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2021 Calendar Contest Entries Part 2

Here are the entries for the 2021 Truck Camper Magazine calendar contest. Click here to return to Part 1 or go on to Part 3 or Part 4.

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#101 - Brian HockensmithAssateague Island National Seashore, Maryland2010 Dodge Ram 25002016 Wolf Creek 850Camera Used - Galaxy A51My wife and I had spoken to several people and read various articles about on-the-beach truck camping.  We did further research and made some phone calls to the national park prior to heading out on July 21st.  We were excited to be going on vacation to an isolated location which seemed to be a perfect getaway especially during a pandemic.  This photo was taken as the sun was rising after spending our first night on the island and having endured a whopper of a storm.  We caught a lot of fish and thankfully, didn't get stuck in the sand!  The entire experience was awesome and we would highly recommend this type of remote camping.  Just be sure to remember your bug spray, fly swatter, shovel, and sunscreen!

#101 - Brian Hockensmith

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#102 - Terrill GrahamDolly Sods, West Virginia2019 Toyota Tundra2016 Four Wheel Camper Swift ShellCamera Used - PhoneWhen heading up to a popular backpacking area in the Dolly Sods Wilderness of West Virginia we noticed a few campfire rings off of route 75.  While we planned on spending most of the day hiking in the wilderness, the views of the fall foliage from this site quickly gained our main focus.  We spent our evening by the fire listening to the birds off in the distance.

#102 - Terrill Graham

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#103 - Francisco LopezPatagonia, Chile2017 Silverado2019 Palomino HS750Camera Used - Samsung S10

#103 - Francisco Lopez

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#104 - Francisco LopezPatagonia, Chile2017 Silverado2019 Palomino HS750Camera Used - Samsung S10

#104 - Francisco Lopez

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#105 - Francisco LopezPatagonia, Chile2017 Silverado2019 Palomino HS750Camera Used - Samsung S10

#105 - Francisco Lopez

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#106 - Nick MullingerKalamalka Lake, British Columbia2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD2020 Bigfoot 25c9.4SBCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy S8Quite simply my wife and daughter were away for the weekend and I had been camping locally all weekend just as an excuse to use our new camper. On Saturday night it was a beautiful evening so I drove to a nearby beauty spot to make my dinner and watch the sunset. I didn’t want to leave and figured the sunrise would be beautiful, so I just went to bed on the roadside. This is the view I woke up to at 5.30am and had to grab a photo.

#106 - Nick Mullinger

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#107 - Nick MullingerLittle Wilson Lake, Nakusp, British Columbia2017 GMC Sierra 3500HD2020 Bigfoot 25C9.4SBCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy S8We had just picked up our brand new Bigfoot and took it on a three day road trip to test it out.  I found a good looking Forest Service Road on the map to a wild lake camp spot.  I thought it would be a good idea and spent the night by the lake, but the drive out was much rougher and steeper than expected.  It was not a fun experience the first time driving a truck camper, but it sure was scenic!

#107 - Nick Mullinger

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#108 - Bryan BurgessBluff Mountain Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia2018 Ford 1502018 Capri Cowboy XLCamera Used - Fuji XT2I hoped to see the Neowise Comet on this trip and found it at the Bluff Mountain Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia.

#108 - Bryan Burgess

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#109 - Darcy SenftSaskatchewan, Canada2015 Ram 25002018 Palomino Real-Lite SS1608Camera Used - Nikon D850Back in May, after several modifications we thought we would head out for a couple of nights to a place that is a few hours away in our home province of Saskatchewan.  We wanted to make sure it all the systems worked before we took any trips farther away.  As a hobby, I enjoy photographing some of the remaining heritage of Saskatchewan and capture what's left before it's gone.  I'm happy to say everything worked out over that weekend, but in Saskatchewan the weather can be quite extreme. We had winds that were non-stop that were anywhere from 60-80 km/h (40-50 mph) over those days.  But, it still beats sitting at home!

#109 - Darcy Senft

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#110 - Brent KoopsTheodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota2016 Chevrolet Silverado2016 Four Wheel HawkCamera Used - Canon EOS 7D Mark IIWe took a drive through Theodore Roosevelt National Park and continued along the Little Missouri River where we spotted this picturesque location.

#110 - Brent Koops

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#111 - Brent KoopsTheodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota2016 Chevy Silverado2016 Four Wheel HawkCamera Used - Canon 7D Mark IIThis rugged landscape just outside of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is the perfect backdrop for camping and getting away from it all.

#111 - Brent Koops

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Fayette State Park

#112 - Scott Wyllys

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#113 - Ken SouthworthPull-off along Highway 550 north of Durango, Colorado2015 GMC 3500HD2018 Host MammothCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy S7This was on our first major cross-country trip in our truck camper.  We drove from Iowa out to California to see our new grandson.  On the way back we decided to take a scenic drive through Colorado.  This drive began in Durango, Colorado where we got on the Million Dollar Highway, Highway 550, to Ouray and then up to Montrose.  Then, we took Highway 50 towards Salida to Highway 285 towards Buena Vista to Route 24 up to Leadville, and Route 91 up to Frisco.  We then took Route 9 to Kremmling, Highway 40 to Grandby, and then Route 34 up to Grand Lake where we entered the Rocky Mountain National Forest and drove the Trail Ridge Road to Estes Park.  This has got to be one of the most scenic drives through Colorado, and we highly recommend it.  You could do it all in one day if you pushed it, but why?  We did it in two days and stopped at most of the scenic lookouts to take pictures and enjoy the beauty.  We took hundreds of spectacular scenery pictures, but only a few with our camper in them.  Next time we go through Colorado we want to take the same route again, just going from north to south next time.

