We’re thrilled by all of the amazing photos Osprey fans have been submitting to the #OspreyAt40 40th Anniversary Photo Contest!
Five fantastic photos from Round 2 have already reached 40+ votes, making them automatic winners of the Limited Edition Transporter 40 packs we’re giving away. Below are some of the winning photos from both Round 1 and 2 of the contest — these great shots of favorite travels, trips and treks around the world with Osprey Packs were shared by Osprey fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Each of these winning photos were either selected by fans who voted for their favorite photographs or by our panel of judges at the Osprey Packs headquarters. Want to enter to win? If you’re a U.S. resident, simply share a photo of your favorite trek, hike, or adventure (including the Osprey Packs gear that was part of your journey) here: tinyurl.com/OspreyAt40.
There are still 25 more Limited Edition Osprey Packs Transporter 40 packs to win — we’ll be announcing the remaining 5 winning photographs for Round 2 (selected by Osprey’s panel of judges) on February 15. That day we’ll also kick off Round 3 of the contest and once again reset the votes on all submissions, meaning everyone will have the chance to automatically win a Transporter 40 if their #OspreyAt40 photo is one of the first 5 photos in Round 3 to reach 40 votes on the contest page/gallery tinyurl.com/OspreyAt40.
We’ll announce Round 3 winners on February 25, and will announce Round 4 winners on the 40th day of the contest, March 7th.
Good luck, thanks for sharing your #OspreyAt40 memories and let us know if you have any questions!
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Writer and photographer Aaron Teasdale recently took his Osprey pack out on an adventure in Glacier National Park, complete with cycling and skiing.
From Teasdale’s blog:
We didn’t know we’d encounter two bears in a matter of hours, but Greg Fortin and I knew we were in for an adventure when we started pedaling away from Glacier Park’s Avalanche Campground parking lot at 8:20 last Friday night. It was an absurdly late time to head into Glacier’s bear-riddled backcountry, but, as a smiling old man once said to me when he saw me bicycle touring in a rainstorm, “You go when you can.”
We only had 48 hours before backcountry permit officials, concerned we’d interfere with road crews plowing record snow off Going To The Sun Road, insisted we be back. The road crews might have been miserable, we weren’t going to let that magnificent, once in a lifetime June snowpack go to waste. We were going to ski. With tent, sleeping bags, skis, and food for two days in our bike trailers, we set off for the mountains.
Five minutes later an enormous, glistening scat pile appeared in the road. Seconds later came the bear. Neither of us noticed it until the moment we passed it, standing on its hind legs and staring at us intensely not 20 feet to my right.
“Whoah!” we said simultaneously, looking at each other with the universal “holy crap we just saw a bear!” expression of raised eyebrows, open mouths, and bug eyes. We laughed, but I saw bears everywhere after that. Trees, stumps, rocks, everything looked like a lurking bruin in the dimming light. Still, we pedaled higher and higher into the mountains until, just as the day’s last light ebbed from the sky, we reached the trail to Granite Park where we planned to camp for the next two nights.
Stashing the bikes, we strapped skis to our packs and started walking. We’d been fairly jovial while pedaling, but now that it was dark and we were making our way through an eery burned forest, our mood mellowed. Darkness does that. Especially darkness in wild places full of bears when you’re the only humans for many miles around.
Read the full post, complete with excellent photos.
Joshua Johnson aka “Joshywashington” traveled through Argentina earlier this year. Joshua is a Seattle-based travel blogger always on the lookout for the next journey. He also heads up MatadorTV. Read more from Joshua on his blog…
Photos have a way of bringing you back to a place… to an experience. When looking at my photos from a recent trip to Patagonia, these five bright, red images brought me right back to my journey. To me they tell a compelling story of my two weeks in Patagonia, one of earth’s most desolate, colorful and coveted travel destinations.
Forget bottled-at-the-source. How about dunking your entire face into the source!?
In the Andes near El Bolson, Argentina
David and I woke to a drizzle that shimmered in sideways curtains. The camp grounds of Refugio Heilo Azul stirred with hikers waking, packing, coming and going.