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What is your ultimate, fantasy, outdoor adventure?

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What is your ultimate, fantasy, outdoor adventure?

Tell us and you could be in with a chance to win a Sawyer Squeeze water filter!

You dream about it in your spare time: where to travel, what to do, whom to go with. You see friends and people you admire take trips over mountains, adventure through deserts, walking from one country border to another… and now it’s your turn to dream!

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Renaming Social Hiking Competition – Win ViewRanger Tokens!

Social Hiking is not really a very good name! It was a spur of the moment decision at a point when I was desperate to have something better than ‘My Viewranger / Google Maps / Social Media mash up thingy ‘.  Social Hiking only really covers one use – which is probably why most of the users are hiking bloggers! The name excludes other outdoor activities like cycling, horse riding, anything to do with boats, or road trips. I also do not think the word ‘social’ is very helpful, especially if you are using the site as a personal dump of your routes or for charity challenges.

So, before I undertake a redesign of the site and start finalising the direction of the new features, now is probably the right time to tackle this naming issue. Unfortunately I am a developer and completely useless at coming up with names, so instead I am going to the delegate job to you in the form of competition!

The competition is simple – come up with a new name for Social Hiking (taking into account everything I have said above). You can enter as many ideas as you want. The best entry will win a £30 over the air ViewRanger token, with a runner-up prize of a £15 token.

You can submit your entries by commenting on this post, tweeting me (@socialhiking) or e-mailing

The deadline for entries is 11th of February. The judge’s (me) decision is final etc etc etc

A big thank you to ViewRanger for providing the prizes!