#113 - Ken Southworth

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#114 - Ken SouthworthPull-off between Durango and Ouray, Colorado2015 GMC 3500HD2018 Host MammothCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy S7This was on our first major cross-country trip in our truck camper.  We drove from Iowa out to California to see our new grandson.  On the way back we decided to take a scenic drive through Colorado.  This drive began in Durango, Colorado where we got on the Million Dollar Highway, Highway 550, to Ouray and then up to Montrose.  Then, we took Highway 50 towards Salida to Highway 285 towards Buena Vista to Route 24 up to Leadville, and Route 91 up to Frisco.  We then took Route 9 to Kremmling, Highway 40 to Grandby, and then Route 34 up to Grand Lake where we entered the Rocky Mountain National Forest and drove the Trail Ridge Road to Estes Park.  This has got to be one of the most scenic drives through Colorado, and we highly recommend it.  You could do it all in one day if you pushed it, but why?  We did it in two days and stopped at most of the scenic lookouts to take pictures and enjoy the beauty.  We took hundreds of spectacular scenery pictures, but only a few with our camper in them.  Next time we go through Colorado we want to take the same route again, just going from north to south next time.

#114 - Ken Southworth

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#115 - Ken SouthworthPull off along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Forest between Grand Lake and Estes Park, Colorado2015 GMC 3500HD2018 Host MammothCamera Used - Samsung Galaxy S7This was on our first major cross-country trip in our truck camper.  We drove from Iowa out to California to see our new grandson.  On the way back we decided to take a scenic drive through Colorado.  This drive began in Durango, Colorado where we got on the Million Dollar Highway, Highway 550, to Ouray and then up to Montrose.  Then, we took Highway 50 towards Salida to Highway 285 towards Buena Vista to Route 24 up to Leadville, and Route 91 up to Frisco.  We then took Route 9 to Kremmling, Highway 40 to Grandby, and then Route 34 up to Grand Lake where we entered the Rocky Mountain National Forest and drove the Trail Ridge Road to Estes Park.  This has got to be one of the most scenic drives through Colorado, and we highly recommend it.  You could do it all in one day if you pushed it, but why?  We did it in two days and stopped at most of the scenic lookouts to take pictures and enjoy the beauty.  We took hundreds of spectacular scenery pictures, but only a few with our camper in them.  Next time we go through Colorado we want to take the same route again, just going from north to south next time.

#115 - Ken Southworth

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#116 - Scott WyllysFayette State Park, Michigan2011 Dodge 15002008 Travel Lite 700Camera Used - iPhoneWe picked this place to camp because I have been going there for years.  But, this year was different because we bought the camper, so we could stay there for the night.  It just has a special place in my heart.  So beautiful.

#116 - Scott Wyllys

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#117 - René BoisRiviere-au-Tonnerre, Quebec2005 Ford F-2502008 OkanaganCamera Used - PhoneThis is a small, beautiful village on north coast.  This is on Road 138 near the St Laurence River.  Many fishermen live there for the crab fishing.  There are many villages in this road.  The poet, Gilles Vigneaut, lives in Natasquam.

#117 - René Bois

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#118 - René BoisChicoutimi, Quebec2005 Ford F-2502008 OkanaganCamera Used - PhoneThis morning we are going to north coast.  This picture was taken near the Fjord du Saguenay between Chicoutimi and Tadoussac.  It’s a 125 kilometer drive.  It’s a nice road like the Kancagamus in New Hampshire.

#118 - René Bois

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#119 - Scott WyllysIndiana2011 Dodge 15002008 Travel Lite 700Camera Used - iPhoneThis is where I bought my truck camper.  The guy’s house was right in the middle of an Indiana corn field.  It was a totally awesome experience.

#119 - Scott Wyllys

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#120 - René BoisPointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec2005 Ford F2502008 OkanaganCamera Used - PhoneWe don’t have many cover bridges in Quebec.  The name of this bridge is the Emile Lapointe bridge.  It was completed in 1945 and is 104 feet long.  The river is St-Athanas west.  It’s in a small village in northern Quebec near Baie Comeau.  The name of the campground is Parc de la Rive which is right on the St Laurence river.

#120 - René Bois

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#121 - Sicco RoodBishop, California1986 Ford F2501999 Bigfoot 10.4Camera Used - Canon PowershotBack in late October, we were looking for a place to hunker down for the night before this impressive thunderstorm moved in.  It was pretty close to town, off an unmarked and steep section of dirt road.  This is why we have a truck camper; we can get places in a pinch where it would be impossible to turn around with a large RV or trailer.  I loved this old diesel F250.  We have since upgraded to a 2016 Ford F250, as the old truck always had issues starting.

#121 - Sicco Rood

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#122 - Danielle MoskalAsbestos, Quebec2005 Ford F3502004 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - iPhone 11 Pro MaxDuring our only week touring our province during Covid-19 we came about this 200 ton truck that was used to transport asbestos from the open pit mine in the town of, can you guess, Asbestos.

#122 - Danielle Moskal

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#123 - Danielle MoskalSutton. QuebecFord F350 V10 20052004 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - iPhone 11 Pro MaxDuring our only week touring our province during Covid-19, we boondocked at a local vineyard, Bresee vineyards, in Sutton who makes some excellent wine.  Cheers.

