Haiku Backpack Raffle: Win a Sierra Designs Discovery 30L Backpack

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Sierra Designs Discovery 30 Backpack

The Sierra Designs Discovery 30L is a great day pack for both beginners and more advanced hikers who want a highly adjustable, well laid out pack for longer hikes and adventures. The pack carries superbly and close to the hips with a wide variety of loads, the top lid doesn’t flop over and pull the pack backwards when overloaded, there is a built in rain cover/pocket, and the front-pull hip belt provides a superb fit.

For a detailed overview of this daypack and its features, see my review of the Sierra Discovery 30L backpack from last year.

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 CAMP, CAMPSITE, CAMPER, or CAMPING, 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

My CAMPSITE borders
a birch glade deep in the woods
cool moonlight shines down

CAMP and hike in Maine
Dad and son catch and release
trout to swim away

blissful childhood memories
Dad chops wood and drives

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is Tuesday, August 27th 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 “CAMP, CAMPSITE, CAMPER, or CAMPING” in your haiku.

Have fun with this!

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81 Responses to Haiku Backpack Raffle: Win a Sierra Designs Discovery 30L Backpack

  1. Grandpa August 23, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    Section Hiker blog
    Suggests: Try propane in stove
    Camp with fireproof clothes

  2. Robert August 23, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    Eastern hemlock grove
    Sunlight filters through the trees
    A great place to camp

  3. Crystal T August 23, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    Camping Is Okay
    But What I Really Love Is
    Hiking Through The Woods.

  4. Blitzo August 23, 2013 at 6:23 am #

    Found a stealth campsite
    Can any one can see me here?
    Yes, with yellow pack

  5. Ryan Findley August 23, 2013 at 6:44 am #

    Camp was all set up
    But oh no! My pack was gone!
    Section hiker HELP!

  6. Brian Wantuch August 23, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    Week spent in the woods
    mountains my sole companions
    a happy camper

  7. Stephen S. August 23, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    Hiking the high hills
    Scenery for miles and miles
    Camping is my life

  8. Elizabeth August 23, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    Soon, off to Vermont
    For camping on Lake Champlain
    I won’t be at work!

  9. marti038 August 23, 2013 at 8:48 am #

    Heading to Springer
    The weekend after this one
    Should be fun Camping

  10. Alyse Johnston August 23, 2013 at 8:55 am #

    At the camp after
    A long hike on the high peaks.
    Time for food and beer.

  11. George Perry August 23, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    The pack is light weight
    Or the pack is too heavy.
    The road leads to camp.

  12. chrisdemasi August 23, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    Campers dream of higher peaks
    Dreams come true in New Hampshire
    at Camp Walt Whitman

  13. milligan308 August 23, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Camping Glorious

    Camp Trees Whisper Wind Sun Smile

    Rejoice Exhale Share

  14. Bill Ricci August 23, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    We built camp today
    beside a glistening lake
    amidst the loon’s cries.

  15. DentonDude August 23, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Long day fly fishing
    There’s a bull moose in the Camp!
    Shoo moose, I’m hungry

  16. Thomas August 23, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    camping so alone scared.

    Here comes A BIG BLACK SCARY BEAR!

    RAAAA, you have a beer?

  17. Jefferson August 23, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    camping now, oh my
    what a breeze it is for me
    with my brand new pack!

  18. Kevin O August 23, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Turn on the headlamp
    Make dinner and set up camp
    Sleeping now, good night

  19. Stephen August 23, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Backpack Raffle yes!
    Camper camping campsite camp
    I will never win

  20. Chris August 23, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Leave for trail Sunday.
    Campsites on spreadsheet? No way!
    Just go for it! Yea!

  21. Agata S August 23, 2013 at 11:55 am #

    The great camping night!
    Oh what a great night to camp!
    Let’s stay here forever!

  22. Willrun4fun (@willrun4fun) August 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Should I camp tonight?
    Or just hike till the dawn?
    How the stars shine above.

