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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

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