Bag Night Challenge 2016

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Artemus, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Amen, brotha. I drove down there in the rain on Saturday, pulled into Klondike Bluffs thinking it must not be busy with all this rain. Nope. Turned around and drove back to The Swell (also freakishly busy for November).
     
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  2. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    What ?!?!? 20? You have to be kidding me. I was counting on you beating Nick this year. I can't keep up.
     
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  3. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    Yeah, I wish it were more too. Couple more months to catch up...!
     
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  4. LarryBoy

    LarryBoy Hiker Trash

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    It's been a pretty grim year for me too :(

    34 Nights:

    Jan 15-17 - Coalpits Wash, Zion National Park | 2 Nights
    April 29-30 - White Rocks, West Desert | 1 Night
    May 27-29 - Death Hollow, GSENM | 2 Nights
    June 24-26 - Delano Peak Loop, Tushar Mtns | 2 Nights
    July 1-4 - Leidy Peak Loop, Uinta Mtns | 3 Nights
    July 15-17 - Lambert Loop, Uinta Mtns | 2 Nights
    August 5-6 - Crystal Lake - Bald Mtn via The Notch, Uinta Mtns | 1 Night
    August 12-18 - Beartooths Fun Route, Beartooth Mtns | 6 Nights
    September 2-5 - Wind River Peak Loop, Wind River Range | 3 Nights
    September 16-17 - Brighton Beatout, Big Cottonwood Canyon | 1 Night
    September 30-October 9 - Hayduke Trail Sections 5 & 6 | 9 Nights
    November 10-12 - Little Death Hollow, GSENM | 2 Nights
     
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  5. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    2016 Total YTD: 51 Nights

    Jan 1 > Alstrom Point > 1 Night
    Jan 21 > Glen Canyon: Smith Fork & Forgotten Canyon > 3 Nights
    Feb 26 > Arches & Island in the Sky > 1 Night
    Mar 11 > Capitol Reef, GCNRA, Natural Bridges, Cedar Mesa, The Needles > 2 Nights
    March 31-April 3 > Glen Canyon: Rincon, Iceberg, Escalante > 3 Nights
    April 20-24 > Dark Canyon into Cataract Canyon Packraft + Bonus night w/ Glen Canyon Institute > 4 Nights
    June 1-5 > Glen Canyon: Grotto & Balanced Rock Canyons > 4 Nights
    June 10-12 > Bryce Canyon > 2 Nights
    July 6-8 > Glen Canyon: The San Juan - Desha & Great Bend > 3 Nights
    July 15-18 > Ruby Horsethief Float Trip > 3 Nights
    July 28-31 > Green River ABC > 3 Nights
    Aug 10-14 > Glen Canyon: The San Juan - Wilson & Deep > 4 Nights
    Aug 26-28 > Green River Daily > 2 Nights
    Sept 8-12 > Glen Canyon: Forbidding & Mountain Sheep Canyons > 4 Nights
    Oct 6-9 > Cedar City, Red Canyon, Bryce, Circle Cliffs, Capitol Reef > 3 Nights
    Oct 14-16 > Mountain biking in Moab but camping in The Swell > 2 Nights
    Oct 21-24 > The Maze > 3 Nights
    Nov 4-6 > Green River, The Wedge, etc. > 2 Nights
    Nov 11-13 > Moab Madness > 2 Nights

    I.
    Hate.
    Moab.

    It's crazy how busy it still is in mid November now. The first night on the way down was quite pleasant though. After five 'work trips' in a row, I'm ready for a weekend or two at home.

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  6. LarryBoy

    LarryBoy Hiker Trash

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    On the plus side, you get paid to hate Moab. The rest of us have to do it on our own dime. :twothumbs:
     
  7. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    Nights: 21

    2/24-25: Natural Bridges National Monument
    3/9-12: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, HRR and Coyote Gulch
    3/17-18: Caineville Wash, UT
    3/18-21: Snow Flat Road, Cedar Mesa, UT
    3/21-23: Lower Grand Gulch, UT
    Summer '16: Katmai National Park, AK
    10/22-23: Parunuweap Canyon, UT
    11/3-7: Moab, UT
    11/14: Yant Flat

    Overnighted to enjoy the supermoon. Didn't plan well to see the moon at the moment it was closest, but it sure was bright all night.
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  8. Michael

    Michael Alien from over the pond...

