THE GET OUT EARTH DAY PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
John Muir believed that if he brought people outdoors, they’d fall in love with our country’s wild places and feel moved to protect them. The Sierra Club’s 2014 Earth Month photo contest offered a chance to win a Sierra Club outing to the Grand Canyon or another trip! The winner will be announced after May 10.
NPS photo by Kristen M. Caldon
The geology of the Grand Canyon is world-renowned, but the area we will visit on this 8-day backpacking trip is particularly rich. All the canyon’s layers are represented, including it oldest rocks, about 1.8 billion years old and representing a third of our planet’s history. The North Bass Trail down White and Shinumu Creeks is unlike any other in the Grand Canyon. It follows a major fault, which helped produce the many gorges, springs, and waterfalls in the area. The trail is not much different today than it was when the route was developed over a hundred years ago, and there is an incredibly rich and diverse range of plants and animals to be found en route. The area feels like its own wilderness, different from and yet still part of the Grand Canyon. And because our trip is eight days long, we will have time to relax and enjoy this vast and magnificent wilderness.
Grand prize also includes two pairs of Leki Micro Vario Carbon trekking poles and a Biolite camp stove to take along on your adventure.
THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE
- Two round-trip plane tickets to Las Vegas, NV
- Sierra Club Outing to backpack the Grand Canyon or other trip
- 9-day compact car rental with Enterprise, or comparable car rental
- Two pairs of Leki Micro Vario Carbon trekking poles
- Biolite camp stove
- Sierra Club backpack
The deadline to enter was Earth Day, April 22, 2014.