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    A planning party may be a good idea if there is enough advance notice for people to get the time off work or whatever. A weekend in late May or Early June would be nice. Maybe we can even plan a dayhike to enjoy to help anyone with their 4000 footers.

    SilentCal
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    Imagine that? Hot Stove Flags on the 48, How funny is that?

    I like your first idea Jaytrek. I would suggest though that someone in the group be a ‘veteran’ of this event. That way it could provide for some questions being answered and swapping of stories of past events. I could see this happening.

    I was thinking along the same line as you were on your second point. I am biting the bullet this coming year and doing a not so popular summit. I think however that the more popular summits of the Franconias and Pressies need to have ‘veteran’ support. Your flag display on Lafayette and the Conn. Trampers display on Lincoln were great to have in high traffic areas. It puts an idea in people’s head and get word of mouth moving. How about making a weekend project of this. The Summits that don’t get flags on Saturday can be done on Sunday by any nuts willing to hike back to back.

    I’m not sold on your last idea. I think we don’t have enough core groups to do that yet. It may work down the road but we need to get support on all the summits first and have leftovers for everyone.

    Greg’s idea of business cards in hindsight was something that could have been very beneficial. I didn’t think it would work at first but after recieving some personal cards from hikers, i think it could help us.

    If all summits are covered the first day, It would be great to get a group flag raising on Mt. Liberty to remember that first group of hikers.

    SilentCal
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    Many thanks to Frodo for taking the time to give a wonderful little souvenir to all of us. The patch captures the theme of the day perfectly. It is directly going onto my regular daypack once i can figure out how to sew. Free beer for Frodo next year!

    SilentCal
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    LOMU, sorry for the word mixup. By sponsoring a peak, I meant signing up for one. I think that a gathering to plan or even just get together and swap stories by the fire is a great idea. Count me in wherever. MtnMagic’s description sounds awfully inviting. The “views from the top” board has two gatherings a year for their crew. Does anyone go to that? Many we could ask for their help next year.
    Ditto Frodo’s idea of flying the flag from scenic outposts near the summit. Personally if I had Whiteface I would fly from the south summit and run a smaller flag with a mission statement over to the true summit and retrive it later. I guess it’s up to the person who signs up for the peak as to how they wish to make their presentation.
    Maybe the signup be done differently to accomadate those who are non-hikers. We can mention that you don’t have to be a hiker to do Cannon, Washington or Wildcat D. If we put this on the promotion flyer sheet , it may not make it sound as daunting to take part. Also a section on the sign-up to allow for newer hikers to take easier mts. Maybe I’m getting to ahead on this but I think some people were put off by lots of the easier and more scenic summits going very early. I’m sure late in the game, someone looked at the peak sheet and said “dang those are all hard or obstructed view peaks.” and did not take part because of it. Maybe I’m wrong on that count but it matters some thought.
    We’ve got lots of time to think this over. We started last year in the middle of June and still did quite well. Having September 11th on a Saturday next year will certainly make it more meaningful. Let’s not lose sight of that.

    SilentCal
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    Stupid moron that i am here is my correct email —> Caltesta@aol.com

    SilentCal
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    I’d like to be put down for two patches. You can get my mailing information here at Calesta@aol.com and just let me know how much I owe. Thanks

    SilentCal
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    Eric finally got me his patch idea and frankly I don’t like it. The way he drew it seems to imply the 48 peaks more than flags atop the 4000 footers. I like the above design much better and think we should go with that one. Count me in for two. Maybe we can do patches this year and calendars can be next year’s idea.

    SilentCal
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    Eric should have the design for us at work tomorrow. I may have to scan it and post it in the Mt. Carrigain album. I’m quite computerly challanged so bear with me. Having the same patch but changing the years would be okay with me. Newcomers that participate would see older patches and maybe realize the importance of their hike more. I think it would attract repeat flag-bearers and keep present flag-bearers with a small badge of honor to remember the day.
    I’m not sure i understand the calendar concept being put forth. I’ve seen shutterfly 12-month calendars and the quality is very good. I’ve never seen 4 pictures for one month though. Would that increase the cost of the calendars? 4 pictures would be a great idea if we had pictures from all the peaks. However taking both galleries together we are still missing some peaks:
    Adams
    Middle Carter
    South Carter
    Isolation
    North Kinsman
    Owl’s Head
    Passaconaway
    Tom
    Middle Tripyramid
    Washington
    Whiteface
    What would we do for these peaks?

