Sweepstakes Winner!

WINNER! Just got off the phone with Andrew Wright of Hudson, Wis., who was picked via our random drawing earlier today out of the thousands of readers who signed up for this fall’s Choose-Your-Alleghenies-Adventure Sweepstakes. Wright is an independent web developer and outdoors enthusiast. He said he has never before won anything better than a ballcap. “Holy cow! I didn’t think it could happen to me,” he said after receiving the news.

Wright (with sleeping child in carrier) on a hike

Wright is sorting through his choose-your-adventure options for an adventure weekend in the Alleghenies. He hopes to travel this fall to paddle, fish, mountain bike and hike with a companion during the unique, three-day adventure.

Thanks to our sponsors, including Teva, Wigwam, Duofold, and, of course, The Alleghenies. Thanks to all the readers who signed up. Congrats to our more than 30 weekly gear prize winners, and congrats to Andrew Wright!

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.