Forums 2004 FOT48 Information Archive 2004 Planning Meeting Flags on the 48 Planning Get-together

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  • Greg
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    What Michael said. Also, take a look at the official Flags on the 48 Web site (which we should definitely jazz up for next year…):

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    Jayne
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    You can count me in and I will spread the word…. 😀

    Stephen
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    How are the Whites weather-wise in early May? What are the prospects of squeezing off a peak or 2 without the use of crampons that weekend?

    -T

    MtnMagic
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    Compared to every year, there will be plenty of well-packed snow and ice above 3k’ in early May in the Northern Whites. Crampons will be still be a necessity for several to many more weeks. Especially if the trail faces the northside. You will see snow/ice 2 feet thick, strong spring winds, and even a snowstorm or two! Even if it is 70 degrees or more in the valleys. Oh, and no bugs on the snow/ice covered slopes.
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    May sees plenty of winter left in the Whites.

    SilentCal
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    Lafayette Campground is not open until May 28th. Can anyone suggest another place to hold our get together that would be open?

    NH_Mtn_Hiker
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    Fransted family campground in Franconia (just off exit 37) is a possibility. I haven’t camped there but their website says they’re opening up May 1, 2004. http://www.franstedcampground.com

    MichaelJ
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    Hancock Campground on the Kanc is open all winter.

    Max
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    My hiking log from last years shows I did Mt. Tremont on May 4th and Mt. Tecumseh on May 10th and there was post-holeable snow on both peaks at that time.

    Jaytrek57
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    Max–

    Are you posting to keep “one” post ahead of MichaelJ? 😉

    Perhaps get space/bunks now at Carter? Just a thought…

    Peace.

    Bettheundertrek57

    MichaelJ
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    I’m still partial to the drive-up campground approach. It allows us to more easily bring in samples of flagpole designs to talk about, photos to look at, stuff to write with/on, etc.

    But if the majority likes Carter, I’d certainly be up for it. I absolutely love the place (and I want to climb the Wildcats).
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    Max
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    @Jaytrek wrote:

    Max–

    Are you posting to keep “one” post ahead of MichaelJ? 😉

    Doh! I never even noticed that! I must be spending way too much time on the computer!

    I’m up for meeting about anywhere, but the campground thing sounds a lot more feasible for the reasons Michael mentioned.

    Max

    Greg
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    @Max wrote:

    @Jaytrek wrote:

    Max–

    Are you posting to keep “one” post ahead of MichaelJ? 😉

    Doh! I never even noticed that! I must be spending way too much time on the computer!

    You just did it again…. 😛

    SilentCal
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    I’m really up for anywhere but we need to remember a few things. While we will be spread out camping wise, our get-together will be a fairly good sized group. I estimate between 25-30. Some private campgrounds could frown upon seeing such a large group congreagate on one site for several hours. Carter Notch or Lonesome Lake would be great but some people may be turned off by having to hike in. I would assume too, that some people may just show up for the meeting and then head out on their merry way to a warm bed. So we need some open space, fairly close to highways, and maybe lots of firewood if it’s cold.

    MtnMagic
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    I’m all for camping right off a paved road. May sees the mud season before the bugs hatch. Let’s look into Hancock off the Kanc which is a fine level graded area.

    Yes Max is right, postholing is certain on the trails in the beginning of May.
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    Thanks to wool to keep one warm!

    Frodo
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    Tripoli Road should be open for camping with it’s numerous sites. Kinda like “wild west” camping with no facilities and occasional intoxicated neighbors firing celebratory shots in the air… Yeee-haaa!!! BANG! BANG!

    I like the CNH idea, but I think that would limit some of the from attending (nothing like car camping for socializing).

    I am surprised to hear that Lafayette Place doesn’t open until May 28th. I thought they were open year round? Ammonoosuc Campground in Twin Mt usually opens early. I think any campground will do, especailly because we will likely be their only business that weekend… I am also up for the CNH if everyone wants to do that (don’t have to worry about the weather).

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