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Brad
10-06-2008, 04:22 PM
This weekend I wore my STP fleece to and from England. On Friday it went to Blenheim Palace NW of London. On Sunday it was seen all along the eastern coast of Devon in SW England.

Cold, windy almost rainy days and I was warm and toastie. Where have you been with your fleece?

Free advertising all over the world is legal for a STP fleece.

mtruman
10-06-2008, 04:56 PM
Sadly I don't have a fleece since I was too much of a slacker at fundraising this year. I have however been wearing my STP shirt and displaying my pack tag when I hike. This weekend I met a couple of people on the trail (in NH) that pointed to my shirt and asked me about the event. One said that he had heard of it and thought about it but not done it before. I hopefully talked him into it for next year. Advertise at every opportunity! My current philosophy is - if you can't be a better fundraiser recruit others that are perhaps better...

BlueDog
10-06-2008, 05:39 PM
Mine made the trip from VA back up to NH for the Flag on the 48 hike. Though it did make it to the summits, it wasn't actually cold enough to have to break it out.

I did wear my STP8 shirt on the hike up and changed into the STP07 on at the first flag. Saw a guy on the way down that looked at me kinda puzzled, pointed at the shirt and said, "didn't you have the same shirt on earlier, but it was gray?"

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2866485116_8185f01e29.jpg

Brad
10-07-2008, 06:22 AM
Keep them thinking - and display your shirts and fleece and spread the word about STP.

I have started planning for STP09 since I now want a 2nd fleece. That way I can have one large and one medium depending on how many layers I have underneath. We are going to have 2009 STP fleeces aren't we?

kayhem
10-29-2008, 02:32 PM
My STP fleece has been to Martha's Vineyard for Columbus Day weekend, and to the valley office of the Obs daily for work. There WILL be an incentive for STP 09 topfundraisers but we've not yet decided on what. I do love hiker feedback...

KD Talbot
10-30-2008, 09:04 PM
There WILL be an incentive for STP 09 topfundraisers but we've not yet decided on what. I do love hiker feedback...

STP/OBS kilts!

KDT

Brad
10-30-2008, 09:46 PM
Lets stick with the fleece again for one more year. I have a large so I can wear bulky things under it. Now I need a medium for warmer weather.

My fleece got to a hot air balloon festival last weekend but had to wait in the car. It was not cold enough for it to venture out - was low 30's - and I was in shorts - so, I would have looked funny - and would not want to do that.

This weekend it will get to a Renaissance Faire outside Charlotte, NC but the forecast is for the mid-60's and too warm again.

At the end of next week it has told me we are heading north so it can go out to play.

MeridenFF
12-06-2008, 03:54 PM
Finally saw my fathers a few weeks ago. I was very jealous of it and will definitely be working on getting one of my own this year. Not sure where his has gone but I know it was at my condo!

Brad
12-06-2008, 04:35 PM
My fleece went to take pictures at Duke Chapel this morning in Durham, NC before sunrise.

http://images42.fotki.com/v1365/photos/8/8235/3099476/CRW_9131_2_0c-vi.jpg

Then went to Chapel Hill for sunrise. It is a very educated fleece.

http://images44.fotki.com/v1417/photos/8/8235/3099476/CRW_9145_6_7c-vi.jpg

mtruman
12-06-2008, 04:43 PM
Great pictures. The sky in the second one is incredible. I'm clearly going to have to work on getting a fleece this year so that it can help me take pictures like this...

Charlie
12-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Great pictures. The sky in the second one is incredible. I'm clearly going to have to work on getting a fleece this year so that it can help me take pictures like this...

if thats what it takes to take pictures like that i will put in my own $1000 :D

BlueDog
12-07-2008, 09:26 AM
Mine hasn't been anywhere exciting lately, but the last two times I went to my local EMS I've been stopped by customers and people working at the store, "Wow! Do you work at Mount Washington?! I've been thinking about climbing that!" I usually end up talking for about 20-30 min about the hikes I've been on, pushing StP, the Obs and encouraging them to come here for info.

