Tell Your Appalachian Trail Story!

Published Oct 6, 2016

Tell your Appalachian Trail story about hiking to Dalton, Massachusetts, in the winter. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Tell your Appalachian Trail story about hiking to Dalton, Massachusetts, in the winter. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Our friends with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy keep coming up with creative ways to promote the AT. Their latest? A contest where you tell your Appalachian Trail story and maybe win a prize.

The ATC wants to know how the AT has impacted your life, so they're accepting entries for the myATstory Contest.

Everyone who has set boot on the Trail has a tale to tell. Victories. Injuries. Loves won and lost. Bears. Rocks. Fears. Hungers. Reaching Springer or Katahdin -- or not.

Now through January 31, 2017, entries will be accepted and judged by the ATC. The 20 best will be published on the ATC website. Pop them a video of your hike or use the medium of your choice. How you tell your Appalachian Trail story is up to you.

myATstory Categories

  • Audio - songs, podcasts, recorded interviews, etc.
  • Video - films, documentaries, video diaries, etc.
  • Written - essays, poetry, journals/blogs, etc.
  • Physical Works - sculptures, woodwork, pottery, etc.
  • Photos, Paintings, and Drawings - photography collections, sketch portfolios, etc.

Winning Tips

  • Video/audio submissions should be no more than five minutes long
  • Written submissions should be no longer than 2,000 words
  • Only one submission per person

Click Here to Tell Your Appalachian Trail Story


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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