Oh, Ranger! Take Me Away….

I’ve been trying out the ‘Oh, Ranger’ National Park app, and now they are giving away a trip to a National Park.  Oh, Ranger and Alaska Airlines are partnering on this sweepstakes.  Check out the info below, and then go to their Facebook page to enter.  I’ll be back to talk about the app soon.  Good luck!

Oh, Ranger! and Alaska Airlines have partnered to give outdoor enthusiasts the chance to win the ultimate National Park Adventure. 

Park lovers who enter the ‘Your Ticket to the Parks’ Sweepstakes have a shot at the grand prize: roundtrip tickets for two to any National Park, or destination of their choice, along the Alaska Airlines route network. To complete the adventure, they will also get $300 spending cash, a National Parks pass, 2 Nalgene water bottles, 2 pairs each of Birki’s shoes, Leki hiking poles and Smartwool socks.

They’ll also be entered in our daily giveaway of great prizes from partnersincluding Birki’s, Casio Pathfinder, Costa Del Mar, Kelty, Leki, Nalgene, ProBar, Sierra Designs and Smartwool.

All entrants can use the free Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder app as their personal park tour guide, helping them to find nearby parks and public lands that offer their favorite activities.

To enter the contest, park lovers should “Like” the Oh, Ranger! Facebook page (Facebook.com/OhRanger) and submit their email address. If they’re already a fan of the page, they’ll simply need to submit their email address.

The promotion begins January 18, 2012 EST and ends on January 31, 2012 at midnight EST.


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side view Mendocino boot

side view Mendocino boot

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Read more here.

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Check out DriDown and share your thoughts.