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Annual photo contest for NRTs

WINNERS of NATIONAL RECREATION TRAILS PHOTO CONTEST for 2003

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the first Photo Contest for National Recreation Trails held in 2003. Our goal is to celebrate these great trails and to make more Americans familiar with them. Awards were presented in various categories to highlight the diversity of the NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways. We thank the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service for their enthusiastic support.

photo of bikers and bladers
Hiking the Tahoe Rim Trail

The complete gallery of 138 contest entries is available for viewing in several "photo albums": Album #1 -- Album #2 -- Album #3 -- Album#4 -- Album#5 -- Album#6 -- Album #7.

NOTE: you may link to these pages and photos but unauthorized copying is forbidden: all rights reserved to the photographers who provided these photos.

The Winning photos for 2003:

Category -- Photo Subject
-- National Recreation Trail name
-- Photographer and Affiliation

Backcountry Hiking Trails -- Tahoe Rim Rest Stop
-- Tahoe Rim Trail, California and Nevada
-- photo by Steven W. Andersen, Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Equestrian Trails -- Horses on a Trail Bridge
-- Delaware & Raritan Canal, New Jersey
-- photo by Lillian Shupe, Horse News

Water Trails -- Kayaking on New River
-- New River Trail State Park, Virginia
-- photo by Linda Richardson, VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

Biking Trails -- Golden Autumn
-- Ghost Town Trail, Pennsylvania
-- photo by Mary Shaw

Mountain Biking -- Sagebrush Singletrack
-- Maah Daah Hey Trail, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, ND (for more on this trail)
-- photo by Chuck Haney

Off-Highway Vehicle Trails -- The Rock Garden
-- Carson Emigrant Trail, Eldorado National Forest, CA
-- photo by Del Albright

Snowmobiling Trails -- no entries in this category

Trail Sharing -- Bikes Yielding to Horses
-- Pioneer Trail, Tahoe National Forest, California (for more on this trail)
-- photo by Steve Anderson

Urban Trails and Greenways -- Austin's Downtown Greenway
-- Town Lake Trail, Texas (location of 2004 National Trails Symposium)
-- photo by Butch Smith, Sr. Planner, Austin Parks and Recreation Dept.

Rail Trails -- Tunnel on the Trail
-- New River Trail State Park, Virginia
-- photo by Linda Richardson, VA Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

Design and Engineering -- Ohiopyle Bridge
-- Yough River Trail South segment of the Great Allegheny Passage, Pennsylvania
-- photo by Mary Shaw

Historic Features -- Bessemer Converter in Pittsburgh
-- Three Rivers Heritage Trail segment of the Great Allegheny Passage, Pennsylvania
-- photo by Mary Shaw

Training and Education -- Junior Trail Stewards
-- Tahoe Rim Trail, California and Nevada
-- Photo by Shannon Raborn, Associate Director, Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Scenery and Natural Features -- Horses on the Skyline
-- Maah Daah Hey Trail, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, ND (for more on this trail)
-- photo by Chuck Haney

Signs and Trailheads -- Logo of the Suncoast Trail
-- Suncoast Trail, Florida
-- photo by Stan Wooten

Trail Construction -- Working to Repair Damaged Trail
-- Vinal Creek Trail, Kootenai National Forest, Montana
-- photo by Bill Fansler, Forest Recreation Officer, Kootenai National Forest

Special Facilities -- Covered Bridge
-- Ernst Trail , Pennsylvania
-- photo by Mary Shaw

Interpretive and Nature Trails -- Under the Tall Trees
-- Cherokee Nature Trail and Arboretum,
-- photo by by Margie E. Douthit

The complete gallery of 138 contest entries is available for viewing in several "photo albums": Album #1 -- Album #2 -- Album #3 -- Album#4 -- Album#5 -- Album#6 -- Album #7.

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