These Campsites Are Unbelievable—Literally

Sometimes campsite photos are just too perfect to be true.


If you’ve ever stared slackjawed at an Instagram image of a tent perched precariously on the tip of a cliff overlooking a fjord, a campsite too precious to possibly be real, and said to yourself — there’s no way those people camped there — then you’re going to love @youdidnotsleepthere. It’s an Instagram account run by a woman from Oregon, with a terrific sense of humor, clearly, named Luisa Jeffery. During a camping trip to the Grand Canyon a few years back, a friend prompted Jeffery to move their tent to more photogenic spots so their photos would really zing on Instagram.

Poof, the idea for an account that mocks—ever so gently—staged camping photos was born.

Jeffery’s been running it now since 2015, and it just keeps getting funnier. The account has grown so popular Jeffery is no longer forced to scour ambitious Instagram accounts; she’s tagged in so many of these kinds of shots she can just sit back and curate. And laugh.

And sure, sometimes people did actually sleep there, as they’ll point out to Jeffery, occasionally in angry comments. But that doesn’t make the clichés any less funny.

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  • Ted
    Reply

    I remember tenting with my Dad at a lake in the Adirondacks on a shelf above the lake with our feet hanging over the edge. We tied the tent to a small tree uphill and hoped it held overnight! The shelf was the only flat area around.

  • Mr.
    Reply

    These people have no respect for nature. It’s ridiculous that people glamorize this kind of blatant disregard for personal safety.

    • Nathan
      Reply

      Judgemental huh? People like you bring people way farther down than any fall at these heights will! Cheer up its beautiful out there.

      • Boxerresqr
        Reply

        Agreed

  • Wendy Lambing
    Reply

    Those look so amazing!
    Take it to the salt flats in Utah, they have some out of this world spots waiting to be explored. ….

  • Robert Brunk
    Reply

    All beautiful places to see but I’d never set up a tent in or on any of them. That late night trip to the john might be my last!

    • jack
      Reply

      ok that made me laugh. thanks.

  • Roman Rarik
    Reply

    this is bs… most of those places are not allowed to camp at

  • gnarlydog
    Reply

    anything for a “like” on Instacrap, including Photoshop 🙂

  • Jha wa
    Reply

    Look at how cool I am and please like me for I am a semi professional screen persona.
    Idea; life- off screen. I don’t give a blah blah blah about your pseudo camping spot.
    Not impressed with your sense of space time contrast or your need to impress. Willing to
    be in a scape of land without the center of self and the clawing of image bonding you to screen..
    Or not?

  • Henry David Thoreau
    Reply

    Lighten up, Francis.

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