#123 - Danielle Moskal

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#124 - Linda ThompsonLake Havasu City, Arizona2015 Ford F3502016 Lance 1062Camera Used - iPhone 7 PlusWe park our camper during the winter at my stepmother's home in Lake Havasu City.  It’s our home away from home.  The sunsets there are absolutely amazing.

#124 - Linda Thompson

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#125 - Craig FisherCrystal Lakes, Colorado2020 Ram 25002020 Hallmark EverestCamera Used - iPhoneA beautiful sunset highlighted my new rig as I returned from a hike, so I just snapped a few photos with my phone.

#125 - Craig Fisher

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#126 - Donna RossDevils Tower, Wyoming2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD2020 Lance 825Camera Used - iPhone XRWe were on our way to Dubois, Wyoming and stopped for lunch at Devils Tower.  As we were eating lunch at a pullout, I noticed that we could see Devils Tower.  We were parked with the tower as our backdrop and didn’t have to move the truck to capture this perfect shot.

#126 - Donna Ross

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#127 - Gary LoomisCottonwood Lake, Grand Mesa National Forest, Colorado2011 Chevrolet 3500 HD2020 Northstar 850SCCamera Used - iPhoneThis was taken the morning after storm came through.  It was 33 degrees and snow.  It’s one of our favorite places close to home.

#127 - Gary Loomis

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#128 - Mark RobinsonVermillion Cliffs Overlook Highway 89A, Arizona1996 Dodge Ram 25001998 Bigfoot 1500Camera Used - Samsung S10I was traveling between Hurricane, Utah and Sedona, Arizona on my yearly mountain biking trip to the southwest.  I was trying to extend my summer a bit since I live in Oregon.

#128 - Mark Robinson

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#129 - Bud WanerCedar Point State Park, 1000 islands, New York2017 Chevrolet 3500HD2017 Palomino HS-2902Camera Used - Motorola G6I set up my camper on the shore of the St. Lawrence Seaway.  We unloaded the camper since we stayed for the week and put our boat in the water at the campground’s marina.  My wife was relaxing when I got back, just in case a large ship passed by.

#129 - Bud Waner

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#130 - James ThompsonBenson County, North Dakota2016 Ram 35002001 Kodiak K-99Camera Used - Canon 7Dmk2, canon 24 mm prime lensThis photo is titled  “visiting my roots” because it was taken in Benson County, North Dakota on the farmstead where I grew up.  We took a trip to North Dakota with our granddaughter who graduated from high school this spring.  She had never been to North Dakota, so we went for ten days and explored seven states.  It was between her summer school classes and college fall classes.  It was a fast trip, but we were able to give her a lot of family history and big stories.  We also showed her some highlights of North Dakota.

#130 - James Thompson

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#131 - Vicki RobersonBlue Ridge Parkway, Virginia2014 Ford F-3502016 Eagle Cap 1165Camera Used - Samsung Galaxy S 8Late in 2019 we traveled from Texas through the northeast, including Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Washington DC, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This picture near Waynesboro, Virginia.  It shows some of the beauty we encountered with the fall’s changing of the leaves.

#131 - Vicki Roberson

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#132 - Heiri HafnerWest of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota2012 Ford F-3502020 Northern Lite 9.6SECamera Used - iPhone 11 ProA magical moment boondocking somewhere west of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

#132 - Heiri Hafner

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#133 - Todd DulibaSundre, Alberta2016 GMC 35002018 Palomino HS-2902Camera Used - iPhone XRWe were on our way to spend a week in Banff National Park leaving from Edmonton, Alberta.  We made a rule that when we are traveling on the road to our destination we would stop by 3:30pm every day no matter we’re we were and find a campsite.  In the past we have wasted so much time and frustration to find the perfect spot.  It ends up getting late and we don’t enjoy the area.  Stopping at 3:30 gives us time to setup for the evening and check out a place we would have probably never stopped at. This time we ended up in Sundre, Alberta where we found a campground on the edge of town called Greenwood Park Campground. There was a spot available backing up to the Red Deer river. After we parked, we went for a walk around the grounds.  It was beautiful with wood carvings of animals all over, a community fire pit area, and walking trails. After having a bite to eat we set out on our chairs and watched the river as kayakers floated by and wildlife came to visit the water.

#133 - Todd Duliba

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#134 - Vicki BlaserHartman Rocks, Gunnison, Colorado2018 Ram 25002018 Palomino Backpack HS-6601Camera Used - iPhone 10I was at the end of a one week trip to Silverton, Ouray, and Lake City, Colorado from Ohio.  Just before leaving Hartman Rocks near Gunnison the fog rolled in as the sun was coming up over the rock formations.

#134 - Vicki Blaser

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#135 - Alain FrancoeurJohan Beetz Bay, Québec2019 Ram 35002018 Cirrus 920Camera Used - DJI Mavic pro 2 droneThis shot was taken while boondocking on the northern coast of the St-Laurence river in Québec, Canada.  Believe it or not I was able to level the truck on this unusual terrain and locals told us we were okay with the tide.  As a historical matter this village, Johan Beetz Bay, was the only place in Canada where the Spanish flu pandemic did not hit in 1918.  This gentleman who was not a doctor but had some medical knowledge did close the village to outsiders.

