What’s “the peak”?
The mission of the Inland Northwest Backcountry Alliance is to preserve and protect areas in the Inland Northwest where traditional, human-powered winter recreation can be enjoyed. “The Peak” is anywhere in our area where you go to glide through untracked snow, ascend a mountain top, or simply take in the quiet beauty of the winter landscape. We know that you treasure these areas as much as we do. That’s why we want to hear you talk about your experiences and #Speak4ThePeak!
Now really, there must be an actual peak in mind?
Well, yes there is. The Inland Northwest Backcountry Alliance was formed to create some form of protection for the Stevens Peak backcountry, near Lookout Pass on the ID/MT border. This area has been one of the premier areas for backcountry skiing/boarding, snowshoeing, winter camping, and spring climbing. As a result, it is of particular interest in Speak4ThePeak. To learn more about vision Here .
While we know many of us use the Stevens Peak backcountry area on a regular basis, we also know that there are many other special places in our area. So, we will leave the choice of the “peak” up to you.
It is a fun and creative way to support human-powered winter recreation, and is a welcome alternative to attending meetings, reading EIS documents, and submitting comment letters. We really just need your help in telling the story of the human-powered winter recreation activities we all enjoy.
You can also win some cool prizes! We will award prizes for our three favorite entries. Prizes include:
Two more great prizes will be announced during the contest. So, stay tuned!
Great! How can I Speak4ThePeak?
It is pretty simple
- Go backcountry skiing or boarding, snowshowing, XC skiing, or any other human-powered winter activity you enjoy.
- Shoot some photos, create a video, paint a picture, or write some words that capture the essence of your human-powered winter outing.
- Post the story to our Facebook page and the hashtag #Speak4ThePeak. Then share it on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+… you name it! Just be sure to include the hashtag #Speak4ThePeak!
For anyone who may be #hashtag challenged, you can email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will hashtag for you.
The deadline for all submissions will be April 15th, 2015. The winning entries will be announced in May of 2015. Enter as often as you like. Now get out there and #Speak4ThePeak!!