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  • psheehy4978
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    Hi all,

    My friends and I are planning on starting up the Signal Ridge Trail at approximately 8:30AM. Planning to meet in the parking lot at 8AM to get set up and distribute gear. I have upgraded my flag pole setup from the last few years from PVC piping to metal pipes with a flag pully system. My friends and I have successfully flown flags on Whiteface and Cannon in years past. Feel free to bring more flags and poles to fill up the deck!

    For those who haven’t hiked Carrigain before, the round trip is approximately 10miles with 3,250 ft. of elevation gain. It’s a great hike with amazing views and an observation tower up top.

    I will post updated info closer to the date. Please reach out with questions or proposed changes. I can be reached at my email: philipsheehy217@yahoo.com

    Thank you

    – Phil Sheehy

    stugirl07
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info. My hubby, James will be coming along on the hike. We just finished the 48 a few weeks ago. We are looking forward to this event. Diane and James Stuart

    Summitdog
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    My girlfriend and I will be joining you this year for our first time on Carrigain. We’ve done several of these memorials but have never actually helped carry the equipment and would like to help this year if it is needed. See you all there..

    Summitdog
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    My girlfriend and I will be joining you this year for our first time on Carrigain. We’ve done several of these memorials but have never actually helped carry the equipment and would like to help this year if it is needed. See you all there..
    Eric Middleton
    Denise Blakely

    misrite68
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    This is my first time participating in the flags on 48. I have done 25/48 so feel good about the hike- but am curious what “gear” we will need to carry- I just want to be sure I am prepared.
    I look forward to meeting everyone snd being part of this event.
    Thank you
    Kelly

    psheehy4978
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    Hi Kelly,

    Glad to see you joining us this year! Congrats on hiking over half of the 48s. For Saturday, make sure to bring the 10 essentials and plenty of warm clothes. The hike will follow along a brook for a while and we can pull water from there on the way up. I usually bring a lunch and a bunch of snacks to have at the top while we hang around. Some people brings hammocks to lay in as well. Other than those items, just prepare for the weather and to stay above treeline for 2+ hours weather dependent. If you need a more specific list of gear items, email me at philipsheehy217@yahoo.com thanks!

    psheehy4978
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    Post count: 8

    Hi everybody!

    Looks like some nice weather for the event Saturday! Please still remember to bring plenty of warm clothing. We are still hoping everyone can meet at the signal ridge trailhead around 0800AM for an 0830AM departure. If you feel you may need more time to hike the 5mi ascent, please don’t hesitate to get there earlier and meet us at the top.

    There are five different sections of the pole that will be passed around as we ascend for anyone willing to help. There is also a variety of different miscellaneous pieces of gear that we will be bringing up to assemble the flag pole. I tested it all out today and all seems well. Feel free to bring patriotic gear!

    I’ve been in communication with a variety of people and it looks like we will have a solid group! Please reach out with any questions to philipsheehy217@yahoo.com

    See you Saturday!

    Bruce
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    I should be at the trailhead with a group of 4-6 people just before 9am if all goes well. Looking forward to it, 2 of us have finished the 48 and have been participating in this event for the past 5 years.

    psheehy4978
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    Post count: 8

    I just wanted to thank everybody that assisted with the flag and joined us in a wonderful ceremony atop Mt. Carraigain yesterday! This event means so much to me and everyone I’m close to and I couldn’t complete it without the support of everyone involved. I hope everyone enjoyed the event and isn’t too sore or injured today.

    I had mentioned this to someone but please feel free to post pictures on Facebook and on this site. I only took a few and I usually rely on the photographers in the group.

    Again, thank you so much for joining. See you next year!

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