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Bag Night Challenge: 2021

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:

[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: 76

January 8 – 10|Indian Creek|2 Nights
January 14 – 15|Cathedral Gorge State Park|1 Night
January 15 – 17|Pahranagat Valley|2 Nights
January 17 – 18|Parowan Gap|1 Night
January 22 – 24|Rock Canyon|2 Nights
January 29 – 31|Black Dragon Wash & Ernie Canyon|2 Nights
February 5 – 7|Airport & Gooseberry|2 Nights
February 12 – 15|Pleasant Creek|3 Nights
February 19 – 20|Salt Valley|1 Night
February 26 – 28|Horse Canyon|2 Nights
March 5 – 7|Woodruff Canyon & Trachyte Creek|2 Nights
March 12 – 14|Antelope Valley & White Roost Canyon|2 Nights
March 19 – 21|Johns Canyon & Honaker Trail Rim|2 Nights
March 25 – 28|Cedar Mesa|3 Nights
March 31 – April 4|Grand Gulch & Bullet Canyon|4 Nights
April 16 – 18|Hans Flats & White Roost Canyon|2 Nights
April 21 – 25|Salt Creek Canyon|4 Nights
April 30 – May 2|Yampa Plateau|2 Nights
May 7 – 8|Roubideau Creek|1 Night
May 14 – 15|Ute Mountain Tribal Park|1 Night
May 16 – 17|Petrified Forest Wilderness|1 Night
May 18 – 20|Joe Skeen Campground|2 Nights
May 28 – 31|Book Cliffs|3 Nights
June 4 – 6|Cedar Canyon & Markagunt Plateau|2 Nights
June 12 – 13|Coke Oven Creek|1 Night
June 18 – 20|Ripple Creek Pass|2 Nights
June 25 – 26|Hahns Peak|1 Night
July 2 – 5|Rico Mountains|3 Nights
July 9 – 10|Miners Basin|1 Night
July 16 – 18|Little Mill Creek & Lamphier Lake|2 Nights
July 23 – 24|Mountaineer Creek|1 Night
July 31 – August 1|Crag Crest|1 Night
August 6 – 8|Lost Trail Creek & Splains Gulch|2 Nights
August 14 – 15|Powderhorn Lakes|1 Night
August 17 – 18|Cedar Springs Campground|1 Night
August 18 – 21|Green River Lakes & Slide Lake|3 Nights
August 27 – 29|Parson Lake & Minnie Gulch|2 Nights
September 1 – 2|Freidlein Prairie|1 Night
September 2 – 3|San Mateo Mountain|1 Night
September 3 – 4|Williams Lake|1 Night
September 4 – 5|Horseshoe Lake|1 Night
September 10 – 12|Middle Fork South Arkansas & Tomichi Pass|2 Nights

 


 

Trachyte Creek Camp

Trachyte Creek Camp

 

Evening At Camp

Evening At Camp

 

Johns Canyon Camp

Johns Canyon Camp

 

Desert Bikepacking Camp

Desert Bikepacking Camp

 

Pour Off Camp #1

Pour Off Camp #1

 

Canyon Campsite #2

Canyon Campsite #2

 

Jailhouse Camp #3

Jailhouse Camp #3

 

Mancos Canyon Camp

Mancos Canyon Camp

 

Petrified Forest Wilderness Camp

Petrified Forest Wilderness Camp

 

Joe Skeen Campground Sunrise

Joe Skeen Campground Sunrise

 

Hahns Peak Camp

Hahns Peak Camp

 

Lamphier Lake Campsite

Lamphier Lake Campsite

 

The Morning After (Powderhorn Lakes)

The Morning After

 

Green River Lakes Campground

Green River Lakes Campground

 

Slide Lake Campsite

Slide Lake Campsite

 

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