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Bag Night Challenge: 2022

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 that.

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

[2021]  [2020]  [2019]  [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: 27

January 14 – 17|The Needles|3 Nights
January 21 – 22|Burr Pass|1 Night
January 21 – 22|Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain Fire Lookout|1 Night
February 4 – 6|Airport Tower|2 Nights
February 11 – 13|Fremont Indian State Park|2 Nights
February 18 – 20|Pleasant Creek & Cedar Mesa|2 Nights
March 4 – 6|The Needles|2 Nights
March 11 – 13|Trachyte Creek & Trachyte Point|2 Nights
March 18 – 19|Middle Point|1 Night
March 19 – 21|Halls Creek & Fountain Tanks|2 Nights
March 25 – 26|Escalante Rim|1 Night
April 2 – 3|Mee Canyon Rim|1 Night
April 6 – 10|Land of Standing Rocks|4 Nights
April 15 – 16|Roubideau Creek|1 Night
April 29 – May 1|Wagon Road Bench & Lily Park|2 Nights



Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain Fire Lookout

Mestaa’Ėhehe Mountain Fire Lookout


Morning in the Fire Lookout

Morning in the Fire Lookout


Morning at Cabin #1

Morning at Cabin 1


Trachyte Point Morning

Good Morning


Bullfrog Creek Overlook Camp

Evening at Camp


Halls Creek Campsite

Halls Creek Campsite


Fountain Tanks Campsite

Fountain Tanks Campsite


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