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  • DAC
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    in reply to: Eisenhower #64106

    Oops

    Hi All,

    Quick correction to my email notes – I stated “Davis Path” it actually Edmunds Path. (all other references are correct).
    We’re still planning on meeting at McDonalds (Lincoln)  at 6:45, or “Edmunds Path” trailhead at 7:50.  

    (Thanks Hiker Girl)
    Dave

    DAC
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    in reply to: Eisenhower #64102

    Fellow Hikers, FOT48 Eisenhower update:

    Prepare for rain; pray for sunshine! “The people we are honoring did not get to choose the outcome of their day” (J.Roy).

    Looks like there is some rain in the forecast for our hike, please plan accordingly – we’re done this before (2016, Pierce, Chronicle)
    The safety of all hikers is the utmost importance. If you do not feel comfortable with the conditions please make the right decision.

    A few notes;
    I’ve confirmed the Clinton Road gate is open, so there will be no problem getting to the trailhead.
    There are a number of single hikers meeting us at McDonalds in Lincoln – please extend carpool invitations.
    We’re still planning on meeting at McDonalds (Lincoln) at 6:45, or Davis Path trailhead at 7:50.
    – Never Forget

    I’m looking forward to another FOT48 memorial hike with family, good friends and new hikers. This will be another great event.
    (Detail information is below or on the FOT48 website (above)).

    Kind regards,

    Dave

    DAC
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    in reply to: Eisenhower #64047

    SilentCal,

    Thanks for your kind words. It’s been our privilege to be part of this group, and honoring our 9/11 heroes. Yes, a beer together would be cool.

    Thanks for all you do.

    DAC
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    in reply to: Eisenhower #64040

    Hi Rob,

    Good to hear from you. I’ll be checking out the road closure this weekend and will provide updates (Hopefully it’s open). Thanks for the offer to carpool – we got hikers car pooling from Nashua and Lincoln so I believe we’re all set.

    We look forward to meeting and hiking with you on the 14th.

    Happy trails…

    Dave

    David Cormier
    603.305.7921
    dacormier8789@gmail.com

    DAC
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    in reply to: Middle Tripyramid #63080

    Middle Tripyramid Hikers,

    It looks like a great day for our Flags on the 48 memorial hike to Middle Tripyramid. No rain, cool temps.

    No change in plans – We’ll be meeting at McDonalds in Lincoln at 6:45. We should be at the Sabbaday Brook trailhead at 7:30 and starting our hike around 8:00.

    Happy Hiking

    DAC
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    in reply to: Flume #61429

    Great Post ! Looking forward to it!

    DAC
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    Hi Chris,

    If you already have an account on FOT48 do have to resign up for this new format?

    DAC
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    in reply to: Mount Pierce #55747

    Hi Folk,

    Last update for the Flags on the 48 hike to Mount Pierce. Weather looks good, with a chance of showers or thunder storms in the morning. Plan on packing some rain gear. Could be a little windy at the top.

    Also, Sean McDonald from WMUR TV News out of Manchester NH call me and asked if he could tag along on our hike. It appears that he will be doing a feature report on our 9/11 Memorial Hike and has chosen Mount Pierce. He might have a camera crew with him so wear your best hiking outfit :flag:

    See you all on Sunday. Any question please call on send a note.
    603.305.7921
    dacormier8789@gmail.com

    DAC
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    in reply to: Kinsman, South #55472

    Just an update:

    As in the past, our plan is to meet 7AM Saturday morning at the McDonald’s parking lot in Lincoln and drive to the trail head together. Keep in mind we need to start our hike from the trail-head at 8:00 AM to get to the summit by noon – please plan accordingly.

    I’ll have the Flag and flag pole all already to go. :flag:

    The hike up is 4.8 miles with an elevation gain of about 3,300 feet and it will take us approximately 4 hours to reach the south summit. Please be prepared for a number of small brook crossings along the way. Also, keep in mind that the hike up and down plus 2 hours flying the flag will take us approximately 10 hours – we should get back to the tail head around 6 PM. Please plan accordingly.

    If you are going directly to the Mt. Kinsman trail head – hear are the directions.

    – Exit 32 off 93, Right at bottom of ramp onto Rt. 112
    – Rt. 112 west 11.6 miles to Rt. 116
    – Right onto Rt. 116
    – 6.5 miles to trailhead on your right – not well mark – large orange bow on stump near entrance. If you see Tamarack Tennis Club you’ve gone 100 yards to far.