#135 - Alain Francoeur

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#136 - Nathalie BlackburnRivière-Ouelle, Québec2017 GMC Sierra 35002012 Northern Lite SportsmanCamera Used - Nikon D500We were observing stars and the Milky Way on a beautiful late summer night.  It was on the edge of a pretty beach in the small village of Rivière-Ouelle in Quebec.

#136 - Nathalie Blackburn

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#137 - Nathalie BlackburnQuébec2017 GMC Sierra 35002012 Northern Lite SportsmanCamera Used - Nikon D7500There’s nothing better than the rays of a sunset over my camper. We had a good night on the edge of the St-Lawrence River.

#137 - Nathalie Blackburn

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#138 - Michael ShapiroBristol Head, Colorado2017 Ford F3502012 Lance 992Camera Used - PhoneWe went on a three week trip traveling the continental divide from New Mexico through Colorado.  When we were boondocking outside of Bristol Head we saw an incredible double rainbow which looked surreal.

#138 - Michael Shapiro

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#139 - Angie ScottAntelope Reservoir, Oregon2014 Chevy Silverado 35002016 Northern Lite 8-11QSECamera Used - iPhone XSOn our way home Idaho, we stopped for the night at one of our favorite places in southeast Oregon called Antelope Reservoir.  It’s BLM land off of Highway 95.  It was hot and humid, but very peaceful! Antelope can usually be seen grazing in the fields on the opposite side of the lake.  This day, however, there was a storm brewing close to the hills next to the lake; there were ducks and geese on the water but no larger wildlife to be seen. The sky was full of beautiful, majestic clouds and I was happy that I had my cellphone to use for shooting photos. I usually bring my Nikon on any truck camping journey, but this was a business trip so I left it at home.The storm was moving fast, so we hurried inside our truck camper, shutting vents and large windows.  It was not a minute too soon.  Thunder, lightening, wind and rain were upon us.  It did not last long, maybe 20 minutes.The storm had passed and the sun was peeking through the clouds so we ventured outside to survey the landscape.  It was gorgeous!  The water was calm and very dark, and there was even a rainbow!

#139 - Angie Scott

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#140 - Laura WarringtonHog Park Reservoir, Wyoming2019 Chevrolet Silverado 35002013 Northern Lite 8-11Q SECamera Used - Kyocera cell phoneMany years ago, we camped at Hog Park Campground in Wyoming.  This year, we decided to go back for some early summer camping.  Because of the 8,400 elevation and late snowfall, the campground was not officially opened.  However the boat ramp for the reservoir was open for fishing, so we set up camp in the picnic area near the boat ramp.  We were the only ones there for four days.  Sunsets over the reservoir were beautiful.  Wildlife was abundant to include moose, deer, hummingbirds, and bald eagles.

#140 - Laura Warrington

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#141 - DJ SpantgosRend Lake, Ilinois2001 Chevy 35002008 Bigfoot 25C 10.6Camera Used - Smartphone iPhone 8+This is south Sandusky campground on Rend Lake in southern Illinois.  We fell in love with the pines in this campground.  Full hookups with lots of space - what could be better?

#141 - DJ Spantgos

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#142 - Jan DinnocenzoCapitol Reef National Park, Utah2017 Ford F2502017 Lance 850Camera Used - iPhoneAfter touring Capital Reef National Park, we wanted to get a campsite in the park, but found they were all full.  We traveled a little further down the road and discovered a beautiful pull-off to boondock.  It was in BLM land just off the road with no one around.  We set up camp for the night, set our chairs up outside, and looked up at the cliff just above us to discover a small cliff dwelling right above our site.  Since it was our first time boondocking we were a bit apprehensive because there was no cell service and very little traffic. As it turned out, it was one of the most memorable sites we have stayed at to date.

#142 - Jan Dinnocenzo

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#143 - Debbie BishopBuffalo Gap National Grassland, South Dakota2019 Ram 35002005 Lance 845Camera Used - iPhone 8 PlusThis was our first trip with our truck camper.  We traveled through 12 states and drove 4,000 miles. This was the best camping spot hands down. The Nomad View Dispersed Camping area in Buffalo Gap National Grassland just outside Badlands National Park is on a bluff overlooking the badlands and the views were amazing. Best boondocking ever.

#143 - Debbie Bishop

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#144 - Dennis CooperTofino, British Columbia2002 Ford F350 2001 Corsair 10'2

#144 - Dennis Cooper

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#145 - Andre St-LaurentCote Nord, Quebec2011 GMC Sierra2015 Northern Lite 8-11Camera Used - PhoneWe were exploring the east coast of Quebec.  It is a great road trip.

#145 - Andre St-Laurent

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#146 - Andre St-LaurentCote Nord, Quebec2011 GMC  Sierra2015 Northern Lite 8-11Camera Used - PhoneWe went on an east coast road trip east coast.  Here we are sleeping on the rock just above the tide.

#146 - Andre St-Laurent

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#147 - Jim GoodrichI-40 east of Albuquerque, New Mexico2006 Chevy 35002008 Lance 1191Camera Used - iPhoneWe were stuck in stopped traffic eastbound on I-40 (wreck on far left) behind a shiny tanker trailer.

#147 - Jim Goodrich

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#148 - Gaston BelangerSouth of Elko, Nevada2017 Ram 35002017 Northern Lite 9-6 Q SECamera Used - KodakI was way out in the desert south of Elko, Nevada boondocking for a few weeks.  I explored the area on my KTM motorcycle.

