View Full Version : Seek the Peak 2013!

11-20-2012, 07:21 PM
I can't believe I'm actually writing this, but... it's almost time to register for Seek the Peak 13!


A little insider info about the registration process this year (for forums users only):

The Observatory has transitioned from our old, offline constituent database (yes, until this year we had to do manual uploads and downloads for all event, donation, and membership transactions!) into a new, completely online record and event management database. What does this mean to you? Hopefully nothing, other than the Seek the Peak registration form, donation form, and fundraising pages will look a little different this year.

Since the back-end bookkeeping and data processing tasks are still new to us, we're doing a "soft launch" of the site first--meaning it will go live, but we won't advertise it anywhere (besides here, with this post). That way, all you dedicated returning hikers who are patiently waiting to register may do so, but our events coordinator won't be inundated with several hundred new registration transactions on the first day.

December 1 falls on a Saturday this year (when no one's around to answer the phones), so I am proud to announce that registration for Seek the Peak 13 will open on Monday, December 3! Mark your calendars, and get ready to do it all over again!

The "public launch" is planned for Thursday, December 20. At that time, we'll send out an email to our entire mailing list, post on the Observatory Facebook page, put an ad on the Observatory website, etc. You're certainly welcome to talk up Seek the Peak 13 with your friends, but please don't make a big splash (ie., post it on our Facebook page) until after the public launch. Among other things, we don't want to detract from our fiscally-crucial year-end fundraising campaign or our (soon-to-be-announced) membership campaign. Seek the Peak will have its time to shine soon enough!

As always, if you have ANY questions or concerns about anything, please give us a shout directly:

Abby Blackburn, Membership & Events Coordinator
(800) 706-0432, ext. 230

And as always, a great big THANK YOU to all you passionate, supportive, and diehard Seek the Peakers!! Here's to another great event! :cool:

01-07-2013, 12:40 PM
I am brand-spanking new to STP this year. I heard about it a week before it happened last year and just couldn't make it. I will be hiking with my husband and our 8-year-old son. We are all so excited to be a part of it! :D

Snow Miser
01-07-2013, 01:06 PM
Welcome JtCatLaroo! STP is such a fun event, and I'm sure you will have a great time. Hope to see you there! :)

01-07-2013, 09:15 PM
Welcome and watch out STP is addictive. :-).

01-08-2013, 11:28 AM
Hey, all!

Just a quick update on my 11/20 post. We decided to push back the "public launch" from the originally-planned 12/20 date, so as not to detract from the year-end giving and membership campaigns. Now that those are all wrapped up, we're full steam ahead with STP 13!

In mere moments I'll be hitting "send" on a registration invitation email to our entire list, posting on Facebook, putting up an ad on our home page and more...


01-08-2013, 11:58 AM
You just had to put the word KARMA in that email.......UGH!!! :confused:

01-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Good karma abounds on the mountain at Seek the Peak! ;) Trail magic...

01-08-2013, 12:50 PM
Good karma abounds on the mountain at Seek the Peak! ;) Trail magic...

Fine then..... I'll register :cool:
Need all the good Karma and Trail Magic I can get. #TrailKarma #STP13

01-08-2013, 02:12 PM
I've signed up for this year... my first year participating. I have wanted to the last couple years but other things got in the way.