  23. txbrent August 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    My campsite grows light
    I rise to embrace the dawn
    Onward speeds new day

  24. Jim C August 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    wild turkeys gobble
    sandhill cranes trumpet overhead
    spring morning in camp

  25. Bink C August 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    I am the camper
    Where I lay my head is home
    so, camp on my friends

  26. Pete J August 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    Footsteps lead ahead
    My sore feet say where I camp
    Morning Lights my trail

  27. Dennis A. Cooley August 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Hike then camp at dusk
    The woods are silent tonight
    Cascades lull to sleep

  28. Jim G. August 23, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Any camper’s dream:
    Camping without mosquitoes
    with a gourmet chef.

  29. Steve Medlin August 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Ascending all day
    Not as young as I once was
    Camping still worth it

  30. mccamer August 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Aging quickly now
    Sore back and feet during nights
    Camping not much fun

  31. Bill Keck August 23, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Fall weather is cool
    Better than the summer heat
    The best time to camp

  32. Shawn A August 23, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    Get to the campsite
    Drink a beer or two. Or 4.
    Good night sleep awaits.

  33. Ben Carlson August 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    All types of camping
    In a car or off the trail
    Nice to get outside

  34. sydneydufort August 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    I went to the camp
    It was a wonderful time
    Lets go back next year!

  35. Andrew August 23, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Mind free to wonder
    Hiking with my comfy pack
    Camping sets me free

  36. Grandpa August 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

    Camp, camp, camp camping
    Camped in camper campsite
    Campy bad haiku

  37. Milton August 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    Magma rises up
    Beauty is born from the ash
    I camp amidst it

  38. Lee Colten August 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    When I go camping
    With pack on back go tramping
    When I go camping

  39. Mike Pierce August 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    What else do I need?
    Camping in the wilderness.
    Just a new backpack.

  40. Jason R. August 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Wilderness camping
    Breathes new peace into my bones,
    Spreading good cheer, here.

    After crossing creeks
    I sigh in pleasure, resting
    On soft forest camp

    Two friends sharing camp
    Eating freshly caught brook trout
    Planning adventures

    Do you camp to run
    From the busy city, or
    To find your heart beat?

  41. McCamer August 24, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    Red squirrels chatter
    They don’t care about haiku
    Camp then leave they say

  42. Charles August 24, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    Backpacking is great
    After a wonderful hike
    I can set up camp

  43. jgtwrites August 25, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    My desire to camp
    Occupies my daily thoughts
    Nothing else matters

  44. James Hong August 25, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    This is so awesome
    A yellow pack to be won
    For next camping trip

  45. Tim Moon - Adventure Strong August 25, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    View the sweet backpack
    for camping in Korea
    and hiking mountains

  46. Roland August 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    The camper is great
    A tent would be much better
    The stars are the best

  47. ML August 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m good at camping
    but very bad at haiku.
    Do you think it shows?

  48. Dave August 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    working in a cube
    gives me angioplasty
    camping sets me free

  49. Jeff August 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Walking towards camp
    Bear crosses path far ahead
    Food bag hung extra care

  50. Amy S-F August 26, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    Fragrant evergreens
    Melancholy loons calling
    Adirondack camp

  51. Frank Z August 26, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Camp to be alive
    Do not camp near a bee hive
    Bees do not like you

  52. Melanie tumlin August 26, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    camp in snowy glen
    wake with icy toes and rump
    next time choose desert

  53. James Thomas August 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    We were all campers
    At one point in history
    Get back to nature

  54. pilgrimpace August 26, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

    waking before dawn
    the emergency campsite
    is utter beauty

  55. Cat Hartley August 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Wilderness calling
    Compelled to find a CAMPSITE
    Night sky – tranquil soul

  56. Stephanie Armstrong August 26, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    Trekking the Foothills
    The sun setting rapidly
    CAMP is on my mind

  57. Tim Driscoll August 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    My name says it all
    My reason for stepping out

