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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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