There is a certain time of the year in southern Colorado that is called monsoon. Rain. Rain in the morning. Clearing, then rain in the afternoon, then clearing. Then rain in the night. It makes everything lush and drippy and beautiful.
A hammock was the best addition to truck camping I made this year. It is light, takes up little room and is so luxurious feeling. This is a big truck camper hint… buy a hammock. The new ones have a strap that sets up the hammock in seconds. If it gets wet, just wait for the sun. It takes only minutes to dry the hammock out. You will always be glad to have a hammock.
Another activity to do while truck camping, while not reading in your hammock, is cleaning up old messes. You get to feel so good afterwards. I found this site on a hike and came back the next day to clean it up. And felt good.
Another truck camping hint has to do with eating. Without refrigeration the pickings are slim, but fun. My latest go to meal is sardines. Lime, Siracha and a touch of salt all on a Ritz cracker. It is yummy.
I am camped next to the West Fork of the San Juan River. It is lush and exciting. There are mountains and huge trees and clear water streams. Heavenly.