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BobSaidiParticipantSeptember 1, 2016 at 2:29 amPost count: 16BobSaidiParticipantSeptember 4, 2015 at 3:19 amPost count: 16
Cumulus, a 7:00 start sounds perfect. I’ll bring one package of Freedom Dogs, so there will be a few to share with any visitors we get.
Glastonbury is a great location–my house is just 7 miles from downtown Hartford, but we have lots of rural, hilly country here. In the spring I go for conditioning hikes on the Shenipsit Trail. When my son was younger I would take him hiking in Meshomasic State Forest, and I used to do some mountain biking there, too. Now I do a lot of road biking in the hills without having to worry about much traffic. The only problem is that it’s so far from the White Mountains.
BobBobSaidiParticipantSeptember 2, 2015 at 2:13 amPost count: 16
I will also want to tag North Tripyramid on this hike, so if we go up the south slide I would want to go down via either Scaur Ridge or back over Middle Tripyramid and down the south slide. I would also be willing to go up the north slide if it’s not wet (or up Scaur Ridge if it is wet). What time will you want to meet?
On my last three Flags on the 48 I have brought a small Esbit grill and cooked Freedom Dogs for lunch at the top (I got this idea from Dave on Mount Clay in 2011). I will be happy to share if you want some.
I’ve always enjoyed FOT48 and I’m looking forward to doing it again.
Bob SaidiBobSaidiParticipantSeptember 15, 2014 at 12:20 amPost count: 16
Yes, six of us made the trip and flew the flag for two hours, although we departed at 1 p.m. because we wanted to be off the slide before the rain started. I just posted our trip report, along with a few photos in the gallery. Despite blisters I’m already looking forward to next year.
BobBobSaidiParticipantSeptember 10, 2014 at 3:47 amPost count: 16BobSaidiParticipantSeptember 17, 2013 at 3:17 amPost count: 16
Thanks for a great trip report, TMax! I’ve added a few more photos to the gallery. I did climb Mount Waumbek on Sunday, which was a much nicer day; I could probably see about half of the 48 from the outlook just past the summit. Also, at the fireplace on Mount Starr King I met a woman who had flown the flag on Mount Hale the day before.
Kathy, the hatchery gate opened at 7:45 a.m., and the staff there told me that for the time being they are experimenting with closing it at 10 p.m., so we had plenty of time to fly the flag and hike down.BobSaidiParticipantSeptember 12, 2013 at 8:40 pmPost count: 16BobSaidiParticipantAugust 24, 2013 at 12:33 amPost count: 16BobSaidiParticipantSeptember 5, 2012 at 3:23 amPost count: 16