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    you are receiving this email because you have signed up for a hike with the AMC Boston chapter on SEPT 12,2015. To Middle Carter. and to take part in the raising of Two Flags at the peak in Honor of those killed on Sept 11 2001

    On September 11th, 2001 the consciousness of United States of America was undeniably altered by overwhelming and devastating acts of terrorism, so far reaching in their intensity that our country will forever carry the scars. Thousands of lives were lost in a fleeting moment, immeasurable families shattered and countless hearts broken.
    We in the hiking community continue to honor the deceased with a tribute: flying the American flag atop all 48 four-thousand foot and higher mountains in New Hampshire on the weekend closest to September 11 each year. By demonstrating our steadfast unity in this challenging endeavor, we also hope to express our unwavering support to the families, friends and communities whose losses are beyond comprehension and whose suffering we remember in our hearts.

    We will be meeting at 630 AM at the IMP trail parking lot . please give your self plenty of time to get there its just over 3 hours from Boston.some people may want to go up the night before and grab a motel or stay at pinkham notch .I will be staying at Pine Knoll Campground about an hour away if you would like to stay there with me please email me .
    This hike will be a little slower because we are carrying an extended 20 foot metal flag pole with us.The two flags will be shared by the group so everyone will get a chance to carry them .
    One of the flags that we will be carrying up is a special Flag.it was flown at Ground Zero in NEW YORK and has all the victims names including the firefighters and police officers who lost there lives that day .

    THE HIKE .
    we will hike Middle Carter and tag North and possible South peaks .time ,weather and group dependent .we will meet at 630 AM on Saterday the 12 of Sept.we will hang at the top from when we get there till 2PM. we will raise the flags at 12.00 and take them down at 2 after that we will head down
    we will hike up the IMP trail 3.2 miles to North carter trail 1.2 to Carter-Moriah trail we will drop packs dependent on time and tag North at .3 we will then go back and get our packs and head to Middle .6 at this point we will raise the flags 20 feet high over the trees. total will be 11 miles if we don’t tag South peek and 13 if we do.
    GEAR

    IT will be cold and windy at the top remember extra layers we will be there for two hours .
    – Poles (optional; helpful for balance and on steep inclines)
    – Food – trail snacks
    – Two one-liter bottles (insulate them with a water bottle “coozy” or even a wool sock) Fill bottles with boiling water before leaving in the morning.
    – Extra water for car ride to mountain. Make sure to drink at least a liter of water before you start hiking
    – Fleece or wool insulating layer
    – Wind and water-resistant shell parka
    – Wind/rain pants (full zip are best)
    – Socks
    – Wool / fleece hat
    – Sunglasses
    – Mittens and/or gloves
    – gaiters
    – Headlamp
    – Personal first aid kit / medications
    – Sunscreen, lip balm
    – Camera (optional)
    – Change of clothes/shoes for car ride after hike and some extra money in the event we go out afterwards for food/drink
    Remember, NO COTTON, and this includes your underwear. The only exceptions are your bandana and baseball cap.
    Directions

    you take 93N to 95N to 16N NH 1hr 21min
    Then stay on 16N for 143 min, till you get to Pinkham Notch stop and go use the Bathrooms there are none at the trail head.GPS says it takes just over 3 hours
    stay on 16 going north pass by the 19 mile brook trail head and the IMP trai head is two more miles up on left there is parking just on the side of the road . there are two IMP trail heads we will be at the first one south IMP.

    Thank you all for signing up any questions please email or call me

    Paul 781-389-8115
    Firemanpaul@comcast.net
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