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2010 NRT Photo Contest Winners

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Great photos of America's National Recreation Trails

See all 2010 entries: Gallery 1 - Gallery 2 - Gallery 3 - Gallery 4 - Gallery 5 - Gallery 6 - Gallery 7 - Gallery 8 - Gallery 9

American Trails is delighted to present the winners of the 2010 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.

 

2010 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.

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TRAIL USE CATEGORIES

 

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On the Bald Mountain Trail, a USDA Forest Service Trail in the Unitas, Summit County, Utah; photo by Sherrae Phelps

 

 

Hiking and Walking -- Hiking Bald Mountain Trail

-- On the Bald Mountain National Recreation Trail, a USDA Forest Service Trail in the Unitas, Summit County, Utah

-- photo by Sherrae Phelps

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Two recumbent riders coming back in late in the evening on the Silver Comet Trail near Cedartown, GA; photo by Don Sullivan, Nov. 2010

 

 

Bicycling -- Recumbent Riders arrow

-- Coming back late in the evening on the Silver Comet National Recreation Trail near Cedartown, GA

-- photo by Don Sullivan

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Three Rivers Water Trail, Pittsburgh, PA; here the prelaunch briefing is just over and launching is starting; photo copyright © 2010 by Mary Shaw

 

 

Water Trails -- Three Rivers Water Trail

-- On the Allegheny River, Pittsburgh, PA; here the prelaunch briefing is just over and launching is starting

-- photo by Mary Shaw

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Brooke Beazley and Glenn Myers of the Cheaha Trail Riders installing traffic counters on one of the OHV trails in Minooka Park near Jemison, AL; photo by Nancy Geehan

 

 

Off-Highway Vehicle Routes -- Installing Traffic Counters arrow

-- Brooke Beazley and Glenn Myers of the Cheaha Trail Riders installing traffic counters on one of the OHV trails in Minooka Park near Jemison, AL

-- photo by Nancy Geehan

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The Youghiogheny River Trail is part of the Great Allegheny Passage, which is also a National Recreational Trail; photo copyright © 2010 by Mary Shaw

 

 

arrow Winter Trails -- Winter on the Yough

-- Winter offers cross-country skiing on the Youghiogheny River Trail. Here skier is crossing the Ohiopyle Bridge near Ohiopyle, PA

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

TRAIL MANAGEMENT

 

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Fairhope’s bayfront portion of the Eastern Shore Trail is a wide path that is well used by walkers of all ages; photo by Sherry Sullivan

 

 

Trail Accessibility -- Eastern Shore Trail

-- Fairhope’s bayfront portion of the Eastern Shore National Recreation Trail is a wide path that is well used by walkers of all ages

-- photo by Sherry Sullivan

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Wildlife education signs on Lower Cache River National Recreation Trail, Pulaski County, Illinois; photo by Jonathan Voelz

 

 

Education and Training -- Wildlife Education Signs arrow

-- Wildlife education signs on Lower Cache River National Recreation Trail, Pulaski County, Illinois

-- photo by Jonathan Voelz

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The Great Allegheny Passage trail connection from McKeesport to Pittsburgh PA requires two crossings of the active railroad line; photo copyright © 2010 by Mary Shaw

 

 

arrow Trail Work -- Placing Trail Bridge at Pt Perry

-- The Great Allegheny Passage trail connection from McKeesport to Pittsburgh, PA requires two crossings of the active railroad line

-- photo by Mary Shaw

 

TRAIL FEATURES

 

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Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers visitors a screened picnic pavillion; photo by William R. Sherman

 

 

 

Innovative Facilities -- Screened Picnic Pavillion

-- Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail offers visitors a screened picnic pavillion

-- photo by William R. Sherman

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Statues of Marietta Johnson and her students on the Eastern Shore National Recreation Trail, Fairhope, AL; photo by Rob Grant

 

 

Art and Interpretation -- Statues of Marietta Johnson arrow

-- Statues of Marietta Johnson and her students on the Eastern Shore National Recreation Trail, Fairhope, AL

-- photo by Rob Grant

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Bridge #3 on the Bow Ridge Section of the West Penn rail trail; photo by Clare J. Kaczmarek

 

 

Historic Features -- West Penn railroad bridge

-- Bridge #3 on the Bow Ridge Section of the West Penn National Recreation Trail

-- photo by Clare J. Kaczmarek

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The 10-mile Trail at Lady Bird Lake is one of the most well-used trails in America, formerly called Town Lake Trail; photo by Lindsay Martin

 

 

Health and Fitness -- Trail at Lady Bird Lake arrow

-- The 10-mile Trail at Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas is one of the most well-used trails in America

-- photo by R.E. Martin

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Pringle Trailhead sign with bicycle rider just leaving from a snack break on South Dakota's 13th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek; Photo by Brooke Smith

 

 

Rail and Canal Trails -- 13th Annual Mickelson Trail Trek

-- Pringle Trailhead sign with bicycle rider just leaving from a snack break on South Dakota's George S. Mickelson Trail

-- photo by Brooke Smith

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View of the Casselman River at Markleton on the Great Allegheny Passage National Recreation Trail in Pennsylvania; photo by Clare J. Kaczmarek

 

 

Scenery and Natural Features -- Fall on Casselman River arrow

-- View of the Casselman River at Markleton on the Great Allegheny Passage National Recreation Trail in Pennsylvania

-- photo by Clare J. Kaczmarek

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An armadillo running across the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Orange Beach and Gulf State Park, Alabama; photo by Sean Thomas Brumley, December 16, 2010

 

 

Flora and Fauna -- Flying Armadillo

-- An armadillo running across the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail in Orange Beach and Gulf State Park, Alabama

-- photo by Sean Thomas Brumley

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Benbrook Lake Horseback Trail in Benbrook, Texas; Photo by Mikaela May

 

 

Artistic Inspiration -- Butterfly on Honeysuckle arrow

-- Benbrook Lake Horseback Trail in Benbrook, Texas

-- photo by Mikaela May


 


arrow See the entries in the 2010 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.

 


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