Each season we choose a hero “model” image for our catalog cover and web home page. Our holiday season launches in early November and we need your help choosing our holiday hero image. Let your voice be heard. (Please vote only once.)
As part of our recent Win the Ultimate Detours Contest, we invited you to share your latest detour, “in story or haiku, rap or sonnet.” From awesome travel adventures and hilarious parenting detours, to tear-inducing tales and poignant advice, we were blown away by how you “own the detours” in your life. Here are just a few of the entries that have inspired us to head out on some new adventures of our own (detours welcomed).
And if you’re sad to have missed our latest contest, never fear; we have a new chance for you to win at the end of this post!
“It is not the critic who counts;
not the woman who points out how the strong woman stumbles,
or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the woman who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;
who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again,
because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;
but she who does actually strive to do the deeds;
who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions;
who spends herself in a worthy cause;
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement,
and who at the worst, if she fails, at least fails while daring greatly,
so that her place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Let’s all get in the arena,
*with apologies and appreciation to Teddy Roosevelt
What makes a photo shoot Tine Nine worthy? We take bad ass outdoor photographers, add local, adventurous women as our “models,” then head off the beaten path to show you what our gear can do. We recently took our ragtag team to Bend, Lake Tahoe, and Moab to get some killer shots of our fall gear, wreak a little havoc, and have a whole lotta fun.