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  • smitty77
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    I’m not sure I can make it, but….

    We just had a number of pines cut down around the house. I can cut them up and donate it to the cause if you don’t mind burning some “green” pine.

    I might even be able to deliver half way.
    Of course, if I can make it to the event I can truck it myself.

    Magic – any thoughts from our fire expert?

    smitty77
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    in reply to: Sign Ups 2006 #52171

    I think last year’s process was the most fair and least confusing thus far. I still like the idea of “holding” the most accessible peaks for those who can’t or don’t wish to hike.

    I don’t know how it would be done programming-wise, but we should expand upon by the “on call” idea. Say a person signs up for a peak that already has a coordinator listed, but they may also be open to covering peaks X, Y, & Z. They should be given a drop down box to list 4-5 other “preference peaks” that they will agree to pick up should those other peaks be left unclaimed say two weeks from the event. By listing these other peaks, the person will agree to being contacted by the FOT48 Team by private e-mail to finalize details. It would just give the list keepers a quick way of determining who may be up for what, even though they may already be listed as Hiker #8 for Liberty.

    That’s all I have for now. Back to work.
    Smitty

    smitty77
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    in reply to: Here we go! #51685

    I hope everyone had a great day yesterday! I had to leave for work for 1:30 am Monday 😮 :blink: :angry: 👿 so there was no way I could pull off a day trip to the whites.

    I hope everyone had a great time during the event!
    Smitty

    smitty77
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    So far it looks like Farmers is right on with Sept. 1-3

    Have a great weekend everybody! Hope to see some of you on 9/11.

    smitty77
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    Two years ago I joined my dad Max on Cannon with my wife and my son. At the time, he was 15 months old. We took the tram, so he didn’t officially hike, but I would think he was one of the youngest to participate. I hope to take him again with me this year, weather permitting.

    Smitty

    smitty77
    Post count: 45
    in reply to: Peak Coordinators #51377

    @dirt_girl wrote:

    Now the time thing… is there a time magician?

    Glad I could be useful for a change… My teachers said I should be an astronaut because all I do is take up space in class. 😮

    Ah yes, the time. If I had bothered to look below the box I was typing the post in, I would have noticed the little “All times are GMT – 5 hours” notification. Is this something user selectable, or just the default for the board? Why do I even care? 🙄
    Smitty

    smitty77
    Post count: 45
    in reply to: Peak Coordinators #51374

    Another “issue”. I see that dirt_girl and I posted a half hour apart, not an hour and a half. This means the forum time is not on daylight savings. My PC says 8:02, yet my post says 7:02. My, the workday goes slow, but not in reverse! 8)

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    in reply to: Peak Coordinators #51372

    dirt_girl,

    I just checked the sign-up page, hit the drop down box, and found there are no peaks with ** next to them. Either Stephen fixed the error in the hour and a half between your post and mine, or it has something to do with an older version of the page stored in your cache that your browser keeps popping up. If that’s the case, hitting “refresh” might correct it. Maybe Stephen will pop in and enlighten us.

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    I figured everything was covered behind the scenes, but I also saw the “Reserved until August 11” and was wondering what was up once the date had passed.

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    Everyone have fun tonight! Everybody Wang Chung tonight! Oh, wait a minute…. 😀

    I wish I could go, but I have to be at work by 6 am in northeast CT. Have a ball on my behalf!

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    @Greg wrote:

    Not sure if we’re going to man a peak this year or plan a hike along a ridge and try to hit a few peaks.

    If I don’t bring the family along, I may also do the same thing. I’m trying to convince Max to go again this year, but he mentioned he may have some silly triathalon that weekend. 😉

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    @MichaelJ wrote:

    Madison’s still up for grabs; that’s a sweet peak and the hut will still be open if one wanted to hike up the previous evening.

    Or one could even stay at Crag Camp or Grey Knob. Both are terrific self-serve cabins run by the Randolf Mountain Club. They are first come first served (last I knew) and may very well fill up that weekend too.

    Madison is a very nice peak – Max and I manned it last year. :flag:

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    in reply to: Flyer design #50930

    @MichaelJ wrote:

    Thoughts? Suggestions for other photos? Love or hate the text copy?

    It looks really nice Michael. Somehow, nothing will replace that original photo as my favorite. The sky is just so blue behind that flag…

    Nicely done. It’s short, sweet, and easy to read.

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    I think it’s a fine idea, especially if the peak means that much to someone. If they’ve been there for three years, they are certainly committed to the cause, IMHO. Personally, I’d like to do a different one each year so this rule would not apply to me. Max said he wants to do each one once. Only 45 more to go!

    It’s all about the :flag:

    Smitty

    smitty77
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    Like Coberg, on one income I can’t justify the expense. For all of their bureaucratic nonsense, I think they’ve some some good things for the White in particular. The Pinkham notch center and the hiker shuttle are two of the best examples. As for the huts… I think they’re grossly overpriced but on the flip side I’ve used their common areas many times on dayhikes for rest, lunch, water, and information.

    Re: The AMCs influence on the area – I think the good outweighs the bad if the non-serious hikers that stay in the huts and partake in the programs leave the woods with a better appreciation of such a beautiful natural resource.

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