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2020 Calendar Contest Entries Part 3

Here are the entries for the 2020 Truck Camper Magazine calendar contest.

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#200 - Mike BrandlBoyds Campground, Stock Island in the Keys, Florida2014 Ford F2502013 Lance 865Camera Used - DJI Mavic AirOur summer trip to Florida Keys started with five days at Boyds Campground on Stock island.  It is only a bike ride away from the Key West downtown district.  While taking some aerial footage with the DJI Mavic I snapped this picture of our home for the week. Boyds is a really nice professional campground and I would recommend it to any type of camper interested in going to Key West.  Part two of the trip was five more days north at Key Largo campground.  Being on the water and towing our boat with us on the trip was is the #1 reason we have a truck camper!

#200 - Mike Brandl

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#201 - Mike BrandlHanna City Park Campground, Florida2014 Ford F2502013 Lance 865Camera Used - iPhone 7This was at Hanna City Park Campground for Round #2 of the Florida State Championship MTB series.  It is a beautiful campground deep in the woods, but walking distance to the beach.  There is a beautiful large lake on the property that has kayak rentals. The campground has a little of everything; biking trails, hiking trails, beach and lake activities.  Great place.

#201 - Mike Brandl

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#202 - David RomeroSouth of Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico2017 Ram 25002017 Cirrus 820Camera Used - DJI Mavic AirThis was 10 miles north of the New Mexico/Texas border on Highway 180/62 about ten or so miles south of Carlsbad Caverns on BLM land.

#202 - David Romero

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#203 - David RomeroSouth of Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico2017 Ram 25002017 Cirrus 820Camera Used - DJI Mavic AirThis was taken as we dry camped on some BLM land for the night as we were making our way down to Guadalupe National Park.  There was an extraordinary sunset at this location; about a mile off of the Highway-180/62.

#203 - David Romero

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#204 - David RomeroGuadalupe National Park, Texas2017 Ram 25002017 Cirrus 820Camera Used - DJI Mavic AirThe only real event on the way in was finding out how well my brakes worked.  I topped a hill and proceeded down the other side about ten miles north of the Guadalupe National park primitive campsite.Out of nowhere a pack of deer jumped the guard rail and decided to make their crossing.  With a heavy foot, I aggressively applied the brakes.  The truck and camper kept their composure and were very stable, thankfully.  All was well and I believed we would clear the pack of deer until a lingering deer decide to hop the guard rail and play catch up to the pack.  With white knuckles and an AWH! SHIT!  I embraced for impact.  My wife was so caught up in the breaking, tire noise, equipment shifting noise and the appearance of this pack of deer that she said absolutely nothing. I could see her bracing for impact also.  As the truck quickly decelerating and hearing all of the stuff in the back seat and some items in the camper move forward, it was one of those moments of let’s make it through this event.By the grace of a mightier power that last straggler picked up its trot to an all out run.  We merely grazed its rump like wiping its rear.  So after a pull over to evaluate what had just happened, we took a five minute break.  We walked around the rig and with a little dirt rubbed off the bumper and front passenger’s fender.  There was no harm to the rig.  All was well.  We were off again.  Quite a silent trip from that moment on until we arrived at the site.Our plans were to stay in this Guadalupe primitive site as we had read that they had some great hiking trails in the area.  As it turns out the park had multiple hiking trails of various distance and difficulty.  We enjoyed about a two mile hike into Devil's Hall and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  The sight was outstanding.  The trails were great.  The bathrooms were a little dated, but very clean and maintained.  Overall it was a great stay over.

#204 - David Romero

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#205 - James FreniereLake George, New York2013 Ford F-1502016 Lance 650Camera Used - PhoneI went to a Americade motorcycle rally in Lake George, New York.

#205 - James Freniere

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#206 - Gabe LipchikPortage Lake in Portage, Alaska2016 Ram 15002006 Cache CamperCamera Used - iPhone 5Normally we would walk across the frozen Portage Lake back to the Portage Glacier this time of year.  Not so much in 2019.

#206 - Gabe Lipchik

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#207 - Ed LaRoeJust outside of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Utah2016 Chevy 35002006 Northstar TC800Camera Used - iPhone 6We were spending a few days exploring the Lincoln Highway section from our home in California to Salt Lake City, Utah.We usually try to find a place to set up for the night before dark, but on this day we had just crossed the southern margin of the Great Salt Lake desert and entered the Fish Springs Refuge at dusk.  We were not sure it was okay to camp in the refuge so we continued another ten miles to the northern boundary.  In the meantime it had turned pitch dark, when we came upon a Pony Express marker with some graded area behind that looked like a good spot to pull off the road and spend the night.After enjoying a beautiful star display in the moonless sky, the cold drove us in for the night.  Morning came fast and I was curious what our surroundings were going to look like in the light of morning.These pictures shows our view to the west.  The southern area of the Salt Lake desert being lit by the sunrise at our back.  Beauty all around us an a great start to the day.  We really loved the vastness and solitude of this area.

