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  • SilentCal
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    Not sure what kind of help you are asking but here goes. Mt. Garfield is a pretty straight-forward hike of 5 miles each way. The trail is fairly mellow and only gets steep in the last .2 miles after the junction with the Garfield Ridge trail. Upon approching the summit there are seven switchbacks to lessen the grade of the ascent. Ideas for flagpoles can be found under those topics on this site but many flag-bearers are using poles of PVC to fly their flag. Any other questions, please post and someone will try to assist you.

    SilentCal
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    If you are not that experienced and question the abilities of your group, perhaps one of the summits with tram or car access would be a good idea. Cannon Mt. would be a great choice because of the tram and it would be good for the youngsters to try to spy out other flags from other summits. (i only saw flags on Garfield and Flume last year). There is a viewing glass on the summit tower so I’d advise bringing some quarters to look through it. Hopefully if the weather cooperates you can see some flags across the Franconia range and maybe the Kinsmans as well. Kudos for bringing your child to the event. It can be something they remember for a long time.

    SilentCal
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    Everyone remember to hike safely and know the limits of everyone in your group. May the sun shine on us and a pleasant breeze be at our backs. And please don’t wipe the Grill out of beers before I get there :beer:

    SilentCal
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    in reply to: I’m out. :( #48986

    Family always comes first. Greg you’ve done a remarkable job with this event and everyone will be thinking of you and your daughter. Hope everything works out for the best.

    SilentCal
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    While I would have liked to have camped out, I usually always take the second week in September off and tramp around all over the Whites on daytrips from our cabin in Lincoln. (sigh) I envy you guys. Anyone thinking of a friday night BBQ? I could throw some Hamburgs and dogs on the grill for you guys at Lafayette Campground after your drive in. drop me a line.

    SilentCal
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    We will have two definates from Carrigain. Will arrive around 6-ish. Also last year, people were asked to wear something flag related to distinguish flag-bearers from other patrons. Does this place have an area where a group this size can linger and swap stories? Just curious. See you all there! Just pray for some nice weather! :beer: :beer: :beer:

    SilentCal
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    in reply to: Newspaper Article #48910

    It really is excellent overview of the the event and would have hit a home run if the web site name had not be screwed up. You did a great job The8re!

    SilentCal
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    I’m game to wherever everyone decides to go. Somewhere central is a good idea to give everyone a chance to make it. Part of the enjoyment of the event last year was meeting everyone afterwards. Not sure exactly how long it will take to get off Carrigain, but count Cathie and myself to being wherever it is.

    SilentCal
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    in reply to: Summit Handouts? #48889

    I could see where this could and can’t be useful. I think it stirctly depends on which mountain you decide to do. The summits that will have the most use for this are Cannon, Wildcat D and Washington due to the greater access of tourists via a tram or Auto-Road. I think it should all depend on the hiking party as to how they wish to communicate to others who happen by. I plan on laminating the mission statement and attaching it to the pole so people can read to understand more. I also want to have the time to spy around with my binoculars and see some other flags on summits. 😀

    SilentCal
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    Last year, we met up with several other hikers at the Woodstock Inn in North Woodstock for some dinner and beers. Overall I think we had groups from about 10 of the summits show up. We had a good time recounting how the day went and swapped stories of flagpole designs and general reactions towards the event. The Inn was very crowded though, due to the Highland Games that are held that weekend. But this year the Highland Games moved to somewhere else and the crowds should not be as bad. To figure out who was who, someone suggested wearing something flag related. I suppose this could work again. I won’t get there until about 6:30 but not everyone finished hiking at the same time and some people had a ways to drive to get there. It’s too bad you can’t make it Greg. A lot of people asked about you last year and wanted to say thanks for everything that you did. Anyone doing anything the night before. I just may throw a cookout!

    SilentCal
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    Mediahound wrote a nice piece last year for the Telegraph. Perhaps that could be one way to go. Any type of press release would have to mention the possible hazards of hiking (Foul weather, getting lost). We would not anyone to have a bad experience doing this by getting in way over their heads. Encourage small groups and LNT. Hopefully we can get full coverage and the weather cooperates.

    SilentCal
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    Besides the Mountains and Molehills page on the AMC site, has there been any other input to other hiking sites?? i.e. VVFT, or backpacker or anything else?

    SilentCal
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    I just dropped a note to everyone who signed up last year (minus those who already signed up). I thanked them for their help last year and thanked them for sending photos to the image gallery as well. I put a link to the main Flags site in the email and asked if they would be willing to help again this year. Already got several the e-mail’s back as undeliverable but hopefully we can get word of mouth to spread.

    SilentCal
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    Has anyone given any thought to dropping an e-mail to all those who signed up last year to see if they are willing to do it again. I would be willing to do this but i just wonder if it is nessacery.

    SilentCal
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    in reply to: Flags Web Site #48816

    Great Job Frodo!! Does anyone have images from the orginal event in mt. Liberty, that would be kinda nice to add to the image gallery.

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