Take a hike. Seriously, the hiking footwear company KEEN is sponsoring a sweepstakes to win a free hiking vacation to the Columbia River Gorge, plus a visit to the KEEN factory nearby to see how hiking boots are made.
The contest is to inspire us all to think about imagining where a million steps might take us and what wonderful sights we would see on a brief hike, or a longer one.
The hiking prize package is for two and includes airfare to KEEN’s home in Portland, Oregon, four nights in a hotel, a tour of KEEN’s headquarters and Portland factory to see Durand hiking boots being made, and guided hiking in the Columbia River Gorge with KEEN ambassadors, who are experienced hiking guides.
Enter to win by visiting the KEEN website sweepstakes page and answering the question: Where would you go in a million steps?
I’ve hiked Havasupai Canyon in the Grand Canyon, parts of the Appalachian Trail and Peru’s Machu Picchu, any number of trails in Yellowstone National Park, and to Torres del Paines in Chile’s Patagonia. Still on my list is the Great Wall of China. What’s on yours?
You can also enter in person at one of the KEEN Garage stores in Portland and Palo Alto.
The sweepstakes is through October 15th. Winners will be chosen at random and notified before November 26th, 2014. Four winners will be chosen globally, one from each region (US, Japan, Canada and Europe.)
As a hiking resource, this fall KEEN will also be supporting its Hybrid.Care partner, Leave No Trace, following its outreach team as they travel across the country educating the public about responsible outdoor participation. KEEN will be posting facts, photos and first-hand accounts on its website and social media channels.