    Please remember to pack warm clothes for the summit, water, snacks and lunch. Also a camera! Any questions please send me an e-mail or give me a call. Any questions send me a note

    Dave

    DAC
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    in reply to: Kinsman, South #55471

    Welcome aboard Mark! Glad your group can join us. We’re all set with the pole and flag. I’ll put you on our e-mail distribution for furhter info.

    Dave

    DAC
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    in reply to: Kinsman North #55468

    Kathy,

    George is hiking South Kinsman with me.

    Dave

    DAC
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    in reply to: South Twin #55177

    The South Twin Route: Gale River, to Garfield Ridge to Twinway.

    The hike up South Twin (4,902′) via the Gale River, Garfield Ridge and Twinway trails is described in the AMC guide as an easy to moderate hike except for the short steep pitch on the Twinway trial just below the South Twin summit (.8 miles). South Twin is an open rocky summit with great views and can be exposed to dangerous winds in bad weather. The hike up is 5.4 miles with an elevation gain of about 3,300 feet and it will take us approximately 3.5 hours to reach the summit. Please be prepared for a number of brook crossings along the way. We would meet around 7:45 AM at the Gale River trail-head (parking lot) located on the Gale River Loop road off of US 3, past Franconia Notch. Also, keep in mind that the hike up and down plus 2 hours flying the flag will take us approximately 9 hours – we should get back to the tail head around 5:30 PM. Please plan accordingly. This should be a nice hike and you will be able to hike at your own pace. (Please note: for those of you who hiked with us last year – the Gale River Loop road is the same road we use last year to get to the Garfield trail-head)

    Meeting; When and Where:

    As in the past, our plan is to meet 7:00 AM Sunday morning at the McDonald’s parking lot in Lincoln and drive to the trail head together. If you want to drive to the trail head directly that’s fine I’ve included directions below. Also, as in the past a number of you have car pooled from the 99 parking lot in Nashua. It would be great if someone could organized this. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to Lincoln from Nashua. Keep in mine we have to start our hike from the trail-head at 8 AM to get to the summit by noon – please plan accordingly.

    Please remember to pack warm clothes for the summit, water, snacks and lunch. Also a camera ! I will have the flag and poles. Any questions please send me an e-mail or give me a call.

    Dave.
    603.305.7921

    Getting There:

    McDonald’s parking lot (far end) 7:00 AM:

    McDonald’s parking lot, Lincoln NH, Rt 112,
    Exit 32 off 93 North, Left at end of ramp – McDonald’s is on your right.
    From there we will drive to the Gale River trail head off of Gale River Loop Road.
    (35 minutes) Please keep in mind we need to leave McDonald’s at 7:15 sharp
    so if you want to chat and get coffee please arrive earlier :o).

    Gale River Trail Head directions: Gale River Loop Rd road – 7:45 AM

    The Gale River loop road is the same road we used last year to get to the Garfield trail-head)

    Route 93 North through Franconia Notch Parkway past Cannon Mountain.
    Once you go by Cannon and Echo Lake on your left – take exit 35; Route 3 North,
    Look for 2nd Gale River Loop road on your right (after you go over a bridge). Follow this
    dirt road, take a right at the fork. The trail head is on your left.

    If you get lost you can try my cell number, 603.305.7921 or Brian’s at 603.289.5374

    DAC
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    in reply to: Garfield #54830

    Mt. Garfield via the Garfield trail and Garfield ridge trail:

    The hike up Mount Garfield (4,500′) via the Garfield trail and Garfield Ridge trail is described in the AMC guide as an easy to moderate hike except for the short steep pitch on the Garfield Ridge trial just below the summit. Mount Garfield is an open rocky summit with great views and can be exposed to dangerous winds in bad weather. The hike up is 5.0 miles with an elevation gain of about 3,000 feet and it will take us approximately 4 hours to reach the summit. Please be prepared for a number of brook crossings along the way. We would meet around 7:45 at the Garfield trail-head (parking lot) located on the Gale River Loop road off of US 3, past Franconia Notch. Also, keep in mind that the hike up and down plus 2 hours flying the flag will take us approximately 10 hours – we should get back to the tail head around 6 PM. Please plan accordingly. This should be a nice hike and you will be able to hike at your own pace.

