Utah ‘Deep Desert’ Wilderness Trip Awarded To GearJunkie Reader

We have a winner! Out of the hundreds of entrants in our “Take A Hike” photo competition with ECCO last month we are excited to announce Stephen Tyndel as the recipient of the Grand Prize! Tyndel, age 23, will head on a trip to Canyonlands National Park with Moab-based Deep Desert Expeditions for 3 days of backpacking and exploration.

Grand Prize winner Stephen Tyndel will graduate from college this month

See Tyndel’s winning photo in the leaderboard area of the “Take A Hike” page. In addition to the Grand Prize, the competition awarded 29 gear prizes to readers, including ECCO BIOM Hike 1.1 and BIOM Terrain Plus footwear.

Scene from Deep Desert Expeditions trip

Click to the “Take A Hike” page to see all the submitted images. Thanks to all who entered as well as to ECCO for sponsoring a unique contest. We’ll be sure to follow up with Tyndel after his trip for a report on the Canyonlands and Deep Desert Expeditions experience in Utah early next year.

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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.


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