Brad
12-07-2008, 10:22 PM
Mine was out taking pictures again early this morning....

I headed out early to catch sunrise at Fearrington Village south of Chapel Hill, NC. It is a "housing development" with a small village of shops that are really nice. A wonderful place for a wedding or party. The Inn is a great place to stay and meals there are fantastic.

Here are a few of the pictures:

http://images46.fotki.com/v1393/photos/8/8235/7004392/CRW_9168_69_70-vi.jpg

http://images45.fotki.com/v1421/photos/8/8235/7004392/CRW_9177_8_9c-vi.jpg

http://images45.fotki.com/v1310/photos/8/8235/7004392/CRW_9197_8_9c-vi.jpg

http://images42.fotki.com/v1380/photos/8/8235/7004392/CRW_9209_10_11-vi.jpg

http://images48.fotki.com/v1406/photos/8/8235/7004392/CRW_9229_30_31-vi.jpg

http://images47.fotki.com/v1403/photos/8/8235/7004392/CRW_9274_5c-vi.jpg

mtruman
12-08-2008, 09:59 AM
More beautiful shots Brad. You're fleece is certainly getting to some nice places...

KD Talbot
12-08-2008, 02:54 PM
Brad Bradstreet-Photographer of Light. Move over Russ Kincade. Great stuff, Brad!

KDT

Brad
12-08-2008, 06:51 PM
Nope - I seem to like the night. No people around and you can get some interesting stuff.

I have not heard yet where my fleece wants to go this weekend. Might depend on if it wants to get cold in the NC mountains. With very little layering the fleece is extremely warm even down into the teens.

The Beans!
01-16-2009, 10:28 PM
Your fleece takes wonderful photos....

crudio
02-26-2009, 04:50 PM
Worry not, we'll have fleeces again this year! We've also been toying with the idea of doing different colored t-shirts for different fundraising levels...

Brad
05-03-2009, 07:21 PM
Worry not, we'll have fleeces again this year! We've also been toying with the idea of doing different colored t-shirts for different fundraising levels...
My fleece needs a companion. It gets lonely traveling all by itself.

Over the past month or so my fleece has been seen in several places - St Louis for the NCAA Women's basketball semi and final games - Raleigh, NC - Popham Beach, Maine - Annapolis, Maryland - Outer Banks, NC - Beavertail Light, RI - Mattapoiset, Mass - Cambridge (Harvard Square, our fair city), Mass. It has been a tiring year - but someone had to do it all. It does need a traveling companion.

BlueDog
06-05-2009, 04:05 PM
STP Fleece has officially made it to Yosemite's Half Dome (8800') and Cloud's Rest (10,000)!

(More pics and reports to come later.)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/3598944406_908030aa4b.jpg?v=0
Summit of Half Dome

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3598138259_3e54cbb908.jpg?v=0
On the Visor, scared out of my wits!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3598951630_eb2dfddabe.jpg?v=0
Descending the cables in rain and hail

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3598145139_6357b97bf8.jpg?v=0
Geo marker for the summit of Cloud's Rest

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3598953918_e52238ba14.jpg?v=0
Cloud's Rest... 10,000 feet baby!

mtruman
06-05-2009, 05:12 PM
STP Fleece has officially made it to Yosemite's Half Dome (8800') and Cloud's Rest (10,000)!

On the Visor, scared out of my wits!


Descending the cables in rain and hail


Great seeing the additional pics Erich. Was waiting each day this week for the new FB posts after the first Half Dome summit shot. Can't wait to see the rest. Sure wish I'd been there - but to the comments above:

On the Visor - would have keeled over from fright, fallen off the edge and died.

On descending the cables in rain and hail - see above.

Glad you made it back in one piece and that you, the fleece and your little blue friend had such an apparently awesome time!

Brad
06-05-2009, 05:28 PM
Bluedog, if you slip, I want the fleece.

