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    STP - Routes 2014

    Hi Everyone!!!

    I can't believe STP is less than 2 weeks away. I've been so busy at work...and with other ventures, including some great AMC hikes and backpacking, that the time has caught up with...
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    STP Facebook page is suggesting, without telling,...

    STP Facebook page is suggesting, without telling, that a Sunday climb might be better. We are going to play it by ear, up tomorrow and hotel through the weekend anyway. Sunday sounds like a...
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    I was hoping you were just being pessemistic... ...

    I was hoping you were just being pessemistic...

    Do you think timing will play a role, that is, is the heavy whether likely to be a late afternoon event or is this an all day scenario for Saturday?...
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    Great pictures. Brings back memories as I did...

    Great pictures. Brings back memories as I did this hike, without the Carter Notch Hut, a few years ago. Your second picture captured the part of the trail where I got nervous I'd bitten off more...
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    So now the question is...what happens if we can't...

    So now the question is...what happens if we can't climb on Saturday...never been faced with this kind of weather prediction for STP?
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    Thanks Kathy! Long-term forecasts are hinting...

    Thanks Kathy!

    Long-term forecasts are hinting at a messy day...but the mountain does what the mount does!

    Chris
  7. Thread: Stp 2013

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    Thanks Chris!! Water...yes...definately bring...

    Thanks Chris!!

    Water...yes...definately bring water...and drink it regularly on the way up and down...don't wait until you're thirsty!!!

    The other Chris
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    Beautiful photo's!!! Thanks for sharing! ...

    Beautiful photo's!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Chris
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    Is it too early to talk Weather?

    Will our friends at the observatory be posting an extended STP forcast for us?
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    This will be my 7th climb, 5th in support of STP....

    This will be my 7th climb, 5th in support of STP. Assume the worst. More years than not the summit has been cold, rainy and windy (40's, wet & 40+ knots). What you see in the valley is not what...
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    Hi All!! A Friday climb...if only...we'll be...

    Hi All!!

    A Friday climb...if only...we'll be making the drive up on Friday and currently planning to do Ammo up and Jewel down. Last year we did Ammo and Tuck and had a blast.

    I'm getting...
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    Last year we drove part way up the auto road,...

    Last year we drove part way up the auto road, walked through the alpine garden and came up the backside to the summit. One the way down via Nelson Crag, my foot went into hole and got a little...
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    Just remember there are a few of us non-kilted...

    Just remember there are a few of us non-kilted folks in the running for the Sub!! ;-)

    My better half absolutely prohibits me wearing a kilt!

    See you on Friday!!
    Chris
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    I would be proud to wear one!! Thanks for...

    I would be proud to wear one!!

    Thanks for making them up!!!

    Chris
  15. Beautiful pictures and a great description! ...

    Beautiful pictures and a great description!

    Thanks for Sharing!!!

    Chris
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    Chris, The Observatory won't officially...

    Chris,

    The Observatory won't officially forecast more than 24 hours +/- into the future. A few years ago they steared me to this site for long range forecast...but they disclaimed all...
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    Thanks Knapper! I am in the enviable position...

    Thanks Knapper!

    I am in the enviable position of having my lovely wife coming up with our younger kids, they are spending the day at Story Land and are able to drop me off on the West Side and...
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    STP - 2012 - Routes

    Greetings All!!!

    I think it's high time we started talking about Routes up and down the mountain this year. What are people considering for this years STP? My group is likely going to come up...
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    That's a great quote. We are taking the kids up...

    That's a great quote. We are taking the kids up next week...they are 9, 14 and 16...the 14 year old is Autistic. My wife and I climbed for STP and she thought the kids would enjoy the mountain more...
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    See you all this evening!!!

    See you all this evening!!!
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    And thus begins the official Crossing of the...

    And thus begins the official Crossing of the Fingers! :cool:

    Saturday can't come soon enough!!!
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    Beautiful Pictures!!!
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    Thanks Ryan!!! We'll keep our eyes tuned to...

    Thanks Ryan!!!

    We'll keep our eyes tuned to the Obs Weather Forecast. Sound like it might be similar to the last couple of years.

    Chris
  24. Next year Ed should do a fundraising seminar!!!

    Next year Ed should do a fundraising seminar!!!
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    I wondered when this thread was going to get...

    I wondered when this thread was going to get started...I have been tempted myself. Last year the Obs staff made it very clear that the only weather report you could rely on was theirs, issued about...
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