I Feel Lucky


It is late April 2014, I am reading the May 2014 issue of Backpacker magazine.  The inside front cover has a two-page spread about the Fjällräven Classic–a 110 km hike in Sweden.

I am intrigued.  Hiking in Sweden sounds like a great thing.  Being a seasoned thru-hiker and having ancestral roots in Sweden, it could be a dream come true.  I feel lucky!  Of course I am going to win.

And what will I win, you might ask.  The prize consists of 2 airline tickets to Sweden, 2 entries in the Fjällräven Classic and (wait there’s more…) select Fjällräven gear- essentially it will be an all-expenses paid trip to hike.  How can you beat that?


I go to the web-site listed in the advertisement to sign-up.  It is really easy, fill in name, address and email, then hit the send button.  I ask Dragonfly, “Would you like to enter the contest too?  We could double our chances of winning.”  “Yes” she says, “If you fill out the form”.  I fill in her name, address and email.  I hit the send button.

Then we wait……I feel lucky.


About prairiedog2013

Grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but currently lives in Metro New York. Was a day-hiker years ago, but will soon be a thru-hiker. Loves the outdoors and is looking forward to hiking the Appalachian Trail.
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