Camping Under the Stars [42 PICS]

June 3rd, 2013 Permalink

With the arrival of summer, the great outdoors is calling, “Come play in me.” Millions of people enjoy hiking, backpacking, trekking and then camping under the stars. Here are some positive quotes and tremendous night sky views to inspire you to get out there; have an adventure, and go camping! [42 Photos]

Camping under the stars at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Camping under the stars at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle,” ~ quote by Albert Einstein. Photo #1 by Justin Kern

Sahara Wonderland

Sahara Wonderland. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary,” ~ quote by Steve Jobs. Photo #2 by Dennis Stauffer



Night camp, moon rising over Island Peak's base camp, Nepal Himalaya

Night camp, moon rising over Island Peak’s base camp, Nepal Himalaya. “And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling,” ~ quote by George Carlin. Photo #3 by Kiril Rusev

Night in Wadi Rum, under the desert camp in Jordan

Night in Wadi Rum, under the desert camp in Jordan. “Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action,” ~ quote by William James. Photo #4 by askii

Starry Night on the Balearic Islands, an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea

Starry Night on the Balearic Islands, an archipelago of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world,” ~ quote by Harriet Tubman. Photo #5 by Andrés Nieto Porras

Kikelewa Camp at 12,070 ft (3679 m) in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

Kikelewa Camp at 12,070 ft (3679 m) in Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania. “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way,” ~ quote by Henry David Thoreau. Photo #6 by César González Palomo

Snowy Range in Wyoming during the Perseids meteor shower

Snowy Range in Wyoming during the Perseids meteor shower. The photographer wrote, “This is a composite of 23 images, 22 for the meteors/stars and 1 taken at sunrise for the foreground which was lightly blended in.” Photo #7 by David Kingham

Night camp in Fordingbridge, England, GB

Night camp in Fordingbridge, England, GB. John Muir said, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” Photo #8 by Ric Robinson

Pofu Camp - Northern Circuit, at 13,200 ft (4,025 m) up Mount Kilimanjaro Trek

Pofu Camp – Northern Circuit, at 13,200 ft (4,025 m) up Mount Kilimanjaro Trek. “Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty,” ~ quote by Albert Einstein. Photo #9 by Gopal Vijayaraghavan

Navion at night near Slickrock Trail, located near Moab, Utah

Navion at night near Slickrock Trail, located near Moab, Utah. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader,” ~ quote by John Quincy Adams. Photo #10 by Jim (wiserbailey)

Starry Night over Camp Angelos Caboose

Starry Night over Camp Angelos Caboose. Photo #11 by Ray Terrill

Out of the world is this, camping under the starry sky in Ladakh, India

Out of the world is this, camping under the starry sky in Ladakh, India. Photo #12 by nanda kishore

Camp Barafu, the last campsite on Mt Kilimanjaro before the summit

Camp Barafu, the last campsite on Mt Kilimanjaro before the summit. Photo #13 by Weixiang Ng & #14 by Weixiang Ng

Backpacking, campfire in the Selkirk Crest, Idaho

Backpacking, building up a roaring campfire before darkness falls in the Selkirk Crest, Idaho. “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat,” ~ quote by Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich. Photo #15 by Keith H

Dark Canyon Campground in the San Bernadino National Forest, Idyllwild, California

Dark Canyon Campground in the San Bernadino National Forest, Idyllwild, California. “Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live,” ~ quote by Nora Roberts. Photo #16 by Eric Gorski

Clear, starry night at Mustang Island State Park on the Texas Coast

Clear, starry night at Mustang Island State Park on the Texas Coast. Photo #17 by Marcus Calderon

Stars Over Laguna Campground

Stars Over Laguna Campground, Laguna Mountain in San Diego, California. “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world,” ~ quote by John Muir. Photo #18 by Eric Gorski

Hunt camp under the stars near Meeker, Colorado

Hunt camp under the stars near Meeker, Colorado. “It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent,” ~ quote by Dave Barry. Photo #19 by Zach Dischner

Motorcycle camping, Toksushima, Japan

Motorcycle camping, Toksushima, Japan. The photographer wrote, “A night with Orion and Jupiter, at roadside of the Tsurugisan-super-rindo, Tokushima. About 1200 meters above sea level.” Photo #20 by berobeeman

