Our Photo Contest Winner!

Submitted by Donna Petagrew via Facebook, she writes:
“My son George at the Tooth of Time summit peak (9,000 ft), Philmont Scout Ranch, Philmont New Mexico. This represented a summit in character as he had carried his teammate’s gear in order for both to reach the top together. The outdoors makes men out of boys.” — yes it does!
She won this nifty lamp sponsored by the Coleman Company!
I also have to share with you our very close runner-up (by one vote!), submitted by Cydonie Brown, of a beautiful smiling sister National Park Service Ranger!
These images, along will all of the other submissions, are testaments of existing African American engagement with nature in such a wide variety of ways, and in all kinds of weather.
Thanks to everyone who participated by sharing images and voting –  by doing so, you are helping shift our culture’s perceptions of who engages with nature!