#148 - Gaston Belanger

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#149 - Ron LangeMount Rainier National Park, Washington2014 GMC Sierra2016 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - iPhone 8

#149 - Ron Lange

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#150 - Ron LangeMount Rainier National Park, Washington2014 GMC Sierra2016 Four Wheel Camper HawkCamera Used - Canon Sx620HS

#150 - Ron Lange

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#151 - Michael WalkerLake Crescent, Washington2016 GMC 35002017 Northern Lite 10-2Camera Used - iPhone 7We were camping in Sequim, Washington exploring the Olympic National Park area with friends in August of this year.  When we left to drive down to Forks, Washington, the drive took us past Lake Crescent.  It is truly a beautiful lake and the surrounding area is gorgeous.  We pulled over near the west end of the lake near one of the boat ramps.  I couldn't resist taking this shot.

#151 - Michael Walker

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#152 - Gaston BelangerArizona2017 Ram 35002017 Northern Lite 9-6 Q SECamera Used - KodakI stopped to have lunch and walked around a bit and as I passed that big Saguaro cactus.  A swarm of black African Bee's boiled out of that small hole and attacked me.  I ran faster and longer than I ever have slapping my face and head silly to keep them off me.  After about 200 breathless yards they backed off.  If I had tripped and fallen exhausted, they would have killed me.  Try that at 79 years old.

#152 - Gaston Belanger

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#153 - Gaston BelangerPage, Utah2017 Ram 35002017 Northern Lite 9-6 Q SECamera Used - KodakI spent a windy day and night here getting ready to go into Cottonwood Canyon to ride my KTM motorcycle and explore the colorful canyon’s dirt roads.

#153 - Gaston Belanger

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#154 - Bill BryantNear Dinosaur National Monument, NW Colorado 2015 Ford F4502009 Lance 992Camera Used - Canon 5d Mark IVWe had just set up camp for the night on a ridge top with a great view, just north of Dinosaur National Monument, when a thunderstorm started moving towards us.  I was fighting the increasing wind and taking photos of the camper under a beautiful rainbow when BAM!  A lightning bolt struck the ground a little too close for comfort.  I felt the hair on my arms stand up, and took refuge inside of the camper.  I didn't realize until later that I was lucky enough to capture the lightning bolt in one of my images.

#154 - Bill Bryant

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#155 - Marty HeaneyBig Hole River, Montana2012 Ford F1502020 Palomino SS-1251Camera Used - iPhone 11This photo was taken just before sunset.  The smoke is the result of several forest fires.  The area is a small section of BLM ground which allows for camping without any designated sites.  The Big Hole River shares its name with the valley it winds through and sits at approximately 6,000 feet in elevation. Temperatures can easily swing up to 35 degrees in a matter of hours.The river is free of dams and one of the only bodies of water in the lower 48 that maintains a sustainable population of grayling.  I spent the better part of my teenage years working on cattle ranches near Wisdom, and 40 years later I still look forward to any time I can spend in the valley of 10,000 haystacks.

#155 - Marty Heaney

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#156 - Horacio CesconettoChubut Republica, Argentina2015 Toyota Hilux 2015Northstar 700SCCamera Used - Telefono iPhoneI was on vacation and entering Los Alerces National Park.

#156 - Horacio Cesconetto

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#157 - Terry GfellerHorse Creek, Dubois, Wyoming2015 Ram 2013 Lance 865Camera Used - Canon Powershot sx400isI love to use my Benchmark map book to find backroads to explore and find good boondocking campsites.  I did not camp here because I had come in on a stretch of windy, snow covered road that I felt would be very slippery going out if it got colder that night.  Maybe this year I'll camp there, but am afraid I might not have the nice crisp view if the smoke from California keeps up.

#157 - Terry Gfeller

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#158 - Terry GfellerSnake River Road, Palisade, Idaho2015 Ram2013 Lance 865Camera Used - Canon Powershot SX400ISThis is one of my bad weather escape spots when I fall camp near the Tetons and Yellowstone.  It is at just enough lower elevation to usually get me out of the fall snow which can make things uncomfortable at higher elevations.  I am always on the lookout for a good boondocking spot.

#158 - Terry Gfeller

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#159 - Terry GfellerHorse Creek, Dubois, Wyoming2015 Ram2013 Lance 865Camera Used - PhoneIt was windy and cold, but I had a great view camping on Horse Creek Road. In a month long camping trip I might stay two or three nights at a campground.  It is usually only when I’m in route from or back to home.  The rest of the time I boondock at places like this that I find when exploring backroads.

#159 - Terry Gfeller

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#160 - Ralph Goff (aka Ramblin' Ralph)South of Lake Tahoe, California2006 GMC 2500 HD2001 Lance 845Camera Used - Panasonic DMC-ZS50I'd been camping in various spots in a popular boondocking area south of Lake Tahoe, California, alongside Blue Lakes Road.  I came across this very secluded one, and spent a couple of nights there before the weekend crowd came in.

#160 - Ralph Goff

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#161 - Jim and Irene ThompsonSan Isabel National Forest, Colorado2016 Ram 35002001 Kodiak K-99Camera Used - Canon 7Dmk2 camera, 100-400L mk2 lens

#161 - Jim Thompson

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#162 - Andrew HowardWeston, Colorado2001 Dodge Ram 25002001 Starcraft Field and StreamCamera Used - Nikon P900This photo was taken at a free USFS boondocking site within the San Isabel National Forest at 9700-feet elevation near Weston, Colorado in July of 2020.

