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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: 28

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



Elephant Canyon

EC3 Campsite


Chesler Park

CP1 Campsite


Ekker Camp

Ekker Camp


The Doll House

Doll House Camp 1


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