BlueDog
06-05-2009, 06:23 PM
Great seeing the additional pics Erich. Was waiting each day this week for the new FB posts after the first Half Dome summit shot. Can't wait to see the rest. Sure wish I'd been there - but to the comments above:

On the Visor - would have keeled over from fright, fallen off the edge and died.

On descending the cables in rain and hail - see above.

Glad you made it back in one piece and that you, the fleece and your little blue friend had such an apparently awesome time!

I've got tons of stuff to edit, but as soon as I do I'll let everyone know. I started trying to do a little podcast type video that I'll need to edit together.

I knew I've always been somewhat afraid of height and I really had to focus to get that far out on the Visor. My buddy's went out to the end. I ended up finding out that's I'm actually VERY MUCH afraid of heights. After stepping out on the Visor we started getting some rain and needed to get on the cables quickly, or have to sit on top until the rain passed. But... more on all that later. :)


Bluedog, if you slip, I want the fleece.

It's all yours Brad! You just have to join the SAR team to come out and get it!

CHRIS
06-05-2009, 09:03 PM
Incredible pictures Erich. I was just showing my wife the pics. on F/B and told her some day I would love to go there and try the cable climb. well she laughed @ me and said I got scared just trying to shinle the roof on my shed (but thats another embarising story) so how the heck woud I do that. As for the visor HELL NO. I also probably would have died there if not on the cables.
As for the fleece Brad you already have one so I want to claim it:D.
Gald you had a great time Erich and came back safe with your buddies and look forward to your report and pics.

Brad
06-06-2009, 10:17 AM
Speaking of fleece, mine went waterskiing this morning. A bit of a chill in the air - add a nice warm fleece in between ski runs - and I was nice and warm.

KD Talbot
06-06-2009, 09:13 PM
Way to go Blue Dog!

I climbed the Matterhorn last Saturday! At least that's what we call Chocorua. :)

http://ghostflowers.smugmug.com/photos/552421230_cxzJV-M.jpg

KDT

BlueDog
06-06-2009, 10:34 PM
Very cool KD!

Pic reminds me... there's a chance the 'original Blue Dog' might make it up to STP this year. Might need Emma to show her the ropes! (Or is that rocks?)

Brad&Val
06-20-2009, 08:34 PM
My fleece has been missing in action for prolonged periods....two teenagers in the house. I am not entirely clear where it has been, but it seems to have survived. I guess I'll have to get another one this year, not that I'll get to wear it; maybe threes a charm

BlueDog
06-20-2009, 10:17 PM
Better find it soon! Maybe we should have a reunion of the fleeces for STP?! Its a given I'll be bringing mine.

Brad
06-21-2009, 06:32 AM
Mine will at at the dinner after STP09. I am hoping we can get a red one this year. But, this has been an awesome thing. Rain, sleet, snow, wind - it works in all of them. I have even worn it on pretty hot days when taking pictures to give me extra pockets to hold things as I am shooting. I have never seen it get "wet". A wonderful jacket!

Brad
08-29-2009, 07:34 PM
My STP08 fleece jacket saw some use yesterday in Marblehead, Mass. It went sailing for the afternoon and was ready and handy if needed. now, the STP08 Subaru hat was on almost all the time.

http://images50.fotki.com/v1559/photos/5/8235/7900764/WB009a-vi.jpg

Brad
09-07-2009, 05:30 PM
Waterskiing this morning was a bit cool. So, I dressed for it.

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs247.snc1/9419_132456278023_793658023_2432789_442931_n.jpg

mtruman
09-07-2009, 06:17 PM
Very nice. According to Karen's email the 2009 versions will be shipping on Sept 18th and I will be able to partake in this thread in a more meaningful fashion :)

Brad
09-07-2009, 07:07 PM
And such a wonderful thing it is.

CHRIS
09-08-2009, 07:11 AM
Very nice jacket. Hopefuly STP10 is going to be my year to.

Snow Miser
09-08-2009, 07:54 AM
I'm also hoping STP10 will be my first year too for a jacket. Will have to start raising money earlier than last year.