    As in the past, our plan is to meet 7 AM Sunday morning at the McDonald’s parking lot in Lincoln and drive to the trail head together. If you want to drive to the trail head directly that’s fine I’ve included directions below. Also, as in the past a number of you have car pooled from the 99 parking lot in Nashua. Maybe someone can organized that. It takes about an hour and 45 minutes to Lincoln form Nashua. Keep in mine we have to start our hike from the trail-head at 8 AM to get to the summit by noon – please plan accordingly.

    Please remember to pack warm clothes for the summit, water, snacks and lunch. I will have the flag and poles. Any questions please send me an e-mail or give me a call.

    McDonald’s parking lot (far end) 7 AM:

    McDonald’s parking lot, Lincoln NH, Rt 112, 7:00 AM, Sunday Sept. 11.
    Exit 32 off 93 North, Left at end of ramp – McDonalds is on your right.
    From there we will drive to the Garfield trail head off of Gale River Road.
    (35 minutes) Please keep in mind we need to leave McDonalds at 7:10 sharp
    so if you want to get coffee arrive earlier.

    Garfield Trail Head directions: Gale River Loop Rd road – 7:45 AM

    Route 93 North through Franconia Notch Parkway past Cannon Mountain.
    Once you go by Cannon and Echo Lake on your left – take exit 35; Route 3 North,
    Look for Gale River Loop road on your right. Avoid a right fork (?) follow road
    1.2 miles then swing left and cross a bridge to parking lot on right. This is a loop
    road so there will be two rights off on US 3. If you get to Haystack Road you’ve
    gone to far.

    If you get lost you can try my cell number, 603.305.7921 or Brian’s at 603.289.5374.

    DAC
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    in reply to: Mt Willey #54540

    We will be meeting at the Ethan Pond trail head off Rt 302 – at 8:15

    DAC
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    in reply to: Publicity #54290

    By Laura Schweizer/ correspondent
    GateHouse News Service
    Posted Sep 24, 2009 @ 11:31 AM


    Chelmsford — As a patriotic act, tribute and display of sympathy for lives lost in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Chelmsford native Gregg Sullivan climbed 4,050 feet up Mount Jackson in New Hampshire. He was there as part of The Flags on the 48, a memorial hike to raise 48 American flags on the summits of New Hampshire’s highest peaks, all having an elevation of more than 4,000 feet.

    Sullivan was looking for a memorable way to express his sorrow for victims and their families, some of whom he knew.

    “Having left my athletic years far behind, the steep vertical ascent was more challenging for me than for the other hikers in my group, but the shared stories about 9-11, along with my own memories, fueled my determination to get to the top and not fall behind, even when others were picking up the pace,” he said.

    The Flags on the 48 began as a grassroots effort on Sept. 15th, 2001, when six hikers climbed Mount Liberty and flew an American flag at the summit as a tribute to the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

    Now, each year, on or about Sept. 11, hikers ascend the 48 mountains, aiming to arrive at the summit by noon. From noon until 2 p.m., the flags are flown. From some vantage points, multiple flags are visible along a ridge dotted with big peaks .

    Hikers sign up for the mountain they want to climb on the web site http://www.flagsonthe48.org. Up to ten hikers can sign up for each peak. To lead a group as a peak coordinator requires being the first person to sign up for a particular peak. Peak coordinators are responsible for leading the group of hikers, disseminating information, coordinating meeting times, locations, supplying the flag and necessary rigging. Three peaks — Cannon, Washington and Wildcat — are transportation accessible and designated for non-hikers.

    Sullivan was one of 13 to participate in the eight-hour round trip hike up Mount Jackson. According to Sullivan, it didn’t take long for the hikers to bond, having a shared sense of purpose. This feeling of camaraderie among hikers is described by Mount Jackson’s peak coordinator, David Cormier of Nashua, N.H. in his trip report. “We reached the summit; you could almost feel everyone’s heart pounding with both exhaustion and patriotic spirit in anticipation of our tribute to fallen heroes of 9-11. Feeling the enormity of the remembrance of what was lost, we assembled and raised our American flag in honor the thousands of men, woman and children that perished that day. Cormier then hung a list of names of 9-11 victims on the flagpole.

    Sullivan said, “On the way down, I slowed my pace and looked forward to the side trails to catch the views. It was such an exhilarating experience; I did not feel like hurrying to get to the bottom. I just did not want it to end too quickly.”

    http://www.wickedlocal.com/chelmsford/news/x1699594375/Chelmsford-native-takes-part-in-high-flying-tribute

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