Working at the Indy comes with its fair share of perks, but one weekly ritual stands out. Every Monday there's usually a crowd around Indy photographer Chad Harder's desk. What'd he do? What'd he see? More importantly, what'd he shoot? Rarely does the crowd find disappointment, because Harder seems to fill every free day with some outlandish outdoor adventure that puts the rest of our escapades to shame. (Prime example: Harder spent the summer solstice skiing Beartooth Pass.) Indy readers have grown accustomed to seeing the results of Harder's adventures in our pages, and you seem to marvel at them as much as we do. We're proud to present our staff shooter with this award for the ninth straight year.
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