#207 - Ed LaRoe

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#208 - Ed LaRoeJust outside of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Utah2016 Chevy 35002006 Northstar TC800Camera Used - iPhone 6We were spending a few days exploring the Lincoln Highway section from our home in California to Salt Lake City, Utah.We usually try to find a place to set up for the night before dark, but on this day we had just crossed the southern margin of the Great Salt Lake desert and entered the Fish Springs Refuge at dusk.  We were not sure it was okay to camp in the refuge so we continued another ten miles to the northern boundary.  In the meantime it had turned pitch dark, when we came upon a Pony Express marker with some graded area behind that looked like a good spot to pull off the road and spend the night.After enjoying a beautiful star display in the moonless sky, the cold drove us in for the night.  Morning came fast and I was curious what our surroundings were going to look like in the light of morning.These pictures shows our view to the west.  The southern area of the Salt Lake desert being lit by the sunrise at our back.  Beauty all around us an a great start to the day.  We really loved the vastness and solitude of this area.

#208 - Ed LaRoe

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#209 - Ed LaRoeNear Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge, Utah2016 Chevy 35002006 Northstar TC800Camera Used - iPhone 6We were spending a few days exploring the Lincoln Highway section from our home in California to Salt Lake City, Utah.We usually try to find a place to set up for the night before dark, but on this day we had just crossed the southern margin of the Great Salt Lake desert and entered the Fish Springs Refuge at dusk.  We were not sure it was okay to camp in the refuge so we continued another ten miles to the northern boundary.  In the meantime it had turned pitch dark, when we came upon a Pony Express marker with some graded area behind that looked like a good spot to pull off the road and spend the night.After enjoying a beautiful star display in the moonless sky, the cold drove us in for the night.  Morning came fast and I was curious what our surroundings were going to look like in the light of morning.These pictures shows our view to the west.  The southern area of the Salt Lake desert being lit by the sunrise at our back.  Beauty all around us an a great start to the day.  We really loved the vastness and solitude of this area.

#209 - Ed LaRoe

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#210 - Stephen and Teresa GomezLe Camping Campground, Chaleur Bay, Gulf of St Lawerence, New Brunswick2014 Ford F-3502015 Host MammothCamera Used - Nikon D3300We went on a 2019 Newfoundland tour with our grandkids.

#210 - Stephen Gomez

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#211 - Stephen and Teresa GomezWiscasset, Maine2014 Ford F-3502015 Host MammothCamera Used - Nikon D3300We went on a 2019 Newfoundland tour with our grandkids.

#211 - Stephen Gomez

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#212 - Stephen and Teresa GomezGros Morne National Park, Newfoundland2014 Ford F-3502015 Host MammothCamera Used - Nikon D3300Last summer, on our return from Alaska we headed across Canada and toured the eastern provinces, but we missed Newfoundland because it was getting too late in the year.  We decided to head for Newfoundland this summer and take the grandkids.  We left in early June heading through New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine before reaching Nova Scotia.  From there we took the ferry across to Newfoundland where we spent about a month before returning to mainland Canada.  On our return home we toured Quebec, Montreal, Niagara Falls and then headed to Wisconsin for a little end of summer kayaking in the Apostle Islands.

#212 - Stephen Gomez

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#213 - Erik SchallHeilwood, Pennsylvania2007 GMC 35002006 Lance 1181Camera Used - Samsung S9As I'm always up way before the other four in the family, I caught the sun glimpsing between the cabover.

#213 - Erik Schall

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#214 - James McCoyRemote shore of Lake Powell, Utah2003 Dodge Ram 25001991 Hallmark LaVetaCamera Used - Canon T7iIn June 2019, while wandering southeast Utah, I visited a favorite 4x4 accessible area of Lake Powell.  It was a nice bay with good kayaking and an island a quarter mile off shore to visit.  I spent two days relaxing here.  It's about eighteen miles of dirt road with a 4x4 accent to get away from the highway.  Then, there’s one more steep steep hill to get up and over requiring four wheel drive low, to get to my spot.

#214 - James McCoy

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#215 - James McCoyLittle Baulie Mesa, southeast Utah2003 Dodge Ram 25001991 Hallmark LaVetaCamera Used - Canon T7iI was exploring remote areas in The Bears Ears of New Mexico.  I spent a few days in some tight backcountry in and around an area of The Manti La Sal National Forest dozens of miles from the nearest pavement.  I found a very remote area requiring pin-stripping the truck a bit on a rough tight little used 4x4 route to get way off the beaten path.  I set up a good base camp to get out on foot and explore nooks and crannies of the area in search of Anasazi ruins.  Scouring on foot for a couple days, we made some amazing discoveries.

