2018 Calendar Contest Entries Part 3

Here are the entries for the 2018 Truck Camper Magazine calendar contest.  Click here to enter a photo into the contest.

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#201 - Cayetano GilSequim, Washington1995 Ford F3502002 Lance 1130Camera Used - Canon 70DThis photo was taken at a lavender farm in Sequim, Washington.  Although by that time we were off season to enjoy the farm, we were lucky enough to spend a quiet night and wake up surrounded by this beauty.

#201 - Cayetano Gil

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#202 - Marc CuslidgeKlamath, Oregon2006 Chevy 2500HD1994 Weekender 1010Camera Used - iPhone 6At the beginning of our trip we went through Klamath Falls.  This was on the way home at the mouth of the Klamath River where it goes into the ocean.  I turned down a steep road to a vista point that was at the top of a mountain.  It was a good thing that I was in a truck camper as there was a sign that said no trailers on the road.  We stopped here for lunch and I just had to take a picture.

#202 - Marc Cuslidge

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#203 - Patrice and Ken LoucksHead of Sinbad, San Rafael Swell, Utah2013 Toyota Tundra2014 Phoenix Custom CamperCamera Used - Nikon CoolPix P600After searching for a tunnel that our rig would fit through under I-70, we discovered Head of Sinbad.  The road was basically a sand pit but Ken was able to keep the Tundra going.  We were able to get to the pictographs and see some of the most beautiful cactus flowers ever.  We decided to camp there.  We were treated to a short hike up to a view point where we could see all the way north to the Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River.  This spot was not on our itinerary.  It was just a lucky pick after seeing it mentioned in a guide book.  I’m not sure if a solid sided truck camper could get through the tunnel, so we are glad to be so agile!

#203 - Patrice and Ken Loucks

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#204 - Patrice and Ken LoucksLittle Death Hollow Trailhead, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah2013 Toyota Tundra2014 Phoenix Custom CamperCamera Used - Nikon CoolPix P600We did a twenty mile backpack loop going down Little Death Hollow to Horse Canyon, up Horse Canyon to Wolverine, then back to the road and to the trailhead.  We experienced two flash floods.  It was really scary but also awesome watching from our safe perch.  We knew that they happen but had never been in one before.  There was so much water coming over the canyon walls, a raging torrent, and then nothing.  We had to slog through water on our hike out.  Big fun.

#204 - Patrice and Ken Loucks

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#205 - Patrice and Ken LoucksNear Head of Sinbad, San Rafael Swell, Utah2013 Toyota Tundra2014 Phoenix Custom CamperCamera Used - Nikon CoolPix P600We really loved this place!  It was so windy this night that it covered up our tracks in the sand.  The view from camp was expansive.  In the morning we made our way to Dutchman's Arch.  This part of the San Rafael Swell is hard to access.  You have to get under I-70 through small four wheel drive tunnels.  Our rig would not fit through one of them but we found some that we were able to pass through.

#205 - Patrice and Ken Loucks

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#206 - Scott HigginbothamHuntsville State Park, Texas2005 Ford Excursion2016 Capri CowboyCamera Used - PhoneThis picture was taken during a beautiful weekend at Huntsville State Park.  A truck camper with no pickup truck, no problem!  Our Capri is riding on a custom lifted 5x10 utility trailer.

#206 - Scott Higginbotham

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#207 - Kathy MooreBayfield, Colorado2016 Ford F3502005 Bigfoot 9.5Camera Used - iPhone 6We’re recently retired, living in beautiful Colorado, and headed for our first trip to Moab, Utah!

#207 - Kathy Moore

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#208 - Van RebstockBorrego Springs, California2006 Toyota Tundra2001 Four Wheel HawkCamera Used - iPhoneThis was my first time exploring the Borrego Springs area.  My friend's parents live there, and he told me all of the cool spots to check out.  On this particular day, I was going to see Font's Point, but Mother Nature had different plans.  As I headed towards my destination a thunderstorm started to form, and I determined that driving through a floodplain might not be the best idea if a flash flood suddenly occurred.  I instead decided to drive onto a nearby dry lakebed to see how the storm developed.  I snapped this photo right in the middle of the lake.  About five seconds later heard the first loud rumble of thunder.  I started heading back towards the main road and by the time I arrived the storm was hitting full force. Overall it was a great humbling experience reminding me of the power of nature.

#208 - Van Rebstock

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#209 - Bill HeatherlyBig Bend National Park, Texas2015 Ford F2502015 Hallmark MilnerCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy phoneBackcountry camping in Big Bend National Park in south Texas.

#209 - Bill Heatherly

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#210 - Todd and Gwynn CarlsenSpooner Lake, Tahoe Nevada State Park2010 Ford F3502006 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - iPhone 7+

#210 - Todd and Gwynn Carlsen

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#211 - Todd and Gwynn CarlsenSeacliff State Beach, Aptos, California2010 Ford F3502006 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - iPhone 7+

#211 - Todd and Gwynn Carlsen

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#212 - Todd and Gwynn CarlsenSonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California watching NASCAR2010 Ford F3502006 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - iPhone 7+

#212 - Todd and Gwynn Carlsen

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#213 - Gary GoyettePrince Edward Island National Park, Canada 2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD2012 Northern Lite 8-11 SECamera Used - Olympus TG-860This photo was taken at sunset at the Prince Edward Island Cavendish campground.  We spent five days here on a cliff overlooking the beach.  Our trip was four weeks traveling up to east coast of Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and the Gaspé, Quebec.  Our favorite was Prince Edward Island.  Without really planing this trip we discovered all national parks in Canada are free this year for Canada's 150 year anniversary.