Brad
09-08-2009, 05:59 PM
Next year we will be able to say - "come get your red hot jackets!"

Snow Miser
09-08-2009, 08:29 PM
Next year we will be able to say - "come get your red hot jackets!"

There ya go, I like that sound!:D

Brad
09-09-2009, 12:35 PM
After going up to Square Ledge for sunrise pictures my jacket had breakfast with Blue Dog at PNVC. And I was wearing my STP09 Subaru hat.

BlueDog
09-10-2009, 10:44 PM
Then, later in the day, mine went to .........
...
....
Mount Washington! (pic to come)

Great having breakfast with you Brad! Dad was impressed that got up early and came down to meet us. It was a fun surprise!

kendra4
09-17-2009, 11:31 AM
Just letting you all know I received my fleece today! YAY! WOOT!

kendra4
09-17-2009, 03:21 PM
thought I would spice some things up and take a picture of the fleece sporting high heels lol

CHRIS
09-17-2009, 03:37 PM
I gotta get me one of those next year.

Snow Miser
09-17-2009, 04:38 PM
thought I would spice some things up and take a picture of the fleece sporting high heels lol

The jacket looks good on you. Congratulations. Thanks for showing us!


I gotta get me one of those next year.

Ditto. Gotta start raising money now.

KD Talbot
09-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Sportin' his and hers, mine black from last year, Jude's cranberry from this year. Pictures soon.

KDT

Brad
09-17-2009, 08:01 PM
I got home today to find my RED 2009 STP fleece waiting for me at the door. Oh it does look nice. I am actually wearing it right now as it was a bit cool in my office.

My 2008 black STP fleece was out with me all day taking pictures.

mtruman
09-17-2009, 10:21 PM
Mine was waiting for me tonight as well. Wasn't expecting it quite so soon since they were supposed to ship yesterday. The "Mountain Red" is really nice! Looks like we'll have a trio of fleeces in a couple of weeks Kevin. And hopefully I'll have some nice pictures of my fleece gracing Franconia Ridge on Saturday!

mtruman
09-20-2009, 11:27 PM
My fleece visited Franconia Ridge this weekend - and it really got a workout! I can attest to the warmth and wind resistance of Polar Fleece as I stayed toasty in 0 degree windchills.

The fleece prepares to reach Franconia Ridge
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SrbmhVYTa5I/AAAAAAAASAg/q_J7yR6ZPP4/s800/IMG_0391.JPG

The fleece visits Mt Truman
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SrbmuuWFKMI/AAAAAAAASDM/IVsf8XWkHaY/s800/IMG_0453.JPG

The fleece on Mt Lafayette
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/SrbmzID0FLI/AAAAAAAASEY/gyVDFjuucMo/s800/IMG_0482.JPG

The fleece sees frosted cairns
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/Srbm0XOFLPI/AAAAAAAASEo/8BLWo5-XSS4/s800/IMG_0488.JPG

The fleece finally sees the sun!
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/Srbm530XTBI/AAAAAAAASF0/7UdP4XIsbFY/s800/IMG_0512.JPG

CHRIS
09-21-2009, 06:38 AM
Nice fleece Mark. Looks like it was definetly needed up there. Great pictures.

Snow Miser
09-21-2009, 08:11 AM
Yes, very nice fleece Mark. I have a feeling a few more of them will be seen being worn after STP10.:D

kendra4
09-21-2009, 12:29 PM
AWESOME pictures MTRUMAN!!!!

Brad
09-21-2009, 07:22 PM
Mark's pictures show how safe this year's fleece is. You can spot him a mile away. Even in a heavy fog he would glow red.

Safe fleece - nice fleece - thank you fleece.

h2oeco
09-21-2009, 08:15 PM
Mine came today, like it!

Brad
10-09-2009, 07:35 PM
My nice red STP 09 fleece spent the day at the Fryeburg Fair today. It went with my STP 08 Subaru hat.

