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So much for the "let's not make a fake replacement" idea. While I support making some kind of monument or something to mark it, this is just a disguised attempt at making a fake replacement. I think they would be better off doing something different.
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Having just travelled up to Franconia (for hiking and camping), I don't find an issue with the monument. You really won't see much of it unless you pull into the parking area which is already a highly tourist area with cannon Mountain (tram), the beach @ echo lake.......

Given the fact that the old man was held up by glue and cables for the past 50+ years it was a fake for the last half century already why not replace it on the ground.

By the way the basin / cascade trail is highly underrated. A great family hike.

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