bikehikeskifishSeptember 12, 2011 at 1:53 pmPost count: 25
Our trip leader, Paradox (John), finally got to fly the big flag for Flags on the 48 on West Bond. Michael J tells me it looked awesome from South Twin.
At 6:30am, John, Tim, Tom, Laurie, Jon, Tom and Ann (we adopted Ann at the trailhead) struck off from Zealand Road bound for West Bond. There is a bit of mud and water until the Z bridge but beyond that everything is in surprisingly good shape. Even the spur to Zealand was less muddy than usual.
From the summit we could see most of the surrounding peaks and their flags. Lafayette never really came out of the clouds, but we saw flags on: Osceola, Flume, Liberty, Lincoln, Garfield, South Twin, Bond, Carrigain, and Bondcliff.
Of particular note, there was a chopper (National Guard, we believe) circling the Pemi peaks, including West Bond. Video of chopper circling West Bond.
Z Bridge, Zealand above Zealand Ponds
Zealand Falls, Carrigain Notch seen through Zealand Notch
South Twin and Guyot, Flag flying on West Bond
Falls just above the hut, Peace in America today, even between Red Sox and Yankee fans 😉
John has a group photo with the flag which hopefully he will add…
Timsasha learnardSeptember 12, 2011 at 3:18 pmPost count: 2
Thanks for the report…great job getting that remote peak…. 😀ParadoxSeptember 12, 2011 at 3:34 pmPost count: 32
Great trip report and wonderful video and stills. I’ll be posting much later tonight.
JohnJohn in NHSeptember 12, 2011 at 6:28 pmPost count: 3
It was great to join in on this hike. Great group and stellar way to remember the day and honor those lost that day.
Tim, thanks for sharing the video of the military chopper flyover, that indeed was a special moment and call to remember those who have served and sacrafice to keep us safe since. Also, today was proof that Yankee and Red Sox fans can come together for a worthy endeavour.
Our six by ten foot flag in all of its glory
I got this photo of the flag on South Twin 16x zoom, could see it with naked eye from West Bond
A great day and reason to head deep into the Pemi
ParadoxSeptember 13, 2011 at 12:47 amPost count: 32
Below (L to R) Laurie Tom, Anne, Tom, John, Tim, and John
Below is the view from Zealand Pond to Zealand Falls
View from Zealand Hut
Garfield from West Bond at 4.0 miles
Bond…Mount Bond from West Bond at 0.67 miles
Liberty from West Bond at 5.5 miles
Flume from West Bond at 5.25 miles
Carrigain from West Bond at 6.5 miles
South Twin from West Bond at 2.4 miles
Bondcliff from West Bond at 1 miles
2011 West Bond
2009 Wildcat D
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