4th of July Weekend Haiku Raffle: Win a Copy of The Appalachian Trail Guide

David Miller's AT Guide

The AT Guide is by far the best guidebook you can buy if you are interested in thru-hiking or day hiking parts of the Appalachian Trail. Updated annually by author David Miller, the Appalachian Trail Guide provides mile-by-mile information about the trail, trail shelters, and the trail towns bordering it. If you’ve never owned a copy or don’t have the updated 2013 edition, this is your chance to win one

To Enter

To enter, you need to submit a 3 line haiku poem with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the syllables in the second line, and 5 syllables in the third line, that contains the word “FREEDOM” in it.

  • All raffle entrants will have one chance to win.
  • Please submit English haiku only and keep everything rated G.
  • You can submit as many haiku as you want, but each person can only enter once.
  • The prize winner can live anywhere that has postal service (including international.)
  • If you have any questions, leave a comment.

Example Entries

Hiking is FREEDOM
I drink deeply from a stream
and gaze at the clouds.

I like my FREEDOM
The trees are free in the wind
Bees go where they like.

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is Sunday, July 7th at midnight, PST.

Submit your haiku entry in the comment form below.

The winner will be announced next week.

Make sure to count your syllables: 5-7-5 and use the word “FREEDOM” in your haiku.

Have fun with this!

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29 Responses to 4th of July Weekend Haiku Raffle: Win a Copy of The Appalachian Trail Guide

  1. Michael Smith July 4, 2013 at 3:09 am #

    Backpack to freedom
    Cryptobiotic soil? Stay
    On trail, leave no trace.

  2. Tim July 4, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    Climb higher to peak
    Reward the mind with the view
    Body gets free-DOMs

  3. Lee July 4, 2013 at 9:00 am #

    Seldom is freedom
    Just another word, for no-
    Thing left to loose. Stop.

  4. Alyse Johnston July 4, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    The muddy footprints
    Beat a sure, narrow pathway.
    Hiking is freedom.

  5. Cheryl Taylor July 4, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Alone on the trail
    Sounds of birds and rustling leaves
    Bring peace and freedom

  6. Mike Spalding July 4, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Trapped inside my tent
    Mosquitoes whining outside
    Where is my freedom?

  7. Kyle O'Grady July 4, 2013 at 11:06 am #

    Following the trail
    Your feet stay on a strict path
    While your mind reaps freedom.

  8. Mark July 4, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    going out for quiet
    past switchbacks of the wild mind
    into freedom’s heart

  9. Shea Cullifer July 4, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    There’s no greater love
    than to lay one’s life down for
    another. FREEDOM.

  10. JT July 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Freedom and haiku
    Five syllables, then seven
    Then five, now I’m free

  11. ashley July 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Warm sunlight melts high passes
    Head for the mountains
    Outside I find my freedom

  12. blitzo July 4, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    freedom is the goal
    to cast off worldly shackles
    and live life fully

  13. Yonah July 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Sky, stream, trees, birds, wind;
    The trail gives me the freedom
    to be one with all.

  14. Chris July 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Hiking on the trails
    Time to enjoy the outdoors
    The greatest freedom

  15. Tracy July 5, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    my boots are calling
    the A T is beckoning
    come find your freedom

  16. Kristofer July 5, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    On the trail you feel,
    though mist and mud may plague you,
    Absolute freedom.

  17. weekend warriors July 5, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    green, blue, brown – colors
    surround us, we are immersed
    but this is freedom

  18. Kevin O July 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    Cold Wind Filthy Mud

    Mosquitos bite legs tremble

    Absolute Freedom

  19. Katie Ericson July 5, 2013 at 2:27 pm #

    Go into the woods
    Over fields across rivers
    I hike for freedom

  20. Devorah July 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    Hailey wants freedom,
    so I let her off the leash.
    Joyfully, she runs.

  21. Alex July 6, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    I love trail hiking.
    But when I start bushwhacking,
    That is true freedom.

  22. Mike July 6, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Up and down I go
    Always seeking one more mile
    Go Lite for Freedom

  23. Black Foot July 6, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    On trail last weekend
    Heard the cicadas buzzing
    At night the noise stops

  24. Liz July 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Appalachian Trail
    Is five syllables or six?
    Freedom Trail is three

  25. Stephen July 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    fountain of vomit
    food has freedom from stomach
    next time treat water

  26. carol Naylor July 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    Silence is Freedom
    My time on the trail is free
    Free to be quiet

  27. Captain Mouse July 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Trapped inside, too
    hot. Mosquitoes too. Must stop.
    Autumn is Freedom.

  28. Philip Werner July 9, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Blitzo – Jim Bledsoe won this raffle. Congrats Jim!

    • Blitzo July 11, 2013 at 5:46 am #

      Thanks muchly, Phillip
      The haiku drawings are fun
      Can’t believe I won

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