#LBJintothewild. [LBJ Library photo by Frank Wolfe. #D914-14A]

#LBJintothewild. [LBJ Library photo by Frank Wolfe. #D914-14A]

#LBJintothewild Instagram Photo Contest

Aug 19, 2014

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the LBJ Presidential Library hosted a social media photo contest where participants shared with us a favorite original snapshot while visiting one of the National Parks, Forest, or Wilderness areas across the country. We want to thank everyone who entered and helped us to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

The votes are in and the winner of the #LBJintothewild photo contest is (drum roll please)… Myke Hermsmeyer of Montana! This gorgeous photograph won over the staff at #LBJLibrary. @mykehphoto on his photograph: “This is what 4,000 feet of climbing in 4 miles earns you in Montana… celebrating the easy access to incredible mountain running in the Great Bear Wilderness outside of Glacier National Park. Jimmy Grant (pictured) is celebrating #Wilderness50 by running in all of Montana’s wilderness areas this summer.”

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And here are some of the LBJ Presidential Library’s favorites:

A breathtaking photo of Washington State’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness by Dan @seebicycles. Dan on his photograph: "A backyard hike in paradise with @cyclingypsy at Colchuck Lake.”

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A spectacular photo of Zion National Park by Andy French @andyfrench37.

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And another great photo from Dan @seebicycles, this time at Glacier Peak Wilderness in Washington State! Dan on his photograph: "Way back when I was a Wilderness Ranger, with my trusty companion.”