The KEEN and Portage Photo Contest!

Sometimes the carry is the crux. That’s why KEEN and Canoe and Kayak magazine are teaming up for the first annual Portage Photo Contest. Did a log ruin your rapid? Does a sieve make that cataract really suck? Or maybe you just had to carry your canoe between lakes? Send us your best photos featuring the hardest portages on the planet - from the Boundary Waters to the High Sierra - and a description of the epic. Or maybe just portage photos that feature something funny or outlandish with a tale you think is worth telling for the pure joy of being out there. We’ll line all the pics up in a bracket (think March Madness) and readers will have a chance to vote on their favorite photo. The top three photos at the end of the tournament will receive free KEEN water shoes and a free subscription to Canoe and Kayak magazine plus the winner gets $100 towards the next shuttle. Please email your photo and a short 100-word essay describing the portage to by August 1, 2010.