  58. slowpoke August 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    Philmont Day 5 CAMP
    Bear bag now hung at Ring Place
    The prairie dogs play

  59. Marisol Madrid August 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Desert trekking
    Whew its hot
    Headed for cool pines…

  60. ashley August 26, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    Desert adventures
    Hiking, camping, biking, but
    Careful of cholla

  61. Michelle Armstrong August 26, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Appalachian love
    Right foot, left foot, right foot, left
    All the way to CAMP

  62. Becky Butler August 26, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    City girl says “no camp!”
    Mom dreams of hiking A.T.
    Girl learning to camp…

  63. Becky Butler August 26, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    I goofed on my first line it has too many syllables (darn ci-ty) and since technology is not my friend and nature is I’m going to have a do-over :)

    This girl says “no camp!”
    Mom dreams of hiking A.T.
    girl learning to camp…

  64. Debra Butler August 26, 2013 at 11:47 pm #

    I’m a beginner
    At CAMPING and backpacking
    Need me a class Please

    Can’t find me a class
    I’ve no sense of direction
    Must use G.P.S.

    Can’t hike by myself
    My daughters coming with me
    Appalachian trail

    Learning to make gorp
    Dehydrating is my life
    Cannot over pack

    Sleeping bag, tent, shoes
    I’ve two years to get ready
    Want to come with me?

    • mike August 27, 2013 at 7:48 am #


  65. Yonah Ruttenberg August 27, 2013 at 12:27 am #

    Her broken elbow
    killed the back-country Summer,
    so we will car-camp.

  66. Martin Ring August 27, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Two long miles to camp
    Left knee cracking mightily
    Advancing age stinks

  67. JPM August 27, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    Hike camp hike camp hike
    One hundred and eighty days
    Appalachian Trail

  68. Ian August 27, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Camping in Texas
    Rain is usually scarce
    Heat always a test

  69. Trevor August 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Walking through the wood
    With the camper there she stood
    -Love Mother Nature

  70. Tim Roach August 27, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    Going camping! Yes!
    Anticipation soon pales
    To the real thing!

    Embracing nature
    While camping on the bare ground
    Sends my soul soaring.

    The loon’s voice echoes
    Across the stone-still lagoon–
    Heavenly campsite.

    The scent of pine cones
    Crackling on the blazing fire
    Calms the camper’s heart.

    Poison ivy itch
    Is far less irritating
    While deep woods camping.

    Bug bites, smoke in eyes,
    Smelly outhouse, pouring rain,
    Worth it all — camping!

  71. Mike August 27, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Just crossed the Saco
    Exciting, but required
    A perfect camp site

  72. Philip Werner August 30, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Just contacted the winner! Check your inbox to see if you won.

  73. Thomas August 30, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    Can you say who one?

    • Philip Werner August 30, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

      It wasn’t you. I’ll announce it when they get back in touch with me. I need to keep it private in case they don’t and I have to pick another raffle winner.

      • Philip Werner August 31, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

        The winner was Sylvia Saccon from Illinois. Congrats Sylvia!

        • Jason R August 31, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

          What was Sylvia’s haiku? Many good ones, but would love to see the winner’s!

        • Yonah Ruttenberg September 2, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

          I looked through all the postings twice for the winner’s name so I can read the winning haiku. I don’t see it. If she’s using a pseudonym, would you please post the winning haiku?

          • Philip Werner September 3, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

            This is it.All winners are chosen randomly from the valid entires.

            The camper is great
            A tent would be much better
            The stars are the best

            • Yonah Ruttenberg September 3, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

              Thanks for posting it, Philip. I came to expect that, as you posted the winning entry for the Fourth of July contest, and as I wrote, I couldn’t find the winner’s name in this thread. It’s also interesting to know that it’s a random drawing and not a judgment on the poetic quality of the entries :-)

              • Philip Werner September 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

                I’ll make that clearer next time – my raffles are random 99% of the time. You just have to follow the rules to get an eligible entry. I have another coming up next week for an equally nice backpack.

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