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mahony
10-02-2009, 06:36 AM
Take a look at this picture...what do I think is so cool?

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/O6OBbLyPH678CSJJCC0rVA?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOg7uzs06SgC w&feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/O6OBbLyPH678CSJJCC0rVA?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOg7uzs06SgC w&feat=directlink

This is the view from the top of the Observatory Tower on the summit (of Mt. Washington of course)! The tour was awesome and I want to thank Mike F. (my tour guide)[ http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k7h7sH-xxlsbetpVRVJ1Ig?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOg7uzs06SgCw&feat=directlink ] for the tour and for answering all of my questions.

The tour alone is worth the price of membership (and they even have a special 6 month membership deal going on now). I was pleasantly surpirised that they let me climb around on the tower and take pictures...and took some of me too. Not your usual run-of-the-mill-country-club tour.

PS now I'll have to think about doing STP next year.

Brad
10-02-2009, 07:10 AM
I have done the tour many times and always hear something new. It is fun to hike up with a group and be able to get the folks in for the tour. One hike with my grandson on his first summit of MW Jim Salge gave us the tour and Dakota was all ears and a big smile. The Observers have the ability to tailor the information to the folks on the tour and they do a wonderful job.

Jim - "with this wind gust we could have tied rope to your arms and legs and flown you like a kite".

Addicted
10-02-2009, 12:38 PM
Wait, so how much is it to be a member? A tour would be cool next time around (since I'm sure I'll be back on that monster again next summer!) I should do it anyway.

Brad
10-02-2009, 12:56 PM
The membership information is available at https://secure3.convio.net/mwobs/site/SPageNavigator/membership/membership_center

What is cool is there is a special promotion going on now where you get a MWO cap - like what we got at STP 08. Sign up now and get your cap!

There are different levels of membership - the higher the better. Check out the benefits of membership - including the great deal on a new Subaru.

Snow Miser
10-02-2009, 07:30 PM
Mahony, you should think about doing STP next year, it's alot of fun.

Bill O
10-02-2009, 08:48 PM
Is it the rime ice? I see some in the photo.

Snow Miser
10-03-2009, 08:24 AM
Is it that you're first tour up in the tower is on a perfect day?

mahony
10-06-2009, 07:20 AM
Is it the rime ice? I see some in the photo.

Tons of rime ice on the summit that morning. The towers (TV and radio) were covered in thick ice that was falling off in the morning sun. I awoke to temps in the 20's and Mike's temp reading at around 8:00am was just above freezing.

Rime ice pics:

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/DSfafAs-tjJMZDQO2TQRlg?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOg7uzs06SgCw&feat=directlink

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8dhVgQwGr4g8Q5D1Sg7pZQ?authkey=Gv1sRgCLOg7uzs06SgC w&feat=directlink