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2019 Calendar Contest: Behind the Shot Part 1

For Behind the Shot Part 1, we are featuring photos and stories from John Day Fossil Beds, Monument Valley, Fredericksburg, Texas, Yuma, Arizona, and many more!

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Robert Smith
KOFA Mountains Yuma, Arizona
2001 Ford F-250
2015 Lance 1050S
Camera: Phone

KOFA Mountains Yuma AZ Smith

Here is the full moon we saw on New Year’s weekend 2018. Our weekend was filled with quad riding, mine exploring and awesome camping.

Rich Bain
Frenchman Coulee, near George, Washington
2004 Dodge 3500
2010 Adventurer 810WS
Camera: Samsung S7

Frenchman Coulee, Washington

Frenchman Coulee is a dispersed camping area. There are beautiful views of the coulee from the cliff’s edge where we camped with our friends, Sally Stomberg and George Brown. Their Lance 1191 and Ford F550 is also in the photo.  It is east of the Columbia River near George, Washington.

Tony Ma
John Day Fossil Beds, Painted Hill, Oregon
2015 Ram 3500
2014 Arctic Fox 990
Camera: iPhone 7

John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

This was an unplanned route to drive past in Oregon. We saw a tourist visitor center and found out that the area has a very special place called John Day Fossil Beds with unique scenery.

The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil. The yellows, golds, blacks and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the clay stones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels. Once you see them for yourself, it’s pretty easy to understand why the Painted Hills are one of the seven wonders of Oregon.

Bob Meigs
Monument Valley, Utah
2011 Ram 1500
2012 Four Wheel Camper Raven
Camera: Samsung Galaxy S7

Monument Valley, Utah

I woke up on a Monday and asked my wife if she wanted to go see Monument Valley. I got my truck serviced that day and took off on Tuesday. We went to Prescott, Cottonwood, Jerome, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Williams, Oatman and Laughlin in one week and 1,500 miles.

Allen Kmiecik
Columbia River, Boardman, Oregon
2009 Ram 3500
2018 Palomino HS-2910
Camera: Panasonic Lumix

Columbia River, Oregon

We started our trip from Paradise, California to Nampa, Idaho to visit my son and grandson for my grandson’s 8th birthday. We decided to stop at Boardman RV Marina in Boardman, Oregon as per the advice of a worker at the Chinese tunnels located in Pendleton. Then, we went to Port Angeles, Washington to visit friends. After leaving Port Angeles, we spent the night on the Columbia River on the Washington side at New Bonneville campgrounds. Then we went to Bend, Oregon.

Rick Jones
Fredericksburg, Texas
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500
2018 Arctic Fox 1150
Camera: iPhone

Fredericksburg, Texas

We drove from Florida to Arizona to purchase our camper and camped on the way home. The picture was taken at a winery we visited in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Tom and Joy Bertman
Nevada Basin Land
1999 Ford F-250
1996 Northland
Camera: Phone

Nevada Basin Land

If you are cruising along in Nevada, the basins begin to look alike. But we enjoy camping out in basin land. This shot was taken at sunset.

Luis Miguel Jiménez Sánchez
Valley of Osseau, France
2013 Isuzu D-Max
2013 Tischer 230
Camera: Sony DSC 50W

Valley Of Osseau, France

My family traveled from Talavera de la Reina in Spain to the Pirineos (Pyrenees) and we slept in this amazing place.

Mark Motsko
Torrey, Utah
2016 Silverado 3500
2016 Bigfoot 1500
Camera: iPhone 6S

Boondocking in Torrey, Utah

This is just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. The wind blew hard all night and it was 20 degrees when we woke up to a spectacular sunrise.


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