#213 - Gary Goyette

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#214 - Chris TiefenbrunnTetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska2016 Ram 35002016 Northstar Arrow UCamera Used - DJI Mavic Pro Drone

#214 - Chris Tiefenbrunn

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#215 - Sandy Rice and Marty NizlekArches National Park, Utah 2016 Ford F350Northern Lite 10.2 EX CD SECamera Used - Nikon 3300We just retired and bought our new truck and camper and made our maiden trip to the big five National Parks in Utah (from Seattle, Washington).  We also bought a new camera and are learning how to use it.  This photo was taken at our campsite in Arches National Park.  It was just about the last site at the end of the park and our first experience at dry camping for three days.  We are hooked!

#215 - Sandy Rice & Marty Nizlek

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#216 - Sandy Rice and Marty NizlekArches National Park, Utah 2016 Ford F350Northern Lite 10.2 EX CD SECamera Used - Nikon 3300We just retired and bought our new truck, camper, and new camera. Our first experience was a trip from Seattle to Utah for a month in October to visit the five national parks.  This photo was taken at Arches National Park.  It was our first experience dry camping in a site at the very end of the park.

#216 - Sandy Rice & Marty Nizlek

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#217 - Sandy Rice and Marty NizlekArches National Park, Utah 2016 Ford F350Northern Lite 10.2 EX CD SECamera Used - Nikon 3300We just retired and bought our new truck, camper, and new camera. Our first experience was a trip from Seattle to Utah for a month in October to visit the five national parks.  This photo was taken at Arches National Park.  It was our first experience dry camping in a site at the very end of the park.

#217 - Sandy Rice & Marty Nizlek

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#218 - Nancy StevensonHighway 37A in British Columbia, Canada2015 Ford 35002017 Capri RetreatCamera Used - Canon ESO 60DThis shot was taken on Highway 37A in British Columbia, Canada.  It is our favorite place to be, since this road has everything we love - bears, waterfalls, glaciers, and magnificent scenery!  My husband stopped to take a picture of a mama bear and her two cubs on the other side of the road.  While he was taking many pictures of the bears, I snapped this shot of our fabulous camper.

#218 - Nancy Stevenson

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#219 - Bill HarringtonSunday River ski area, Maine2004 Ford F3501997 K&Z SportmansCamera Used - iPhoneWe went to my nephew’s wedding in Maine.  My wife made the wedding cake.  We were supposed to take it up on the tram, but it broke down, so we took it up in the truck camper.

#219 - Bill Harrington

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#220 - Pete Mather and Jean ClarksonDavis Island, North Carolina1999 Ford F2501998 Northstar 8.5 AdventurerCamera Used - Driod phoneJuly squalls are so lovely to watch, and that's why they call it Cape Lookout!  We were headed north to spend our last night out of five on the island up around the ferry landing.  After leaving the light house, we drove for 20 minutes or so, when I looked in my mirror and saw that storm front closing in fast.  When I said,

#220 - Pete Mather & Jean Clarkson

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#221 - Tim OddeSycamore Point, Coconino National Forest, Arizona2015 Ram 35002001 Lance 1010Camera Used - Samsung S6+We were trying to escape the heat of the lower country in June.  We started our exploration in Williams and followed signs to beauty.  We love exploring the back roads!

#221 - Tim Odde

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#222 - Doug JensenBear Head Lake State Park, Ely, Minnesota2017 Ram 35002017 Northern-Lite 10.2 EX CDSECamera Used - iPhone 7This shot was taken at Bear Head Lake State Park just outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Northeastern Minnesota with my little travel buddy, Cody, in the chair enjoying an early fall campfire after a day of hiking the north woods.

#222 - Doug Jensen

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#223 - Russell SherrattSaline Valley Road, Death Valley, California2016 Ford F-2502017 ATC Cougar

#223 - Russell Sherratt

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#224 - Russell SherrattBeartooth Highway, Montana2016 Ford F-2502017 ATC Cougar

#224 - Russell Sherratt

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#225 - Russell SherrattDeer Creek Campgrounds, Utah2016 Ford F-2502017 ATC Cougar

#225 - Russell Sherratt

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#226 - Carl Van WarmerdamSpruce Woods Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada2014 Chevy Silverado2015 Pastime 800 FDSCamera Used - iPhone 4This was taken along the way from Portland, Oregon to Providence, Rhode Island traveling the Trans-Canadian Highway.

#226 - Carl Van Warmerdam

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#227 - Ben HutchingsCanyon Village campground in Yellowstone, Wyoming1998 Chevrolet K25002017 Wolf Creek 850Camera Used - Canon digital Rebel XTIMy wife and I had planned a trip to Yellowstone for our second anniversary in late September.  It was her first time there, and I had planned to show her all of my favorite spots.  Well, the weather conspired to alter our plans.  But hey, it showed a side of the park that I had never seen before.  It was still a great trip, and we look forward to going again!

