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Flags on the 48 (Willey), (NH) White Mou ntain Nati
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9/11 memorial hike
“(See trips for links if you want to sign up for a different mountain)
Anyone want to join me and hit the peaks of 3 official 4k peaks?
My basic plan is this: Set out by 8:00AM (8:30 at the latest) from Crawford Depot, take the Avalon to the Willey Range trail to Willey, taking the quick detour for the view at Mt. Avalon (unless time is critical). On the way back: do the return loop across the the peak of Mt. Tom (option: go back the same way we came which is shorter). After the trip, meet up with the other I plan on hitting Mooseland Grill and meeting up with other memorial hikers.
BTW: My flag survived the fire, but its not huge (4X6?) - which is OK for a minor summit, unless someone has something bigger.
Also, last time I improvised a flag pole by duct taping my hiking poles together and then taping that pole to a dead tree at the peak. That's probably what I'll do this time, unless someone has other ideas.
Anyone else interested. (I know Pepsi is doing another NH peak, and Pathman is probably doing a peak in his corner of the country again).”
“Pedxing, I will be doing a 1.4 mile fundraising ocean swim that day, and your heroicism will occupy my thoughts. Good Luck, and DON'T OVER DO IT!!”
“I'm in. Just sent you e-mail, pedxing.”
“Okay, I'm in.”
“Thanks WS, glad Ski and Artex are in. Glad I'll be seeing you two on the trail, instead of Campmor, or the hospital.”
“I'm considering mtn biking Mt Taylor.”
“Likewise, Pedxing. I'm very excited about the trip and can't wait.
Pathman, I've heard of that mountain. Have a good ride.”
What's Up, New England???
“Since it looks like the trip I was originally going to do this weekend down in PA has all but dissipated, I was thinking about making the drive up to New Hampshire for this. Anyone plan on camping Saturday night?”
“Hi Phantomsoul! Be great if you could make it. I won't be camping overnight, since I'm running a race in my town on Sunday and need to do lesson planning afterwards. Otherwise, I would.”
“Ok, so even if no one else camps, I still might -- or I might just drive over to the Catskills on Saturday night and crash at my dad's...
That being said, what are my camping options in that area?”
“And where and when are we meeting up for this shin-dig? Inquiring minds would like to know...”
“I'll let pedxing send you the e-mail he sent Artex and me, probably before you signed on as a maybe. Glad you'll be joining us. I'm not sure about camping options. I'll be heading back home Saturday afternoon. I can barely afford the one day off from the studying.”
“Phantom: I thought I posted a reply here, but I don't see it (knowing me, its probably on some other thread). So, here goes again:
I sent you the email I sent ski and artex. I know pepsi is doing Bond Cliff, he may be camping (if I were him, I'd camp Friday night). Bond Cliff is fantastic, but also a long hike.
Right now the weather is supposed to be good Saturday, but showers are predicted for Friday and Sunday. http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/USNH0024.html”
“PS: Also, the get together afterwards is at Mooseland Grill on the same highway as the trailhead. Address is:
330 East Rt. 302
Twin Mountain, NH
There are tons of places to camp out. In much of the Whites, you can camp out if you go far enough off the trail. There are also lots of commercial campgrounds. Here is a list of White Mountains camp grounds http://www.nhoutdoors.com/campgrounds.htm#White%20Mountains6
To sum up, it would be great to have a chance to hike with you. If not, I hope we can meet up at Mooseland (I'm looking forward to meeting Pepsi, too)”
“Pathman: The mountain biking trip sounds great!”
“The weather is still looking perfect for Saturday. Very cool.”
“Actually, it looks like I'm going to have 2 non-camper hikers with me on this trip (they don't have complete overnight gear as in tents, etc). Since my only tent is a solo tent, it looks like we won't be camping.
We'll figure something out for Friday night, and probably just head back downstate on Saturday after the get-together. I could probably use the extra day at home to start preparing for my Isle Royale trip starting the following weekend...
Thanks for the advice, though.”
“I won't be able to join you on this trip. Pedxing & Jamie, I send an e-mail with reasons. It was a tough decision, but one that had to be made. I wish you the best on this trip. I'll be thinking of you.”
“mtn biking trip seems out of the question. Too much going on, takes a couple of hours to get out there. I will find another way to commemorate this year. Good hiking and Peace to those on the 48 this year!”
We'll miss you ski - and will raise a glass to you.”
“Got the e-mail skiracer. Yes, a glass will be raised. :-)”
“Great trip... will post a report when I have time - or add to a report thread anyone else starts. Great company all around. Enjoyed see Artex again and hiking with him this time. Great to meet a new (to me) TT'er. My body held up pretty well and I had a great trip.”
“Looking forward to the report. Wish I could honestly say that I thought more about your courage and tenacity during your ordeal, during my ocean swim today, unfortunately, priority was taking a breath w/o gulping water at the same time”
“The trip was great! I was very happy to attend.
The highlight of the trip was seeing how great of a condition pedxing is in. I didn't really have any idea of how good or bad he would look prior to the trip, and was pleasently shocked when I saw him get out of the car at the trailhead. He seriously looks fantastic. And just as great, he bounced along the trail seemingly with no problems. Way to go, pedxing, I'm super happy for you.
It was great meeting pedxing friends, and phantomsoul and his friend as well. Another TT'er met to add to my list.
And as for the hike itself... what a great day! I bagged three more peaks on my 48'er list. Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, and Mt. Willey were a lot of fun to hike, and afforded great views. Awesome weather also! T'was a great day, indeed.
The pictures I took look great. I'll post them once I get them uploaded and all that jazz. If not today, then early this week for sure.”
Sounds like you guys had a great day.
The weather on Bondcliff was awesome too and I could see flags all over the peaks, one of the most impresive was Zealand as they had to raise it over the treetops and from the ground they wern't sure if it was high enough until the after party. We saw it, great job!!
I got to Mooseland at about 7:00. Sorry I missed you.”
“Hey all -- finally got home around 1 AM last night. It was great to meet both Artex and PedXing, as well as PedXing's SO and friends. I always enjoy a good hike in New England; I guess I now have my first 3 peaks toward the NH 48 -- that's one more than I have toward the ADK46 -- pathetic. Anyway, PedXing did look incredibly great and even hiked much better than I would have ever imagined, all things considered. You go, man!
Sorry I missed the whole Mooseland thing -- hope y'all had a good time. I'm working on pictures right now, so I should have something postable soon...”
“Ok, I guess this is our unofficial TR thread...
Anyway, here are my pictures from the Willey Range. NJoy!”
“Good show! Thanks for the pics, PhantomSoul. All through the day I was wishing I could have been with you guys.
Looking forward to joining in a hike sometime after Oct. 9th.”
“great pictures. What a great trip!”
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