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MaxSeptember 14, 2004 at 2:30 amPost count: 40
My son (Smitty77) and I left the Appalachia parking lot around 8:15 AM, after running into Michelle, Post’r Boy and Stinky Feet. It was such a beautiful day we went up via the Airline just for the view into King Ravine, then took the Airline cut-off over to Mad hut and thence to the summit. We set up a pair of US flags about 11:45 AM, and shortly after saw Frodo’s flag on Adams. Without binoculars we were unable to spot anything on the Wildcat-Carter-Moriah Range.
It turned out to be a magnificent time on the summit, though perhaps only about 15 hikers passed through. And with barely a 5 mph breeze, there was a vast amount of insects, though nothing of the biting variety. We took the flag down around 2 PM and hustled down the Valley Way, and on to the Mooseland. We couldn’t stay too late, and it was getting crowded, but it was nice to see Silent Cal, Dave Metsky, Michael J, Stephen, Jenifer, Alpinista and a bunch of others I’m sure were there but I’ve forgotten. Wish we could have met those who came later.
Looking forward to next year already!MaxJuly 14, 2004 at 12:21 pmPost count: 40MaxJanuary 18, 2004 at 10:58 pmPost count: 40MaxJanuary 15, 2004 at 6:03 pmPost count: 40MaxJanuary 14, 2004 at 6:01 pmPost count: 40
Are you posting to keep “one” post ahead of MichaelJ? 😉
Doh! I never even noticed that! I must be spending way too much time on the computer!
I’m up for meeting about anywhere, but the campground thing sounds a lot more feasible for the reasons Michael mentioned.
MaxMaxJanuary 14, 2004 at 6:25 amPost count: 40MaxDecember 1, 2003 at 3:19 pmPost count: 40MaxOctober 16, 2003 at 4:48 pmPost count: 40MaxSeptember 25, 2003 at 6:03 pmPost count: 40
You make a lot of good points SC. Gives us all plenty to think about for next year. I really like the idea of physically getting together a few months ahead of time to exchange ideas. And it’s also a good plan to try to insure the more obscure peaks are covered. Ditto on the Owl’s Head suggestion. If not a “helium flag pole” then at least one tall enough and with a large enough flag that it could be seen from Franconia Ridge, Garfield and the Bonds.
Lots to consider between now and then…let’s keep the momentum!MaxSeptember 23, 2003 at 3:24 pmPost count: 40
Frodo, put me down for 4 as well. And you can email me email@example.com for the mailing address and send me payment details. Plus I’ll pay for Smitty77’s patches and you can send his to me as well, to cut down on the mailing headaches. My son is NOT paying for his patches! 😀
MaxMaxSeptember 18, 2003 at 5:43 amPost count: 40
Ahh, I see the problem Frodo! For future use on anything at webshots, you need to post the link like this:
with the xxxxxxxx replaced by your webshots user name. The link you posted is for your own editing of your albums but no one else can access the albums via that link.
And I like that patch. Looks pefect! If the cost runs higher than you expected, or even if it doesn’t, I’d be more than happy to contribute to it’s production.
MaxMaxSeptember 16, 2003 at 4:12 amPost count: 40
Well, I hope your husband will remain a respectful distance from the wedding party”
My wife rode to the summit of Cannon in the tram with a car load full of exquisitely dressed members of a wedding party. The statement above came after she mentioned that I was hiking to the top and that I “might be a little ripe and sweaty from the climb.”MaxSeptember 16, 2003 at 4:05 amPost count: 40MaxSeptember 16, 2003 at 3:52 amPost count: 40
I’ll second what Silent Cal said about the impetus supplied by Grizzlymama’s negativity. I would have flown a flag from a summit in a raging downpour and not thought twice about it. I can’t begin to imagine the hell that the families of victims will go through for the rest of their lives. If all this makes even one person feel a little comfort, it was worth it.
I wish my wife and I could have hung around the Mooseland Grill a little longer. But it was nice to meet those that where there early. Thanks to all the participants for being part of the day. Damn, this is a great bunch of folks hanging around on this site…if you can’t find friends among this crowd, there is no hope for you!
Thanks especially to Greg and Stephen and Frodo for all the work you guys did in preparation. My taking a few hours to climb a peak I’d probably climb anyway really pales in comparison. Let’s make this really big next year. I met lots of people on Cannon who had heard of this event…it is going to keep growing and it’s up to all of us to not become complacent. Being somewhat hardcore, I’m already planning to take a more obscure peak next year.MaxSeptember 15, 2003 at 12:13 pmPost count: 40
Peak Name: Cannon
Short description of rigging and pole system: Sectioned metal pole attached to summit tower railing
Any suggestion on improvements/changes for next year (optional): The flag on Cannon proved to be very popular…visitors commented on the reason for flying it and thought it was a wonderful gesture. Almost all of them stood to have their pictures taken in front of it. I’d like to make sure for the future that Cannon, Washington and Wildcat ‘D’ which are accessible to the non-hiking public are definitely covered. Kris’ idea of bringing a log book for visitors to sign is great…I should have thought of that. And I also like the idea of the post event get-together…making arrangements in advance with a place like the Mooseland Grill is a good idea.