UPDATE: This contest expired Nov. 9, 2011

NOTE: I have picked the five finalists in this contest. Click the link to vote on your favorite (Nov. 8 is the last day you can vote).

C’mon, dish: you’ve seen some pretty extreme stuff on your hikes. I want to hear about it here — anything that you can put “-est” and the end of.

  • funniest
  • coolest
  • smartest
  • dumbest
  • scariest
  • hairiest

Once all the entries are in, I’ll pick my five favorites and let y’all decide which one’s the best. The winner will get this box of Pemmican Beef Jerky sent to me because I did an e-mail interview with somebody on their social media team.

Box of Pemmican beef jerky and other cool stuff

While I was grateful for this box of goodies, once they arrived I realized I didn’t really know what to do with them, because,

  • I’m not a jerky eater.
  • I’d really rather not accept freebies from people seeking publicity for their stuff.

So this way, I figure the folks at Pemmican can get their free jerky in the hands of somebody who’ll actually benefit, I’ll be able to maintain my ethical purity, and we can share some great stories to tell around the campfire.

What the winner gets:

  • wooden box
  • 5 bags of beef jerky
  • small water bottle
  • nylon swag bag

I’m not creating a bunch of complex rules for this thing. Just keep it as short as possible, make it punchy and try to surprise us.

To enter, just leave a comment below. I’ll take entries for a couple weeks, then I’ll select the finalists and conduct the voting. After that, we’ll declare a winner.

OK, start telling your stories.

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