We have a winner!

We have a winner! Matt Eder of Portland, Ore., has been drawn from among the thousands who signed up for the Gear Junkie’s Choose-Your-Adventure Sweepstakes. Eder, a 37-year-old sales rep and devoted Mount Hood skier, picked REI Adventures’ Sequoia Winter Mountaineering Clinic as his trip. This three-day adventure includes courses on winter camping, backcountry skiing and mountaineering in the peaks of California’s Sequoia National Park.

In addition to airfare and the all-expenses-paid trip for Eder and a travel companion, he wins a gear outfitting from head-to-toe with all the essential equipment from sponsors REI, Adventure Medical Kits, Bear Naked Trail Mix and Wigwam.

For 2009, GearJunkie.com is planning at least one more trip giveaway sweepstakes. Stayed tuned for details, and monitor the Daily Dose blog this winter for full coverage of the Choose-Your-Adventure Sweepstakes trip in Sequoia National Park.

Thanks to our sponsors, including headline sponsor LazyMan, REI and REI Adventures, Adventure Medical Kits, Bear Naked Trail Mix and Wigwam. Thanks to all the readers who signed up and made this sweepstakes a success!

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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.