#215 - James McCoy

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#216 - James McCoyGood Hope Bay, Lake Powell, Utah2003 Dodge Ram 25001991 Hallmark LaVetaCamera Used - Canon T7iI was chasing the moon as I do a lot.  I try to take my vacations when the moon will be full.  This is a remote dispersed camp spot on Lake Powell that I love coming to.  A relaxing evening with the sun setting to the west, and the full moon on the rise to the east, and desert pastel colors all around.  Add a calm flat lake and a campfire and all is good.

#216 - James McCoy

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#217 - Jerimiah JohnsonSeward, Alaska2001 Ford F3502009 Lance 1181Camera Used - iPhoneWe ended up getting three more feet of snow after the shot was taken.  The truck will push through a tremendous amount of snow with the weight of the camper on the back.

#217 - Jerimiah Johnson

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#218 - Tim SwickisAirdrie, Alberta2012 F1502015 Travel Lite 770SLCamera Used - UMIDIGI S3 ProMy wife told me I needed time away, so I did…in my backyard.

#218 - Tim Swickis

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#219 - Rod YoderGeorge Washington National Forest, West Virginia1987 Ford F3501967 BannerCamera Used - CanonI was deer hunting in George Washington National Forest.

#219 - Rod Yoder

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#220 - Jacque BastianJawbone Canyon, California2000 Ford F2502003 Lance 820Camera Used - PhoneWe camped there to ride our quads in the Mojave desert.

#220 - Jacque Bastian

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#221 - Ryan PalmerBanff National Park, Alberta2011 Ram 35001997 Northland Grizzly 990Camera Used - iPhone XSMaxJust another great road trip through Jasper, Banff, and Yoho national parks!

#221 - Ryan Palmer

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#222 - Jodie and Chuck RamseyPortland Head Light, Cape Elizabeth, Maine2012 Chevy Silverado 35002019 Arctic Fox 990Camera Used - Olympus Stylus SP-100EEPortland Head was about five miles from our old home, so while we were in the area visiting friends, we decided to drive over for a quick visit. Normally we'd visit on a crystal clear day and see the ocean behind the light, but this day was foggy which emphasizes the purpose behind lighthouses.

#222 - Jodie Ramsey

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#223 - Mark MotskoBritish Columbia2016 Chevy 35002016 Bigfoot 1500Camera Used - iPhone 6We were traveling on the Alaska Highway outside of Dawson Creek.

#223 - Mark Motsko

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#224 - Mark MotskoYukon Territory2016 Chevy 35002016 Bigfoot 1500Camera Used - iPhone 6We were traveling along the Alaskan Highway during fall colors.  We had the road to ourselves.

#224 - Mark Motsko

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#225 - Mark MotskoAlong the Richardson Highway, Alaska2016 Chevy 35002016 Bigfoot 1500Camera Used - iPhone 6Enjoying the solitude along the Richardson Highway in Alaska.

#225 - Mark Motsko

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#226 - Meghan BoresiCapitol Reef National Park, Utah2018 Ford F3502017 Cirrus 920Camera Used - Phone

#226 - Meghan Boresi

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#227 - Meghan BoresiCapitol Reef National Park, Utah2018 Ford F3502017 Cirrus 920Camera Used - Phone

#227 - Meghan Boresi

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#228 - Meghan BoresiDuck Creek Campground, Dixie National Forest, Utah2018 Ford F3502017 Cirrus 920Camera Used - Phone

#228 - Meghan Boresi

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#229 - Roger GarnerNear Point Abbaye, Michigan2014 Ram 15002017 Northstar VistaCamera Used - Canon PowerShot SX520 HSI've been to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan many times, but on this September 2019 trip it was my goal to visit out of the way places I'd never been to before.  The Abbaye Peninsula and Point Abbaye were two of those places.  To reach Point Abbaye requires a twelve-mile drive up the peninsula on a narrow gravel road that eventually turns into not much more than a pot-holed two-track.  The photo was taken near Point Abbaye looking back from the Lake Superior shoreline.

#229 - Roger Garner

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#230 - Roger GarnerNear Point Abbaye, Michigan2014 Ram 15002017 Northstar VistaCamera Used - Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

#230 - Roger Garner

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#231 - Roger GarnerKeweenaw Peninsula, Michigan2014 Ram 15002017 Northstar VistaCamera Used - Canon PowerShot SX520 HSThis photo was taken at a roadside park next to Lake Superior in Keweenaw County in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  I was in route to Fort Wilkins State Park near Copper Harbor.  The roadside park is between the town of Gay and Point Isabelle.  The photo was taken the last week of September 2019.

#231 - Roger Garner

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#232 - Ryan PalmerJasper National Park, Alberta2011 Ram 35001997 Northland GrizzlyCamera Used - iPhone XS MaxThis is our camp spot for a couple days in the beautiful trees of Jasper.  I got to hear and see the elk every day.

#232 - Ryan Palmer

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#233 - Ryan PalmerLillooet, British Columbia2011 Ram 35001997 Northland GrizzlyCamera Used - iPhone XS MaxI went over this pass out of Lillooet, British Columbia.  The views were absolutely amazing!

