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Tar Heel
03-06-2011, 09:36 AM
hey all. EMS just launched a blog yesterday. i am contributing my trip reports to it. there is also some product reviews and other know how (how to make a quinzee). check it out and let me know what you think. also if you have any ideas of things we can add let me know. we are in the beginning stages and would love feedback.

http://www.emsexploration.com/wordpress/

KSearl
03-06-2011, 07:37 PM
I think a blog will be a great social marketing tool for EMS, and quite interesting and helpful to us outdoorsy folks too. Thanks for letting us know!

Karl

h2oeco
03-06-2011, 08:53 PM
It looks like your blog is off to a good start. Wordpress can do a lot of cool things, so be sure that you and your web people are making the most of it - there are a lot of useful plugins.

I volunteer at the Observatory a couple times each winter (I'm the Observatory volunteer in your original video, and took the change-over pictures at the first of the year), and also help them with fundraising and other projects. The pictures on my photo website - many from the summit of Mt. Washington - http://photos.ecomalley.com, and my blog - http://blog.ecomalley.com, may be of interest to your readers.

Good luck!

Ed O'Malley
Moderator and Summit Volunteer

Brad
03-07-2011, 09:14 AM
hey all. EMS just launched a blog yesterday. i am contributing my trip reports to it. there is also some product reviews and other know how (how to make a quinzee). check it out and let me know what you think. also if you have any ideas of things we can add let me know. we are in the beginning stages and would love feedback.

http://www.emsexploration.com/wordpress/
Tar Heel, the blog looks good and it was fun to go back and watch the partnership video again. I was at the N Conway event and had a good time. Some of the photos I took at the event are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/mwo/mwo-folks/ - If there is any interest in any of them, let me know and I will get a copy off to you.

I do have to ask about the Tar Heel name. Are you from Chapel Hill or did you go there? We lived for several years in Chapel Hill then in Durham (still tar Heel fans though).

Tar Heel
03-07-2011, 05:35 PM
thanks guys! i will be checking out your links for ideas.
ed - i am jealous that you have been up there as a volunteer. i am working on my cooking skills so i can apply to volunteer, although as a teacher (and part time ems employee) i would only be able to do it in the summer
brad - i am a tar heel. class of 2004. i am from CT but went to school at carolina and was on the track team, including being captain in '04

Brad
03-07-2011, 06:37 PM
THH, very nice blog and you have had some fantastic hikes.

A very good friend of ours was on the women's field hockey team while she was at UNC (Holly Huff). It was nice to have someone there willing to go waterskiing with us at Jordan Lake right through the winter. Your blog photo shows you throwing the hammer? Another friend tried out for the US Olympic team in the Hammer. Fantastic sport to watch.

It is nice to have you join us here on the forum. Recently we have been having some get togethers around in different locations. The one coming up this weekend will be in Mystic - maybe close to your CT stomping grounds. Join us if you can.

h2oeco
03-07-2011, 06:55 PM
I have a good time volunteering on the summit each winter, and will be headed back up there soon. It is a lot of fun and just so you know, though you do have to be able to cook competently, you do not have to be a gourmet chef - a good, solid home cook is just fine. You should try tag along on one of the EMS overnight hiking trips to the summit - that would get you up there in the winter, w/o a big time commitment.

Ed

Charlie
03-07-2011, 07:12 PM
tar heel i did not get your name but its not that bad to cook up there and if you find some one you know who can cook and go with you all you have to do is the dishes just ask Brad

Tar Heel
03-07-2011, 07:30 PM
brad - i am coming to the gathering and representing ems-waterford. i also said if anyone was around i would do a 2 hour hike/walk around bluff point in groton before hand. hike starts at 1030, if you have never been there bluff point is right on the water and a great place to walk around. i was the ACC champion in the hammer throw in 2004 and went to the ncaas in hammer in 2003 and 2004. who is your friend who tried out for the olympics, i may know them?

charlie - my name is amy, i don't mind being called tar heel. i totally can do dishes :)