We’re giving away a trip to Half Dome!


Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to Twitter user @nuncle. We’re taking you to Yosemite! Contact us at friends@sportsbasement.com to claim your prize. Thanks so much to all our participants!

No, you read that right: we’re giving away, for free (that’s zero dollars) a spot on one of our guided trips to the tip top of the inimitable, iconic and ever-so-photogenic Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Everything’s included, and all you have to do is tell us you wanna go!

More specifically, all you have to do is:

  1. Take a photo of your smiling self in front of one of our “take me to Yosemite” signs in your local Sports Basement.
  2. Post the pic to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and
  3. Tag it #takemetoyosemite.

On June 9 we’ll announce a random winner!*

All of our guided Yosemite backpacking trips (including this one, of course) include highly coveted and near-impossible to obtain permitting, delicious backcountry meals, professional guides, and an amazing educational experience (not to mention plenty of photo ops). The trip runs for 3 days and 2 nights and is perfectly suitable for advanced and first-time backpackers alike.

Of course, Sports Basement Outdoors has lots of other adventures available too, in Yosemite and beyond. Find out more here, or shoot us an email at sboutdoors@sportsbasement.com.


* No purchase necessary to enter. Not transferable. Entrants must be 18 years or older. One entry per person. Photos must be posted or emailed to friends@sportsbasement.com by 8pm on June 8, with the hashtag (#takemetoyosemite) included.  Winner will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as on this webpage. Make sure you are able to hike approximately 8 miles a day, can transport yourself to the Glacier Point parking lot by 11am the first day of the trip, and are available for one of our two trip dates: August 22-24 or August 29-31. A list of required gear can be found here.


Posted on 5/26/2014 in All Stores, Store News | Comments (8)



  1. Larry 

    This offer seem extremly unfair to long term Sport Basement shopper / supporter that do not support Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or anything similar.

    While a fantastic offer, I am disappointed.

  2. Daphne 

    Well said, Larry.

  3. Jessica B @ SB 

    Hi Larry and Daphne,

    We appreciate your feedback! Don’t worry, we’d never want to leave anyone out of this awesome event – if you have a photo to submit, you can definitely email it to us at friends@sportsbasement.com and we’ll make sure it’s entered in!


    @ SB

  4. Geoff 

    I go out of my way to avoid social media, can I sign up without using social media?

  5. Jessica Blomstrom 

    Hi Geoff,

    As I said above, you can definitely email photos in to friends@sportsbasement.com if you’re not interested in posting to a social media page. Thanks!

    SB Team

  6. Lianna B 

    I would love to join this contest but I’m afraid of heights. It’s probably the only thing holding me back from ever hiking Half Dome! Hah! Good luck to all who enter!

  7. cd 

    What a fantastic offer! :)

    This is one of the very few times when living in SF and not owning a car is a huge disadvantage. I wouldn’t be able to transport myself there, so sadly I can’t enter. (Rental car for a whole weekend is out of the question)

    Good luck to everyone else!

  8. nick 

    The email says a photo in front of the poster, but the poster says a “selfie.” Does it have to be a selfie?


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