In conjunction with an upcoming series of blog posts I have on thru-hiking, I am having another contest.
And the prize in this is a doozy!
It’s an autographed copy of Bill Walker’s book on his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail.
It’s a great book.
If you enjoy reading a humorous and — at times — serious look at hiking the Appalachian Trail, this is for you. If you like good stories, this is for you. If you like adventures, this is for you.
This book made me laugh many times. And it really gave me a different view of the Appalachian Trail. It showed the human side and, well, it showed me what it’s like for someone who isn’t a “big time” hiker to give a go and finish the Appalachian Trail.
Over the next two weeks, I’ll be running a series of stories about people who have hiked or attempted the trail. In all, there are four stories on the people, one other as a preview and then I’ll wrap it up at the end with the winner of this contest.
That means, this contest will run until 12:01 a.m. Friday, October 28. The winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 28 in a post on this blog.
So what do you have to do?
It’s simple. All the details are below, but the short of it is this — I want a hiking story! (There are several other ways to earn extra entries, but you must do the first one before the others will count!)
So think deep about it. Decide your story. Enter soon!
The series of stories starts tomorrow, too. So check back to see the start and follow the series of stories!
The contest: Hiking stories.
How to win: In the comments section, give me your best hiking story. It doesn’t have to be major hikes. It could be a quarter-mile hike to find a geocache. Or a 25-mile hike to an amazing view. Just try and make it something in nature. Though I’m sure getting nearly attacked by a house cat on your way to the store would be a funny story, it’s not hiking!
The story can be serious or funny. Short or long. Just give us some details!
Other ways to enter: You have to first do the main contest entry. After doing that, you can earn additional entries by doing the following (a person can do each one, but only once each. So you can earn a total of five entries into the contest.):
- Like A ‘lil HooHaa on Facebook (on the right side of the blog at the top of the page. If you have already liked the blog, let me know and I can give an entry that way, too).
- Write a post on your blog about this contest (make sure you let me know so I can check it out!)
- Tweet about this contest by copying and pasting the following (please copy this exactly… it will fit in a tweet):
@softball29 at A ‘lil HooHaa is having contest! Enter at https://hoohaa.com/?p=2491 ! #hiking #contest #skywalker #billwalker #appalachiantrail
What can you win? An autographed copy of Bill Walker’s book, “Close encounters on the Appalachian Trail”!
Who can enter: This contest is open to anyone. (Note, this is a larger package — so if an international person wins and there are any customs, you will be responsible for it. I don’t know if there will be or not. Shipping is on me).
How decided? Random draw.
Entry deadline is 12:01 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Friday, October 28. Results will be announced in a blog post here at noon on October 28.
Feel free to leave a comment, or e-mail P.J. at hoohaablog [at] gmail.com. Also, please “Like” HooHaa Blog on Facebook by clicking the button on the right side of the page!