Forums 2011 Flags on the 48 2011 Trip Reports FOT48: West Bond

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  • bikehikeskifish
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    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.

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    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…

    Tim

    sasha learnard
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    Thanks for the report…great job getting that remote peak…. 😀

    Paradox
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    Great trip report and wonderful video and stills. I’ll be posting much later tonight.

    John

    John in NH
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    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

    some extra photos

    Paradox
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    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

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    2011 West Bond
    2010 Adams
    2009 Wildcat D
    2006 Jackson

    tfr
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    As always a moving, and exciting event.

    Nice to meet everyone up there, and great to see old friends as well. :flag:

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