NB1HSeptember 15, 2014 at 12:37 amPost count: 2
I originally planned to hike this weekend as a spectator only, but just this week decided to sign up for Mt Bond. Leading up to the event there was no trip info posted by the peak coordinator, so I decided to show up on the summit at noon and see if I could help. I brought a flag just in case it was needed.
I met the Hale crew in the parking lot at Zealand Rd and was on the trail at 8:05. I passed the Zealand crew at the hut. There were fantastic views from Zeacliff, and as soon as I got out of the trees on Guyot I could see the West Bond flag right in front of me. I was running late so I hurried up Bond without stopping to admire the view or taking the binoculars out of the pack to look for more flags.
I got up to the summit of Bond at 12:05 to find no flag and no crew or peak coordinator. The clouds were low but I could see in all directions. I stood up a dead tree I found on the summit and secured it with rocks, then stuck my flag on a couple branches sticking out. I used the saw on my pocket knife to cut off some sharp branches to keep the flag from getting damaged. By the time I had the flag up at 12:15 the clouds had decended and there were no views at all except for the occasional opening where I could see as far as Bondcliff for a minute. The wind was whipping and I was getting cold, so I called it off at 1:30. I got lots of compliments on my mast from the 15 or so people that passed through the summit while the flag was flying.SilentCalModeratorSeptember 15, 2014 at 1:14 amPost count: 1278
Thanks for what could be a streak saving flight. :flag: Thanks for confirmation on West Bond. :flag:IQuestSeptember 15, 2014 at 1:16 amPost count: 2
Thank you for stepping up and raising a flag where needed. :flag:mtnpaSeptember 16, 2014 at 1:09 pmPost count: 41
Way to come through in a clutch situation!!!
ThanksShawn DSeptember 16, 2014 at 8:34 pmPost count: 18
Thanks for picking up the slack, and seeing that Bond was not neglected..
YOU DA MAN! :flag:
2010 South Twin
2013 (regretfully absent)
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