Road Trippin' Photo Contest Winners Announced

February 1, 2016

Winners of the 2016 Road Trippin’ Photo Contest


Congratulations Patrick Betts of Kent, Washington who won both first and third place, and Madi Carlson of Seattle, Washington who won second place in the OutdoorsNW 2016 Road Trippin’ photo contest in January.

Betts is a rock climbing guide and clearly loves a good Northwest road trip as proven by his great photos of car camping with friends. His efforts landed him the Cover of the OutdoorNW Winter Edition!

After contacting Carlson about her winning photo, we found out that not only does she love to ride her bike everywhere, she is also the author of the book Urban Cycling (Mountaineers Books). She’s the Director of Kidical Mass, Founder of Seattle Critical Lass and the board president for Familybike Seattle.

To qualify for the contest, photos were to be taken in the Northwest outdoors and include gear and a vehicle, such as an auto, bicycle, camper, trailer, or any other mode of transportation. Photos could be from any decade or era, but you had to be either in the shot or the photographer.

We love it when readers share their photos! To be eligible to participate in our photo contests, all pictures must follow the rules and the theme of the contest.

Our current photo contest is called Get Hoppy Outdoors and involves enjoying a good beer responsibly on an outdoor adventure. See the link here for details.


The winning Road Trippin’ photos are below.


First Place Winner of the OutdoorsNW Roads Trippin’ Photo Contest: After a day of climbing The Chief rock wall in Squamish, British Columbia, Patrick Betts from Kent, Washington, makes burritos while Ryan Anderson (shadow), from Evergreen, Colorado, watches the sunset. Photo by Patrick Betts

Second Place Winner of the OutdoorsNW Roads Trippin’ Photo Contest: Madi Carlson, and her two children Brandt (left), age 8, and Rijder, age 6, biked from their home in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, Washington to Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island with six adults and nine kids on six bikes in August 2015. Photo by Madi Carlson

Third Place Photo Contest Winner: After an international climbing road trip through the United States and Canada, Mollie Bailey (playing banjo), from Colorado Springs, Colorado, enjoys an end-of-the-road camp spot in Leavenworth, Washington. Photo by Patrick Betts