#227 - Ben Hutchings

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#228 - Ben HutchingsCanyon Village campground in Yellowstone, Wyoming1998 Chevrolet K25002017 Wolf Creek 850Camera Used - Canon digital Rebel XTIMy wife and I had planned a trip to Yellowstone for our second anniversary in late September.  It was her first time there, and I had planned to show her all of my favorite spots.  Well, the weather conspired to alter our plans.  But hey, it showed a side of the park that I had never seen before.  It was still a great trip, and we look forward to going again!

#228 - Ben Hutchings

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#229 - Forrest AtkinsTurtle Creek Campground Eastern Sierra, California2011 Ford F-2502014 Phoenix Custom CamperCamera Used - SurfacebookStorm clouds over Alabama Hills today should make for great sunrise shot tomorrow.  I was up before dawn, over to pre-scouted position, setup up camera, and waited and waited!

#229 - Forrest Atkins

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#230 - Mark and Sheryl AndersonRanger Lakes Campground in State Forest State Park, Colorado2008 Chevy 25002012 Lance 855SCamera Used - iPhone 6SWe like to get out of the heat at the end of our Kansas summers and head north or west to cooler climates.  This year we decided to travel through Rocky Mountain National Park and explore State Forest State Park near Walden, Colorado.  This area is known as the Moose Viewing capital since Shiras Moose were introduced in 1978.  We only spotted one moose and it was nearer to Grand Lake, but we were happy to have found this beautiful, well-maintained, quiet campground.  We enjoyed sitting by the campfire surrounded by the mountains and the short hike to a trout-filled mountain lake.

#230 - Mark and Sheryl Anderson

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#231 - Jeffrey PollockWhite Rock Canyon, Gila Lower Box, BLM, North of Lordsburg, New Mexico2015 Chevrolet 35002016 Northstar LaredoCamera Used - Nikon Coolpix L820This is our winter/spring camping spot overlooking the Gila River.

#231 - Jeffrey Pollock

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#232 - David FernTrinidad State Park, Colorado2005 GMC 35002017 Eagle Cap 1160Camera Used - Droid Turbo PhoneThis was the first run out with the new camper.

#232 - David Fern

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#233 - Orian HartviksenBoondocking in Escalante near Kanab, Utah2011 Ford F3502010 Northern Lite 8'11'QCamera Used - Panasonic DMC FZ-200

#233 - Orian Hartviksen

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#234 - Jim ODellYankee Fork Gold Dredge, Custer, Idaho2013 Ford F3501997 S&S 9TCamera Used - Google PixelWe went on vacation in Idaho this early summer.  Custer, Idaho is not off the beaten path, but we love having lunch in out of the way places with our camper.  We have owned the camper since 2000, and it has seen many things.

#234 - Jim ODell

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#235 - Shelley McQuillinStillwell, Ohio2016 GMC 35002018 Lance 975Camera Used - Samsung Galaxy S6My husband and I love to travel to different areas with his Jeep.  Our new truck camper gives us much more freedom to travel to the out-of-the-way places and still have the comforts of home.  With the camper, we can hit the road right after work, park for the night, and hit the trails first thing in the morning.  More time on the trail makes us very happy.

#235 - Shelley McQuillin

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#236 - Kevin BurkhartNear Ajo, Arizona2015 Ford F3502016 Lance 995Camera Used - Nikon D7000We camp for a couple winter months in various boondock campsites around Arizona.  Since the nights are long, and often cold and windy, we like to enjoy our camper and electronics in the evenings.  I designed and installed ample solar to make sure we have plenty or power, even in bumpy weather and short days of winter.

#236 - Kevin Burkhart

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#237 - John and Kathy MorrisseyU.S. 287, just north of Rawlins, Wyoming2012 Ford F2502011 Lance 830Camera Used - Galaxy S6 ActiveWe took a road trip in August 2017, which included watching the total eclipse in Casper, Wyoming.  After a sleepless noisy night boondocking at Little America on I-80, we decided we might as well continue our road trip early that morning.  As soon as we turned north on U.S. 287 toward Casper, we pulled over to enjoy this amazing sunrise.

#237 - John and Kathy Morrissey

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#238 - Tim HenryClear Creek Reservoir, Colorado2013 Ford F-1502011 Owner builtCamera Used - iPhone

#238 - Tim Henry

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#239 - Tim HenryHoh Rainforest, Washington state2013 Ford F-1502011 Owner builtCamera Used - iPhone

#239 - Tim Henry

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#240 - Tim HenryGalveston, Texas2013 Ford F-1502011 Owner builtCamera Used - iPhone

#240 - Tim Henry

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#241 - Bill SunburyMuley Point, Utah2013 Chevrolet Silverado1998 ShadowcruiserCamera Used - PhoneWe were ending the last of our three month camping tour and starting to head home when we decided to go back to Muley Point to boondock one last night in paradise.  We have camped there a couple of times before and after driving Moki Dugway.  Beautiful place!

