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Bag Night Challenge: 2018

For a couple of years now, I have been keeping track of all my ‘bag nights’ throughout the year and then posting the total at the end of the year on my microBLOG. This year I’ve decided to try changing things up a bit and plan to keep a running total posted on this page so you can follow along. I have some pretty ambitious plans set for 2018 and I am hoping that I’ll be able to hit 50 nights by the end of the year.

If you are interested in checking out my previous year totals, you can find those below:

[2017]  [2016]  [2015]  [2014]  [2013]  [2012]

This friendly competition of keeping track of ‘bag nights’ started a number of years back on the forum at Backcountry Post, and I follow the very simple ground rules that were set up over there:

There are no official rules, but a bag night here is typically defined by a night out camping in some form. It doesn’t matter if you sleep on a tarp, in a tent, or in the back of your vehicle. It’s more of an attitude thing. If you are outside to enjoy nature, if it’s camping, then it’s a bag night.

 

Total Bag Nights: 79

January 5 – 6|Cottonwood Wash|1 Night
January 26 – 29|Jacobs Tanks & Stateline|3 Nights
February 9 – 11|Big Flat & Willow Springs|2 Nights
February 23 – 25|Squaw Flat|2 Nights
March 2 – 3|Angel Point|1 Night
March 9 – 12|The Needles|3 Nights
March 15 – 18|Ex-Bears Ears|3 Nights
March 23 – 25|San Rafael Swell|2 Nights
April 4 – 9|The Maze|5 Nights
April 13 – 15|Indian Creek|2 Nights
April 20 – 24|Grand Gulch|4 Nights
May 4 – 6|Glen Canyon NRA & Cedar Point|2 Nights
May 11 – 13|Hidden Splendor & Skyline Rim|2 Nights
May 19 – 20|North Rim of the Black Canyon|1 Night
May 24 – 28|Echo Park|4 Nights
June 9 – 10|Verde Lake|1 Night
June 15 – 16|Horse Ranch Park|1 Night
June 22 – 24|The Flat Tops|2 Nights
July 3 – 4|Geyser Pass|1 Night
July 6 – 7|North Halfmoon Creek|1 Night
July 14 – 15|Oh-Be-Joyful Creek|1 Night
August 3 – 5|Gore Creek & Gore Lake|2 Nights
August 5 – 6|Santa Fe Peak|1 Night
August 6 – 7|Clear Creek|1 Night
August 7 – 8|Evans Gulch|1 Night
August 8 – 9|Brittle Silver Basin|1 Night
August 9 – 10|Weldon Gulch|1 Night
August 18 – 19|Molas Park|1 Night
August 25 – 26|Willow Park|1 Night
August 30 – Sept 2|Henrys Fork|3 Nights
September 7 – 9|Animas Forks & US Basin|2 Nights
September 14 – 15|Imogene Basin|1 Night
September 20 – 24|Labyrinth Canyon|4 Nights
September 28 – 29|Ruby Anthracite Creek|1 Night
October 1 – 2|Mud Spring|1 Night
October 2 – 3|Lockhart Road|1 Night
October 3 – 5|Horsehoof Campsite|2 Nights
October 5 – 6|Twin Canyon|1 Night
October 13 – 14|Ten Mile Wash|1 Night
October 26 – 28|Bears Ears National Monument|2 Nights
November 8 – 11|Grand Canyon National Park|3 Nights
November 16 – 18|Peekaboo|2 Nights
November 30 – Dec 2|Squaw Flat|2 Nights

 


 

Elephant Canyon

EC3 Campsite

 

Chesler Park

CP1 Campsite

 

Ekker Camp

Ekker Camp

 

The Doll House

Doll House Camp 1

 

Grand Gulch Camp

Grand Gulch Camp

 

Cedar Point Campsite

Cedar Point Campsite

 

Echo Park Campsite

Echo Park Campsite

 

Verde Lake Camp

Verde Lake Camp

 

Cold Springs Campsite

Cold Springs Campsite

 

Oh-Be-Joyful Camp

Oh-Be-Joyful Camp Sunrise

 

Camp In The Clouds (Gore Lake)

Camp In The Clouds

 

Willow Park Camp

Willow Park Camp

 

Henrys Fork Camp

Henrys Fork Camp

 

Labyrinth Canyon Camp

Labyrinth Camp 1

 

Slaughter Bottom Camp

Slaughter Bottom Camp

 

Horsehoof Campsite

Horsehoof Campsite

 

Grabens Camp

Grabens Camp

 

Kanab Plateau Camp

Kanab Plateau Camp

 

Esplanade Camp at Dusk

Esplanade Camp at Dusk

 

Squaw Flat Campground Sunrise

Squaw Flat Campground Sunrise

 

Squaw Flat Snow

Squaw Flat Snow

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