#162 - Andrew Howard

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#163 - Andrew HowardShiprock, New Mexico2001 Dodge Ram 25002001 Starcraft Field and StreamCamera Used - Nikon P900This photo was taken at Shiprock, New Mexico in July of 2020.

#163 - Andrew Howard

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#164 - Andrew HowardGunnison, Colorado2001 Dodge Ram 25002001 Starcraft Field and StreamCamera Used - Nikon P900This photo was taken at a free boondocking spot within the Hartman Rocks OHV Area overlooking the town of Gunnison, Colorado in July of 2020.

#164 - Andrew Howard

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#165 - Randy RayPercy Priest Lake, Tennessee2011 Ford F-4502016 Lance 1172Camera Used - iPhone SX MaxWe were at Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee at the Poole Knob campground. It had been so hot there with lots of bugs.  On this day it rained all day long, which cooled it down a good bit.  It’s a very nice place to visit.

#165 - Randy Ray

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#166 - Laura WarringtonTurquoise Lake, Colorado2019 Chevrolet Silverado 35002013 Northern Lite 8-11Q SECamera Used - Kyocera cell phoneHere’s another successful fishing trip on Turquoise Lake near Leadville, Colorado.

#166 - Laura Warrington

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#167 - Ruthie RallsCarter Ferry Missouri River, Montana2009 Chevy Silverado 2500HD2005 S&S Montana BitterrootCamera Used - Canon Rebel T3We went to Jordan, Montana to purchase this S&S camper and went on to the ferry crossing on the Missouri. I had read about it on Geocaching.Com. We found geocaches along our route.

#167 - Ruthie Ralls

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#168 - Patty DuvleaRainbow Mt, Richardson Highway MP206, Alaska2014 GMC 35002016 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - iPhoneOn the way to Valdez to go salmon fishing, I stopped for a quick break.  The colors on the mountain change with the movement of the sun and the time of the year.

#168 - Patty Duvlea

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#169 - Lisa J FinklePortage Le Prairie, Manitoba2009 Chevy Silverado2006 Maverick PalominoCamera Used - Sony A7RThis summer we drove across western Canada in our new to us truck camper.  After a long day of driving we were looking for a spot to stop and found this just off the Trans Canada Highway 1 in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.  We took in the sunset and made some supper before driving on. It was exactly what we needed to recharge and drive on.

#169 - Lisa J Finkle

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#170 - Steve and Liz CreightonRecapture Reservoir, Utah2016 Ford F3502017 Lance 1172Camera Used - Nikon 35mmLooking for a place to boondock for the night on the way to Monument Valley, we came upon this gem.  There was beautiful boondocking on either side of the lake with many spots.

#170 - Steve Creighton

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#171 - Craig DingmanSanta Fe National Forest near Cuba, New Mexico2000 GMC 25002000 Lance 815Camera Used - SmartphoneCamping along the Rio de Las Vacas, I took this picture just for fun.  Tucker had his eye on some cattle grazing.  That night I was awoken by a mouse on my chest.  After screaming like a girl (no offense ladies), I somehow convinced myself it was just a dream.  Evidence left on my counter proved it was no dream.

#171 - Craig Dingman

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#172 - Craig DingmanSan Lorenzo Canyon, Socorro, New Mexico2000 GMC 25002000 Lance 815Camera Used - SmartphoneSan Lorenzo Canyon is an incredible opportunity to see millions of years of erosion up close.  This gem is jointly run by the BLM and the USFWS.  Upon entering, three adult coyotes were spooked by the big bad truck camper.  I watched in awe as the trio scampered several hundred yards in what seemed like just a few seconds.  Only stopping to look back just before they reached the top of the ridge, never to be seen or heard from again.

#172 - Craig Dingman

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#173 - Lisa J FinkleMoosomin, Saskatchewan2009 Chevy Silverado2006 Palomino MaverickCamera Used - Sony A7RWe finally made it through Ontario and Manitoba and stopped in Moosomin, Saskatchewan to pick up dinner.  We got our hands on a Bison Steak, an onion and some mushrooms.  Then, we drove a little further down Trans Canada Highway 1 before pulling over to BBQ for supper and sleep for the night under the stars.

#173 - Lisa J Finkle

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#174- Lisa J FinkleCrowsness Pass, Alberta2009 Chevy Silverado2006 Palomino MaverickCamera Used - Sony A7RHere’s an afternoon pit stop after driving from Vancouver.  It was nice to get out and stretch our legs and take in the beauty around us.

#174- Lisa J Finkle

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#175 - Gary FreedmanKofa Wilderness near Palm Canyon near Quartzsite, Arizona2019 Ford F3502020 Northern Lite 8-11 LECamera Used - Canon 60DThis was our first desert boondocking trip in our new camper.  Some fellow Northern Lite campers we met in Quartzsite suggested we visit Palm Canyon in the Kofa Wilderness.  We did and we loved it.  A brief afternoon shower came through and settled the dust.  I took a few shots before the puddles disappeared.

#175 - Gary Freedman

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#176 - Gary FreedmanDeath Valley near the Artists Palette Trail, California2019 Ford F3502020 Northern Lite 8-11 LECamera Used - Canon 60DMy wife and I were camping in Death Valley after a visit to the Arizona desert.  We stopped to hike a bit of the Artists Palette Trail.  I paused to to take breath and looked back at our rig; a very small camper in a very large landscape.  I've lived in California for over 50 years, but had never visited Death Valley.  It’s wonderful... at the right time of the year!

