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Readers' Best Campsite Photos

You've been getting out there and taking great shots. You sleep in your backyard and all the way around the globe in India and everywhere in between. Here are the top 10 best campsite photos you submitted to Backpacker's photo contests in 2013.
  • Ross Murphy of Mukilteo, WA captured his tent's reflection in front of Mt Adams just off the Pacific Crest Trail in The Goat Rocks Wilderness.
  • In Lake Clark National Park, Drew Groves of Dunbarton, NH set up camp along the Connecting River between Upper and Lower Twin Lakes.
  • Kat Carney from San Diego is quite the night photographer. One of her other campsite images was chosen to run in the January issue. This camp shot was captured after a hike down to Cedar Creek Falls in the Cleveland National Forest.
  • Benjamin Clark of Kandiyohi, MN was camping with 2 good friends in Theodore Roosevelt Park when a wild horse came trotting through camp at dinner time. They used this camp as basecamp for dayhikes among beautiful red rock cliffs and outstanding wildlife.
  • "The Appalachian Trail in the spring: if you're looking for solitude, this is not the place," says Peter Groleau with a photo to prove it.
  • Jake Rose of Gillette, WY  and Christina Alexander found complete solitude and 360 degree mountain views in Montana's Crazy Mountains. Lower Twin Lake, where they set up camp, is just 4 miles from Half Moon Campground, where the hike begins.
  • Don't forget you can camp in the winter! Jeff Webster sent in this campsite photo from his mountaineering training in Colorado.
  • "The Outdoors At Your Doorstep" Chris Carille suggests Sportsman Lake Campground in Yellowstone for solitude and great tent views.
  • John Bartel, from Palo Alto, CA makes us all want to visit Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with this camp photo in the Brooks Range.
  • Aaron Kraft sent in this photo of "dudes at camp lake." The photo is exposed pefectly to entice us all out to a campfire with friends this weekend.
Ross Murphy of Mukilteo, WA captured his tent's reflection in front of Mt Adams just off the Pacific Crest Trail in The Goat Rocks Wilderness.
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Ross Murphy of Mukilteo, WA captured his tent's reflection in front of Mt Adams just off the Pacific Crest Trail in The Goat Rocks Wilderness.


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