#241 - Bill Sunbury

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#242 - Frank PooleSportsman Beach's, Walker Lake, Nevada2016 Ram 5500 HD2006 Arctic Fox 990Camera Used - Phone Samsung 7eI've always passed by Walker Lake as a child heading up to Idaho for summers.  I thought this time I'd stop and 'Smell the Roses' and check it out.  It was a late afternoon shot, and the water was looking good, so why not.  Fun!

#242 - Frank Poole

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#243 - Frank PooleTrona Pinnacles, California2016 Ram 5500 HD2006 Arctic Fox 990Camera Used - Phone Samsung 7e

#243 - Frank Poole

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#244 - Scott PolishNorthfield, New Hampshire2012 Ford F3502013 Northstar LaredoCamera Used - Phone Samsung 7e

#244 - Scott Polish

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#245 - Beau MonaghanSan Diego County, 33.034445, -116.398141, California2016 Ram 35002016 Arctic Fox 992Camera Used - iPhone 7+This was taken May 13th.  It was a weekend after a large holiday and no one was there.  It is open land with no fees and it has a beautiful view.  It was just me and the dog.

#245 - Beau Monaghan

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#246 - Jack McCormickDayton, Nevada2006 Chevy 2500Lance 835Camera Used - iPhoneI decided to try to ride my bicycle across the state of Nevada in two days.  Using Highway 50, The Loneliest Road, it is a little over 412 miles.  My girlfriend drove the camper to keep us supplied with food and water along the way, and also to camp in at the halfway point for the night.  We left the California/Nevada state line at 3:30am.  We were to meet the support truck at first light after the first 50 miles.  This photo was at sunrise the first time we saw the truck.  We were out of water and food, so it was a much welcome sight.  We ended up riding 206 miles a day for two straight days, and camped the second night on the Nevada/Utah border.

#246 - Jack McCormick

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#247 - Frank PooleMittry Lake, Yuma, Arizona2016 Ram 5500 HD2006 Arctic Fox 990Camera Used - Phone Samsung 7eThis is a little known lake.  There were dirt roads which demanded it to be checked out.  I felt like I was in the tropics with water and palm trees.  I kept looking for the Hula Girls, but I'll keep looking for the rest of my life because it’s not happening today.  Nice place.  The sites are a little sparse on the lake, but I lucked out.  Fun.

#247 - Frank Poole

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#248 - Jim ODellRogue River area of southern Oregon2013 Ford F3501997 S&S 9TCamera Used - Google PixelWe have owned our S&S 9T since 2000 and have used it for many off-road adventures.  One of our favorite pastimes is Geocaching in the backcountry.  Geocaching started as a hobby in 2000 as well, but we did not start until 2013.  It is a great way to get outdoors and find caches with your GPS.  Our camper does great on backroads so we can get close to those tough finds.

#248 - Jim ODell

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#249 - Glen and Trudy PritchardAlvord Desert, SE Oregon2017 Ram 35002017 Northstar Laredo SCCamera Used - iPhone SEThis felt like camping on the moon!  In the center of the Alvord Desert, with nobody else in site as far as we could see, it was peaceful and surreal.  You have to watch the weather when camping here so that you do not get caught in a thunderstorm or downpour.  This was a September day so the weather was perfect and not too hot.  We set out our table, a bottle of wine, and dinner.  We felt like we had the entire landscape to ourselves.

#249 - Glen and Trudy Pritchard

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#250 - Glen and Trudy PritchardAlvord Desert, SE Oregon2017 Ram 35002017 Northstar Laredo SCCamera Used - iPhone SEThis felt like camping on the moon!  In the center of the Alvord Desert, with nobody else in site as far as we could see, it was peaceful and surreal.  You have to watch the weather when camping here so that you do not get caught in a thunderstorm or downpour.  This was a September day so the weather was perfect and not too hot.  We set out our table, a bottle of wine, and dinner.  We felt like we had the entire landscape to ourselves.

#250 - Glen and Trudy Pritchard

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#251 - Sandy SchmidtTwin Lakes, Leadville, Colorado2006 Toyota Tundra2015 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - Nikon D7100We decided to check out Twin Lakes on our way home from camping in Leadville.  We will definitely go back and camp there.  Stunning views in a great location.

#251 - Sandy Schmidt

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#252 - Sandy SchmidtTwin Lakes, Leadville, Colorado2006 Toyota Tundra2015 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - Nikon D7100We stopped by Twin Lakes on our way home from camping in Leadville to check it out.  We will definitely come back to camp here and bring the kayaks!

#252 - Sandy Schmidt

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#253 - Sandy SchmidtRabbit Valley, Colorado2006 Toyota Tundra2015 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - Nikon D7100This spot is the reason we got a truck camper.  We used to camp closer to the highway in the area because we couldn't get our pull behind trailer back in further.  Once we discovered this spot on our mountain bikes it was all we could think about.  It totally lived up to our expectations.  We get to overlook the Colorado River and feel very remote with only a few other campers in the area on the week days.

