Haiku Backpack Raffle: Deuter Guide 45+ Four Season Backpack

Deuter Guide 45+ Backpack

Deuter Guide 45+ Backpack

The Deuter Guide 45+ alpine-style backpack is a flexible and rugged backpack for a wide variety of winter adventures. With a capacity of  2750 cubic inches / 45 + 10 liters, this pack  shines for multi-sport activities like winter hiking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing or climbing when you have to attach a ton of gear of bulky gear like snowshoes, ice axes, skis, ropes or helmets to the outside of the pack. With several optional components, including a removable hip belt and sit pad, it is possible to lighten the Guide 45+’s overall weight or customize it for a variety of different activities. If you like to play hard in winter, the Deuter Guide 45+ will get you there and back, again and again.

For a detailed overview of this daypack and its features, see my review of the Deuter Guide 45+ Backpack from last winter.

The pack being raffled here has a torso length of: 16.5″ – 20″ / 42-50 cm.

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 LEAF or LEAVES in it. 

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

Example Entries

Red and yellow LEAVES
Tumble from trees like snow flakes
Bears gorge on tree nuts

I preserve red LEAVES
in wax paper to recall
my long forest walk

A yellow birch LEAF waves
in the wind, a harbinger
of impending fall

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is Tuesday, October 8 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 “LEAF or LEAVES ” in your haiku.

Have fun with this!


94 Responses to Haiku Backpack Raffle: Deuter Guide 45+ Four Season Backpack

  1. Eric Orozco October 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Gentle leaves falling
    Different shades each season
    Wish to see them all

  2. Ash October 6, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Soft hissing white gas
    Boiling my morning leaves
    Of sharp Earl Grey tea

  3. Trevor Oswalt October 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Fall leaves means falling
    Brushing knees and up again
    Cycles and circles

  4. carol Naylor October 7, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    Went to take a poo
    Someone shot at the privy
    forgot to add leaves

  5. Carolyn Twomey October 7, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Misty morning leaf
    Hits my arm like a bullet;
    Red casualty.

  6. Walter Underwood October 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    manzanita leaves
    remain all winter down here
    snow in the mountains

  7. Charles October 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    The leaf turns yellow
    Then it will turn to a red
    Soon all the leaves fall

  8. Yonah Ruttenberg October 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    I leaf through the book;
    Columbus Day camping trip —
    Go North or go South?

  9. JP Meadors October 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Scattered on the path
    A whisper of spotted leaves
    The Fall winds will blow

  10. Mike Pierce October 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    All the LEAVES are brown
    And the skies are turning grey
    Going for a walk

    • Yonah Ruttenberg October 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

      Ummm . . . isn’t that plagiarism? Thanks for turning on the song in my head, though :-) (I know, the “turning” part was orignal)

  11. Chris Vores October 9, 2013 at 9:58 pm #

    Autumn LEAVES changing
    A crisp breeze blowing ’round town
    Out to the A.T.

  12. Philip Werner October 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    The winner was: marylandattourist.

    Stay tuned – more raffles in the pipeline!

  13. Grandpa October 14, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    More bad haiku lurks
    As we try to win some stuff
    We’ve received warning!

  14. marylandattourist October 14, 2013 at 5:10 pm #


    Really appreciate the win.

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