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Friday Faves: Kicking Off a New Year With Bling, Prizes and Travel

2010 is off to a rocking start, and here at Under Solen we couldn’t be happier about our first full week that involved giving away prizes and getting the word out about submitting to an amazing film festival.

We dove into some social media humor as well as facts this week. It all comes down to one important question: would you wear a Twitter bling? We’re still debating that question, but in the meantime, one of our resolutions for 2010 involves taking more time to be creative and get outside. Thankfully we managed both!

In the rest of the blogosphere, the epic trend of “Top 10” and “Best Of” themes continues. We learned about landfills (these photos will make you rethink just what you throw out), watched epic fails and dreamed about visiting hip hostels.

And we know that most of the world is suffering extremely low temperatures (we’re still wishing for snow here in Portland), so wouldn’t it be nice to win a trip to Costa Rica? Yes, we think so (check out one of our fave travel blogs Nomadic Matt for more details).

Last but not least, since we’re always dreaming of National Parks, we think this is one of the coolest things we’ve seen lately. Watch and enjoy!

Happy Friday!


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Hot Pants, Cool Bottles and Stoketastic Vacations: Stuff to Win For the New Year!

We’re about to ring in a new year, and with only two more days left in good ole 2009, and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to win some sweet swag!

Our friends over at Klean Kanteen love winter, and know that you do too, so they’re accepting Winter Wonderland inspired photos for their December Flickr contest. All you have to do is upload your favorite wintry photos to the Klean Kanteen photo pool and you’re entered to win a killer reusable, BPA-free bottle! Be sure to get your photos in by the end of the 31st!

In need of a new wardrobe addition? Trying to make an effort to be more “mountainsexual” in the new year? You might want some Mountain Khakis. The Jackson Hole based company is trying to get 2010 fans by 2010 — if they achieve they’re goal, they’ll be giving away some free MK gear at random. Click here to take part. You don’t want to miss out, because these pants allow you to do just about anything. Here’s photographic evidence:

Gear not enough for you? How about a ski trip for two to Telluride, CO? The Adventure Life along with Wagner Custom Skis, Telluride Ski Resort, and VisitTelluride.com, is offering up a pretty kick-ass adventure of 3 days and 4 nights in Telluride, a pair of custom made skis, and if conditions are good, some heli tim! All you have to do is tell how stoked you are about skiing.

Ok, so this contest actually goes through February 2, 2010, but it’s so cool that we couldn’t help featuring it. Click here for more info.

Good Luck and Happy New Year!

[Photo: ginnerobot]

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Snake River Salmon Do It At Altitude!

There are not many issues that people can agree on. But for 20 years, a diverse coalition of commercial, sport and recreational fishing groups, outdoor industry businesses, conservation organizations, and clean energy and taxpayer advocates have joined forces to save a icon of the American West — Snake River salmon. Osprey Packs and Save Our Wild Salmon have been best friends from the very beginning. To celebrate that partnership, they’re giving away a sweet Osprey Pack and 5 pounds of wild-caught salmon!

Check out the Do It At Altitude Blog for details:

These fish are bad ass. Snake River sockeye have the most epic migration of any salmon on Earth — swimming more than 900 miles inland and climbing nearly 7,000 feet in elevation to spawn in the rugged Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. That’s right folks — these fish do it at altitude!

So, what would you do to keep Snake River salmon spawning? Between Dec. 1 and Dec. 21, give us your best answer to that question.

How to enter:

  • Answer the question by leaving a comment on the Save Our Wild Salmon Facebook page or…
  • Tweet your answer with the hashtag #salmondoit on Twitter!

On Dec. 21, we’ll randomly choose who will win an Osprey Pack filled with 5 pounds of wild smoked salmon! Can’t get much better than that!

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Support Adventurous Conservation: Win Gear in Kamchatka Project Raffle

Want to support a good cause and have the chance to win some cool stuff? Then head over to Kamchatka Project’s website, where you can learn about their crazy, cool adventure to the Kamchatka Peninsula to raise awareness about salmon conservation, help fund the project AND be entered to win a Survival Kit, complete with a Nau bag, END shoes, a Primus stove and a Kamchatka t-shirt.

Here’s more info from the Kamchatka team:

Every $5 online donation to The Kamchatka Project by the end of Friday, November 27th will buy you one chance to win the Kamchatka Survival Kit. For every $35 donated, we’ll even send you a complimentary Kamchatka Project t-shirt and a bonus raffle ticket… that’s 8 chances to win and one sweet shirt for only $35!!

The best part? The Kamchatka Project is a registered non-profit organization, so every penny of your donation is tax-deductible! Entering is quick, easy and secure on our VeriSign Secured Site, and all entrants will be informed of the raffle outcome on November 30.

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