Fall in Love with Trails Photo Contest Winners: 2011

New York-New Jersey Trail Conference

First Place Winner
Harriman wildlife. Photo by Mike Matlick.  
Just off the Menomine Trail at Silvermine Lake - Harriman State Park. Photo by Mike Matlick.

Second Place Winner
Kallen Tsikalas & Scott Pasternak 10-15-2011 Wedding Day Hike, Long Path, Alpine Boat Basin  
Kallen Tsikalas & Scott Pasternak 10-15-2011 Wedding Day Hike, Long Path, Alpine Boat Basin. Photo taken by Stan Shulfer, submitted by Donna Pasternack.  


Congratulations to Trail Conference member Mike Matlick, the grand prize winner of our Fall in Love With Trails Photo Contest!

305 photos were submitted in the contest, which took place on our Facebook page. Submissions were accepted through October, and voting took place through November.

Mike snapped the winning photo (top left) in Harriman State Park near Silvermine Lake just off the Menomine Trail. (The trail is maintained by Trail Conference volunteer Steve Zubarik.) To get this great fall shot, which includes dappled woods and white-tailed wildlife, Mike says he was just lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

Mike, a resident of Dumont, NJ, hikes mostly in Harriman and Storm King State Parks, but is working his way north to the Shawangunks and Catskills with his camera. Along with a complimentary annual membership and complete set of Trail Conference maps, Mike received a $250 Campmor gift certificate. And what did he spend it on? …Snowshoes! He’d been in the store eyeing a pair during the October snowstorm, but presciently decided to hold off on the purchase until after our contest.

Congratulations also go to our second- and third-place winners, Stan Shulfer of Wisconsin, and Janice Pospisil of Hopewell Junction, NY, who also received all of our maps, a free annual membership, and gift certificate donated by Campmor. Thank you to everyone who submitted their beautiful fall photos and who voted on Facebook. You really love those trails! And thank-you to contest sponsor Campmor.

Third Place Winner
Lake Awosting - Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Lake Awosting - Minnewaska State Park Preserve. Photo by Janice Pospisil.