Share your hike and town photos from the MST Birthday Hike Weekend and you could win a Great Outdoor Provision Co. gift certificate.  Top photo in each category receives a $50 gift certificate, and two others will receive $25 certificates.

Simply share photos on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #MSTbirthday and either #MSTtown or #MSTspirit to denote which category you wish to submit the photo for.  We’ll cull through the online photos and award prizes to the best shots.  Don’t forget to tag your hiking buddies too!

Awards will be given in these three categories:

  • Trail towns – with 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns, capture the essence of these special places. (#trailtown)
  • Spirit of the MST – what exemplifies the spirit of the MST to you? The people, the path, or the bears?   (#MSTSpirit)
  • Judge’s Choice – our judge, Boone-based MST hiker and professional photographer Adam Collins, will pick the shots that speak to him. Check out his website for some inspiration – (no special hashtag needed for this category – will pick from all photos submitted with #MSTbirthday tag)

If you do not have a social media account, you may email photos to to be included in the contest.

Photos should be taken from Friday September 6th through Sunday September 8th and posted to social media (or emailed in) by Friday September 13th.

Winners will be notified within two weeks after the contest closes.

(Photo of MST near Blowing Rock, Courtesy of Tracy Brown)