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2009 NRT Photo Contest Winners

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Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

See all 2009 entries: Gallery 1 - Gallery 2 - Gallery 3 - Gallery 4 - Gallery 5 - Gallery 6 - Gallery 7 - Gallery 8 - Gallery 9 - Gallery 10 - Gallery 11 - Gallery 12

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2009 Photo Contest for National Recreation Trails. In celebration of these great trails we are presenting awards in several categories to highlight the diversity of NRTs, from backcountry trails to urban greenways.

 

2009 National Recreation Trails WINNING PHOTOS

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

Category -- Photo Subject - CLICK on PHOTOS to SEE FULL SIZE
-- National Recreation Trail name
-- Photographer and Affiliation

 

TRAIL USE CATEGORIES

 

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Hiking and Walking -- Descent from the Saddle

-- Hikers heading south on the Mount Timpanogos National Recreation Trail, near American Fork, Utah

-- photo by Eddie Gerritsen

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Equestrian Trails -- Riding the Rail Trail

-- Equestrians and cyclists share the Heritage Rail Trail County Park, York County, Pennsylvania

-- photo by Carl R. Knoch, York County Rail Trail Authority

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Paddling and Water Trails -- Juniata River, Pennsylvania

-- Trailhead signs at Howe Township Park on the Juniata River Water Trail

-- photo by Karl King, Allegheny Ridge Corp.

 

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Bicycling -- Bicycling the Badlands

-- Maah Daah Hey Trail, ND, near the north end

-- photo by John Reimer and Lorne Reimer

 

Accessibile Trails -- Woodlands Hike-a-Thon

-- Mrs. Gentner, who the Gentner’s Fritillaries were named after, hiking the Jacksonville (OR) Woodlands National Recreation Trail.

-- photo by Lloyd Smith

 

 

 

 

TRAIL MANAGEMENT

 

 

Trail Sharing -- Hikers meet Horses

-- A group of hikers that camped overnight at the Palisades Lower Lake meets a horseman on the Palisades Creek National Recreation Trail

-- photo by Palisades District Staff, USFS

 

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Trail Work -- Volunteers Building a Bridge

-- Ouachita National Recreation Trail in Oklahoma during the Western End Extravaganza

-- photo by Loretta Melancon

 

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Health and Fitness -- Senior Walking Group

-- Heritage Rail Trail County Park, York County, Pennsylvania

-- photo by Carl R. Knoch, York County Rail Trail Authority

 

 

Volunteers -- George S. Mickelson Trail Trek Bicycle Ride

-- To park 600 bikes in an open lot, volunteer Mike Cody came up with the idea of using two end posts, rope strung between them and two big, wide rubber bands per bike.

-- photo by Brooke Smith

 

 

TRAIL FEATURES

 

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Arts and Interpretation -- Eastern Continental Divide

-- Great Allegheny Passage Trail; the Continental Divide is celebrated by murals on the tunnel under the road

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

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Rail and Canal Trails -- Ice Storm on the Trail

-- Tunnel Hill State Trail, Johnson County, southernmost Illinois

-- photo by Jonathan Voelz

 

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Innovative Facilities -- Stairs up Bow Ridge

-- West Penn Trail passes over Conemaugh Lake, where the tunnel that carried the railroad is now plugged, so bicyclists must climb over the ridge. These stairs make the climb easier.

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

Environmental Features, Flora, and Fauna -- Great Blue Heron

-- Raymond Brook Marsh, Hebron, Connecticut, along the Air Line Trail

-- photo by Stan Malcolm

 

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Scenery and Natural Features -- Little Stony Lower Falls

-- Little Stony Creek National Recreation Trail, near Dungannon, Virginia

-- photo by Marty Silver

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Urban Trails and Greenways -- San Jose Commuter

-- Guadalupe River Trail near downtown on the San Jose Trail System

-- photo by Yves Zsutty

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Artistic Merit -- The End of the Slot

-- Tent Rocks National Recreation Trail, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico

-- photo by Stephen Ausherman

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Historic Features -- Canal Locks in Saltsburg

-- Both a railroad and a canal followed this route. A park in Saltsburg shows where one of the canal locks once was. The West Penn Trail is part of the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Mainline National Recreational Trail.

-- photo by Mary Shaw


 

 


arrow See all the entries in the 2009 NRT photography contest

 

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


To find NRTs in your state, see the searchable NRT database. If you have questions about the NRT program or the contest, please contact us. Presented by American Trails, P. O. Box 491797, Redding, CA 96049-1797 -- phone (530) 547-2060 -- fax (530) 547-2035 -- NRT@AmericanTrails.org

 

 

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