Haiku Gear Raffle: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack (70 L)

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack (70 L)

Gossamer Gear is sponsoring this week’s SectionHiker raffle for a brand new Mariposa Plus ultralight backpack, valued at $235 USD (see my review about the 2012 Mariposa Plus.) The word Mariposa means “butterfly” in Spanish,  a fitting name for this amazingly lightweight 27 ounce, 70 liter backpack.

To Enter: Write a Haiku Poem

To enter this raffle, you need leave a comment below containing 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, and include the word “butterfly”  or “buttlerflies” in your haiku poem.

Deadline to Enter

The deadline to enter this raffle is Sunday, December 8th, 2012 at midnight, PST. Don’t delay! Enter now.

Example Entries

The mountains call me
Butterflies in my stomach
Cathedrals of ice

The morning cobwebs
Snare unwary butterflies
But many escape

Double and Triple Your Chances to Win

You can double or triple your chances to win doing one or both of the following:

  1. Go to the Hiking-Blogs.net Directory and vote for at least one of your favorite hiking blogs or gear manufacturers listed in the directory. Share the love and vote for all of your favorite sites!
  2. Tweet the following message on Twitter: “ Raffle: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack @philipwerner  http://bit.ly/SvG2Jv  Ends midnight 12-9-12 ” – (don’t include the quotes)

Raffle Rules (the fine print)

  1. This raffle is open to US and international entrants with a postal address.
  2. A winner will be picked randomly from entrants.
  3. Raffle winner much respond to an email within 2 days after notification or a new winner will be randomly selected.
  4. Entries must follow raffle rules or they will be disqualified.
  5. The winner will be contacted on Monday, December 10th, 2012

Submit your haiku entry in the comment form below.

Have fun with this!

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211 Responses to Haiku Gear Raffle: Gossamer Gear Mariposa Plus Backpack

  1. Chris Cheetham December 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm #

    Snakes, Spiders, Bears, And Skunks.
    All Things I See On My Hikes.
    Butterflies Are Dumb.

  2. Joe Tucker December 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Blackberry mountain high
    Where the butterfly glides by
    Blackberry mountain high

  3. Daydé December 7, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    Give to me a board.
    Up? Climb, Plod, Push, Dig, Sweat, Strap.
    Down? A Butterfly.

  4. Ice Age Trail Alliance December 7, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Snowflakes in the wind
    Like a butterfly in flight
    Time to lace the boots

  5. yonathan December 7, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    never won before
    probably will not win now
    good bye butterfly

  6. Tom Martens December 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    Reaching the summit
    I feel them flying inside
    Butterfly heaven

  7. Dean Paynter December 7, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    Jogging happy cows
    Run to see us on the trail
    Run makes butter fly

  8. Jim Neal December 7, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    Monarchs of the air
    Brilliant colors float about
    Butterflies on wing

  9. Konrad Chen December 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Stuck in the office
    A butterfly pinned to cork
    to live, fly, outside

  10. kevan doxtater December 7, 2012 at 7:14 pm #

    Ozark mountain creek
    Butterflies a puddling
    Hercules Glades hike

  11. ShempGracie December 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    All have miles to go
    Butterflies in my stomach
    Stillness surrounds me

  12. Tracy Bassett December 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    icy breezes blow
    like butterfly kisses sweep
    from treetops to rocks

  13. Jason December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    Butterfly go free
    You have all that you will need
    Fly right and love life

  14. Bonnie Howell December 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Step by step I climb
    Can you say Mariposa?
    Butterfly follows

  15. Heidi December 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

    They land on my head
    And they go for a short ride
    Butterflies to go

  16. Jeremy Taylor December 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    oh, never again
    overpacked, next time i wont
    light like butterfly

  17. David Taylor December 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    The sweat burned his brow
    while butterflies whispered low
    soft tones of sweet breeze

  18. Michael December 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm #

    Ascending the pass
    I’m light as a butterfly
    at twelve thousand feet

  19. Michael Downey December 8, 2012 at 12:22 am #

    Light upon my back
    Butterfly to flutter by
    I walk the true path

  20. Dan Saunders December 8, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Butterfly in mind
    Just bought right before the sale
    Now want another

