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  • Tmax
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    in reply to: Cabot #55478

    Hi Bob!

    My knees have been OK but mostly because I haven’t been hiking 😕 So I’ll still be slow! Topofgothics and I will be heading up the Mt. Cabot Trail bright and early… the plan is to be hiking by 7:00.

    Terri

    Tmax
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    in reply to: South Hancock #55347

    Thanks for the trip report Bob. It was great meeting you and sharing this special day with you. This was my 8th FOT48 and I am honored to have been a part of this fantastic tradition!

    2005: Madison
    2006: Wildcat D
    2007: Isolation
    2008: Bondcliff
    2009: Willey
    2010: Whiteface
    2011: East Osceola
    2012: South Hancock

    Tmax
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    in reply to: South Hancock #55295

    I have everything we will need. I have 2 flags I fly and the rigging for both. Topofgothics and I will be leaving the trailhead much earlier. I’ve just had knee surgery so I’m moving slowly! But we were planning the same route as you described just leaving at 6:00 or 6:30. I’m sure you’ll catch us along the way!

    2005: Madison
    2006: Wildcat D
    2007: Isolation
    2008: Bondcliff
    2009: Willey
    2010: Whiteface
    2011: East Osceola
    2012: South Hancock

    Tmax
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    in reply to: Confirmation 2011 #55043

    East Osceola!

    Tmax
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    Sorry – I’m just getting back from vacation! I have two flags that I fly every year and the pole systems for them. I am a slow hiker so I plan on starting out from Tripoli road at around 7:00 am. This gives me the opportunity for a leisurely pace and a little time on top of Osceola before heading over to East peak. I’m sure folks who want a later start time will catch me along the way 😀

    TMax

    Tmax
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    in reply to: signup stats #54843

    Wow! That’s awesome.

    Tmax
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    in reply to: Wildcat "D" #53197

    Another great day. I feel so fortunate to have been able to participate in this event the last couple of years. Thanks again Sherpa for letting me fly that memorial flag. It means a lot to the folks I carry it for. It’s amazing how well the weather held off until all the flags were down…

    Tmax
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    in reply to: Flag Pole Ideas #48650

    I’m using the aluminum pole sections from a cast off canvas screen house. They’re 1” diameter and about 3’ long with one end embossed to fit into the end of the next section. They interconnect securely and are extremely light so the team can easily carry all we’ll need. I’ll use the number of sections it takes to get about 15-18’ tall. I’ve cut and bent pieces from an old-fashioned wire coat hanger to form hooks to tie the flag to the mast. These are held in place on the mast with hose clamps. The flag will be tied to the hooks with 3/16” braided nylon rope. We’re using a 6X9 flag so at a point about 7 feet down from the top I’ll place a wooden ring with a hole in the center to accommodate the mast held in place with another hose clamp attached to the mast below it. This ring will have holes drilled in it and will serve as a point to attach the guy ropes which will also be 3/16 braided nylon. The guys will be tied to rocks (if we can find any above tree line 😀 😀 ).

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