September adventures were bountiful, based on the stories and photos shared by our challengers. One of my big adventures for this year was hiking the Teton Crest Trail in Wyoming — a beautiful trail through epic scenery, and relatively uncrowded in mid-September. My hikes in the Oregon, PNW and Utah challenges prepared me well for the rigors of backpacking in Grand Teton National Park.
Now as summer gives way to fall, it's time to look back at the highlights from September.
Kudos to our September gear giveaway winner Rob from Montclair. He won a Hydro Flask and a LUCI Solar-powered Lamp.
For our October giveaway, you could win a one-year subscription to Adventure Journal. AJ is my favorite print publication devoted to outdoor adventures of all sorts.
The quality of the writing, photography and the printing is the best I've seen, and my growing collection of issues has earned a place on my bookshelf.
We have an option to leave a comment on another challenger's hike log to earn additional entries, up to one per day!
A number of our challenges are reaching the finish line, and the 2022 challenges are starting up soon. Here are some key dates to keep in mind.
October 31st is the deadline to complete your hikes for the following challenges (links go to the finisher lists):
November 1st is the start date for the 2022 Arizona Winter challenge with a new peak in the lineup this year.
December 31st is the deadline to complete hikes for these challenges:
Early-bird registration for the other 2022 challenges will open on November 26th. Save the date!
Everyone on the official finisher list gets a custom embroidered finisher patch and Certificate of Achievement, sent out shortly after the challenge ends (not necessarily when you finish). We may also make finisher t-shirts listing all the finishers available to order.
September Photo Highlights
Just a few highlights from our challengers' September hike logs. Be sure to check out all the hike logs. Did you know you can leave comments to encourage or ask questions?
What's Your Next Adventure?
Leave a comment below and let us know what your next hike, backpack trek, or other outdoor adventures you have planned for October.