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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: 74

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
May 20 – 21 | Bears Ears National Monument | 1 Night
May 24 – 25 | Petrified Forest Wilderness | 1 Night
May 26 – 27 | Lyman Lake State Park | 1 Night
May 27 – 28 | The Malpais | 1 Night
June 2 – 5 | Labyrinth Canyon | 3 Nights
June 17 – 19 | Wickiup Pass | 2 Nights
June 24 – 26 | Gardner Park & Roan Plateau | 2 Nights
July 8 – 9 | Bullion Pasture | 1 Night
July 9 – 10 | Lee Canyon | 1 Night
July 15 – 16 | Mahogany Flat | 1 Night
July 16 – 17 | Snake Range | 1 Night
July 27 – 30 | Turquoise Lake | 3 Nights
August 5 – 7 | Abajo Mountains | 2 Nights
August 26 – 27 | Lime Mesa | 1 Night
August 29 – 30 | Stillwater Pass | 1 Night
August 30 – Sept 1 | Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout Tower | 2 Nights
September 1 – 2 | Willow Creek | 1 Night
September 9 – 10 | Rainbow Lake | 1 Night
September 16 – 21 | Stillwater Canyon | 5 Nights
September 30 – Oct 1 | Cunningham Gulch | 1 Night
October 3 – 5 | Block Mesas | 2 Nights
October 5 – 7 | Hole-in-the-Rock Road | 2 Nights
October 14 – 16 | The Needles & New Bates Wilson | 2 Nights
November 4 – 6 | Flat Iron Mesa & Casa Colorado | 2 Nights
November 10 – 13 | Cedar Mesa | 3 Nights
November 18 – 20 | Cane Spring Desert & Ticaboo Mesa | 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

 

Comb Wash Camp

Comb Wash Camp

 

Painted Desert Campsite

Painted Desert Campsite

 

Morning at the Coyote Cabin

Morning at the Coyote Cabin

 

The Malpais Campsite

The Malpais Campsite

 

Tenmile Bottom Camp

Tenmile Bottom Camp

 

Labyrinth Canyon Camp

Labyrinth Canyon Camp

 

Bowknot Bend Camp

Bowknot Bend Camp

 

Waterfall Camp

Waterfall Camp

 

Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

 

Bonita Bend Camp

Bonita Bend Camp

 

Pre-Horse Camp

Pre-Horse Camp

 

Water Ledges Camp

Water Ledges Camp

 

Below-The-Confluence Camp

Below-The-Confluence Camp

 

Colorado River Camp at Sunset

Colorado River Sunset

 

New Bates Wilson Camp

New Bates Wilson Camp

 

New Bates Wilson Campsite at Night

New Bates Wilson Campsite at Night

 

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