The competition accepts photos taken by trail hikers of people, places, wildlife and landscapes along the trail.
“I took the picture in October 2009 when I walked the first part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail for my plans to hike the whole trail,” Bernstein explained. “This was Day 1 of this project. We crossed Deep Creek to get on the Deep Creek Trail. I had already crossed the creek and had wet boots on. She always changes into Crocs to cross. She stays dry but I don’t know about negotiating the river and slippery rocks in Crocs.”