The Top 10 Hipcamp Photos of 2015 + A Photo Challenge

This year, over 16,641 photos were uploaded to the Hipcamp site! That’s 16,641 new resources you now have when searching for inspiration to get outside on public or private land.

We can’t thank you enough for all that you’ve contributed in 2015, and we couldn’t have gotten this far without your passion for sharing your experiences with the Hipcamp community. The year isn’t over yet, though. As a thank you, and a reason to shuffle through all the awesome images that may have become prisoner to your mobile device, we, along with photo-printing app Parabo Press, have a challenge for you.

Hipcamp + Parabo Press Present: The 2015 “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen” Photo Challenge

Starting today, and ending on 1/4/16, Parabo Press is giving 25 free square prints (you just pay shipping) to everyone that uploads photos to the Hipcamp site. Did you go on a cross-country road trip with your bestie and stop by a handful of National Parks along the way? Pics or it didn’t happen.

Also, the most-liked photo on the Hipcamp site through 1/4/16 will win a Photojojo Iris Lens Series,professional-grade optics for your smartphone. Double challenge.

Parabo Press prints by @_haijessicakai

How to Enter:

  1. To upload a photo, you must have a Hipcamp profile. If you don’t have one yet, create one!
  2. Using the search bar on the homepage, or the discover page, type in the name of the park or campground that you want to upload photos to.
  3. Click “Help improve the Vibe! Upload your photos!” or, “Add Photos” on any campground listing page to complete your entry.
  4. Note: Photos can only be uploaded to a camp page, not a park page. For example, if you have photos from Pinnacles National Park, just upload them to Pinnacles Campground. To ensure smooth uploading, photos should be under 5mb.

All photos uploaded to the site between 12/21/15-1/4/16 will be counted as an entry. Bonus points for a thoughtful caption. When you submit a photo to the Hipcamp site, you will be emailed with the code to redeem your free prints from Parabo Press. The Photojojo Iris Lens winner will be announced as an update to this blog post on 1/6/16.

Don’t let your 2015 adventures disappear. Upload your photos to the site, and get a free pass to print them directly from your phone. As a last bit of inspiration, view the top 10 photos uploaded to the Hipcamp site in 2015 below!

1. Yosemite National Park, Photo by Sarah Vaughn

“During the winter season you can camp at Glacier Point with a wilderness permit and have morning views like this”

When you visit the Hipcamp site, the first thing that might catch your eye is this photo from Hipcamp Voyager and Field Scout, Sarah Vaughn. If this Half Dome tent view doesn’t make you want to get outside, we don’t know what will.

2. The Yuba Yurt, CA, Photo by Nic Castellanos

“When in Rome”

Yolo at Yuba! One of our first Field Scouts, Nic Castellanos, has been to a number of Hipcamp land share spots, and this photo is from his most recent trip. When we saw this appear on the site, we knew it had to make the top 10, and Hipcampers agreed by making it one of our most engaged photos on Instagram. Check out Nic’s profile for more snapshots of Hipcamp land share camps.

3. Cannonball Camp, Mendocino Magic, CA, Photo by Ezekiel Gonzalez

This past summer over the course of three months, Avocados and Coconuts took on the project of creating Hipcamp’s brand anthem film. The above snapshot was taken by Ezekiel Gonzalez, who drove overnight from LA to join in the filming at one of Hipcamp’s first land share properties, Mendocino Magic. See more photos from this trip on Ezekiel’s profile, and view the finished brand anthem film here.

4. Blackwoods Camprgound, Acadia National Park, ME, Photo by James Barkman

“Smelling like pine forests and gasoline. “

Hipcamp Voyager, James Barkman pulled together an awesome trip report spanning the upper right USA during our launch in the Northeast this summer. View more of his photos in his journal post, Journey Through the Northeast.

5. Soul Food Farm, CA, Photo by Nic Castellanos

“Camping in an orchard isn’t too shabby.”

We could do a whole blog post on amazing tent photography at night, but for this post, we chose this enchanting shot from Soul Food Farm, where you can camp among an olive grove.

6. Yosemite National Park, CA, Photo by Peter Amend

“Glacier point, definitely recommended! Get here EARLY in the morning for a damn good sunrise, and before the tour busses show up (or snag a wilderness permit and stay overnight!)”

If you’ve been down to Glacier Point in Yosemite, you understand how epic this photo is. If you haven’t been to Glacier Point… go!

7. The Domes, Oz Farm, CA, Photo by Julian Bialowas

The Domes were home to our Under the Stars // CA campout. Though the Domes are hard to snag a reservation in advance for, make sure to check the availability at the eight other camps on Oz Farm, of which a communal outdoor pizza oven is shared.

8. Tall Pines Yurt, Backcountry Trekking, MN, Photo by Scottie Tuska

Hipcamp Field Scout, Scottie Tuska takes his little one to the Tall Pines Yurt, a land share property in Minnesota, to explore the nearby land (and water!).

9. the “Dome-i-cile”, CO, Photo by Jane Cavagnero

Winter doesn’t scare Colorado Field Scout, Jane Cavagnero from getting outside. She was the first to visit, and scout the Dome-i-cile in Bay City Lode, and was able to get in some quality cross-country skiing while doing so!

10. Yosemite National Park, Photo by Tiffany Nguyen

“Just chillin by Half Dome.”

Yep, Yosemite’s Half Dome is pictured in three of the top ten Hipcamp photos of 2015. It’s no surprise since just a year ago, Hipcamp was only live in California, and officially became available in all 50 states as of July 2015. Think your local parks and campgrounds can hold their own next to Half Dome? Upload ’em to the site!

Hipcamp Staff

Hipcamp is an online marketplace where you can list, discover, and book campsites and accommodations on private and public land. Hipcamp is your go-to guide to getting outside. If you’re a landowner, Hipcamp creates new revenue streams for your business, which can help conserve your land and keep it wild. #FindYourselfOutside #LeaveItBetter

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