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Bag Night Challenge: 2019

For a couple of years I have been keeping track of all my ‘bag nights’ and then posting the total at the end of the year on my microBLOG. Last year I’ve decided to try changing things up a bit and kept a running total throughout the year posted on this page and I think it worked out pretty well, so I’m going to continue doing it again this year. While I managed to camp 80 nights last year, I don’t think I will be able to keep that up again this year and am hoping to just hit 50 nights in 2019.

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

[2018]  [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: 47

January 18 – 21|Squaw Flat|3 Nights
January 24 – 27|Paria Plateau|3 Nights
March 14 – 17|The Needles|3 Nights
March 22 – 24|The Needles|2 Nights
April 5 – 6|Flat Top|1 Night
April 10 – 14|Salt Creek Canyon|4 Nights
April 19 – 21|Bears Ears|2 Nights
April 24 – 25|Sand Island|1 Night
May 3 – 5|Dinosaurland|2 Nights
May 10 – 13|San Juan River|3 Nights
May 18 – 19|Big Dominguez Canyon|1 Night
May 24 – 26|Cedar Mesa|2 Nights
May 30 – June 2|Navajo National Monument|3 Nights
June 7 – 8|Hondu Country|1 Night
June 14 – 16|Dolores River|2 Nights
June 21 – 23|Buckhorn Wash & Price River|2 Nights
June 28 – 30|Fantasy Canyon & White River|2 Nights
July 3 – 4|Dominguez Rim|1 Night
July 5 – 6|Miners Basin|1 Night
July 13 – 14|Crater Lake|1 Night
July 19 – 21|West Mancos River|2 Nights
July 21 – 22|Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower|1 Night
July 26 – 27|Spring Creek Pass|1 Night
July 27 – 28|Middle Cottonwood Creek|1 Night
August 2 – 3|Corkscrew Pass|1 Night
August 10 – 11|Frenchman Creek|1 Night

 


 

Squaw Flat Campsite

Squaw Flat Campsite

 

Lost Canyon Camp

Lost Canyon Camp

 

Big Spring Camp

Big Spring Camp

 

SC1 Camp

SC1

 

Dinosaurland Camp

Dinosaurland Camp

 

Foggy Morning at Sand Island

Foggy Morning at Sand Island

 

Fossil Campsite

Fossil Campsite

 

Big Dominguez Camp

Big Dominguez Camp

 

Keet Seel Campsite

Keet Seel Campsite

 

Sunset View Campsite

Sunset View Campsite

 

Buckhorn Wash Camp

Buckhorn Wash Camp

 

Fantasy Canyon Camping

Fantasy Canyon Camping

 

Crater Lake Camp

Crater Lake Camp

 

Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower

Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower

 

Frenchman Creek Camp

Frenchman Creek Camp

 

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