We want to see you and your family out on the trail.
American Hiking Society is partnering with Moosejaw Mountaineering to offer a series of hiking related photo challenges through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Hiking with your family is a fun, low-cost way to live an active, healthy lifestyle, build memories, and connect with nature. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, kids watch on average 3 hours of TV a day. And that’s only TV – add in hand-held devices and computers and they’re spending between 5 and 7 hours of their day glued to some sort of a screen. Hiking is an easy way to get kids outdoors and away from the TV.RULES: To enter, take a photo of you and your family while out on the trail. We know that families are diverse. So, whoever you consider your family, we consider your family! Each week there will be a different challenge – try and capture the “theme” for each challenge in your photo (i.e. awkward family photo, feet on the trail, action shot, etc.). Upload the picture to Facebook or Twitter and tag @AmericanHiking (facebook / twitter) or @MoosejawMadness (facebook / twitter) with #FamiliesonFoot. Prefer to email it to us? That’s fine with us – firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo challenge will run from the start of summer on June 21 and will end the week of August 31 – plenty of time to rally your family and hit the trails.
Go hiking with your family on ANY trail.
Snap a photo while on your hike – make sure to stick with the theme/challenge of the week!
Upload photo to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account or directly to ours!
Make sure to tag American Hiking and Moosejaw with the hashtag #FamiliesonFoot
Win Prizes! #Awesome
1st Place: Challenge designated prize package with gear from Moosejaw
2nd Place: AHS sponsored prize TBD
3rd Place: AHS sponsored prize TBD
Thanks to our corporate sponsor:
WEEK ONE CHALLENGE (6/21-6/25): In the name of “Families on Foot” – post your best shot of your family’s feet on the trail! Get creative – show us where your feet or paws took you this weekend! You have until next Wednesday to submit your photos! GO!
WEEK ONE PRIZES: Osprey Daylight Pack, Kid’s Camelback, Moosejaw Camelback
WEEK TWO CHALLENGE (6/27-7/2): Hiking is a fun and easy way to encourage your family to live a healthy, active lifestyle. SHOW US YOUR BEST YOGA POSE while out on the trail. You have until next Wednesday to submit your photos! GO! Disclaimer – none of us are yoga instructors. Do what you can, we won’t judge!
WEEK TWO PRIZES: Osprey Daylight Pack, Kid’s Camelback, Men’s Hiking Socks
WEEK THREE CHALLENGE (7/4-7/9): Happy July 4th! What is more American than hiking
our great nation’s trails with man’s best friend. POST A PICTURE WITH YOU AND YOUR FURRY FRIEND out on the trail and we’ll replace that ragged old leash you’ve been using for years. Go get ‘em Lassie! Disclaimer – If you don’t have a dog, go hiking with your human best friend. That is still VERY American.
WEEK THREE PRIZES: Osprey Daylight Pack and a Ruffwear Leash
WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE (7/11-7/16): Show us your selfie! Win cool hiking gear by taking a family selfie out on the trail! It can be of you and your kids, you and a spouse, you and a furry friend, whoever. Get out and get creative! Don’t forget to post your pics to social media; @americanhiking, @moosejawmadness, and #Familiesonfoot
WEEK FOUR PRIZES: Mountain Hardwear Pack, a kid’s Camelback, and women’s hiking socks
WEEK FIVE CHALLENGE (7/18-7/23): We are switching up this challenge since dog photos are so popular! We want the best high five with your dog on the trail! Show us where your paws took you this weekend! You can be celebrating anywhere out on the trail. Gimme 5! And don’t forget to post your photos to social media; @americanhiking, @moosejawmadness, and #Familiesonfoot
WEEK FIVE PRIZES: Osprey Pack and Dog Frisbees
WEEK SIX CHALLENGE (7/25-7/30): Any nature detectives here? Take a picture of you and your family doing some “wildlife research” out on the trail! You could be looking through binoculars at a falcon, using a magnifying glass to look at a ladybug, inspecting a tidal pool, or anything else! Get outside and get creative! Don’t forget to post your photos to social media; @americanhiking, @moosejawmadness, and #Familiesonfoot
WEEK SIX PRIZES: Marmot Pack, Kid’s Outdoor Research Hat, and a Moosejaw Camelback
WEEK SEVEN CHALLENGE (8/1 – 8/6): If you could be any animal, what would it be? Take a picture of you and your family acting like your favorite animal on the trail and you could win sweet prizes! You can be wolves howling at the moon, bears looking for honey, you name it! Post and tag your photos to our Facebook or Twitter pages; @americanhiking, @moosejawmadness, and #FamiliesonFoot
WEEK SEVEN PRIZES: KangaKid Pack, a Kid’s Outdoor Research Hat, and a Moosejaw Camelback
WEEK EIGHT CHALLENGE (8/7 – 8/13): Want a good reason to cool off this week? Get your feet wet and enter to win some prizes! Show us you and your family splashing around in a river, lake, waterfall, or swimming in any body of water near a trail! Post and tag your photos to our Facebook or Twitter pages; @americanhiking, @moosejawmadness, and #FamiliesonFoot
WEEK EIGHT PRIZES: Osprey Pack, a Kid’s Camelback, and Hiking socks
WEEK NINE CHALLENGE (8/15 – 8/20): You guys blend into nature so well, we can barely see you! So we’ve decided to combine last week’s challenge with this week’s because we want to see even more photos of you and your family hitting the trails. That means: double the prizes, double the pictures, double the…fun!! And don’t worry about blending into nature this time. Just get out and have fun! Post your best hiking photos from last weekend and this weekend and you’ll be entered to win some sweet prizes from Moosejaw Mountaineering like day packs, camelbacks, hats, dog toys, and more worth over $200 total! Here are just some of the great photos we’ve seen so far (Don’t worry all photos entered this week will count for this double prize challenge as well, but we encourage you to go hiking again and submit more photos!) Get out and hike! You have until Wednesday, August 27!
WEEK NINE PRIZES: Marmot Pack, a Kid’s Camelback, and Hiking socks
WEEK TEN CHALLENGE (8/21 – 8/27): Enjoy playing hide ‘n seek? Well then, you’re going to love this week’s Families on Foot Challenge! Take a picture of you and your family blending into nature and enter to win some awesome hiking gear! Where’d you go!?Remember to post your photos to social media and tag @americanhiking, @moosejawmadness, and #Familiesonfoot
WEEK TEN PRIZES: Osprey Pack, Kid’s Camelback, Dog Frisbees
WEEK ELEVEN CHALLENGE (8/28 – 9/3): LAST PHOTO CHALLENGE! We’re sad to see this challenge and the summer come to an end, but we’re super excited to see what hikes you have planned for the long weekend! We’re keeping it simple…post a photo of you and your family hiking this weekend and you’ll be entered to win the last of our prizes from Moosejaw Mountaineering valued at over $120!
WEEK ELEVEN PRIZES: Mountain Hardwear Pack, Kid’s Camelback, Moosejaw Camelback