CHRIS
10-09-2009, 07:48 PM
It would have been really nice if you could have driven it there in your new 10 Suby.

Brad
10-10-2009, 06:29 PM
It would have been really nice if you could have driven it there in your new 10 Suby.
So true. But, the fleece was happy today being out taking pictures - then another boat ride across the lake for a turkey dinner - for the local library.

Brad
10-30-2009, 04:44 PM
I was out doing real estate stuff today and when heading home stopped at a red light. On the left was a small park by a lake and a group of ladies obviously finishing up with their clean up and flower trimming. So, they had turned a pot upside down and set a camera there to take a group shot. Click. Nope, we are not all in it this time either. Let's do one more.

When the light turned green I turned into the parking lot and offered to take their picture. When we were done one lady remarked that she is a member of the Mt Washington Observatory and we all talked about the organization and how great it is.

Why would this topic come up? I was wearing my red fleece, of course.

h2oeco
10-30-2009, 08:36 PM
I was up in NH a few weekends ago, and on Saturday night, went to the Bartlett Fire Company's Spaghetti Dinner - as it turned out, I was wearing my red STP fleece, and it did start a number of conversations about the observatory - including a few locals (some members, some not) who were not aware of the daytrip and edutrip opportunities, and were interested in them!

Charlie
10-31-2009, 09:08 PM
i was not wearing a red fleece when i was out with a lot of people around and not one person stoped to talk to me about MWOBS :D

Brad
10-31-2009, 09:10 PM
i was not wearing a red fleece when i was out with a lot of people around and not one person stoped to talk to me about MWOBS :D
the solution is you need to get one of them there fleeces.

CHRIS
11-02-2009, 07:23 AM
I know where your coming from Charlie. I do however get some questions when I where my STP shirt. Maybe 2010 will be our year for a fleece.

Snow Miser
11-02-2009, 07:47 AM
Charlie, Chris, all we have to do is start using some of Ed's fund raising techniques.:)

mtruman
11-02-2009, 10:35 PM
My fleece visited Mt Moosilauke today and was joined by my STP hat. Sadly there was nobody else on the mountain today other than a couple of ravens so I'm afraid it wasn't much of a STP promotion. The ravens did say they might show up next year...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KuEV5mt1_ak/Su-TPTzYMZI/AAAAAAAATmg/mrLno8Ik1xg/s800/IMG_1175.JPG

CHRIS
11-03-2009, 06:46 AM
Very nice Mark. Looks like it was a pretty clear day.

Snow Miser
11-03-2009, 07:54 AM
Even though no one was on top to see your STP fleece and hat, your photo is a promotion to all of us on here.:)

Brad
11-03-2009, 08:48 AM
A very nice picture! Hat and jacket shown off to all within 50 miles. But, you are wearing long pants when hiking. I have not seen that before.

kendra4
11-05-2009, 11:20 AM
Brad did you get your car yet?!

Brad
11-05-2009, 12:58 PM
Brad did you get your car yet?!
Kendra, not yet. The guess is auto companies cut back in the beginning of the summer when everyone was calling for gloom and doom.Then the Cash For Clunkers program hit and wiped out dealer inventories - I mean down to zero stock. So, all the dealers have been ordering cars to get inventory and the manufacturers' supply chain had been turned off (remember the gloom and doom part).

So, my order went in the beginning of August at the bottom of the pile and we do not have a VIN assigned yet. When I get that, then I know we are starting to hit manufacturing. No VIN as of now. We should be getting close though.

BanjoChris
07-14-2010, 01:53 PM
As always, I'm jumping in late...last year was my first STP and I managed to pull off a fleece. I wore it pretty much every day from the day I got it until the weather hit 65 degrees...I've earned another for 2010, so I'll be able to rotate this winter!!!

Snow Miser
07-15-2010, 07:37 AM
As always, I'm jumping in late...last year was my first STP and I managed to pull off a fleece. I wore it pretty much every day from the day I got it until the weather hit 65 degrees...I've earned another for 2010, so I'll be able to rotate this winter!!!

