1. The Many Faces of Mt. Rainier: Regional Writing Contest

    We’ve launched a regional writing contest in Washington State—the Mt. Rainier Writing Contest—and the dramatic landscape of Mt. Rainier National Park is the star. Here, sample the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest: volcanoes in the Cascade Range, glaciers, waterfalls, old-growth forests, high-country meadows, lakes, hiking and snowshoe trails, and stellar views of majestic Mt. Rainier.

    Our partner, Visit Rainier, has organized People’s Choice Prizes that will allow winners to explore this national park:

    People’s Choice Grand Prize: Mt. Rainier Getaway for Two: A stay at the National Park Inn, a retreat in Mt. Rainier National park, a $200 gift card from Whittaker Mountaineering, and dinner at National Park Dining Room.

    People’s Choice 1st Runner-Up: Skiing at Crystal Mountain for two and dinner at Crystal’s Alpine Inn.

    People’s Choice 2nd Runner-Up: EverGreen Escapes tour and naturalist-led hike/snowshoe for two in Mt. Rainier National Park.

    Trazzler will also award a freelance contract to an Editors’ Choice Prize winner to write a batch of trips about the Mt. Rainier region.

    You can submit entries between September 25 and October 25, 2010, but we encourage you to enter NOW so you can get out the vote as early as possible! (Need tips on getting out the vote? Read this.)