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Top Hiking and Outdoors Travel Bloggers Discovered in New Readers’ Choice Poll

New Media Awards Powered by USA TODAY and 10Best Readers Reveals Most Influential Trekking Bloggers

Winners in the 10Best Readers’ Choice New Media Award for Best Hiking and Outdoors Travel Blogger have just been announced after a four-week voting period ended earlier this week. The winners are as follows:

  1. Zach Davis (Appalachian Trials)
  2. Casey Schreiner (Modern Hiker)
  3. Jeff Hester (SoCal Hiker)
  4. Heather Balogh (Just A Colorado Gal)
  5. Scott Gauvin (Hiking Forward)
  6. Michelle Eady (Living on Life)
  7. Philip Werner (Section Hiker)
  8. Michael Lanza (The Big Outside)
  9. Kim Dinan (So Many Places)
  10. Meghan J. Ward (The Campsite)

A panel of experts picked 20 initial nominees, and winners were then determined by popular vote. Experts Adam Nutting (Hiking the Trail) and Paul Osborn (The Outdoor Adventure) were chosen based on their extensive experience in social media and focus on hiking, trails and outdoor-adventure travel.

It was a tight race throughout the month of voting. Additional nominees included J.R. Absher (The Outdoor Pressroom), Fitz Cahill (The Dirtbag Diaries), Steve Casimiro (Adventure Journal), Brian Green (Brian’s Backpacking Blog), Don George (Adventure Collection), Derek Loranger (100 Peaks), James Edward Mills (Joy Trip Project), Justin Rains (Great Wild Outdoors), Sarah Riley (Inspired Camping), and Paul Steele (Bald Hiker).

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY. Upcoming New Media Awards include Best Travel Photography Blogger, Best Traveling Vagabond Blogger and Best Luxury Travel Blogger.

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