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  • pedxing
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    in reply to: Kinsman North #55523

    Wow, your attrition was even worse than ours (we went from 17 to 6, not counting the two dogs who couldn’t back out). We got very lucky with the weather on Wildcat – I’d also planned to leave early if we got much in the way of rain. Glad you got good traffic, even in the clouds.

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    in reply to: Wildcat Hike #55447

    Sorry just saw this. Yes you can get both peaks. I’m hiking Wildcate D via Polecat from the ski area. Email me for details. A couple people are planning on doing the whole Ride via the AT.

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    There was a good sized group doing Clay on Sunday. It was great to see them and their flag.

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    in reply to: Please Read!!!!! #54908

    I’ve got Washington this year. Your flag would definitely be welcome – it would be an honor. It might not be the only flag we fly, but Washington warrants multiple flags.

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    I must have messed up and hit new topic instead of hitting reply. I was supporting the idea posted on the other thread of Common Man in Lincoln (someplace else is fine with me, too – but if some already have a plan, I’m ready to go with it).

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    July 13th.

    (source: main page of site – http://www.flagsonthe48.org/ )

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    Wish I’d seen this earlier. Four of us from Cannon stopped in for some food and brews before heading home.

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    in reply to: Ideas for 2008 #53932

    Thanks Cal!

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    in reply to: Ideas for 2008 #53930

    Hopefully your question will generate some an answer from the folks who will be scheduling (or have scheduled the meeting). I think its usually been late May or early June.

    Long winded way of saying: I don’t know.

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    in reply to: Ideas for 2008 #53928

    I think its great that you are supporting this event, and that you are supporting and involving your girl friend.

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    in reply to: Ideas for 2008 #53926

    Sounds great. While the focus remains on remembering 9/11/01 and all lost that day, I think those of us who have had to struggle to walk again or know people who are struggling have a special appreciation of what it means to be out in the mountains.

    Your girlfriend’s struggle seems to be longer and harder than mine, but every once in a while being able to hike is a thrill in itself. Good luck to both of you. It seems as if she is giving the process an awesome amount of effort.

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    in reply to: Ideas for 2008 #53924

    I’m planning to take one of the peaks with disabled access (Cannon, Washington, Wildcat D) and organize a group of Burn Survivors. A number of burn survivors – both hikers and non-hikers have expressed interest. We probably wouldn’t take Washington, since the auto-road and the cog cost a lot of money.

    We’d like to do something to remember the firefighters who died on 9/11/08. Since learning how much this event meant to those who lost people on 9/11, this event has taken on extra significance to me. I hope to contact some people involved with fallen fire-fighters to help figure out what would make the best tribute.

    I’m also looking for good ways to publciize this – as publicity will help show that the losses are remembered.

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    Thanks Chris.

    I agree. Believing “my country right or wrong” doesn’t mean you can’t say the leaders or the voters made the wrong decision – it just means you love it either way.

    My answer was something like, “I don’t confuse the flag with the things that come wrapped in it. People use the flag to sell all kinds of things from hot dogs, to cars to wars. Just because someone uses it to sell something I’m not buying, won’t make me turn away from it.”

    But just thinking about what the flag has meant to the brave men in the Hanoi Hilton is enough to make me happy to have the chance to fly it high and proud.

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