    SilentCal
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    I’m willing to chip in as well. I should get another design by saturday and hopefully i can figure out how to post it. I do like the design above however but I like the tag-line 9-11 Memorial hike better. I think we need to remember the root-cause of us being out there.

    Another thought. A calender with the 12 best flag photos and the Original Flag on Mt. Liberty Photo as the cover. Maybe we could see if we could sell some at The Mountain Wanderer. Just a thought…

    SilentCal
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    I talked to my friend and he said he’d be happy to do it. He threw this out at me. Granted this is a suggestion. An oval patch with a large 48. the top of the 4 is shaped like a mountain with a flag flying from it. Along the border on top “Flags on the 48” is written in with maybe the web address on the bottom or “we shall never forget”. I have absolutely zero PC skills but I’ll have him draw it up this week and post the design.

    SilentCal
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    in reply to: Peak count (2003) #49070

    Peak Name: Mt. Carrigain

    Short description of rigging and pole system: Ten foot electrical conduit served as the pole. Two fisheye screws attached to pole with grommet-capture clasps attached to the fisheyes. We used C-clamps and bungee cords to lash the pole to the side of the tower.
    Any improvements/changes for next year. Allowing Cannon, Washington and Wildcat D to have groups that want to participate but can’t manage the hike in. The Pemi Rim was well supported but Owl’s Head just screams of having something huge done. Grace won’t go back but for Flags’s, I will.
    Keeping some of the easier summits for a youth group. How about a veteran hiker who can organize a trip for beginning hikers to climb something like Hale, Osceola, or Jackson and experience a summit for the first time.

    SilentCal
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    The patch is a fantastic idea. I have a friend who is an artist who can maybe draw something up. I think that i’ll need to know the space to work with though.

    SilentCal
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    I do believe that this event will blossom further and further. We, as in this hiking community, can not let these memories be forgotten. We need to remember all the nice things that people told us when they saw our flags. Those warm remarks should be the fuel that keeps this event going. I hope to someday take my nephew ( my sister is due in december) up to a summit for Flags day and let him experience what hiking is all about. With that said here are some of my Thank you’s
    Greg – Thanks for this website and all of the effort you put into it. We voted at Mooseland Grill that next year you have to be around for the after-event so you can be thanked personally for your 2+plus years of time that you dedicated to this event.
    Stephen – You really got the ball rolling this year and did a fantastic job with all the promotion and behind the scenes work. Your computer savvy really helped to get his event noticed.
    Frodo – Three cheers to the linguistic scribe who wrote the history for this event.
    All the Flagbearers – a job well done by all!!!!
    Grizzlymama – This is not a thank you in a nice way but thanks for making a lot of us so dammed angry that we wouldn’t let this event die because of anyone’s petty narrowmindedness. Your negativity only made this event stronger and for that I say “thanks a lot!”

    SilentCal
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    Grace and myself actually started to plan this hike after last year’s event. I remember mentioning to our friend Jayne, “Wouldn’t it be cool to finish our 48 and carry the flag as well”. The day started off with a pit stop at Lafayette Campground to wish Jaytrek a good day and then we drove to the Signal Ridge trailhead. Upon taking the pole out of the truck, another couple thanked us for being the flagbearers for the mountain. We trudged up Signal Ridge and stopped at the viewpoint 1/2 mile from the summit. From there Grace raced to the summit. I plodded and arrived soon after and our flag was raised at about 11:45. The couple from the parking lot(Tim and Vicki) gave us high fives and we began to pose for photos with the flag. We began at noon to search for flags and North Hancock jumped right out at us. (Good job Jayne!!) We are pretty sure that we saw the one on Jackson as well. Soon we had about 35 people on the tower and many read the mission statement and event history and commented on what a wonderful idea it was. Many people said “thank you” and had other nice things to say. Before we knew it, it was time to pack up. We made our way down and over to the Mooseland grill. We saw some old faces from last year in Marianne, Jayne and Frodo. We were delighted in the company of Mtnmagic, Skye, Laura, Wendy, Lisa, Stephen, MichealJ, Max, and Jaytrek. (sorry if I forgot anyone). I hope someone can post the group photo that was taken. Overall we thourghly enjoyed the event and the camaderie that goes along with it. Count me for next year!

    SilentCal
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    Greg you’ve made more of a difference than you might realize. Both in the eyes of your daughter and with all your fellow hikers. We’ll be thinking of you tomorrow and probaly have various toasts in your honor at the mooseland. take care

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