Forums 2018 Flags on the 48 2018 Trips and Routes Mt LINCOLN (AMC BOSTON but anyone is welcome to join us )

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    If you would like to join us please fill out the info on the link so that you receive the emails from us https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2133

    We will raise a flag on the Lincoln summit in remembrance of those killed on 911. All 48 peaks will have a flag raised from 12-2PM on this day as part of the Flags on the 48 event (http://www.flagsonthe48.org/). In addition to an American flag, we’ll also raise a flag that flew at ground zero that has all the victims names on it including all the first responders that died that day.

    We will start the hike EXTRA EARLY on Saturday (about 6:30AM) from the Falling Waters trail head to make sure we are at the summit by noon and to also get parking in the trail head lot. All participants will help in carrying the pole and the flags to and from the top. We will hike the Falling Waters Trail .3 miles to Little Haystack and then .7 to Mt Lincoln where we’ll raise our flags. We’ll stay at the summit for an extended time of two hours. After 2PM on Saturday, we’ll head back to the cars.

    Those that are interested can camp on Friday and Saturday nights (and hang out and swim on Sunday) for a small fee at Crazy Horse Family Campground about 25min away from the trail head. Depending on the group, we will either cook steak tips at the campground or go out to Rek-Lis brew pub for dinner on Saturday.

    Contact Paul (781-389-8115) or Chris (617-894-3323) for more info about the hike .

    To book a spot at the campground, call 603-444-2204 and let them know you’re with Paul and Chris for Flags on the 48.

    Gear List:
    Full raingear tops and bottoms, an insulation layer, knit hat, baseball hat, and light gloves are required no matter what the forecast. Headlamp and extra batteries too. Remember your Ten Essentials!
    Bring lunch for an extended time on the top.
    Here’s the link to the recommended gear list:
    https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-season-gear
    Optional Gear:
    Not required but strongly recommended:
    Hiking Poles
    Map & Compass
    Closed cell foam pad: Nice for breaks and good emergency gear.
    Sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm. Bug spray is good to have, although we are somewhat our of bug season.
    Toilet Paper and trowel: Keep in a plastic bag, pack the paper out.
    Helpful items: Duct tape, whistle, Swiss Army knife, lighter/matches.
    Camera
    Warm, comfy & dry clothes for the ride home: Leave in car to keep dry.

    Information for Participants:
    Directions and info sheet to be sent the Monday before the trip.

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