School is out, the weather is great and summer has begun! The San Juan Record is delighted to announce the release of its third annual 101 Ways to Experience San Juan County.
The 64-page magazine is included in this week’s issue of the San Juan Record and will be available at local businesses and visitor centers.
“This publication will provide more than 100 great ideas to see and do while experiencing the spectacular place we call home,” said Bayley Hedglin, executive director of the San Juan Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is a partner in the publication.
Prizes are available to those who earn the most points on the 101 list. The Grand Prize will be the winner’s choice of a trip for two either jeeping or river rafting with Four Corners Adventure.
Three first prizes will be awarded for dinner for four at a local restaurant. Second prize are specialized travel bags from the San Juan Record for finishers who earn more than 50 points.
“We dramatically expanded the contest this year,” said San Juan Record Editor Bill Boyle. “More than one point is available for many of the items on the list, which will encourage local residents to really experience our wonderful area. In total, there are nearly 400 points that can be earned.”
The contest will run from June 1 to September 30, with an October 5 submission deadline. In order to count an activity towards your total, you must complete it during the contest period.
Document each activity. Acceptable forms of documentation include, but are not limited to, dated receipts, photographs or ticket stubs.
You can enter the contest by submitting photos or video on Instagram. Use the number and title of the activity as the caption of the photo and hashtag it #SJR101. Your Instagram account must be PUBLIC, or we cannot view your photos.
Those who check off all 101 things on the lifetime list are eligible for an award. More info on the contest rules can be found within the guide itself.
The sponsors invite everyone to use the guide to plan a summer of fun and educational activities.
A checklist on page 62 of the guide lists all 101 ideas. Keep track of your progress. The list includes wonderful sites, community celebrations, a few new ideas and lots of San Juan favorites.
The checklist has two columns, one to check off if you visit this summer and the other to check off if you have completed the task in your lifetime.
Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of being so focused on checking off your list that you fail to enjoy the wonder of it all.
The San Juan Record Facebook page will include updates and weekly reminders of the 101 list, be sure to visit our page and share your own experiences completing the 101 tasks.
San Juan County provided additional funding to the Chamber of Commerce to print additional copies of the magazine for the visitor centers. In total, there are 14,000 copies of the guide, which are very popular for the visitors who will crowd San Juan County.
The book is full of spectacular photos, many from readers of the San Juan Record. We thank them for their contributions, participation and photography skills. Special thanks to Anna Fredericks, who provided the main cover photo for the magazine.
Special thanks to the hard-working crew at the San Juan Record, particularly Andrea Montgomery, Jill Pearson, and Merri Allyson Platt.