When night comes, camping under the stars of  Pyrenees, France

When night comes, camping under the stars of Pyrenees, France. “The earth has music for those who listen,” ~ quote by George Santayana. Photo #21 by Grégory Tonon

Winter night camp near Moab, Utah

Winter night camp near Moab, Utah. The photographer wrote, “The campsite at night under the bed of stars with the light of Moab peeking along the southern horizon. It’s easy to go out and hike around at night when it’s this nice out, even if it was below freezing. The moon was about half full and gave plenty of light to see by. Photo #22 by Jim (wiserbailey)

Night panorama at Glacier National Park, Montana

Night panorama at Glacier National Park, Montana. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night,” ~ quote by Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora. Photo #23 by Justin Kern

Distant campfire, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, Canada

Distant campfire, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, Canada. Photo #24 by James Wheeler

Embers from the campfire in Crossville, Tennessee

Embers from the campfire in Crossville, Tennessee. Photo #25 by Nathan Kolb

Milky Way View during camping excursion on the Outer Banks, Frisco, North Carolina

Milky Way View during camping excursion on the Outer Banks, Frisco, North Carolina. The photographer noted, “Here’s a shot from a recent camping excursion on the Outer Banks. Being in the dunes out as far east as you can get in the US, the sky is insanely dark. I have never seen so many stars. It truly is amazing!” Photo #26 by Zach Frailey

Starry Night at Laguna Campground

Starry Night at Laguna Campground. “You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life,” ~ quote by Zig Ziglar. Photo #27 by Eric Gorski

Camping and Stars above Joshua Tree National Park

Stars above Joshua Tree National Park. “If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare,” ~ quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Photo #28 by David (darkmatter)

Everglades Camping on the Southern Most Tip of The Continental US

Everglades Camping on the Southern Most Tip of The Continental US. “The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become,” ~ quote by Heraclitus. Photo #29 by nate bolt

Mesa Arch at Night in Canyonland Utah

Mesa Arch at Night in Canyonland Utah. Photo #30 by Christian Heeb

Aspen Night Life

Aspen Night Life. The photographer wrote, “Don’t you just hate it when you can’t even see the stars because of all the artificial light sources everywhere? It’s sad really.” Photo #31 by Zach Dischner

Milky Way Watchtower

Milky Way Watchtower. “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean,” ~ quote by John Muir. Photo #32 by Michael Wilson

Lose the City Lights

Lose the City Lights. “If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level,” ~ by Bruce Lee in The Art of Expressing the Human Body. Photo #33 by Zach Dischner

Zip up the tent

Zip up the tent! “Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business,” ~ quote by Dave Barry. Photo #34 by Steve Wall

Pitch on Cat Crag

Pitch on Cat Crag. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk,” ~ quote by Dalai Lama XIV. Photo #35 by Matthew Kirkland

The Brackstone Pond, Gibbstone Valley, NZ

The Brackstone Pond, Gibbstone Valley, NZ. “The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can,” ~ quote by Mike Dooley. Photo #36 by Danny Xeero

Camping in the cave tent

The photographer noted, “I tested the tent called ‘The Cave’ from Heimplanet.” Photo #37 by Felix Meyer

Manzanita Lake by moonlight

“August, Lassen Volcanic National Park, the shores of Manzanita Lake, hours after the red embers of our campfire and Sol had passed into darkness.” Photo #38 by Justin Kern

A night under the tent in the Wahiba Sands desert near to Al Mintarib, Sultanate of Oman

A night under the tent in the Wahiba Sands desert near to Al Mintarib, Sultanate of Oman. Photo #39 by hpirator

Keeping Warm

Keeping Warm. “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It’s what we do consistently,” ~ quote by Anthony Robbin. Photo #40 by Steven Fines

Our Galactic Neighborhood

Our Galactic Neighborhood. The photographer wrote, “This image shows our own galaxy: the milky way and our two small satellite galaxies: The Magellan clouds. The Small Magellan Cloud is at the top left and the Large Magellan Cloud at the bottom left. The Image also shows scorpius, the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulas, the galactic center at Sagitarius and many globular and open clusters. Photo #41 by Luis Argerich

Milky Way in the Bush, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Milky Way in the Bush, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. “The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you’re certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself,” ~ quote by Ralph S. Marston, Jr. Photo #42 by Ben Ashmole



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