#253 - Sandy Schmidt

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#254 - MG SlingerlandNorway1992 Scania 93 M2016 self made camperCamera Used - iPhoneWe bought the truck in France in a bad state.  We restored it ourselves in Holland.  We bought the swap body in 2015, shortened it ourselves and made a camper inside it.  We use it for holidays and camping.  We can even live in it if we want.

#254 - MG Slingerland

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#255 - MG SlingerlandSweden1992 Scania 93 M2016 self made camperCamera Used - iPhoneWe bought the truck in France in a bad state.  We restored it ourselves in Holland.  We bought the swap body in 2015, shortened it ourselves and made a camper inside it.  We use it for holidays and camping.  We can even live in it if we want.

#255 - MG Slingerland

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#256 - MG SlingerlandFrance1992 Scania 93 M2016 self made camperCamera Used - iPhoneWe bought the truck in France in a bad state.  We restored it ourselves in Holland.  We bought the swap body in 2015, shortened it ourselves and made a camper inside it.  We use it for holidays and camping.  We can even live in it if we want.

#256 - MG Slingerland.

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#257 - Tammy BarbourCosta Rica2008 Toyota Tundra2010 Palomino BroncoCamera Used - Google phoneWe are on a one year plus journey driving the Pan American Highway from Tennessee to Patagonia in Argentina.

#257 - Tammy Barbour

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#258 - Tammy BarbourCosta Rica2008 Toyota Tundra2010 Palomino BroncoCamera Used - Google phoneWe are on a one year plus journey driving the Pan American Highway from Tennessee to Patagonia in Argentina.

#258 - Tammy Barbour

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#259 - Tammy BarbourIsla Aquada, Mexico2008 Toyota Tundra2010 Palomino BroncoCamera Used - Google phoneWe are on a one year plus journey driving the Pan American Highway from Tennessee to Patagonia in Argentina.

#259 - Tammy Barbour

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#260 - Joan ThompsonHayden Valley, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming2011 GMC Sierra HD 35002013 Lance 1191Camera Used - Samsung S5 phoneMy husband and I have a love/hate relationship with Yellowstone. Having worked there years ago in both summer and winter seasons, we have been fortunate to know it in quieter times, and it holds many memories.  Yet when we return from time to time, we usually come away disappointed, hating the crowds that seem to be everywhere, even in the off-seasons.  We love the park, but we hate the crowds. This summer, after enjoying the eclipse in central Idaho, we realized that our most direct route home was to drive through Yellowstone.  We decided to compensate for the crowds by seeking out solitary places at dawn and sunset.  This shot was taken in Hayden Valley one evening.  There was a grizzly jam at the north end of the valley, and we drove right on past.  We've seen grizzlies in Hayden Valley before.  We were looking instead for a quiet spot to take our chairs down to the river and watch the sunset.  We found it here.  The chairs (and my husband) are visible in the lower left corner.

#260 - Joan Thompson

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#261 - K PawleyArches National Park, Utah2005 Silverado HD2016 Four Wheel Camper GrandbyCamera Used - Sony Alpha 5100In October 2016 my wife and I quit our jobs to travel the Americas.  We'd only been on the road for a week or so and were camping on BLM land outside Moab and Arches National Park.  While sitting around the fire that night, I was looking over the maps and noticed the small dirt road that passed our campsite appeared to wind its way into the National Park.Turns out BLM RD378 (Willow Springs) is one of two alternate entrances into the park.  We're always looking for excuses to avoid pavement, and this was a more direct route to boot!  The washes and slickrock ledges on the BLM portion of the road made for a fun morning and a far more dramatic entry into Arches than the main gate.

#261 - K Pawley

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#262 - K PawleyPunta Cabras, Baja California Mexico2005 Silverado HD2016 Four Wheel Camper GrandbyCamera Used - Sony Alpha 5100Our very first night wild camping on the Pacific coast of Baja found us scouting a place to watch the Baja 1000 near Punta Cabras.  We had just pulled into camp and I'd turned on the headlights to help us see while setting up.  We noticed the full moon combined with the rig’s lights made for a pretty cool effect.The truck and moon were the only lights for miles which made a stark contrast to the windswept, rocky cliff we were preparing to spend the night on.

#262 - K Pawley

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#263 - K PawleyLago de Grenada, Nicaragua2005 Silverado HD2016 Four Wheel Camper GrandbyCamera Used - Sony Alpha 5100We pulled into this spot along the shore of Lago Grenada in the middle of a rainy season downpour.  I found what looked like a high spot and we setup camp in the rain.  Just after we got the top popped, the rain subsided and a friendly local (our new neighbor for the night) wandered over and we chatted over a couple cold beers from our refrigerator. He ensured us that the area was safe and that we were welcome to stay, but suggested another spot a few hundred yards away, mentioning something about flooding.  There was a tiny creek flowing nearby, but it didn't strike us as a threat.  After he went back to tending his animals (we were surrounded by cows, horses, chickens, and ducks) this rainbow appeared as the sun burned the clouds away.Engrossed in the beauty of our new home, wildly snapping pictures, we noticed much later than usual how the few puddles hadn't so much dried up as gotten deeper.  While we were enjoying the spot, the creek had rapidly risen.  When we finally cried uncle and decided to move camp the water under our truck was nearly calf deep at the back steps.We setup not too far away and enjoyed a quiet night among the animals, with the island volcano Volcan Conception looking over us from the waters of the lake.  All for the cost of a Nicaraguan beer.

