We really expected our last Kickstarter message to be one of defeat. However, an anonymous donor has contacted us and is willing to match any pledged amount if and only if we reach $2000.
So we are only $425 short of that $2,000 goal. This is it, one last hope and push. This is an all or nothing shot. We hit $2000 – we are funded in full. We fall short - we are not.
Are there any more backers out there? Campaign ends Thursday at 9:17PM EST.
I issued a challenge this weekend and it is paying off. My challenge is that if we successfully reach our goal by the deadline, I will get a crew-cut and shave my beard for the trip. Needless to say, people thought that it was a great idea and want to see the hair come off. Below is a picture of me from September 1972, hope I can still pull off the look in 2012!
If you know of someone who wants to pledge but has not yet, please let them know that time is running out.
pledged of $4,000 goal
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Feb 7, 2012 - Mar 8, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
For your contribution, you will be listed as a backer on the website. Backers at this level will receive an email each time there is an update to the website and will be able to make comments on the blog and download small-sized photos.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Backers at this level will receive full web access and also will be able to download high-resolution versions of any photos and posted videos.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
In addition to rewards listed already, backers at the $50 level will receive a DVD of the full trip website. Included on the DVD will be all videos created on the trip and a selection of photo slide shows.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
2 backers Limited (8 of 10 left)
The reward for backers at the $100 level will be the DVD and a limited edition, 20 page photo book including photos taken on both the 1972 and the 2012 trips and selected blog entries.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
2 backers Limited (3 of 5 left)
As a thank you for backers at the highest level, you will receive everything listed previously including a 50+page photo book. As a special reward, you will link to us in a one-of-a-kind video chat from the road. If you would prefer, we can create a custom video from a remote location. The location will be discussed with each backer. We will link to you from as close to a destination of your choice as technology will allow - imagine hiking along with us in some of America's most beautiful places!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012