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And the winner of May's mapper contest is...

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Big ups to Nathan and Jeremy Barnes, collectively mapping as HikingWithMyBrother, winners of the Gregory Z65 weekend pack in May’s Be-A-Mapper giveaway!

The Brothers Barnes submitted a handful of hikes in Washington (complete with waypoints, descriptions, and some oh-so-beautiful pictures), earning themselves seven entries into the monthly drawing.

The two-man, GPS-toting squad is also currently leading the race for our GRAND PRIZE: a closet full of Editors’ Choice gear, and an expenses-paid trip to join BACKPACKER’s Destinations Editors for a multi-day Rocky Mountain trek. Check out the full contest rules here.

Still plenty of time for the rest of you to get yourselves in the game. (And yes, hikes in your account that you haven’t yet submitted will count, as long as they meet the criteria.)

Keep an eye on the blogs and Facebook on Monday for updated contest rules: You wanted better prizes for your mapping effort, we want you to be happy.

Hit us at if you have any questions.

See you on the trails,

The Editors