StephenParticipantSeptember 6, 2004 at 10:58 amPost count: 759
Will yoiu still hike if it’s raining. It looks like it might be rainy both Saturday and Sunday.NH_Mtn_HikerSeptember 6, 2004 at 12:27 pmPost count: 32
I’d rather hike in the rain than hike in the black flies.
As far as Sept.11th goes, nothing short of two broken legs will stop me from putting a flag at the summit…ok, with one broken leg I may have to think it over. :flag:TenPeaksSeptember 6, 2004 at 2:57 pmPost count: 43
A few weeks ago I hiked 15 miles on the AT in Maine in the pouring rain to bag Saddleback and the Horn. About 4 of those miles were on an open ridge. If I can tolerate those conditions then I’ll have no problem raising a flag on a soggy summit.PuckSeptember 6, 2004 at 4:50 pmPost count: 55
I can handle the rain. I have a problem with lightning.MichaelJParticipantSeptember 6, 2004 at 10:06 pmPost count: 839
I would be there rain or shine for Fot48. The fact that Garfield is my #47 is just additional incentive.
Lightning will get me down early, though.MtnMagicSeptember 7, 2004 at 12:03 amPost count: 372
I’ll be there unless hurricane winds prevent me.
Saturday will be a great weather day to hike.
Saturday night will be even better for us to share our day!
So what’s the big deal?!
:beer:MtnMagicSeptember 7, 2004 at 12:15 amPost count: 372
Hope to see and meet 80 of you at the Mooseland Grill Saturday evening. We’ll be an hour late this year. See you at 7pm and we’ll stay long enough to meet the rest of you!
:flag:smitty77September 7, 2004 at 11:26 amPost count: 45
Nothing short of lightning could keep me off Madison.
That and winds over 100 mph.
SmittyGregSeptember 7, 2004 at 4:35 pmPost count: 397
The remnants of Frances is expected to affect the area Thursday with upwards to 4″ of rain. Those backcountry camping/hiking on Friday (this includes me) should be aware of possible issues crossing streams and low-lying areas. Have a backup plan in place. We may have to change our route or car camp
OUTLOOKNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME258 AM EDT TUE SEP 7 2004…FLOOD POTENTIAL
OUTLOOK…SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE THIS WEEK…STARTING TUESDAY NIGHTAND
CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY.A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SLOWLY TOWARD THE REGION WHILE THE
REMNANTS OFHURRICANE FRANCES MOVE NORTH ALONG THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY.THE
COMBINATION OF TROPICAL MOISTURE AND THE SLOW MOVING SYSTEM WILLBRING AN EXTENDED
PERIOD OF RAINFALL WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVYRAIN AT TIMES. THE BEST CHANCE FOR
HEAVY RAIN AT THIS TIME IS DURINGTHE DAY THURSDAY.IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO
PREDICT RAINFALL AMOUNTS. HOWEVER RAINFALLAMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES WITH LOCAL
AMOUNTS OVER 4 INCHES AREPOSSIBLE WITH THIS EVENT. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN COULD
LEAD TO FLOODING…ESPECIALLY IF IT FALLS OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.FORTUNATELY
IT HAS BEEN DRY OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS. PORTLAND HASHAD ONLY ABOUT A THIRD
OF AN INCH OF RAIN OVER THE LAST 16 DAYS.THIS MEANS IT WOULD TAKE MORE
RAINFALL TO CREATE A SATURATEDENVIRONMENT AND TO RAISE STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS TO THE
POINT OFCREATING A FLOOD SITUATION.CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO…OR YOUR LOCAL NEWSSTATION…OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO MONITOR THIS SITUATION
FOR THEPOSSIBILITY THAT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MAY ISSUE FLOOD
WATCHESFOR ALL OR PART OF THE AREA IF THE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BECOMESMORE
LIKELY.$$SJCada4001September 7, 2004 at 7:06 pmPost count: 14
The Isolation crew will still hike in the rain I’ve hiked alot in foul weather we will have a flag on the summit no matter what mother nature throws our way. :flag: :flag: :flag: :flag:OuttabreathParticipantSeptember 7, 2004 at 9:15 pmPost count: 64
At least 2 in our group are hiking no matter what. We have a graphite flag pole just in case of lighting!
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