Congrats on earning another fleece! This will be my first year to get one. Wonder what color they will be?

CHRIS
07-15-2010, 07:52 AM
This will be my first also. I am sure it will be on me almost all the time.

BanjoChris
07-15-2010, 09:19 AM
Chris,

The fleeces are great!!! My wife finally had to take mine away from me to wash it...I gave it up grudginly. 2009 were red so it drew a lot of attention and I spoke to a bunch of people about STP and the Observatory. I am so looking forward to this years hike.

Chris

CHRIS
07-15-2010, 10:32 AM
LOL. That is probably going to be what happens to me. Do you think my wife would mind much if I sleep with it on?:) It is going to seem like forever waiting to get it.

Brad
07-15-2010, 05:58 PM
Wash the fleece? We should do that? I just wear it all the time (except if the temp is above 60).

BanjoChris
07-15-2010, 05:59 PM
Sometimes our wives just don't understand...I think she said something about it getting up and going hiking on its own...

Charlie
07-15-2010, 07:55 PM
Wash the fleece? We should do that? I just wear it all the time (except if the temp is above 60).

just have it on in the next rain storm

Brad
07-16-2010, 07:29 AM
just have it on in the next rain storm
The fleece is wonderful in the rain. Water does not even make it wet.

BanjoChris
07-16-2010, 07:40 AM
Needless to say, my 2009 fleece will be in my pack for STP 2010...maybe I'll put it on for the summit picture...as I hope I won't need it for the hike.

Brad
07-16-2010, 03:16 PM
We need to get as many folks with STP fleece jackets for a group photo on the deck with the summit tower in back. Pick a time - maybe noon on the 24th? On the deck?

Snow Miser
07-16-2010, 03:22 PM
If at noon, I will try my darnest to be there for the group photo. (Edit, I don't get one until this year, but I can take the photo)

BanjoChris
07-16-2010, 03:54 PM
I can commit to sticking around on the summit until noon...thought I will probably start up at around 6:00 am, taking Nelson Crag Trail from Pinkham Notch.

My wife doesn't understand all the fuss...I told her that an STP Fleece is a pretty rare thing, I can't beleive there are much more than 50 or 60 in existance today...though it looks like there will be 14 more at this time next year.

Chris

BlueDog
07-16-2010, 04:21 PM
I should be there. Question is Red or Black? :)

BanjoChris
07-16-2010, 04:29 PM
BlueDog,

That depends...are you a Republican...or a Libertarian? :p

CHRIS
07-16-2010, 08:19 PM
Yea Yea Yea rub it in you have two :p.

Brad
07-18-2010, 05:56 PM
I can commit to sticking around on the summit until noon...thought I will probably start up at around 6:00 am, taking Nelson Crag Trail from Pinkham Notch.

My wife doesn't understand all the fuss...I told her that an STP Fleece is a pretty rare thing, I can't beleive there are much more than 50 or 60 in existance today...though it looks like there will be 14 more at this time next year.

Chris
Another way of looking at the rare nature of a STP fleece is count how many people have one. I think there were 17 people last year and probably most of them got one the year before too. It is a very small number.

BlueDog
07-19-2010, 01:31 PM
Hmm.. I seem to recall that there were less than 10 the year before.

Brad
07-19-2010, 01:46 PM
I remember a number of 17 in 2009 and 11 in 2008. I do not know the 2007 number.

Brad&Val
07-19-2010, 09:13 PM
I have been informed by my family that everyone wants a fleece. I think after this year I have one more to go.

As to where they have been...all over the north country. The nice thing is everyone seems to recognize the Obs logo

BlueDog
07-20-2010, 08:27 AM
I think 2008 what the first year they bribed us with the fleeces.

Snow Miser
07-20-2010, 09:57 AM
I think 2008 what the first year they bribed us with the fleeces.