#263 - K Pawley

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#264 - Glen and Trudy PritchardAlvord Desert, SE Oregon2017 Ram 35002017 Northstar Laredo SCCamera Used - iPhone SEThis felt like camping on the moon!  In the center of the Alvord Desert, with nobody else in site as far as we could see, it was peaceful and surreal.  You have to watch the weather when camping here so that you do not get caught in a thunderstorm or downpour.  This was a September day so the weather was perfect and not too hot.  We set out our table, a bottle of wine, and dinner.  We felt like we had the entire landscape to ourselves.

#264 - Glen and Trudy Pritchard

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#265 - Ron LangeLong Beach, Washington2014 GMC Sierra2016 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - iPhoneThis was from a camping trip to Oregon and Washington beaches.

#265 - Ron Lange

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#266 - Joe ZeccaMeat Cove, Cape Bretton Island, Nova Scotia2011 Chevy Silverado 35002012 Arctic Fox 1140Camera Used - iPhoneThe photo shows four truck campers parked on the edge of the cliff, over the ocean, at Meat Cove, Cape Bretton Island, Nova Scotia.  We were all touring Nova Scotia caravan style, and this was the northernmost point of our journey.

#266 - Joe Zecca

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#267 - Sandy GaserFishlake National Forest, Utah2014 Ford F3502017 Lance 1172Camera Used - iPhone 7SThis was late in the day, with the light dimming.  The grass became a sea of varied colors.

#267 - Sandy Gaser

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#268 - Sandy GaserYellowstone National Park, Wyoming2014 Ford F3502017 Lance 1172Camera Used - iPhone 7SAugust 2018’s

#268 - Sandy Gaser

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#269 - Sandy GaserGrand Teton National Park, Wyoming2014 Ford F3502017 Lance 1172Camera Used - iPhone 7SAugust 21, 2017, waiting for the total eclipse!

#269 - Sandy Gaser

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#270 - Shannon TaylorPinery Provincial Park, Lake Huron, Ontario2012 Dodge Ram 25002015 Adventurer 80RBCamera Used - Canon 5D Mrk 3 and 16-35 mm, F 2.8 lensMe and my golden doodle, Sully spent the night watching for the Northern Lights!  A nice dark sky and many clouds prevented seeing much light.  This did not prevent me from enjoying every moment of my home on wheels.

#270 - Shannon Taylor

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#271 - Shannon TaylorKluane National Park, Yukon2012 Dodge Ram 25002015 Adventurer 80RBCamera Used - Canon 5D Mrk 3 and 16-35 mm, F 2.8 lensWe traveled for thirteen weeks from the most southern point in Canada, Windsor, Ontario through western Canada and to Alaska. We traveled April 1 to June 29, 2017 with two adults and two dogs.  We encountered snow, rain, ice, rain and sun.  We purchased our camper without seeing it.  This is the truck camper we wanted and we enjoy the new adventures every day.  This is a shot on the Alaska Highway looking at Kluane National Park.

#271 - Shannon Taylor

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#272 - Shannon TaylorIce fields Parkway, Columbia Icefields, Alberta2012 Dodge Ram 25002015 Adventurer 80RBCamera Used - Canon 5D Mrk 3 and 16-35 mm, F 2.8 lensWe travelled with our two dogs between Banff and Jasper.  The halfway point was spending the night in the Columbia Icefields’ RV center. We were the only vehicle there as we traveled prior to the tourist season.  We parked right across from the Athabasca Glacier.  It was a chilly night, but we kept toasty warm and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.

#272 - Shannon Taylor

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#273 - Denise BarberCrescent Beach, Nova Scotia2011 Chevy 25002006 Lance 815Camera Used - Samsung Galaxy 6I took a quick little drive on the beach while exploring the area.  I wanted to find a place for my dog to swim.  Since all the other automobiles on the beach were VWs, I was a bit nervous about getting stuck and becoming the story of the day with my travel buddies.  So I didn't stay long.

#273 - Denise Barber

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#274 - Denise BarberLight house on Cape George, Nova Scotia2011 Chevy 25002006 Lance 815Camera Used - Samsung Galaxy 6While at Cape George, I met a couple in a Class A from Germany.  They arrived in South America 3.5 years ago and have been traveling the Americas.  I extended an invitation for free parking at my property if they end up in my area (they did look up my town on the map).  I may have some international dry camping guests in my future.

#274 - Denise Barber

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#275 - Denise BarberMeat Cove, Nova Scotia2011 Chevy 25002006 Lance 815Camera Used - Samsung Galaxy 6Literally parked on the edge of Nova Scotia at Meat Cove.

#275 - Denise Barber

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#276 - Piet Jan van der BasA838 Canisbay Loch Eriboll1997 Landrover Defender 110 HCPU1994 Shadow Cruiser 700Camera Used - Sony Cybershot DSC-HX5I was on the road around Loch Eriboll in beautiful weather.  The next day I had beautiful weather near Kylesku, Scotland.

