Jump to content

Joby GorillaPod Micro 250 Tripod & Campsaver Gift Certificate Giveaway


Aaron Zagrodnick

2,946 views

Note: Contest Ended 7/30/13.

Congratulations to TollerMom, the randomly selected winner of our Joby Micro 250 & Campsaver.com gift card giveaway! Big thanks to all who entered and for all the great trails and trips that were shared.

Missed out but still need the gear? Check out Joby Tripods here at Amazon.

We’re celebrating the release of Issue 9 by giving away a Joby Micro 250 tripod and a $20 E-Gift card from Campsaver.com to one lucky TrailGroove reader. Entries to the contest end Tuesday 7/30 @ 8 P.M. Mountain Time. Winners to be announced the following day.

Joby GorillaPod Micro 250 Tripod

Photo: Ted Ehrlich

The Joby Micro 250 is a .8 ounce tripod perfect for any backcountry photography enthusiast with a smaller camera who’s looking to keep things as light and simple as possible. For more information on the Micro 250 as well as other tripods suitable for backpacking and hiking, check out Ted Ehrlich’s article Tripods and Trekking in Issue 9.

Here’s the scoop on the giveaway:

1) Respond to this blog post with a comment on your favorite backpacking or hiking destination / trail so far this year (And why) to enter. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to Register to leave a comment.

2) Your comment from Tuesday 7/23 through Tuesday 7/30 @ 8 P.M. Mountain Time counts as one entry.

3) Additional chances to win: After entering as described above, receive additional entries with each Forum post or comment on another blog post you make during the contest timeframe.

4) Entries to the contest end Tuesday 7/30 @ 8 P.M. Mountain Time. Winners to be announced the following day.

5) The winner will be contacted via email for an address where we can send the winnings. Winners will have 1 week to respond & claim the prize, otherwise we’ll draw again.
 

Special thanks to TrailGroove contributor Ted Ehrlich for donating the Joby GorillaPod Micro 250 Tripod used in this giveaway!


The Fine Print:

For entries to count, the comments / posts should be applicable to backpacking, hiking, the outdoors, etc., and at least somewhat constructive. For instance, we won't be able to count intentionally repeated posts, spam, one word posts (Unless it's a really good one word post), or posts that don't meet our basic forum guidelines agreed to when you Register.


Thanks for visiting, and good luck!

12 Comments


Recommended Comments

TerryTyson

Posted

My favorite hike is generally the one I'm on at any given time. Last weekend it was wonderful to be at Caspers Wilderness and Riley Greenspace Wilderness Parks in Orange County, California. Neither are far from the madding crowds of Southern California but both offer quickly accessible outdoor adventure opportunities for hikers. Another similar location is Daley Ranch in Escondido, CA. Such nearby escapes provide an outdoor experience within a short drive and depending on the time I may have, offer short treks or those taking several hours. Sometimes, there are treasures right in your own backyard.

Link to comment
WanderAR

Posted

My favorite this year has got to be the Gallatin National Forest in MT. This was my first trip backpacking out West and was coupled with some day hiking in Yellowstone. I'm hooked! I'll have to make do with the Ouachitas and Ozarks in AR until I can get out West again. Don't get me wrong, we have some incredibly secluded real estate and wonderful terrain in almost 3 million square miles of national forest here. I love exploring these places. However, the incredible openess of the back country in Montana was a game changer for me.

Link to comment
Mountainwalker

Posted

My favorite hiking is right here in Pocatello Idaho.... I can never get tired of trails right out my backdoor, and with the help of many volunteers and the Forest Service there is eight miles of new trail that will be done this summer.

Link to comment
foreverpats

Posted

To paraphrase what a wise man said a long time ago " A bad day of hiking beats a good day of work" My favorite hike so far this year has to be a trip up "The Bald Place", Mt. Moosilauke (4802 ft) in the White Mountain National Forest of my beloved New Hampshire. The reason it was so nice was the fact that the company was nice and the views were fan -tastic

Link to comment
WanderAR

Posted

Did I say miles! I meant acres. That would be huge!:o

Link to comment
mangus7175

Posted

So far this year, I really enjoyed hiking and backpacking around the Baldy range in the San Gabriel/Cucamonga Wilderness in So Cal. Great views, though crowded, but peaceful once you head above treeline or deep in the canyons.

Link to comment
icdaywee

Posted

Favorite so far is Glacier National Park. By far the most beautiful National Park that I have visited. I can't wait to get back to explore more of it, especially since it could be melted off by 2020-2030.

Link to comment
HikerJen

Posted

Favorite hike so far this year was my 6 day trip to Isle Royale National Park. Being the 5th least visited National Park due to the difficulty of traveling there (sea plane or ferry), I was blown away. Sure, there are many other treks that are tougher, have a higher elevation change, have more landmarks to see, but this 42 mile long Island located in Lake Superior was simply beautiful. Hiking thru dense woods, bogs, and rocky shorelines was really amazing and it was one of the best treks I've ever had! I can't wait to go back and explore more of it!

Link to comment

So far as a favorite this year, well unfortunately I do not have much to choose from this year so far. I will take this opportunity to mention a short hiking trail well known to locals.

Just a few miles West of Lawrence, Kansas (home of the University of Kansas Jayhawks) is Clinton Lake. Clinton has over 60 miles of trails which run mainly along the shoreline, with many nice views of the lake. Of particular interest is the George O. Latham Hiking Trail in the Woodrige Primitive Area located on the Western edge of Clinton Lake.

Latham is a short but scenic trail which follows the perimeter of a 500 acre peninsula, and is dedicated solely to hiking and primitive camping. It's a nice mix of woodlands, prairie, and scenic bluffs. Wildlife is abundant,and the lake is readily available if you need to cool off. There is no fee, even for the camping; dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash. It's a relatively easy hike, I used to bring my sons when they were young as its a good mixture of a remote adventure, but a doable 5 mile hike.

The trail is named in honor of a Lawrence legend,George O. Latham, a local longtime outfitter, who was an early trail advocate. I hike Latham Trail several times a year, usually in the spring and fall. This year was no exception. Each time, I am thankful for people such as George Latham who made such wonderful areas available for generations to come.

Gary M

Olathe, Kansas

Link to comment

By the way, I really liked the member replies;

"My favorite hike is generally the one I'm on at any given time." - TerryTyson

and

"A bad day of hiking beats a good day of work" - Foreverpats

This is what backpacking and hiking is all about to me. Happy Trails everyone!

Gary M

Olathe, Kansas

Link to comment
TollerMom

Posted

I have two favorites this year and will be posting my trip reports soon. In early July my friend and I went on an overnight backpack trip (my second ever!) to 20 Lakes Basin off Tioga Pass in Northern California. It was SPECTACULARLY beautiful. Then, to celebrate another friends 60th birthday a couple weeks ago, we climbed the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite. That was amazing, and hard...and AMAZING. Can't seem to post photos from my ipad here, so stay tuned for my reports.

Link to comment
TollerMom

Posted

Very excited to be chosen the winner of the contest! Since I am known to take copious amounts of pictures on my hikes, the little Gorilla TriPod is just the ticket. Thank you so much. TrailGroove rocks!

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...