#233 - Ryan Palmer

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#234 - Gina MarieCamp Edison, Shaver Lake, California2018 Ford F2502018 Ford F2502018 Lance 825Camera Used - SamsungThis was the first weekend of fall and we decided to head up to the beautiful Sierra mountains.  We lucked out on a cancelation at a beautiful, small lakeside spot that was just perfect for our Lance 825.  It was a beautiful day both cloudy and bright with a chance of rain.  We were excited to be there!  Later that evening, we had a light thunder and hail storm that sang a song on our roof.  What a way to fall asleep!

#234 - Gina Marie

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#235 - Eric StartupBere Point Campground, Malcolm Island, British Columbia2013 Ford F-1502019 Travelaire 7.6Camera Used - iPhone 6A short ferry ride from Port McNeil on Vancouver Island's northeast coast lies Malcolm Island.  Once the site of an (attempted) utopian society called Kalevan Kansa, this remote island sees more killer whale visits than humans, at least in late September when we visited.  With dense Lord of the Rings worthy forest trails and beautiful driftwood strewn beaches looking out on Queen Charlotte Strait, Malcolm Island was one of the highlights of our three week exploration of Vancouver Island.

#235 - Eric Startup

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#236 - Steve HouseHermosa Creek, San Juan Mountains, Colorado2015 Dodge Ram 35002016 Eagle Cap 12002018 Lance 825Camera Used - Nikon D850 with Sigma 14mm ART lens

#236 - Steve House

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#237 - Sylvain RobinPlaisance Québec lors d'un rallye2015 Ford F-4502018 Lance 1172Camera Used - Sony XperiaWe took this picture from inside my truck on the road during the rallye.  We closed the first group of six campers as we were caravanning during the rallye of this year.

#237 - Sylvain Robin

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#238 - Sylvain RobinAnastasia State Park, Florida2015 Ford F-4502018 Lance 1172Camera Used - Sony XperiaWe took this picture just before we left Florida this spring after six weeks of being there.

#238 - Sylvain Robin

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#239 - Sylvain RobinA1A near Daytona Beach, Florida2015 Ford F-4502018 Lance 1172Camera Used - Sony XperiaWe made a trip from Québec to Florida and stayed for six weeks.  On the road to return home, we made a stop on A1A just to relax in from front of the ocean around Daytona beach.  A good memory.

#239 - Sylvain Robin

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#240 - Charles TrentacostiFort Bragg, California2016 Ram 35002016 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - iPhone 8My wife and I were boondocking in Fort Bragg while we were between healthcare contracts.

#240 - Charles Trentacosti

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#241 - Dawn and Thomas DortHampton Beach, Nova Scotia2016 Chevrolet Silverado HD2002 Palomino MaverickCamera Used - Sony Xperia Z1This is a favorite boondock spot on the beach at a local wharf.

#241 - Dawn Dort

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#242 - Jim DavisSoutheast Oregon2009 Toyota Tacoma2016 Four Wheel Camper FleetCamera Used - FujiFilm XT-2Southeast Oregon has some of the darkest skies in the inter-mountain west.  We had a new moon for our Labor Day trip and relatively non-smoky skies as the wildfires were almost non-existent this year.  We found a lovely mountain mahogany grove for one of our camps.  I could not resist the perfect alignment of the Milky Way with our campsite.

#242 - Jim Davis

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#243 - Jim and Irene ThompsonCentral Wisconsin2016 Ram 35002001 Kodiak K-99Camera Used - Canon 7D mk2This was on a fall trip to tour Wisconsin's rural country side.  We took backroads throughout the trip from Colorado.  My wife has done a lot of research, so we are doing Rustic Roads from brochures and Barn Quilt blocks (seen over 80 so far).  Door County is our next destination.  The colors are just beginning to really show.

#243 - Jim Thompson

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#244 - Edmund HaemmerleIsland Beach State Park, New Jersey2008 Ford F4502019 Eagle Cap 1165Camera Used - Drone Mavik 2 Pro

#244 - Edmund Haemmerle

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#245 - Edmund HaemmerleIsland Beach State Park, New Jersey2008 Ford F4502019 Eagle Cap 1165Camera Used - Drone Mavik Pro

#245 - Edmund Haemmerle

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#246 - Edmund HaemmerleYellowstone, Wyoming2008 Ford F4502019 Eagle Cap 1165Camera Used - Nikon

#246 - Edmund Haemmerle

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#247 - Joseph LoweCape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts2013 Ford F-3502018 Arctic Fox 1140Camera Used - iPhone 6 PlusJust another night on the road.

