2020,

Just shy of three years ago, a group of dedicated people hiked up Mt. Garfield equipped with an amazing new flag pole and a new flag. Before long the flag was fluttering in the breeze. This effort was made just in time to celebrate Memorial Day 2017.

Well, as time goes by, and weather rolls through the valley, the flag experiences a tremendous amount of wear and tear.

To date, several generous people have donated flags to this cause. The flag pictured below went up on July 4, 2019. This flag is the very flag you see flying high in the picture at the top of this post.

Waylon Jordan

There exists a challenge when it comes to this site. Winds are constant, and at times brutal at the top of Mt. Garfield. Flags, even those made of heavy materials like the one pictured directly above have a lifespan of three months at best. One of the organizers behind this effort takes extra measures to have the flags reinforced with extra stitching.

Unfortunately, flags like the one shown above can be very pricey. There are other options, but those come with their own challenges. There's a flag in my home which I'll be happy to donate to this cause. It is of a much lighter material, and as I understand it, will last only a month or two.

In any case, flags need to be at least 5' X 8' and preferably made of heavier material.

While there is the option of buying flags, there also exists the possibility you have one already available. I can't recall how the flag I'm donating came to me. Please check around your home. Wouldn't it be great to drive down I-70 and look up to see that flag fluttering in the breeze high atop Mt. Garfield?

If you would like to donate a flag, I can put you in touch with a contact. Please reach out to me, and I'll make the connection.

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