And the bribe is working!!!:D

BanjoChris
07-20-2010, 10:54 AM
The Bribe is really working this year!!! 16 listed on the site plus there are a few others who don't record donations on the site...woohoo it's gonna be a great year for the Obs!!!

BlueDog...You and I are neck in neck!!!

Chris

Brad
07-20-2010, 07:06 PM
I am associated with Krainin Real Estate in Maine and got the owner to support my STP efforts. In talking about the Obs and Mt Washington we realized there are better views of the mountain from Maine than from NH. So, they are putting together some ads on listings that all have a view of Mt Washington! A great way of spreading the word and getting folks to think about MWO.

fifteendays
07-20-2010, 11:29 PM
Just a few more days, folks! The admin office is electric with excitement these days (OK, with some anxiety mixed in...), and we are constantly floored by the support we're receiving. Seriously, this crew, the whole gang on the forums, you are amazing! Raising $1,000+ in increments of $25 or $50 is not easy. You are all working so hard on our behalf and we are so appreciative.

I think there are less than 30 STP fleeces out there in the world. We'll be ordering up a pretty big batch this year! Funny, we thought the Subaru lease would be the big "bribe" to push people to the $1,000 milestone...

Thanks so much for everything you're doing for the Obs. I can't wait to toast all of you at the After Party! (By the way, we've ordered dinner for 650 people. 650!!)

Speaking of the After Party, you should know that we've really worked hard to make it even better this year. Backpacker Magazine's "Get Out More" Team will be there. We have a great bluegrass band from Mississippi providing the tunes. Primaloft will be there with not one, not two, but three costumed characters for photos and fun. The prizes are ridiculous-- more and more stuff keeps rolling in! We'll be doing door prizes throughout the After Party, and I'll be doing short profiles of some of our hikers, roaming the tent, looking for some of the great stories out there. It's going to be a lot of fun.

See you this weekend!

Scot
MWO Staff

Brad
07-21-2010, 05:43 AM
Wow - this sounds fantastic! Sign me up. Oh, I am signed up.

Don't worry, the Subaru is a big deal and I am still trying to get other forum folk to have a ride in "mine". But, the fleece is still very, very cool.

Snow Miser
07-21-2010, 06:49 AM
Scot, I agree with Brad. The Suby is definitely a big deal, but the fleece will be nice because it will have the STP10 logo on it. BTW, any hint as to what color they are?

BAXTERCA2
07-21-2010, 06:54 AM
Brad -
What's this? I've been in the forum now since around April and I didn't get an offer to ride in the Suby :confused::confused:

How long does it take to become a forum folk :). See everyone soon!

BanjoChris
07-21-2010, 07:07 AM
Brad,

This is great...I had no idea you were providing limo service...please pick me up around 10:30am on Friday, I'm down in Massachusetts, I want to do a little shopping in the North Conway, EMS etc., area Friday afternoon, we can swing by my hotel to check in and then you can take me to the kick-off party. I'm planning on hitting the trail around 6:00, so if you could then pick me up around 5:15 on Saturday morning that would be great...you can take me home right after the after-party!!!

I really appreciate it...this take a lot of pressure off me! ;-))

Chris:p

CHRIS
07-21-2010, 07:16 AM
Thanks Scott. I cannot wait for the fun to begin. I have to admit that the fleece was actually pushing me.I cannot wait to wear it.It was tough this year to raise the $$ but I reached my goal plus a couple. We all have to remember that its not just us that is doing this but its the entire crew from MWO and all the volunteers. Without all of them this would not be happening. THANK YOU !!!!!!

Brad
07-21-2010, 10:56 AM
I am sure everyone at MWO is heads down focused on making STP 10 an awesome event. There is not much thought to afterwards - like what color the fleece would be. The Observatory is such a small organization to start with - and to be able to pull off an event like STP is quite an accomplishment.

Now to the wording of Suby riders, I would love to take anyone for a ride in it - if you can catch me. A few folks have been successful already.