#247 - Joseph Lowe

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#248 - Kami and Kevin GolembeskiCap-Egmont, Prince Edward Island2011 Ford F3502019 Northstar Igloo UCamera Used - iPhone 6Rosie the big brown truck and her 2019 Northstar Igloo, is home to Kevin and Kami Golembeski.After selling everything (businesses, house, car, furniture) we live a more simple and enriching life in our truck camper and have been traveling throughout the US and Canada for the last four months.  We had just driven across the bridge from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island as storms started to blow in.  It made the drive across the bridge a bit scary and white knuckles on the steering wheel were necessary!We had heard about this lighthouse and noondocking spot through other full timers and decided to travel straight there.  It was cold, rainy, and very windy when we arrived.  After a quick walk around, we settled in to the truck camper for the evening.Just after dinner, as Kevin was practicing his banjo, there was a short break in the storm.  The sun shown a beautiful orange hue across the land and waters.  It lasted just a few moments which was just long enough to take a few photos.  We feel blessed to have witnessed such a special gift.

#248 - Kami Golembeski

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#249 - Savannah RuckerMammoth, California2016 Chevy 35002011 Lance 1191Camera Used - Samsung S9This photo was taken just last weekend, September 29, 2019, while we were boondocking just outside of Mammoth, California in Inyo National Forest.My husband and I planned the trip, and knew we would be boondocking outside of Mammoth, but didn't know exactly where.  On the drive up I found a few spots off Owens River Road that looked good from Google Maps.  It appeared to accommodate our 26.5

#249 - Savannah Rucker

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#250 - Savannah RuckerAnnabella, Utah2003 GMC Sierra 25002002 Lance 912Camera Used - Phone

#250 - Savannah Rucker

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#251 - Savannah RuckerDumont Dunes, California2016 Chevy 35002011 Lance 1191Camera Used - Samsung S9This photo was taken at Dumont Dunes Thanksgiving weekend 2018 with a Samsung S9 camera phone.The moon was rising over the dunes.  We were setting up to barbecue dinner and go for a night ride, so our UTV’s lights were on.  In that moment I realized I had to snap a photo.Dumont Dunes is a special place for my family.  Most of my immediate family camps together, and we have several friends that join in the fun.  At Dumont we boondock for days and ride our UTVs for hours each day.  We frequent the spot throughout the fall to early spring.  The family time and riding makes it memorable for us.  Most camps are lined with motorhomes and toy haulers.  It’s rare that a truck camper is there which makes our camp easy to find!  We have converted several of our friends to campers from toy haulers, or tent camping, and they haven't looked back.

#251 - Savannah Rucker

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#252 - David HolmesMojave Desert, California2003 Ford F-2502018 Palomino SS-1200Camera Used - Canon SX60

#252 - David Holmes

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#253 - David HolmesMojave Desert, California2003 Ford F-2502018 Palomino SS-1200Camera Used - Canon SX60

#253 - David Holmes

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#254 - David HolmesSea of Cortez, Baja California2003 Ford F-2502018 Palomino SS-1200Camera Used - Canon S3

#254 - David Holmes

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#255 - Don FickFirst Landing State Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia2005 Ford F3501999 Lance 1130Camera Used - iPhone XThis midweek October afternoon was surprisingly one of the hottest days of the year.  The shot is from a boardwalk that connects the campground to the beach along the Chesapeake Bay.  The truck looks like it must have been dropped by helicopter, but in fact there is a paved road running right in front of the truck.

#255 - Don Fick

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#256 - Ken PastoriusBig Bend State Park, Texas2015 GMC Denali 35002012 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - iPhone X

#256 - Ken Pastorius

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#257 - Ken PastoriusSanta Margarita, California2015 GMC Denali 35002012 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - iPhone X

#257 - Ken Pastorius

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#258 - Ken PastoriusMt. Washington, New Hampshire2015 GMC Denali 35002012 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - iPhone X

#258 - Ken Pastorius

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#259 - Nancy SansburyLassen Volcanic National Park, California2016 Chevy Silverado 3500HD2016 Camplite 8.4SCamera Used - Motorola G6

#259 - Nancy Sansbury

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#260 - Nancy SansburyGlacier National Park, Montana2016 Chevy Silverado 3500HD2016 Camplite 8.4SCamera Used - Motorola G6

#260 - Nancy Sansbury

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#261 - Nancy SansburyCrescent City, California2016 Chevy Silverado 3500HD2016 Camplite 8.4SCamera Used - Motorola G6

#261 - Nancy Sansbury

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#262 - Angie ScottForest road near LaPine in Oregon2014 Chevy Silverado2016 Northern Lite 8-11QCamera Used - Nikon D7100On the way home from visiting our friends in Idaho, all of the RV parks near LaPine, Oregon were full.  We kept driving and noticed many forest roads.  We drove down one for a few miles and found an ideal spot to park for the night.

#262 - Angie Scott

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#263 - Kevin HaschDevils Postpile, California2013 Ram 55002013 Lance 1172Camera Used - iPhone 8Camping with the kids and grandkids in Devils Postpile National Monument.

