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  • porcupine
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    Old Glory flew from noon to 2pm from the summit of Monadnock. A Navy retiree was extremely honored by the opportunity to do it, and is looking forward to future opportunities. He is also an unselfish trail volunteer and ex-EMT who is committed to helping those in need, and has done so routinely for years.
    Don’t have pics yet, but expect to soon. Weather was clear down in the southwest hills, could see the flag from the bottom!!

    SuperDave
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    @Greg wrote:

    Bummer. I wish we looked for it again before we left. I think the last time we looked was prety close to 1:30 PM. Any pics?

    Yup…I just got the film developed last night, and I should have a chance to scan and upload them in the next day or two.

    Greg
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    @SuperDave wrote:

    Yup…I just got the film developed last night, and I should have a chance to scan and upload them in the next day or two.

    Great! I already gave your username access permisions so you should be able to create an Adams album in the Gallery. See this thread for more info.

    LOMU
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    @SuperDave wrote:

    @Greg wrote:

    Bummer. I wish we looked for it again before we left. I think the last time we looked was prety close to 1:30 PM. Any pics?

    Yup…I just got the film developed last night, and I should have a chance to scan and upload them in the next day or two.

    Hey SuperDave,

    Your slackin man! Get those pictures up so we can see the real life recording of that Man VS. Nature thing you typed about. J/K Seriously though inquiring people want to see!

    LOMU

    bjc
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    better late than never… we had a great day on Mount Osceola. The summit was predictably crowded at times, but almost everyone who came up was excited to see the flag flying. Several people were eager to help us raise it at noontime, and others chipped in to help us lower it at 2:00. One guy, a former eagle scout, asked if he could help me fold it. Lots of people asked what it was about, and when we told them many of them thanked us. Almost everyone also posed beneath the flag for photos.

    All in all, a terrific day. Thanks to those who organized it, I was really grateful to be a part of that special day.

    bobscout
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    Had a great day with a group of Scouts and adults from Troop 83 in Dracut MA taking the flag up North Twin and flying it for a wonderful 2+ hours. We had grand hopes of putting the flag up 20+ feet but mother nature felt otherwise. We did manage due to some fine flagpole engineering on Toms part to get it up above the trees in the wind. Folks on Hale and South Twin said it was quite visible. We could clearly see flags on South Twin, Hale, Garfield, and Flume(nice flagpole!).

    Thanks to all who helped organize and especially to those who did the “limited view” summits.

    I have some pictures which will be posted in the gallery as soon as I figure out how?!

    Greg
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    Made this thread a sticky to keep it at the top of the forum…

    DianeW
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    Our group of five arrived at the summit of Mt. Hale shortly before noon and we had the colors flying at 12:01. We had printed out Alpine Zone’s mission statement on strips of paper which we handed out to each person or group that arrived. I must admit that the negative posts I read on the AMC website made me apprehensive about how this would be recieved and if we were imposing on other people’s hiking experience by virtually taking over the summit. I need not have worried at all. At least twenty people joined with us and all were very excited and supportive. Each person participated in holding the flagpole and having their picture taken with the flag.

    Just prior to 2 o’clock Scott and Meghan Hayman came into the summit clearing. It was 5 year old Meghan’s first 4000 footer and they were quite excited that they had made it before the flag was taken down. Scott said he could hear the flag whipping in the wind before he ever saw us and knew he was on time. Meghan got a round of applause from all as she stood on Mt. Hales summit cairn with her father. We left the flag up for them to enjoy and waited for their friends Chris and his son Cam(also about 5 years) to summit for their first 4k. Then Ken Hunt arrived with his 10 year old friend Chloe for her first 4k.

    I found myself taking out the mission statement to read often during the hike and while with our new friends on the summit. In the parking lot after the hike Nick Blaney, who accompanied his mother Jody, told me that it really hit him, what we were doing, when he saw the flags flying from other summits. We could see flags on South Twin, North Twin and Mt. Bond.

    Thanks to all who participated with us and on all the other 48 and to those who wanted to but could not make it. We will never forget Sept 11, 2001 nor those we lost and their families.

    pedxing
    Participant
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    As an amusing aside: I tried to do my bit in publicizing the Flags event by posting links on a few discussion boards. One of these was backpacker.com – I just checked out that thread to make a follow-up post and noticed that the name of the mountain I chose to hike was censored. Is that ironic or what?!?!

    Here is the link: http://forums.backpacker.com/thread.jsp?forum=10&thread=8501&message=90279

    RichC
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    Our group of five arrived at the summit of Mt. Hale shortly before noon and we had the colors flying at 12:01. We had printed out Alpine Zone’s mission statement on strips of paper which we handed out to each person or group that arrived. I must admit that the negative posts I read on the AMC website made me apprehensive about how this would be recieved and if we were imposing on other people’s hiking experience by virtually taking over the summit. I need not have worried at all. At least twenty people joined with us and all were very excited and supportive. Each person participated in holding the flagpole and having their picture taken with the flag.

    Just prior to 2 o’clock Scott and Meghan Hayman came into the summit clearing. It was 5 year old Meghan’s first 4000 footer and they were quite excited that they had made it before the flag was taken down. Scott said he could hear the flag whipping in the wind before he ever saw us and knew he was on time. Meghan got a round of applause from all as she stood on Mt. Hales summit cairn with her father. We left the flag up for them to enjoy and waited for their friends Chris and his son Cam(also about 5 years) to summit for their first 4k. Then Ken Hunt arrived with his 10 year old friend Chloe for her first 4k.

    I found myself taking out the mission statement to read often during the hike and while with our new friends on the summit. In the parking lot after the hike Nick Blaney, who accompanied his mother Jody, told me that it really hit him, what we were doing, when he saw the flags flying from other summits. We could see flags on South Twin, North Twin and Mt. Bond.

    Thanks to all who participated with us and on all the other 48 and to those who wanted to but could not make it. We will never forget Sept 11, 2001 nor those we lost and their families.

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