Meet our Backcountry Gear Haiku Winners — Worth $500 to Backcountry.com

11:48 a.m. on May 7, 2012 (EDT)
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With poetic odes to sleeping bags and stoves, climbing helmets and kid carriers, pee bottles and wet wipes, the nearly 400 entries in our Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest mined the depths of outdoor gear tributes and trials. For their haiku on a tent, bear spray, and belayer's rope, the winners receive $500 to Backcountry.com.

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/blog/2012/05/07/backcountry-gear-haiku-winners.html

2:46 p.m. on May 7, 2012 (EDT)
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Good job to all of the winners. Very well deserved. 

I also want to thank everyone else out there for their entries into the contest. 

You all made for alot of great reading on my end and for that I thank each and everyone of you. 

Good job everyone. 

9:42 p.m. on May 7, 2012 (EDT)
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Congrats!!

My hats off to you guys, it was a hard fought contest with a lot of creative entries.

I am sure you will know what to do with the gift certificates & TS swag.

Mike G.

11:58 p.m. on May 7, 2012 (EDT)
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Love the second one , congrats to all

8:09 a.m. on May 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Congratulations!

8:41 a.m. on May 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Congratulations, everyone!

1:18 p.m. on May 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Someone got new gear

I know they will enjoy it

Congratulations!

2:26 a.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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GREAT for all of you and even more fun getting to know a little more about you guys!

6:19 a.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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Well done Eric, Grant and Rick!

Enjoy the gear!

9:12 a.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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Congratulations, I really enjoyed each of the poems!  Having a little extra cash to use on backcountry.com is awesome :)

10:20 p.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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thanks for the congrats everyone. Im humbled to have won a prize amidst so much talent and knowledge. I purchased a Metolius rock climbing holds package and chalk sock. I'm turning the outside walls of my shed into a climbing/bouldering wall

5:40 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm turning the outside walls of my shed into a climbing/bouldering wall

 

that project is on my list too.

12:01 a.m. on May 18, 2012 (EDT)
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Great winners announced

Congratulations to all

Now back to the wild

7:11 p.m. on May 18, 2012 (EDT)
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Good one Andrew!  I told my Facebook friends about being one of the contest winners & an unexpected series of haiku madness ensued as shown in part below.  Maybe someone will get a laugh out of this stuff.  Maybe not!

Me:

"I wrote a haiku...It won me three hundred bucks...Dude how cool is that?"

My friends:

"Your status also...contains a hidden poem...You write great haiku"

"Ha! You are a mess...You must be partly Asian...They just flow from you"

"Super! So happy...you were able to showcase...another talent"

"Haikus are simple...They don't have to make much sense...Refrigerator"

...

Then an old friend wrote:

"I'm glad that you won...It is quite nice poetry...Years later, still a tool"

My reply:

"Good try there brother...but your syllables are off...look who's the tool now"

My friend:

"Drat"

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