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Fall Adventures Photo Contest

It's fall again, that glorious, dry, bug-free interlude before snowshoes and skis. Traveling through an autumn landscape under your own power is one of the greatest joys of the outdoor experience, with the cinnamon smell of dried leaves, ample wildlife, and the stunning view of changing foliage.

In honor of the season, Trailspace is launching a Fall Adventures Photo Contest.  Beginning today, November 15, and ending midnight December 9, you can enter this contest by posting a picture you've taken on Trailspace's Facebook page.

We're looking for photos that highlight the unique beauty of the human-powered outdoor experience in autumn. Give us your best — please, just enter one photo per person — and you'll have a shot at some great prizes.


Seth on the AT
The author on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. (photo by Jack Looney)

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Additionally, Trailspace will post the 3 winners' pictures on our blog.

How to Enter

  1.  Visit Trailspace's Facebook page at If you haven't already "liked" Trailspace on Facebook, click the "Like" button at the top of that page.
  2. On Trailspace's Facebook Wall, click the "Share Photo" link. Select and upload a picture you're taken that expresses the feeling of fall.
  3. Share with your fiends and encourage them to vote for their favorite photos.


Don't have a photo to enter? You can still help choose the winners by "liking" your favorite submissions:

  1. View the entries on Trailspace's Facebook page
  2. "Like" the photos you think are the best.

That's it. You can "like" as few or as many photos as you please.

Voting will remain open for a week after the contest closes for submissions, until December 15. The users whose images receive the greatest number of "likes" by midnight on the December 15 will win.


Visit the Trailspace Facebook page to enter and vote today.


The Fine Print

  • Any Trailspace fan, with the exception of Trailspace employees and their immediate family members, may enter the contest.

  • Each person may enter one picture.
  • Photos must be submitted by the original photographer. Do not submit a photo taken by anyone but yourself.
  • You must be the sole owner of the photo's copyright. Photos may not infringe any other person's or entity's rights, including, without limitation, contractual rights, rights of publicity and privacy, trademark, copyright, and patent rights.
  • Photos must adhere to Trailspace's Community Rules and Guidelines and Terms of Service.
  • Minor digital enhancements (such as cropping, rotating, resizing, red-eye removal, spot editing, and corrective functions) are permitted, but images that have been significantly modified will be disqualified.
  • Photos submitted must be appropriate for Trailspace's family-friendly audience. Photos may not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Trailspace retains sole discretion as to what constitutes inappropriate content.
  • Images should not depict violations of Leave No Trace principles or other appropriate backcountry ethics and practices. No baiting or staging of wild animals. No representing of caged or captive animals as wild.
  • By entering the contest, photographers agree to have their images featured on without any fee or other form of compensation. Trailspace may display submitted photos on its website or use to publicize the contest.
  • No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win.
  • In the case of a tie, the winning image will be selected by a runoff vote.


YAY! I entered and cannot wait to see all the pictures!


this is at 10k feet on the Bristlecone trail!

Wait a sec... What is a Facebook? ;)

Great prizes

I saw your entry and it was GREAT Rick!

Rick-Pittsburgh said:

Wait a sec... What is a Facebook? ;)

I don't know.  I did have a friend who got cold cocked with a book upside his face.  Does that count?  He might have been the first member of the facebook club.

Some pretty nice photos being posted on the facebook page. 

They are gorgeous pictures!  It's making me feel cooped up here, but it's wonderful to see the wonderful things people are experiencing this fall!


I posted an image there at Trailspace Facebook. It the only fall color I have seen around Tucson. Usually here tree's in the desert like Cottonwoods and Sycamores have leaves almost year round, when they do fall off they just dry out in the dry desert air and fall off, then a few eeks later start coming out again.

The Sycamore I photographed was at 7 Falls during my last hike near one of the falls/pools area. The tree shows a little color.

Hi Gary.  I don't see your photo on our wall.  Did you not upload it yet?


Yes, Dave MacLeay saw it and commented on it.

Here its is. Its from 7 Falls in Bear Canyon during my last hike there last week. Its a Sycamore tree. Note the huge rounded boulder wedge in the cliff behind left. There's a waterfall underneath it only visable to those who wade thru the water and look underneath.

Now have a question on this Photo Contest. Can one still post a photo even though they are NOT a member with Facebook? I am a member here but NOT with Facebook. And I seemed to have problems with posting a photo over there for then had to log on to Facebook. I personally refuse to join Facebook because of privacy issues. I would be happy to post a photo in the contest. Have a Good day!  

Kmatihwy, if it acceptable, perhaps you can post it here and the mods can post it over on the FB page for you.

Now If I can do that then that would be Great!!! And I do have a certain photo in mind taken this fall that I would like to post if possible.


Now here is the photo that I would like to submit. It is entitled 'Cache Creek Colors with Rendezvous Peak. It was taken up Cache Creek here behind Jackson, Wyo. this fall with the fall colors looking over to Rendezvous Peak in the Tetons.

Now if the mods could transfer this photo over to the Facebook Page for me then that would be Great since I do NOT have a Facebook Account. Thanks so very much!





Wow, nice picture Kayla. You are so lucky to live in that beautiful place. I hope to back next year, maybe...if I don't cycle to Florida instead!

Hi Gary - I located your picture! 

Just for whatever it is worth ... decided to delete the photo and not entering the photo contest. Again I am not a member of facebook so am not going there and the contest.

Aww, too bad, kmatjwy. It is SUCH a nice pic. Was happy to ahve been able to see it here!

kmatjhwy said:

Now have a question on this Photo Contest. Can one still post a photo even though they are NOT a member with Facebook? I am a member here but NOT with Facebook. And I seemed to have problems with posting a photo over there for then had to log on to Facebook. I personally refuse to join Facebook because of privacy issues. I would be happy to post a photo in the contest. Have a Good day!

We respect members' decisions about joining (or not joining) social networking sites.  This contest in particular is hosted on Facebook, and while I'd love to be able to post members pictures for them on the Trailspace wall, this isn't something I'd be able to do for everyone, and therefore is something I'm reluctant to do for any one member of the community.  For this particular contest, you do need to have a Facebook account to participate.

Of course, not every contest we do will be on Facebook.  I'm working on a list of fun community events and contests, many of which won't require Facebook to participate.

If anyone has suggestions or ideas about contests for the future, or feedback on past or present contests - feel free to send me a PM or an e-mail


And Kayla is such a good photographer too. We have been friends for about 30 year in JH.

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