#263 - Kevin Hasch

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#264 - Bruce VineyNear Florence, Arizona2000 Dodge 25002007 Snowbird 9.6Camera Used - Samsung S5This photo was taken during a winter boondocking and UTV trip that started at Quartzsite and ended near Florence, Arizona.  These are popular locations for western Canadians wanting to enjoy some off-road activities that don't involve snow and ice.  We pulled the UTV down on a 14-foot long singe axle trailer with a 24 by 30 inch box running across the width of the trailer at the front.  This provided more than enough storage for extra fuel, propane, lounge chairs, tables and other miscellaneous items.This trip proved to us that we don't need a lot of money or the fanciest toys to have fun camping.  The truck is just a reliable old two wheel drive three-quarter ton diesel with a standard transmission.  The camper is a very comfortable like-new unit that we bought used for about one third of its original purchase cost.  All in all, including the truck, trailer and UTV, we have a capital cost of about $26,000 US dollars. For our winter getaways, this is all we need.We found out about these Arizona off-road opportunities from a family member who owns a house in Maricopa.  Unlike them, we have more fun traveling around and stopping whenever we see something interesting to explore.  We will definitely be doing more vacations like this in the future.

#264 - Bruce Viney

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#265 - Tim ZehMason Valley Wildlife Management Area, Yerington, Nevada2005 Chevrolet Silverado 35002007 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - Panasonic DMC FZ200On our trip to Alaska, Linda and I drove across Nevada on Route 50, the Loneliest Road in America.  It was getting late and she found this site on Campendium.  This turned out to be not quite the actual site, but a large parking area next to a boat launch.  No one was around, so we set up camp.  The views were amazing and I got this shot the next morning as I was out walking the dog.  Waking up to the bird calls was quite lovely.

#265 - Tim Zeh

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#266 - Tim ZehGalbraith Lake, Dalton Highway, Alaska2005 Chevrolet Silverado 35002007 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - Panasonic DMC FZ200On our drive up the Dalton Highway over the 4th of July, we stopped at Galbraith Lake to camp at the free government campsite.  The road going in was so potholed that we had to get a picture.  We swam in the Arctic Ocean the next day.  The drive up to Deadhorse through the Brooks Range is a must!

#266 - Tim Zeh

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#267 - Tim ZehRoute 8, Denali Highway, Alaska2005 Chevrolet Silverado 35002007 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - Panasonic DMC FZ200We drove across the Denali Highway, Route 8, and took a side trip up to Denali Camp about a mile east of the Susitna River Bridge.  The road makes a couple of stream crossings.  The ten mile drive up the gravel road took us to a campsite overlooking a lake.  The scenery reminded us of the Alpine Mountains in the Sound of Music!

#267 - Tim Zeh

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#268 - Paul AdamsonAlabama Hills, California2019 Ford F-3502019 Lance 975Camera Used - Sony DSC-HX80I found this campsite well after dark, and on a whim.  How?  I use Google Maps satellite view to find campsites like this.  Look at your surroundings from high above.  Is there a forest road or BLM route nearby?  Are there unnamed open routes in the area?  It doesn't always pan out.  Sometimes the road is too treacherous and I have to turn around.  But when it does, the reward is amazing.

#268 - Paul Adamson

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#269 - Paul AdamsonAlabama Hills, California2019 Ford F-3502019 Lance 975Camera Used - Sony DSC-HX80

#269 - Paul Adamson

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#270 - Paul AdamsonAlabama Hills, California2019 Ford F-3502019 Lance 975Camera Used - Sony DSC-HX80

#270 - Paul Adamson

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#271 - Kami and Kevin GolembeskiBadlands National Park, South Dakota2011 Ford F3502019 Northstar Igloo UCamera Used - iPhone 6After selling everything that we had; home, businesses, furniture, and a car, Kevin and I moved full time into our truck camper.  We are calling it our midlife retirement.  Our first big trip was from Vermont to South Dakota.  This photo was taken in the Badlands National Park.  Kevin had dropped me off so that I could hike.  As I completed the hike and reached the trailhead, he was there waiting for me with Rosie The Big Brown Truck. I had to take this quick photo.  She looked so beautiful with the mountains and sunflowers!

#271 - Kami Golembeski

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#272 - Kami and Kevin GolembeskiDeshutes National Forest, OregonDodge 1500Northstar 650Camera Used - iPhone 6Kevin and I were seriously considering selling everything we had and buying a truck camper to live and travel in full time.  Before we took the leap, we rented this sweet little set up from Drop Top Campers in Albany, Oregon.  For a week, we traveled the coast of Oregon, finding great campsites and meeting beautiful people.  This photo was taken on my 43rd birthday up in the Deshutes National Forest over looking Broken Top Mountain.  It was an awesome spot.  We celebrated with store bought cheesecake and Chardonnay.  In the morning there was a light coating of snow and mountain lion prints just a few feet away from the camper.  We were sold on where a truck camper could take us.  We made the phone call to order our own Northstar from this very spot.