Charlie
07-21-2010, 05:31 PM
the suby is a nice car so thats why i will be taking the next one back to PA with me and yes the fleece is a big thing because every one that gets to $1000 gets one ,and im one this year

Brad
07-21-2010, 09:30 PM
The fleece is wonderful because it is a great jacket - and it provides lots of opportunities to talk about the Observatory.

CHRIS
07-21-2010, 09:40 PM
I made it this year for the fleece and I don't know if I will ever take it off :D:D.

Snow Miser
07-22-2010, 11:42 AM
This is my first year to earn one too. I will be proud to wear it everywhere - once the cold weather returns though.

Anna LeBlanc
07-22-2010, 09:25 PM
Chris and Bob,
Congrats on getting your fleeces this year.Maybe someone can get a picture of the two of you proudly wearing them for all of us to see.

___________
Anna

Brad
07-22-2010, 09:33 PM
The fleeces get ordered right after STP is over when things settle down for the staff (might be a couple of weeks this year being the event is so much bigger this time). So, it was into September I think last year when we got them. We can certainly arrange for a September date at the summit for a photo op.

CHRIS
07-22-2010, 09:34 PM
If they are in by Sept. I am still planning on going up to see you and Charlie.

Brad
07-22-2010, 09:37 PM
If they are in by Sept. I am still planning on going up to see you and Charlie.
We can do a Fleece Date when they come in to get as many at the summit as possible for a Fleeced Summit picture.

Charlie and I will already be on the summit for the week starting September 22nd.

Brad
08-06-2010, 08:56 PM
I will be heading to the summit tomorrow and Ryan is saying the temp will be down around freezing. Wind chill is already in the low 20's. My 2009 fleece will be with me to keep me warm.

h2oeco
08-06-2010, 09:02 PM
Have fun and take pictures - it sounds like it will be a nice break from the hot weather...

MOAB149
10-12-2010, 09:05 PM
I'm wearing mine tomorrow to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and then to a secret, undisclosed location.

MOAB149
10-13-2010, 09:48 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w260/tomcatterf14/editedIMG_7426-STP-1.jpg
Hawk Mountain, 10-13-10

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w260/tomcatterf14/editedIMG_8443-secret-1.jpg
Secret, Undisclosed Location

Snow Miser
10-14-2010, 07:43 AM
Your fleece is looking good Dave. Hmm, wonder where that secret location is?

Brad
11-12-2010, 09:25 AM
Is at Amish country in Ohio. Check out where we are staying - very nice!

http://www.innathoneyrun.com/

Anna LeBlanc
11-12-2010, 12:51 PM
Is at Amish country in Ohio. Check out where we are staying - very nice!

http://www.innathoneyrun.com/

Wow! Looks like a really nice place Brad.Hope you enjoy your stay.Take lots of pictures for us.:D

__________
Anna

Snow Miser
11-12-2010, 04:33 PM
Is at Amish country in Ohio. Check out where we are staying - very nice!

http://www.innathoneyrun.com/

That does look like a very nice place!!! Enjoy your trip.

Charlie
11-13-2010, 09:16 AM
it has not been cold yet for me to put it on so you might see my picture some time in Jan

mtruman
01-16-2012, 08:15 AM
My fleece from 2009 has been many great places with my but last week it visited new heights - the 11,000' summit of Hidden Peak at Snowbird in Alta Utah. Just a spectacular place! More pictures and the story in my blog: http://theramblingsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/utah-winter-ramblings.html

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mBtCubP9PIg/TxMArxjSftI/AAAAAAAAgaI/CMC_-aFoB6M/s640/DSC_0035.JPG

Snow Miser
01-16-2012, 10:00 AM
Nice photos Mark! Those mountains look beautiful out there.

Anna LeBlanc
01-17-2012, 12:47 PM
What a beautiful place for you to be Mark!

__________
Anna

BAXTERCA2
01-19-2012, 02:08 PM
Mr. GQ ~ looking good and view looks amazing.

BAXTERCA2
11-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Anyone want to play "Where has your EMS/STP raincoat been?" :cool:
Hehe!!