#176 - Gary Freedman

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#177 - Gary FreedmanRed Rock Canyon State Park, California2019 Ford F3502020 Northern Lite 8-11 LECamera Used - Canon 60DThis was the last stop on our way home to Northern California after a week long trip to the Arizona desert and Death Valley.  This photo was taken at the entrance to Red Rock Canyon State Park at the southern tip of the Sierra Nevada.  The colors were stunning.  After finding a campsite we came back to the entrance to photograph the remarkable colors and formations.  It was not only us who thought so.  There was a film crew near our campsite doing preproduction filming for a remake of Dune.  I guess we'll have to go see it.

#177 - Gary Freedman

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#178 - Tim ZehBig Horn Mountains, Wyoming2019 Ram 35002019 Arctic Fox 1150Camera Used - Panasonic FZ200After a day of driving from the Thunder Basin National Grasslands, north of Gillette, Wyoming to Sheridan I decided to spend the night up in the Big Horn Mountains.  I found a couple of dispersed campsites on Rt14 west of Burgess Junction.  When I got up there, I stopped to ask a couple guys coming out the Forest Service Road if there was any good camping up the road.  They said it was very crowded.  I asked if they knew of any other spots.  They asked if I had a dog and I said no, I didn’t bring my dogs with me. They said I was welcome to camp near them up in the alpine meadow. So I followed them west on RT14 to the FS10, Hunt Mountain Road. We drove a couple miles up the road to the field of wild flowers. What a beautiful location.

#178 - Tim Zeh

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#179 - Derek DavisEureka Valley Sand Dunes, Death Valley, California2020 Ford F4502021 Lance 1172Camera Used - iPhoneWe travel to the eastern Sierras and Death Valley several times throughout the year.  This year we were up against a record setting heat wave and historic wild fires.  We could only stay at our campsite in Death Valley until 10am as it was already over 100 degrees at that point.  In fact, just three days prior to our visit Death Valley, an all time record temperature of 130 degrees was set!  However, our new Lance 1172 provided a cool escape with its on board generator and air conditioning! Eureka Valley Sand Dunes is a serene and amazing spot.  Look it up and check it out next time you’re thinking of a fun place to camp.  It’s just two hours from Mammoth Lakes, California!

#179 - Derek Davis

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#180 - Brad TinkerNew Zealand2005 Ford F1502007 Lance 815Camera Used - Samsung S20+Here we are freedom camping on the side of the Firth of Thames in the North Island of New Zealand.  We walked back to our Lance after dinner and then had drinks at the country pub.  It was a beautiful still night with a full moon and calm water which makes for a good photo.

#180 - Brad Tinker

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#181 - Nancy RobertsShell, Wyoming2020 GMC 25002020 Palomino Backpack EditionCamera Used - iPhone 8plusI love Wyoming and the Big Horn Mountains. The elevation is around 4,000 feet. This was taken on the way back from my first trip through Montana. It was a beautiful week.

#181 - Nancy Roberts

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#182 - Kelly HootonSavannah, Georgia2017 Ford F-4502020 Eagle Cap 1200Camera Used - Canon EOS 5DSRThis photo was taken at the Wormsloe Plantation built in 1733 in Savannah, Georgia.  We did the full tour and walked around the property.  It also had a cemetery there for the founders kin. The plantation is still owned by the original founders descendants. When we walked around the marsh area, what we first thought were bugs crawling all over the ground, when we looked closer, they were indeed little land crabs. They move quickly from side to side and hide in little holes in the ground if threatened. It is a beautiful place to visit.  The Spanish moss growing on the oak trees that cover the road to the parking area is quite the experience. We recommend a visit for anyone traveling in the area.

#182 - Kelly Hooton

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#183 - Kelly HootonNear Lyndon, Vermont2017 Ford F-4502020 Eagle Cap 1200Camera Used - Canon EOS 5DSRWe specifically went on a tour in our truck camper looking for covered bridges in Vermont. There were very many beautiful sites over landscapes that were breath taking. This particular photo is near Lyndon, Vermont. The bridge was closed to traffic and no vehicles are supposed to go through it, especially heavy ones like a truck camper. Though it appears we are coming out, we are actually just turning around to go back where we came from. We took several pictures around the area, and enjoyed the the lovely smell of the old wood used to carve these bridges. The only thing we regret is that the leaves on the trees were not quite turning their beautiful fall color.  We were looking to capture them in a photo.

#183 - Kelly Hooton

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#184 - Susan MannPort Renfrew, British Columbia2017 GMC Sierra 15002012 Westland 80WCamera Used - Huawei P30 LiteWe found this boondocking spot on the way to Port Renfrew. It is on a beautiful river and has an old suspension bridge that you can cross the river on. There was a little fire pit that we decided to change into a fireplace by hauling rocks up from the riverbed. The trees were just starting to change the color of the leaves and it was a beautiful place.

#184 - Susan Mann

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#185 - Susan MannPort Renfrew, British Columbia2017 GMC Sierra 15002012 Westland 80WCamera Used - Huawei P30 LiteWe found this boondocking spot on the way to Port Renfrew. It is on a beautiful river and has an old suspension bridge that you can cross the river on. There was a little fire pit that we decided to change into a fireplace by hauling rocks up from the riverbed. The trees were just starting to change the color of the leaves and it was a beautiful place. This is a photo of our little set up from the suspension bridge.