#276 - Piet Jan van der Bas

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#277 - Rhonda NicholasPrince Edward Island, Canada2016 Dodge Ram 35002014 Palomino HS-8801Camera Used - PhoneEnjoying a relaxing evening on Prince Edward Island.

#277 - Rhonda Nicholas

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#278 - Joe O'BrienBadlands overlook at Buffalo Gap Grasslands, South Dakota2001 Dodge Ram 25002003 Northstar LaredoCamera Used - Kodak Z812ISOn our way to Yellowstone we discovered free camping in Buffalo Gap Grasslands, South Dakota.  We dry camped with an overlook of the beautiful, other world landscape of the Badlands for three days.  It was the best stay ever.  There were a few other campers and plenty of room.  No one was within a half mile of our camp.

#278 - Joe O'Brien

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#279 - Jack RiordanSunrise Highway, Julian, California2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD2006 SixPac D850Camera Used - iPhone 7

#279 - Jack Riordan

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#280 - Larry RouttMonument Rocks, Kansas2005 Ford F-3502004 Lance 820Camera Used - Nikon 5000In the 13 years we have had our truck camper we have crossed the country several times, and always avoided going through Kansas.  This year we decided to fill in the blank spot on our map, gritted our teeth and went into the Kansas prairie.  Boy, were we surprised!We enjoyed the Tall Grass National Preserve, Mushroom Rock State Park (the state's smallest park at only five acres) and finally, the coup de grace, Monument Rocks in west central Kansas.  The monuments and arches are on private property, but the owners allow access to the area.  There are even signs pointing the way.  It is otherworldly to drive through the prairie and then come upon this scene.  When I show the pictures to others, the response is always an incredulous,

#280 - Larry Routt

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#281 - Larry RouttMonument Rocks, Kansas2005 Ford F-3502004 Lance 820Camera Used - Nikon 5000In the 13 years we have had our truck camper we have crossed the country several times, and always avoided going through Kansas.  This year we decided to fill in the blank spot on our map, gritted our teeth and went into the Kansas prairie.  Boy, were we surprised!We enjoyed the Tall Grass National Preserve, Mushroom Rock State Park (the state's smallest park at only five acres) and finally, the coup de grace, Monument Rocks in west central Kansas.  The monuments and arches are on private property, but the owners allow access to the area.  There are even signs pointing the way.  It is otherworldly to drive through the prairie and then come upon this scene.  When I show the pictures to others, the response is always an incredulous,

#281 - Larry Routt

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#282 - Bill SunburyMuley Point, Utah2013 Chevrolet Silverado1998 Shadow CruiserCamera Used - PhoneWe were ending the last of our three month camping tour and starting to head home when we decided to go back to Muley Point to boondock one last night in paradise.  We have camped there a couple of times before and after driving Moki Dugway.  Beautiful place!

#282 - Bill Sunbury

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#283 - Joe O'BrienBadlands overlook at Buffalo Gap Grasslands, South Dakota2001 Dodge Ram 25002003 Northstar LaredoCamera Used - Kodak Z812ISOn our way to Yellowstone we discovered free camping in Buffalo Gap Grasslands, South Dakota.  We dry camped with an overlook of the beautiful, other world landscape of the Badlands for three days.  It was the best stay ever.  There were a few other campers and plenty of room.  No one was within a half mile of our camp.

#283 - Joe O'Brien

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#284 - Joe O'BrienBadlands overlook at Buffalo Gap Grasslands, South Dakota2001 Dodge Ram 25002003 Northstar LaredoCamera Used - Kodak Z812ISOn our way to Yellowstone we discovered free camping in Buffalo Gap Grasslands, South Dakota.  We dry camped with an overlook of the beautiful, other world landscape of the Badlands for three days.  It was the best stay ever.  There were a few other campers and plenty of room.  No one was within a half mile of our camp.

#284 - Joe O'Brien

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#285 - John PalmieriLeaf peeping in Aspen, Colorado2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD2014 Palomino HS-8801Camera Used - iPhone 6This picture was taken on Aspen Mountain near Aschcroft's town center.  My wife and I love Jeeping, but this trip we took the truck camper over Aspen Mountain to Ashcroft Town Site.  Just lock the four wheel drive low and enjoy the ride.

#285 - John Palmieri

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#286 - John PalmieriTaylor Pass with Mt Conundrum  in the background, Aspen, Colorado2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD2014 Palomino HS-8801Camera Used - iPhone 6My wife and I started truck camping last year.  We are both U.S. Army Veterans.  This picture is in front of Ashcroft townsite in Aspen, Colorado, in front of Mt Conundrum.  We boondocked on the beginning of Taylor Pass.

#286 - John Palmieri

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#287 - John PalmieriTaylor Pass with Mt Conundrum  in the background, Aspen, Colorado2005 Chevy Silverado 2500HD2014 Palomino HS-8801Camera Used - iPhone 6This picture was taken on the beginning of Taylor Pass.  Good thing we drive Jeeps.  I did sustain a little damage to my passenger’s rear jack, however, I am trained in recovery techniques.

