August's Year of the Reader Photo Contest

Here are our favorite pictures from this month's photo contest. Vote for your favorite to help us choose the winner. The winning photo will be published in Backpacker's August issue and the winner will receive a Tamron zoom lens*.

Do you have a photo that beats these? Enter it in the next reader photo contest for your own chance to win. Read the rules at

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*Each monthly winner will receive a Tamron 18-200mm Di II lens. Complete rules and prize info at the above link.