2019 American Trails Costume Contest Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our second annual costume contest!

by Taylor Goodrich, Communication and Media Specialist, American Trails

First Place Winner!


Visit Fayetteville
contributed this entry of witches paddleboarding the New River Gorge in Fayetteville, West Virginia.

Second Place Winner! Sandy Nel submitted this photo entitled "Witch Lady Bird prepares to ride" from Winterhorse Park in Wisconsin.

Second Place Winner!

Sandy Nel submitted this photo entitled "Witch Lady Bird prepares to ride" from Winterhorse Park in Wisconsin.

Third Place Winner! Kristy Steve Canright submitted this photo of herself and friends volunteering at Riverside State Parks annual Zombie Hike in Spokane Washington.

Third Place Winner!

Kristy Steve Canright submitted this photo of herself and friends volunteering at Riverside State Parks annual Zombie Hike in Spokane Washington.

Honorable Mention! Tracy Thelon submitted this photo saying, "This was my costume for the 6th annual Indian Creek 55k. I am dressed as the dancing lady Silverheels from South Park/Fairplay legends. You can’t see the silver on the back of my gaiters in this photo! And yes, I ran the entire 55k in the costume, veil and fishnets included."

Honorable Mention!

Tracy Thelon
submitted this photo saying, "This was my costume for the 6th annual Indian Creek 55k. I am dressed as the dancing lady Silverheels from South Park/Fairplay legends. You can’t see the silver on the back of my gaiters in this photo! And yes, I ran the entire 55k in the costume, veil and fishnets included."

Honorable Mention! Catra Corbett submitted this picture of a very creepy clown and her clown minions running the trails in Bishop, California.

Honorable Mention!

Catra Corbett submitted this picture of a very creepy clown and her clown minions running the trails in Bishop, California.

Staff Winner!Candace Gallagher, Director of Operations with American Trails, and her children.

Staff Winner!

Candace Gallagher, Director of Operations with American Trails, and her children.

About the Author

Taylor Goodrich started with American Trails in January 2018 as Communication and Media Specialist. Taylor currently lives in Dallas, Texas, which is also where she grew up and where she attended the University of North Texas receiving her degree in History. While in college she started doing freelance work editing and writing, and also got into graphic design and discovered she loves the creativity and craft of digital arts. After college she traveled quite a bit, and lived in both the Pacific Northwest and in New Mexico, and while in both of those places took full advantage of what the outdoors had to offer. After moving back to Texas she started moving towards doing graphic design, social media, and communications work full time, and she has contracted with several companies from tech startups, to music festivals, to law firms, to grow their social media and digital communications presence. Taylor loves hiking and kayaking especially, and is glad to be working with an organization that fights for further accessibility and stewardship of our nation’s trails. She feels very lucky that in this position she will be able to use her professional skills and passion for something she is also very personally passionate about, and in helping to grow American Trails.

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