#287 - John Palmieri

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#288 - Steve Henry HermanOff Richardson Highway, approaching Gulkana Glacier, Alaska2016 Ram 25002003 Northern Lite ClassicCamera Used - Sony Cybershot DSC-HX60VOne of the high points of our 12-week long, 13,400 mile trip from North Carolina to Alaska and back were the days spent on the 130-mile long unpaved, pot-holed Denali Highway.  This road and some rainy weather is responsible for the messy appearance of our rig.  We followed a side road of the Richardson Highway that ran directly toward the beautiful Gulkana Glacier.  The road runs for several miles through a wide, flat plain that in mid-August was covered with bright red and yellow wildflowers.

#288 - Steve Henry Herman

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#289 - Mark LarsonHighway 1, between Palmer and Glenallen, Alaska2017 Ram 35002016 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - Samsung Galaxy 8+This is on Highway 1, between Palmer and Glennallen, Alaska.  We had stopped to make lunch, eat, and take a short nap.

#289 - Mark Larson

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#290 - Jennifer and Jim McIrvinFort Monroe, Virginia2015 Ford F3502012 Lance 1191Camera Used - Nikon D5000Tight, tight squeeze entering Fort Monroe, but we fit!

#290 - Jennifer and Jim McIrvin

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#291 - Peter MasonMalheur National Forest, near John Day, Oregon2013 Ford F1502010 Four Wheel HawkCamera Used - Nikon D810 14mm lensLooking for a suitable viewing location in the path of totality, I drove up a logging road looking to spot to boondock.  All of the first come, first serve campsites were already taken.  I stopped at the first pull-out and spent the night.  The next morning I proceeded up the road passing numerous other campers.  Fourteen miles in, the last quarter-mile required four wheel drive low.  Finally, at the summit of Vinegar Hill I was the second person to make camp.  The summit was at 8,017-feet and had a great view.  For the next four days, we waited as a few more hearty campers arrived.  Finally on August 21, 2017 at 10:23am the black sun appeared, and then the corona appeared. It was a magical two minutes.

#291 - Peter Mason

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#292 - Matthias HaenischOrtilla, Spain2017 Toyota Hilux2011 Four Wheel Camper WildcatCamera Used - Sony A7RSunset in the north of Spain and it’s time to find a place.  I enjoyed the last sun rays and went with the camper in a dry river bed for the night.

#292 - Matthias Haenisch

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#293 - Matthias HaenischLastours, France2017 Toyota Hilux2011 Four Wheel Camper WildcatCamera Used - Sony A7RMorning sun after a very peaceful night near the vineyards of southern France.

#293 - Matthias Haenisch

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#294 - Matthias HaenischLagrasse, France2017 Toyota Hilux2011 Four Wheel Camper WildcatCamera Used - Sony A7RSunrise near the monastery of Lagrasse.  It wasn’t easy to find a quiet place where we could place our rig horizontal.  After an hour searching in the dusk we found this lovely place.

#294 - Matthias Haenisch

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#295 - Alice TyserTaylor Park, Colorado2008 Dodge Ram2013 AdventurerCamera Used - PanasonicWe were in Taylor Park doing some UTV riding and a beautiful full moon came up over the camper.

#295 - Alice Tyser

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#296 - Alice TyserCollegiate Peaks Campground, Colorado2008 Dodge Ram2013 AdventurerCamera Used - PanasonicWe were camping at Collegiate Peaks Campground and snapped this photo when the Aspens were at their peak.

#296 - Alice Tyser

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#297 - Juanita ReeseKluane Lake, Yukon2016 Toyota Tacoma2017 Northstar 600SSCamera Used - Samsung Edge SmartphoneBoondocking among the summer fireweed in the beautiful Lake Kluane, Yukon.

#297 - Juanita Reese

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#298 - Ralph PilkingtonCypress Hills, Sasketchewan1997 Ford F3501999 Lance 1030Camera Used - iPhone 4We were waiting for the season's last star gazing presentation with the park's 95 power telescope, so we decided to take in the sights.  This is southern Saskatchewan from 3500+ feet, taken in the afternoon in their Dark Sky Preserve.

#298 - Ralph Pilkington

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#299 - Pat and Phil McEachenYosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California2000 Ford F3502008 OkanaganCamera Used - iPhone 5We spent the spring of 2017 traveling through California and the Pacific Northwest.  Wherever we went the rivers and waterfalls were spectacular due to the high spring run off.  Our first trip to Yosemite left us awestruck.  The Merced River was teeming with water.  This picture shows our camper with Yosemite Falls in the background.  This was a trip we will never forget!

#299 - Pat and Phil McEachen

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#300 - Wayne PageMonument Rocks, Kansas2016 Nissan Titan XD2007 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - Canon 6dI had stopped my Monument Rocks several years ago when heading out to see the last Indian battle site in Kansas near Scott City with my F150.  This June my son and I stopped by again on the way out to Denver to meet some friends flying in from Germany.  It had just rained earlier in the day and the dirt roads were slick.  On the way there, with a high crown and deep ditches in some spots, I feared sliding off and getting stuck, delaying our plans to pick up friends at the airport.  My new Nissan truck kept us on track, even though it was sideways at times.  We got to our destination and then back to paved roads on time to continue our journey.

#300 - Wayne Page

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