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  • Amadeus
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    in reply to: Owl’s Head #53852

    Just in case we are never seen or heard from again, the plan is this:

    Trailhead (Lincoln Woods Visitor Center) at 7AM.

    If it does not rain, the dry route:
    Lincoln woods trail to Black Pond trail. Bushwhack from Black Pond NNW to jct Lincoln Brook Trail / Lincoln Brook. Up the slide on the West side of Owl’s Head. Back the same way.

    If it does rain, the wet Route:
    Lincoln woods trail to Lincoln Brook Trail. Up the bushwhack on the West side of Owl’s Head (near slide). Back the same way.

    If we are feeling particularly perky, we will descend the East side and take the Franconia Brook Trail back.

    P.S. Thanks for the offer. I’ll see how we are doing when we get back to the trailhead.

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: 2007 Signup Stats #53712

    Woooot!
    100% peak sign up status.
    Joy!
    Party time.

    Amadeus
    Post count: 31
    in reply to: 2007 Signup Stats #53710

    I am still lurking around and could take one of the remaining peaks. Last year I was incapacitated from a (then) recent surgery. I prefer to hike in very small groups, so I figure I’ll sign up for whatever un-loved peak remains when the time comes.

    Always wanted to go to Owl’s Head some day……
    Amadeus

    Amadeus
    Post count: 31

    Hi all.

    The surgery went “well” but recoup is taking a long time and has had some complications. I will not be able to participate in this year’s hike. Darn. I will miss the hike, and the people, and the trees. I am looking forward to seeing the photo gallery when the event has concluded. I wish you all a safe and comfortable hike.

    Bill

    Amadeus
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    Is that Washington someone me? I have been really busy getting ready for my up coming down time. Sorry for the lack of a reply. How does the Mt. Washington thing usually work? I assume that putting the flag at the “actual” peak is not advised. Where should one set up? I have always wanted to try out the cog train ride. It could be fun. Does it operate in rainy weather? Is the road to the top open in rainy weather? I am not much of a “people person”, but would arrive with a printout of the mission statement.

    If that someone is not me, that’s ok also. I (and the doctors) actually have no idea what condition I will be in when I get out.

    In any event, wish me luck!

    So many questions, so little time to prepare.

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51292

    They have posted a copy in the general discussion forum, under “In years past, there was a printable statement thingy….”.

    I would not mind taking pictures at all. I just have to remember to keep my thumb out of it.

    See you Sunday!

    Amadeus
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    Ah. Thanks. I knew it was around here somewhere. I found a copy of the pdf for ’04, but it lacks the newer information.

    For me the history page printed with all sorts of extra stuff (links on the left side ‘n whatnot), so I took the liberty of copying the good stuff and printing just that out.

    Thanks for the info, I am now ready for the 11th.

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51290

    OK. Unless there is something I have forgotten, as often happens, the plan now looks like this:

    The USPS team goes up from Tripoli Road (Team T). Myself, greenice, JBarr, and two un-registered friends will go up from the Kanc (Team K). This will bring the total to 13 people at the top. I have not had any communication with Dave Danger. You out there?

    Team K will meet at the Greeley Ponds Trail (Kancamagus end) at 9AM sharp. The route up is approximately 3 miles. A vehicle may be dropped off before hand at the starting point of Team T, for those that want to through hike.

    Team T seems to have everything under control on their end. We will be flying the Groton Post Office flag at the top.

    Everybody meets at the top at noon(ish). I will be bringing a camera, mission statement in print, flag pole and rope. I will also have a small backup flag if anything goes wrong.

    It is very likely that I (and two others) will through hike to Tripoli Road after the event – depending on transportation available at the other end.

    I will be out of communication starting Friday evening, and will be goofing off in the Mountains all day Saturday.

    Now the important stuff:

    If team K brings the peanut butter, will team T bring the jelly? Perhaps we could get the Osceola peak group to bring the bread. Teamwork will get us lunch! Alone we will be scooping stuff out of jars with our fingers, but together we can make sandwiches! It will be glorious. Are you with me? I can’t hear you…. ARE YOU WITH ME?!?!?!
    GO TEAM!!!!

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51288

    Yay! A two page T&R!!!!!!
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    I love the idea of swapping keys at the top. I would enjoy a through hike very much. Do I get to keep the other groups car until next year? I hope that I will be trading up. Something newer would be nice….

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51286

    Update and more options:

    We now have 12 or 13 people for this peak. With this many people, we may want to split up groups. One group starts at Tripoli road, the other from the Kanc. What do you all think?

    In any case, I will be on the top at noon with at least the flag pole. The USPS group has the flag.

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51284

    Wow. 8 people. Last year I was all alone….

    Sweet. Well, if it is an official USPS flag, it would be great to fly that at the top.

    The hike from Tripoli should be a good one, nice and easy (compared to the other direction). Do you all have hiking experience? The WMG says it is 4.2 miles from Tripoli road to east peak, and should take 3 hours and 20 minutes. The times given in the guide are usually for a very relaxed hike, so 9am should work out well.

    As stated above, the peak is wooded. If there is sufficient desire to get the flag above the trees, we will have to come up with a tall pole. In the past, I have used a series of tent poles that only extend about 10 feet or so. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of spare time between now and then for experimentation, construction and test. I am open to ideas, and anything you guys may want to do.

    Below, you can click the link to see a graphic of the trail profile. The left side is the trail head at Tripoli road, the right side is the junction with Greeley Ponds Trail. The blue crosshair is on the East peak. If your browser resizes the image, it may be a bit unreadable.

    http://www.optisciences.com/images/mtosceola.gif

    Amadeus
    Post count: 31
    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51281

    OK. Time to start finalizing things. People need to speak up. Where to meet, what trail to take… With multiple vehicles we can have a more interesting hike (hint hint hint).

    I have a good flag, but only a makeshift flagpole. It is made of several interlocking tent poles. I am open to better solutions. It is not very tall & I think that the peak is wooded. Perhaps we need something taller?

    Whaddayawanna have for lunch?

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51280

    OK. The loop is now about 13 miles long. Scar ridge does not exist as a formal trail. A bit much for a Sunday afternoon. At least for me. I suppose it could be done, but I would estimate on getting back to the car at about midnight.

    OR

    A two day – camp out hike. Ooooooo. Take the loop in the other direction. Overnight somewhere off trail. Quick hike on Sunday to the peak. Hang around, think about life, then a quick hike out.

    OR

    Just a quick hike in and out. Quickest would be from the Kank (2.5 miles one way), a longer hike could be from Tripoli (3.25 miles one way).

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51278

    Darn. Thanks for the info. I’ll have to look at the AMC maps when I get back north. The “trail” I’m looking at may just be part of the boundry between Livermore and Lincoln named Scar Ridge. Looked like a nice trail to hike – if it was a trail.

    Perhaps this is a good excuse to buy a new guide. The one I have is 5~7 years old anyway.

    To EMS! Wooooooooooooooo!

    Amadeus
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    in reply to: Osceola, East Peak #51276

    OK. Now I am confused. Is there a “Scar Ridge” trail that I can take to East Pond Trail (from the top of Mt Osceola) or not? One map I have suggests yes, the other no. The proposed loop was going to use Scar Ridge. My offical AMC maps are currently in Franconia and I am down here in Nashua for the week (yuck).

    Doooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmm!!!!

    I suppose I could always bushwhack over to the other trail. I have been wanting to try out a bushwhack for some time now. Could be fun. Could be nasty. Maybe I’ll bring my GPS thingy. I wonder if it still works…

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