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  • SherpaKroto
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    in reply to: 2007 signups #52690

    A bit off topic, but I was certainly happy that I was allowed to pick Wildcat “D” this year. I still can’t hike from my 03/19 ski accident, but really wanted to be part of this event again this year. Thanks to the organizers for letting me cover Wildcat “D”. Next year, I hope to be able to take one that I have to climb.

    SherpaK

    SherpaKroto
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    I’m likely staying on Cherry Mtn Rd. It’s either free sites or gas, so pretty much a no brainer for me. I hope to stop at the Mooseland, but I may have to hot foot it back home due to family commitments.

    Have fun!

    SherpaKroto
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    I’m in (again). Very happy to have Adams. I’m hoping to carry a flag from the Ladies Emblem Club #32 from Everett, MA. The American Flag is their totem and my wife is heavily involved in their charity work.

    SherpaKroto
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    I feel that 9/11 is the right day for this hike, but I also really like having all the Holidays on Mondays. In other words, standardize the darn thing so we can plan better: second Saturday of September (ie the Saturday after Labor Day). The date is less important than remembering why we are there.

    BTW, I mistakenly voted for Sunday – whoops.

    SherpaKroto
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    I had a wonderful day hiking the ridge down to Mizpah and then 302. Tried in vain to get to Pierce in time to taks pics of the flag, but got ther a fwe minutes after they left. Have some good ones on Monroe and Ike that I will be posting as soon as that is open.

    Thanks again for letting me be a part of this day of remembrance. I will be there again on 9/10/2005

    SherpaKroto
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    outtabreath: will do. We haven’t picked a site yet, figure we’ll just wing it since it’s after Labor Day. I drive a Green Subaru with VFTT, AMC, and ADK stickers on the back window.

    SherpaKroto
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    Lisa Pane and I will likely be staying at Sugarloaf CG (1 or 2).

    SherpaKroto
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    Monroe/Washington:
    Lisa and me. (2) (I’m such a math wizard)

    SherpaKroto
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    Puck: Frodo’s route also puts you closer to the Mooseland Grill (a consideration, as you will be one of the last ones to get there), allows you to bag Zealand on the way in (or out), and is, as he says, a lot more sheltered. It’s a nice, moderate route, and tkes you over Guyot – a White Mtn Gem!

    But… we will have fine weather, so any route is good!

    SherpaKroto
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    Stephen, add Jackson, Pierce and Tom to that list, perhaps Cannon (but I always find that one tiring). Jefferson (via Caps), Moosilauke (via Gorge Brook), Garfield (via Garfield), are fairly easy (though Garfield is 10 mi RT). Passaconaway has no steep sections, is a bit long, but easy. Now there’s some options for ya!

    SherpaKroto
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    in reply to: Hancock Campground #49344

    You might consider a fallback plan of the sites on Haystack Road. Quiet, and seculded. I can’t attend (literally the only weekend that I agreed to work), but I already have the date on my calendar for the Fot48 hike. I don’t want to overcommit myself like I did last year

    SherpaKroto
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    in reply to: Flag on West Bond #48764

    Mac, being there in spirit left West Bond well covered. Congrats on your new addition!

    Guido, well said – I would only replace “needs” with “promise”. – SherpaK

    SherpaKroto
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    We also had a great day. Friends from Maine met us at Pinkham’s and we hiked up with Gail (finishing her 2nd round of NH 4K on Wildcat A). Dan and Dick helped Gail get her flag flying, whic was clearly visible as we trekked over to “A”. Tough spot to raise the flag, so we opted to fly it about 20 feet high at the Vista, which attracted much attention/curiousity. Only on quasi negative comment (“Are you leaving that here – that’s not right”) which was quashed with a quick explanation of our adherence to LNT. Max and Michael’s flag on Carter Dome wa a joy to see, flying high and proud. a great site. We thought we could see one on Middle Carter, but sadly, South looked barren.

    All in all, a great day. Hung in the Pinkham lot waiting for Frank to finish his peakbagging day (Imp shelter to Pinkham). Managed a few brews in the lot before heading over to Woodstock where me saw Mary, Frodo, Shannon, Kathy, SilentCal (great name), Cheryl, Jane, Michelle and Frank. If I missed anyone, until next time!

    Thanks to the organizers of this event. I felt very proud sitting there and just thinking about how lucky I am to be an American. The 9/11 tragedy was a very sad event in our history. I will never forget, but yesterday helped me feel that there the good in our world, at even the smallest levels will never let evil win.

    Another thing I learned: awful nice to just sit at a summit and take in the views. That’s why we are there isn’t it? – SherpaK

    SherpaKroto
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    in reply to: Tough Questions #48711

    I’ve heard all the comments, both pro and con about these events. I am participating for many much deeper reasons, but when all is said and done, this is it:

    I am participating because I can choose to do so.

    Safe hiking everyone!
    SherpaK

    SherpaKroto
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    in reply to: Flag Pole Ideas #48646

    As for a pole system, I got it licked today. It should work perfectly!

    Home Depot:
    Item 048307700087 Plant Stake (1/2 inch – the largest one) $4.49. (you will need 2 of these)
    Item 754826200495 PVC Pipe (3/4 inch) $1.49

    I slid the stakes into the pipe, and when I was sure they would make a tight fit, had them cut the stakes in half, leaving (2) 4 foot sections. I then
    cut the PVC into (5) 2 foot sections. The plant stakes are aluminum covered in green plastic with knobs on them, so they fit nicely. I’ll duct tape each joint (now made with PVC), and then fasten 2 rope loops with duct tape to secure the flag. With any luck, I should be able to get the flag at least 16 feet up, maybe 20. I will tie off the flagpole about 9-10 feet (or higher) up to brace it with parachute cord from Walmart ($1.96). I’ve tried it, (albeit without the flag, as it is in Maine), and it feels strong enough (as long as the winds stay below 20). I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

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