  21. Suzy December 8, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    I want a backpack
    Butterfly the chosen name
    To hit the mountains

  22. Lita December 8, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    beep boop beep beep boop
    boop beep beep boop beep boop boop
    robot butterfly

  23. hadas December 8, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    A, B, C, D, E,
    F, G, H, I, Butterfly
    Will you please be mine

  24. Stephen Hoefler December 8, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    Cloudy autumn sky
    Rain stops, boot prints in the mud
    Tattered butterfly

  25. Dan December 8, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    I carry the weight
    It is so light and easy
    Like a butterfly

  26. Glenn December 8, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Along a nice trail
    A butterfly flutters by
    The sun shines brightly

  27. Anna Bluebird December 8, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    the silence within
    carries the sweet surrender
    butterfly goes south

  28. Garrett Cole December 8, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    breezy mountain-top
    a butterfly rests nearby
    and dreams wander on

  29. andy December 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    leaving home at dawn
    butterflies in my stomach
    rucksack on shoulders

  30. Slowpoke December 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

    Butterflies gather
    On scat on the trail, beauty
    Contrasted with crap.

  31. Lee Colten December 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Egg, caterpillar
    Pupa, butterfly – find mate.
    Cycle starts again.

  32. Dave McNeil December 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    Butterfly takes flight
    Seeks nourishment and escape
    Presidential range

  33. Marta December 9, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Climbing up mountains
    Cutting down all the deadweight
    The Butterfly rulez

  34. Deb Sanders December 9, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    Butterflies are free
    Fine backpack on my shoulders
    It was free for me!

  35. Lambdinian December 9, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Butterflies lilting
    Flying like the falling leaves
    The gentle breeze grows

  36. Bob Sanders December 9, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Mariposa pack
    Pack weight of a butterfly
    The strength of a bee

  37. Lindsey December 9, 2012 at 2:32 am #

    Butterflies glide low,
    Fluttering in the night sky,
    Now in my car’s grill

  38. Heather December 9, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Butterfly in net,
    Should I let him go or not,
    I think it’s too late.

  39. shun December 9, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    floating like a butterfly
    the falling flower petal
    in mountain valley

  40. Jane V. Blanchard December 9, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    Green fields and blue skies
    Butterflies and buttercups
    Oh, Glorious hike!

  41. Alex December 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    The lone butterfly
    Flitting through the mist up above
    Finds the love outside

  42. Tom Wojtusik December 9, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    Butterfly beckons

    Light flitting on warming air

    Light flicking a beacon

  43. Hornet December 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

    on delicate Wings
    Beauty glides through our senses
    Butterflies in flight

  44. john miller December 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Butterfly color
    bright paint on Living canvas
    marvel in God’s work

  45. Andrew M December 9, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    gossamer winged feet
    mind body soul take flight as I
    butterfly through trails

  46. Hornet December 9, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    Butterfly graceful
    gliding wild upon raw Wind
    Winter on the way

  47. Karl Gustafson December 9, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Up, step after step,
    mile after mile, with the weight
    if a butterfly.

  48. Hornet December 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Butterfly floating
    ride random Southbound current
    Hiker on the wind

  49. john miller December 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    in soft comfy chair
    eat jumbo butterfly Shrimp
    Dreaming, long on trail

  50. Marcus Tucker December 9, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Butterfly fly high
    Up into the mountain sky
    Butterfly fly high

  51. Mark Stone December 10, 2012 at 12:56 am #

    alpine butterflies
    stir their wildflower welcome
    sparkling wanderers

  52. Earlylite December 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Thanks everyone for all these great haiku poems.

    The winner of this random raffle is Richard Flunker, a hiker and backpacker from North Carolina who write up his trip reports at http://xcrown.blogspot.com/

    Congratulations Richard!

    • Adam December 10, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

      Congrats Richard! (I thought it was a little funny to read about the winner’s name, then click on the blog only to find the title “The Anonymous North Carolina Hiker.” Philip…. shhhh… it’s a secret!)