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JayneJuly 29, 2010 at 9:33 pmPost count: 35
I knew 2 of the original group that put the flag on Liberty in 2001, Frodo and Gail. The WWW enabled word to spread fairly quickly for the first year. I met Silent Cal and Grace on a hike a week or so before 2002 flags hike- I think it was near Mt Field, we talked about the memorial hike upcoming!
Thank goodness for the hiking community and all the folks that work hard to keep it together. I look forward to it every year.JayneSeptember 10, 2009 at 2:22 pmPost count: 35
I have this event posted on my website as a hiking event, free of course.
http://www.womensoutdooradventures.com/calendar.html and it was sent out via my monthly newsletter to my prespective client listing of over 265! I do what I can. Will be on Jackson this year.
aka shortcake :flag:JayneSeptember 11, 2008 at 4:09 pmPost count: 35JayneSeptember 11, 2008 at 4:06 pmPost count: 35JayneAugust 28, 2008 at 7:27 pmPost count: 35
I am going to do the Airline trail to Adams. It’s the most direct and protected. I plan on being at trailhead (Appalachia parking lot) at 8:00- for me, it will not take longer than 3′ 30″ to hike it. I hike at a moderate speed, but not blazing. I have a group of folks going also. Wear something patriotic so I can find you. I will probably drive up from southern NH in the morning. Where are you coming from? I don’t know Scott.
JayneJayneAugust 15, 2007 at 6:11 pmPost count: 35JayneSeptember 15, 2005 at 6:30 pmPost count: 35
Chris- a well written trip report, thanks for sharing. I also had similar experience meaning hiking a shorter 4k, Tom, for other folks that were joining me. The difference was my crew showed up and they complained a little bit about the steepness- I said- it’s for a good cause, suck it up! They chuckled and enjoyed the day as well. I was also psyched that your crew saw our flag because I had a 20 foot pole and a 4×6 flag hoping that it would be seen. I am going to mention in my post that next year folks might want to consider putting up at the viewpoint instead, because we could see Jackson, Pierce, Monroe, Jefferson, S Twin. Unfortunately, Hale was blocked by trees for us.
Let freedom ring!JayneSeptember 9, 2005 at 12:41 pmPost count: 35
Thanks Michael J for making the pdf. It prints really nicely.
see you at Mooseland perhaps.
Jayne and Mt Tom crewJayneAugust 26, 2005 at 1:21 pmPost count: 35JayneSeptember 14, 2004 at 3:29 pmPost count: 35
I was one of the lucky ones that got there early and ordered food quickly- which was good- cheeseburger.
But they had a hard time keeping up, understaffed. Supposedly they had a wedding function at another location until 5:00. That’s what one of the servers said. They were given a headcount so I don’t know what else you can do in advance for them. I say find someplace a little bigger. I contacted Cannon Mt this yr and they have an annual event every year on the second Saturday so they are out. How about a ski house- if someone knows someone who is in one that we could “rent” for the evening. We could bring our own beer and burgers. I can ask around, but don’t have one in particular in mind. Any thoughts?JayneSeptember 14, 2004 at 3:19 pmPost count: 35JayneSeptember 14, 2004 at 3:08 pmPost count: 35
After meeting up with the Jackson crew at Saco Lake at 8:45, we got on the Crawford path at 9:30…(an anonymous person was late). The flag bearers and pole carriers headed to the front of the line to be sure to have the flags flying by noon. Rick and Bob headed over to Jackson at the Mizpah cutoff, while Mark and myself continued up Crawford path to Pierce.
Rick constructed some nice poles that fit inside of each other to give us a 20′ pole! It went together in a snap and we had our flag flying by 11:45. Cheryl came shortly after with lunch- thank God!
We could see Eisenhower clearly without binoculars, Isolation, Monroe, and Jackson (if you went about 150′ down the trail).
We had several people that stayed for almost the entire time. We had about 100 visitors,including a 50th birthday group w/about 25 participants, but who was counting. All of them good reactions and very thankful for what we were doing.
We had a group of Canadiens that even helped us tie off the flagpole. They commemorated us on remembering the lives that were lost on 9-11. We were enjoying the day so much, we forgot to take the flag down. A hiker came over and told us it was 2:15 and shouldn’t we take it down. So, we reluctantly did – the day was so nice we hated to leave. Looking forward to next year. ~ JayneJayneSeptember 13, 2004 at 2:48 pmPost count: 35
It really has come a long way. I remember 3 yrs ago at Woodstock Tavern there were about 20 of us. This is so awesome. Thank everyone for participating and those that organized, printed T shirts, pens and came to support this memorial day. Can’t wait til next year! Jayne :flag:JayneSeptember 9, 2004 at 12:31 pmPost count: 35