You know this story. You're at the trailhead with all of your gear neatly packed on your back. Your water-resistant clothing is clean, your boot laces are perfectly tied, hell--you even smell good.

And then something happens.

Somewhere between setting out and returning to the car, you've gone from outdoor chic to possible homeless person with all the stains, cuts, bruises, dirt and mud that go along with it.

Well, we'd like to see the photo evidence.

  1. Post your before and after photos either together or separately on Instagram with the hashtag #gocietybeforeandafter or tag @gociety.
  2. Throw in some commentary in the caption if there's a story to tell (and we know there is).
  3. If you're not an Instagrammer, just email them to us directly at