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    Default Flags on the 48

    Hi All!

    As STP comes to a close for 2008, we have to ask... what's next?

    Saturday, Sept 13 is FLAGS ON THE 48! For those of you who haven't heard about it, it's a memorial hike to commemorate 9/11. It happens every year on the Saturday closest to 9/11.

    Individuals or teams carry US flags to the top of all 48 high peaks in NH, and they all fly on the summits from about 11am to 2pm. We haven't ever carried the flag, but we come out to support the people who do. We have our "pack-sized" flags that we used for STP.

    From the web site, it appears that they have someone designated to carry the flag to almost every peak already... Flags On the 48

    Once at the top, each person can take as long as they need to pray/reflect/commemorate.

    Tim and I will be doing it again this year. If anyone would like to join us, please let us know! We don't even have a preference of summits. We've done Eisenhower and Moosilauke over the past two years for this event. I've always wanted to do Liberty. It seems so fitting, but I think it sees an OVER-ABUNDANCE of hikers on that day.

    Here are the links to the last two years...

    Eisenhower in 2006

    Moosilauke in 2007

    We will be hiking either way. Please let us know if you're interested in getting a group together!

    Valerie

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    That would be pretty cool to have a "MWO forum group hike".
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    ill second that rich who else thinks this is a good idea?
    im a summit club member now

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    Val got me thinking about coming back up from VA for this one, I've got it penciled in. MWO forum group hike would be cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDog View Post
    Val got me thinking about coming back up from VA for this one, I've got it penciled in. MWO forum group hike would be cool!
    me to if i can get off work i will do it

    so start picking a nice hike [ not to hard ] so we can make arrangements for a place to stay ,unless we can all stay at tim and val's lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    ...unless we can all stay at tim and val's lol
    As much as that sounds like fun, our house is very, very tiny!

    You're welcome to set up a tent in the yard, but it's first-come first-served on the flat spots! HAHAHAHA

    V

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim&Val View Post
    As much as that sounds like fun, our house is very, very tiny!

    You're welcome to set up a tent in the yard, but it's first-come first-served on the flat spots! HAHAHAHA

    V
    thanks for the tent offer but i like a bed ,pool and hot tub so it will be a hotel

    i know what its like with a small house if you dont need all the room why heat or AC or clean it

    but i do like the idea about the group hike
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    A "forum hike" would be great! Not sure yet about availability that weekend but I think there's a good chance we could make it. We'll stay tuned in to the plans if they develop...
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    I will have to pass on this one. I will be in Maine that weekend but I have a Board of Trustees meeting for a foundation I am on that Saturday. Have a great time though.

    The Dock Party will be the next day though! This is where we take the docks out for the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post

    The Dock Party will be the next day though! This is where we take the docks out for the winter.
    what a good way to end a week end with a dock party at brads

    wait that is work to do that
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