#272 - Kami Golembeski

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#273 - Mar SunburyTodie Canyon, Utah2013 Silverado 25001998 Shadow CrusierCamera Used - Phone

#273 - Mar Sunbury

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#274 - John JonesHighway 395, Mono Lake overlook, California1996 Ford F2502016 Arctic Fox 865Camera Used - PhoneThis was from our trip in April to see the wildflower bloom in Antelope Valley and the Carrizo Plains.  We pulled over to take a break and enjoyed the view from the over look of Mono Lake.

#274 - John Jones

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#275 - John JonesCarrizo Plains, California1996 Ford F2502016 Arctic Fox 865Camera Used - Phone

#275 - John Jones

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#276 - Bruno GauthierNevada road trip2011 Ford F3502005 Adventurer 100WSBCamera Used - Samsung Note 8This was a boondock spot just before Mammoth Lake.  We stopped there to visit hot creek, but we were to early for the season.  There was a lot of snow again, but for Canadian people, we love snow.

#276 - Bruno Gauthier

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#277 - Julia BerryCordova Pass Road, Colorado2017 Ford F2502015 Adventurer 80GSCamera Used - PhoneThe road was much more difficult to pass than we anticipated.  We had been to the Apishipa Arch on our honeymoon and really wanted to see it again draped in Colorado Autumnal glory.  We learned some things about our camper like keeping an eye on tie-downs and finding out even though we know we latched some access doors does not mean they will stay that way.

#277 - Julia Berry

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#278 - Nancy StevensonFossil Beach, Kodiak Island, Alaska2015 Ford F-3502017 Capri RetreatCamera Used - Canon Power ShotWe were camping at Buskin River on Kodiak Island and heard from the Visitor's Center about Fossil Beach.  We drove out there and hiked around the cliffs to see the many fossils imbedded in the rocks.  Later that evening on the Buskin River close to where we camped we saw three Kodiak bears!

#278 - Nancy Stevenson

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#279 - Ken WhiteBLM Land Moab, Utah2005 Ram 350022004 StarcraftCamera Used - Google Pixel 2My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary by spending two weeks in Utah.  This was our first BLM camping night.  There was not a soul for miles.  God's wonder on display!

#279 - Ken White

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#280 - Bryan HoerrLeech Lake, Minnesota2014 Ram 35002019 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - iPhone 8First time dropping my 21 foot boat with my truck camper on. I read your article about dropping boats with the truck camper still on, so I gave it a try. A great week of fishing and camping!

#280 - Bryan Hoerr

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#281 - Bryan HoerrSouth Shore of Lake Superior2014 Ram 35002019 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - iPhone 8Rest stop on our trek to the Apostle Islands for a boating sight seeing tour.

#281 - Bryan Hoerr

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#282 - Tim CostelloDeschutes National Forest, Oregon2014 Ram 15002018 Capri CowboyCamera Used - Canon EOS RebelWe lost a good hunting buddy of mine last year and it inspired me to buy a truck camper and travel the country.  My three entries are from my travels attributed to his memory.  Oregon was definitely a destination for my hunting and fishing expedition.  The Deschutes National Forest is a gorgeous drive in rain or shine.  Enjoyed every minute of the trip.

#282 - Tim Costello

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#283 - Tim CostelloCrested Butte, Colorado2014 Ram 15002018 Capri CowboyCamera Used - Canon EOS RebelWe lost a good hunting buddy of mine last year and it inspired me to buy a truck camper and travel the country. My three entries are from my travels attributed to his memory. This picture from Crested Butte was taken on an incredible day of trout fishing as the Kokanee salmon were running the Gunnison River. It went from absolutely white out conditions to a beautiful day, this picture is of the latter. Enjoyed every minute of the trip.

#283 - Tim Costello

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#284 - Tim CostelloFish Lake, Utah2014 Ram 15002018 Capri CowboyCamera Used - PhoneWe lost a good hunting buddy of mine last year and it inspired me to buy a truck camper and travel the country. My three entries are from my travels attributed to his memory. I was driving along on my way to meet some friends in Salt Lake City, taking the long way around as I enjoy, and came across a group of cowboys on a large cattle drive. Seeing my Texas plates, truck camper and my cowboy boots, one of the cowboys stopped and we talked for a bit. Come to find out they were on mile 20 of their drive. Long live the American rancher.

#284 - Tim Costello

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#285 - Jodie RamseyDade City, Florida2017 Chevy Silverado 35002016 Eagle Cap 850Camera Used - Olympus Stylus SP-100EEThis past Spring a group of us gathered for a boondock camping trip in Florida. Most of our group set up camp under trees, but this unit chose to be a bit further out in a field to collect solar power.  To me, the ground fog and sunrise gives the image a sense of mystique.

#285 - Jodie Ramsey

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#286 - Tim DavisSan Isabel National Forest, Colorado2013 Ram 25002018 Arctic Fox 811Camera Used - PhoneWe were camping at the San Isabel National Forest in May 2019 and found this dry camping spot.  It was a first come campsite and it was a holiday weekend.

#286 - Tim Davis

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#287 - Bruno GauthierFather Crowley Vista Point, California2011 Ford F3502005 Adventurer 100WSBCamera Used - Samsung Note 8Father Crowley Vista Point is at the end of Death Valley on Road 190.  The view was very nice!