#185 - Susan Mann

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#186 - Amy CraigerShady Pines Resort, Conconully, Washington2008 RAM2021 Adventurer 80RBCamera Used - Samsung Note 10+We had just gotten set up at Shady Pines Resort and were relaxing.  We had a weekend of side by side riding planned. It’s our favorite place to camp because of the swimming and fishing right out your door. There are miles of off-road trails with so much to explore.

#186 - Amy Craiger

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#187- Ryan PalmerYellowstone/Island Park, Idaho2011 Ram 35002011 Lance 1181Camera Used - iPhone 11We found this dispersed camping site outside of west Yellowstone. We were on a two week trip exploring this beautiful country.

#187- Ryan Palmer

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#188 - Chad WrightsonBlack Hills, South Dakota2014 Ford F3502019 Adventurer 901SB 50th Anniversary EditionCamera Used - iPhone 7We live in central South Dakota and frequent the Black Hills often. This particular spot I found on a Boondocking app I had recently downloaded. We gave it a try and ended up at 5600 feet above Deadwood, South Dakota. We always enjoy finding new spots in the Black Hills and this just happened to be another one. We are six miles from the closest paved road in Deadwood. To me the 901SB and F350 and a perfect match.

#188 - Chad Wrightson

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#189 - David RuaneNorthern Colorado2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD2020 Northern Lite 9-6 QLECamera Used - DJI Mavic Pro DroneWe were having a hard time finding a camping spot on a Friday evening due to all the new

#189 - David Ruane

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#190 - Terry BillingsVan Buren, Missouri along the Current River2015 Chevy Duramax2020 Palomino HS-8801Camera Used - iPhone 11 Pro MaxThe photo was taken at Big Spring RV Camp in Van Buren, Missouri along the Current River.  I found this place on the Good Sam app a year ago and had to return. It’s just beautiful in the Ozarks.

#190 - Terry Billings

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#191 - Matt RielBrule, Alberta2018 Ram 35002020 Arctic Fox 990Camera Used - iPhone 7

#191 - Matt Riel

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#192 - John DelGrossoPromised Land State Park, Pennsylvania2013 Ford F-1501992 SkamperCamera Used - iPhoneIt was a beautiful Fall morning with the leaves changing in eastern Pennsylvania.

#192 - John DelGrosso

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#193 - Kami and Kevin GolembeskiBonneville Salt Flats, Utah2011 Ford F3502019 Northstar Igloo 9.5Camera Used - iPhone 10When you live full time in your truck camper, home is where you park it and you might as well have a view! Traveling to explore Utah, our first stop was the Bonneville Salt Flats. When we entered, there were many campers in the lower area. Wanting to be more socially distant, we drove up into the mountains, following the roads less traveled. The condition of the road was poor at best, but we took it slow and were rewarded with this - a view to the west of the setting sun and views to the east of the rising full moon, and surrounded by mountains! Photos don’t do it justice, but I did my best. We enjoyed a very quiet night, wonderful hikes and memories that will stay with us forever. We love our truck camper.

#193 - Kami Golembeski

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#194 - Felix AgelCarmona, Spain2016 Isuzu D-Max2004 Lely-CamperCamera Used - Lumix TZ202Here’s a lovely place in Northern Spain, Carmona, surrounded by the high mountains of

#194 - Felix Agel

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#195 - Felix AgelPuerto de San Glorio Pass, Spain2016 Isuzu D-Max2004 Lely-CamperCamera Used - Lumix TZ202This is at Puerto de San Glorio pass which is at 5250 feet in altitude.  It’s in Northern Spain, Cantabria, Picos de Europe.

#195 - Felix Agel

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#196 - Felix AgelUbrique in the Grazalema mountains, Spain2016 Isuzu D-Max2004 Lely-CamperCamera Used - Lumix TZ202This photo is in a beautiful village called Ubrique in the Grazalema mountains in the province of Cádiz, southern Spain.

#196 - Felix Agel

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#197 - Tom JacksonGlen Torridon, Scotland2017 Toyota Hilux2002 Four Wheel FalconCamera Used - iPhoneLast child out of the house and bored of Covid restrictions, we headed to the far northwest of Scotland for relaxed isolation, armed with a West Highland Terrier.  We found remote beaches, quiet roads off the beaten track, wildlife (not just our Westie), views, tranquility and more good weather than one is entitled to in this part of the world.  A curative and great memories, aided by our small, pop-up demountable for two. Demountables being unique in Scotland, we had also interested parties looking and asking what the heck was that on our pick-up and how did it work! It worked Brilliantly is the only answer.

#197 - Tom Jackson

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#198 - Colin KoughNear Dove Creek, Colorado2012 GMC2019 PalominoCamera Used - SamsungFriends told us about the Lower Delores Canyon and how beautiful it was. We were not disappointed in the least. The canyon road is fairly steep but that is why we have a truck camper. We stayed for two days and generally had the place to ourselves. The road beyond the campground gets rough and we walked up a ways but did not drive it. It looks like a fun 4x4 adventure for those who are equipped, but we declined. It appears by looking at the map the road goes north for many miles.

#198 - Colin Kough

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#199 - Darcy McCleveFlat Tops Wilderness area, Colorado2020 GMC2021 Cirrus 820Camera Used - iPad ProOn our way to camp at Trapper’s Lake, Colorado.  The aspens were incredibly beautiful.  A perfect picture, captured a perfect day.

#199 - Darcy McCleve

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