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Bubbagylph, Expedition Flag, Leave no trace, Max, National Parks, St. George Narrows, The Crack, Zion National Park -

We all want to leave our mark. It's a basic human desire. This is why the National Parks have logs for people to sign before and after hikes. But historical behaviours  by early explorers or indigenous peoples is now nothing more than graffiti on our beautiful landscapes. It's a sign of selfishness and short-sightedness. We have better substitutes including cameras, social media, and dare I say Expedition Flags to help us record our travels in the wilderness and share them with each others. 

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One thing that I've learned about adventures is that things rarely go as planned. This can cause a lot of stress in the moment, but can actually be one of the best and most memorable parts of the experience. One of my heroes is my uncle, Scott Sorensen. He and his wife, Pat, run a fishing lodge in Quebec, Canada in the summers, and Scott is the closest thing I've known to a real mountain man. He introduced me to the greatest movie of all time, Jeremiah Johnson, and I was lucky enough to spend a month one summer as a 15-year-old...

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books, explore, family, first descent, flag history, Max -

The first time I was really inspired about the idea of having a flag for our family was after reading the book Hell or Highwater by Peter Heller. It tells the story of a group of kayakers trying to accomplish the first river descent of the Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet. Because of the expedition's difficulty and importance the group was given the privilege of carrying a flag from the prestigious Explorers Club. This was considered a great honor by the lead kayaker for the expedition and contributed to the motivation to accomplish the difficult task. The expedition required years...

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Welcome to the Expedition Flag Company blog. We use this blog to celebrate adventure. We will periodically highlight exceptional explorers, unique expeditions, and announce giveaways that will encourage you to head out on another expedition. Know of an explorer we should honor or interested in collaborating with us? Email us with ideas: hi@expeditionflag.com  

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