#287 - Bruno Gauthier

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#288 - Bruno GauthierThe Pads near Death Valley, California2011 Ford F3502005 Adventurer 100WSBCamera Used - Samsung Note 8This was just before Death Valley.  It is a old campground with very nice boondocking. The name of the place is The Pads. 

#288 - Bruno Gauthier

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#289 - Matt NelsonElk City, Oklahoma2017 Ram 35002007 Arctic Fox 990Camera Used - Pixel 3 XLAfter years of research and planning, I bought my truck and (new to me) truck camper in the spring of 2018.  I made my first cross country drive from Pennsylvania to Arizona in December 2018 to escape the snow for the winter.  On my drive, I was hunting for some Route 66 nostalgia.  I needed to make a stop for fuel and I stumbled across this Route 66 sign just after sunset in Elk City, Oklahoma.  This made a good spot to stretch my legs for a bit and pose the truck to get a cool picture commemorating my trip. 

#289 - Matt Nelson

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#290 - Jim and Irene ThompsonRustic road adventures in central Wisconsin2016 Ram 35002001 Kodiak K-99Camera Used - Canon 7D mk2A tree stopped us and repeated the four water crossings.

#290 - Jim Thompson

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#291 - Jim and Irene ThompsonRustic road adventures in central Wisconsin2016 Ram 35002001 Kodiak K-99Camera Used - Canon 7D mk2A tree stopped us and repeated the four water crossings.

#291 - Jim Thompson

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#292 - Michael FordGrayson Highlands State Park, Virginia1991 Chevy 35002010 Lance 850Camera Used - Samsung GalaxyThis is our favorite place to camp and hike.  There are beautiful views and great trails.  Come see Virginia.

#292 - Michael Ford

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#293 - Tom BeckesAlvord Desert, Oregon2015 Chevy 2500HD2015 Arctic Fox 811SCamera Used - Panasonic DMC-FZ300I was touring eastern Oregon and its hot springs.  After visiting Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge and Antelope Hot Spring, I decided to drive down to Alvord Hot Spring.  I had no idea this huge Alkaline flat known as the Alvord Desert existed until I drove around a corner on the dirt road leading to it.The photo is on the Alkali flat with the 9734-foot Steens mountain behind it.  The vastness of the place is awesome!  Drive out on the flat to really feel it, just don't be out there if it’s going to or is raining.

#293 - Tom Beckes

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#294 - Tom BeckesSpencer Hot Spring, Nevada2015 Chevy 2500HD2015 Arctic Fox 811SCamera Used - Panasonic DMC-FZ300Spencer Hot Spring in Nevada can have some great evening light and the night this picture was taken was no exception.  There is nothing better than soaking in a hot spring while watching a beautiful sun setting sky.

#294 - Tom Beckes

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#295 - Skipper SpragueMeat Cove, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia2017 Chevy 35002017 Adventurer 910DBCamera Used - iPhone 8Morning sunrise, August 2018 at Meat Cove Campground.

#295 - Skipper Sprague.

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#296 - Denis BelangerLes Galets, Côte Nord, Quebec2010 Ford2014 Lance 865Camera Used - iPhone 6

#296 - Denis Belanger

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#297 - Gary GoyetteWinhall Brook Campground, Vermont2016 GMC Sierra 3500HD2011 Northern Lite 8-11Camera Used - iPhoneI spent a few days at one of our favorite places in Vermont; the Army Corps of Engineers Winhall Brook Campground.

#297 - Gary Goyette

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#298 - Cory JensenWindsor Ruins, Alcorn, Mississippi2002 Ford F3502010 Adventurer 950BCamera Used - PhoneWe decided to get out of Wisconsin last February when it was -20°.  We headed to the south without a plan going to various spots in Mississippi and Louisiana.  The weather was great; 80° warmer than when we left home.  We found these old ruins about fifteen miles off the Natchez Trace Parkway.  It was an amazing trip.  We are a truck camper family and love our Adventurer 950B.  We couldn’t ask for a better way to travel with two little ones.

#298 - Cory Jensen

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#299 - Michael HendersonContinental Divide, West Saguache Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado2000 Dodge Ram 25002004 Alaskan 10ft CaboverCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy 9+This is our favorite escape spot away from civilization.  My son Kevin, and I camped off Forest Road 768 on July 4th, 2019 in Western Saguache Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado, adjacent to the Continental Divide.  We had the entire area to ourselves for four full days.  That was an amazing place for a father and son trip.  The campsite was 10,078 feet elevation, and on the morning of the 4th, we awoke to a frosty 31 degrees F. This is what we always search for when boondock camping in Colorado's National Forests.  This area has numerous similar spots tucked away just off the main forest roads.  You can camp with a campfire provided there's an existing fire ring or fire pit. The clear nights at this elevation are just breathtaking.

#299 - Michael Henderson

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