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2019 Calendar Contest: Behind the Shot Part 10

For Behind the Shot Part 10, we are featuring photos and stories from Steamboat Lake State Park, north of Kodachrome Basin State Park, Lake Superior Provincial Park, and many more!

Click here to participate in the 2019 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest and be considered for a Behind the Shot feature.

Travis Holt
Steamboat Lake State Park (Hahn’s Peak in the background), Colorado
2016 Ram 3500
2019 Lance 850
Camera Used – DJI Mavic Pro

We had just bought this Lance 850 three days before we hit the road with no reservations made.  We decided to do things different this vacation and dry camp instead of staying at the usual campgrounds with full hookups.  Along this last minute road trip with my wife, Jayme, and our three Chihuahuas, we stayed in Steamboat Springs and stopped by Aspen to see Maroon Bells and took Independence Pass to Crested Butte.

After Crested Butte we ended this amazing road trip at Great Sand Dunes National Park then made our way back home to Lexington, Kentucky.  We’ve had a travel trailer and a fifth wheel in the past.  We love the adventures a truck camper makes possible!

Viki and Roddy Lee
North of Kodachrome Basin State Park, Utah
2017 Ford F350
2018 Northern Lite 10-2 EX CDSE
Camera Used – iPhone 8

We bought our camper and truck the fall of 2017.  We took several short trips in preparation for a two month trip to southern Utah in late spring of 2018, when Roddy retired.  Except for the twelve short days it took to drive from our home in Asheville, North Carolina to Zion National Park and back again, and going to Mesa Verde, we were in Utah.

For six weeks we explored exclusively in the parts of Utah that are south of interstate 70.  Because we were newbies at camping, we disperse camped for only three to four nights at a time – between spending three to eight days in National and State Parks.  We had a glorious time.  As far as we’re concerned, everything went nearly perfect.

This photo was taken at a spot located on BLM land we found a little north of Kodachrome Basin State Park.  It was peaceful and a very pleasant temperature.  It was a wonderful way to spend our 40th wedding anniversary on May 23, 2018.

Chuck Pearson
Lake Superior Provincial Park, Agawa Bay, Ontario, Canada
2008 Chevy Silverado
2013 Hallmark K2
Camera Used – Canon EOS XSI

My wife, Janet, and myself were on the Lake Superior Circle Tour for eighteen days.  I had made a reservation for this campsite facing Lake Superior in the Agawa Bay Campground.

It turned out to be a special site tucked into the tall pines, with a three kilometer long beach in front, running north to the Agawa River, which we hiked to.  There were great sunsets and spacious campsites.  We stayed here for two nights of our trip.

Dave Price
Near Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area, Arizona
2014 Ford F-350
2013 Northern Lite 8-11 Q Classic SE
Camera Used – Canon EOS Rebel T3

We were on our way back home after spending spring break in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.  We had camped the night before at the BLM campground on the Gila River off the Black Hills Back Country Byway near the town of Clifton.

We had taken this side road to explore.  We drove in four-wheel drive for about two miles before it got steeper and rougher than we were interested in on the last day of our trip.  The photo is just after we had turned around and were climbing back to the byway.

Larry and Leslie Power
Memaloose State Park, Oregon
2014 Ford F350
2009 Northland Polar 860
Camera Used – iPhone 6s

We were camping at Memaloose State Park in Oregon on the Columbia River.  We secured the last available spot and it was right next to the highway.

There was a camper in our reserved spot when we arrived.  We found a ranger and he told us they had a cancellation on a spot with an obstructed view of the river.  We took it, and had the best view!

It was hot, but we had full hookups so we could run the air conditioner for Shadow, our camping cat.  It was so nice enjoying the river view and watching huge barges going up and down the river.

Melodie Storey
Capitol Reef National Park, Great Wash Basin, Utah
2014 GMC Sierra
2016 Palomino SS-650
Camera Used – Canon Rebel TI

This is why we have a truck camper!  We drove on the river bed in Capitol Reef National Park.

Scott Elliott
San Diego North County, California
2007 Ford F350
2013 Chalet TS116
Camera Used – Samsung Note 3

We were staying at an RV park along the Siletz river which is on the Oregon Coast.  We were packed in like sardines and were ready for a change when we discovered this spot out in the middle of a field.  A beautiful and tranquil spot to ourselves.  Our type of living!

Kim Zimmer
Washington Pass Overlook, Highway 20, Washington
2017 GMC Sierra 3500
2016 Lance 1062
Camera Used – Samsung Note 8

D Simpson
Strathcona Park, British Columbia
2001 Chevy Silverado 2500
2001 Okanagan 80W
Camera Used – Samsung Phone

Click here to participate in the 2019 Truck Camper Magazine Calendar Contest and be considered for a Behind the Shot feature.

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