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    1 night car camping along Burr Trail road - relaxing
    1 night car camping along Burr Trail road - route scouting Lower Gulch rim route
    2 nights tent - backpacking loop LG-TH --> Sand Holler Spring --> Hansen cabin/Escalante river --> Lower Gulch --> LG-TH
    1 night car camping along Burr Trail road
    1 night car camping along Burr Trail road - met Art & Joey an had a wonderful WE
    2 nights car camping along Burr Trail road (Studhorse Peaks) - exploring area and Upper Muley Twist
    1 night car camping Escalante area
    1 night car camping Spencer Flat road - Phipps Wash rim hike
    3 nights tent - backpacking loop SFRd--> Spencer Cyn --> Escalante river --> Dome Islomania --> SFRd
    3 night car camping Escalante area - Boynton road scouting
    1 night car camping S/W of Zion NP
    2 nights car camping Lake Mead area - Charlie's Spring Trail Valley of Fire
    1 night car camping VOF - several hikes in Valley of Fire

    Total:
    5 nights tent
    15 nights car camping in the nature
    That's all for our season - Utah 2016. Maybe more in the next year - if the weather will be better.

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  9. blueeyes

    blueeyes ephemeral excursionist

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    Total Nights: 13

    Mammoth Yellowstone 1 night
    Mt. Baird 1 night
    Grand Canyon 1 night
    Red Rock Pass Road, MT 1 night
    Heber City in an RV park. 1 (never again)
    Grand Targhee 2 nights
    Jug Mountain Ranch 1 night

    Galena Lodge 2 nights
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    Grand Targhee 1 night

    Tex Creek 1 night Oct 22nd (my first solo bikepack trip)

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    Hurricane, UT 1 night 25 hours of Frog Hollow I slept a total of 1 hour and 15 min in a tent.

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    Not sure I will get anymore nights in this year. But ya never know.






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  10. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside.

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    Total: 12 nights
    Met my very low goal of averaging one night per month. Hopefully I'll get one more in before the year's end.

    January 29 - 1 night - Spring Canyon, Capitol Reef
    March 11 - 1 night - Willow Springs Rd.
    May 15-18 - 3 nights - Sand Flats Recreation Area
    June 17- 1 night - Cliff Lake (the one accessed from Crystal Lake TH)
    July 22 - 1 night - Red Castle
    August 10-12 - 2 nights - Lester Pass Loop, Wind Rivers
    September 16 - 1 night - John Lake, Uintas
    October 7 - 1 night - The Wedge

    November 18 - 1 night - Wild Horse Road
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  11. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    2016 total-to-date - 46

    4 - March - Pine Valley Mountains
    3 - April - Lake Powell with @Nick, @slc_dan and @gnwatts
    1 - April - Burr Trail with @Michael
    3 - April - Robbers Roost via the Angel Trail
    2 - May - City of Rocks, Idaho
    2 - May - San Rafael Swell - barrier relocation
    3 - June - Paunsaugunt Plateau and Powell Point - with @Nick, @neiloro and @muir_mountain
    2 - July - Mt. Hood circumnavigation
    4 - July - Idaho whitewater river camping
    2 - July - Ashdown Gorge backpack
    8 - August - in the High and Wild in the Wind Rivers
    1 - September - High Uintas Hayden Valley
    2- September - Pine Valley Mtns with @lostlandscapes
    1 - October - Parowan Gap
    4 - Bear's Ears, Elk Ridge, Needles District, Canyonlands
    2 - Tomsich Buttea and Muddy Creek in the Swell
    2 - Sids Mtn WSA monitoring survey

    A Nippley Night in the San Rafael Swell
    -> 15 degF night on our WSA monitoring mission. Too bad I forgot my tent. At least I had my bag, @Nick
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  12. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Nice shot! I missed last weekend due to local obligations and the joy of replacing my own water heater. Kinda sad I missed out on the first good freeze out there this year. About time for the Palomini to come out?
     
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  13. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    I froze my keester off! So, the gloves come off and the Palomeany rides again - to White Canyon with Beck, Luna and @Ben this weekend.
     
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  14. Scott Chandler

    Scott Chandler Wildness is a necessity- John Muir

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    Another relocation got me a couple more bag nights. Not sure about my choices of sites, but they all worked without someone being irritated by me.

    Nights: 24

    2/24-25: Natural Bridges National Monument
    3/9-12: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, HRR and Coyote Gulch
    3/17-18: Caineville Wash, UT
    3/18-21: Snow Flat Road, Cedar Mesa, UT
    3/21-23: Lower Grand Gulch, UT
    Summer '16: Katmai National Park, AK
    10/22-23: Parunuweap Canyon, UT
    11/3-7: Moab, UT
    11/14: Yant Flat
    11/17: Very Large Array, NM - - - Side of the road, COLD
    11/25: North of Carlsbad Caverns NP, NM - - - Random Forest Service spot, actually very pleasant
    11/26: Sonoran Desert NM, AZ (sorta?) - - - Phoenix is a bright city, especially on a cloudy night

    Now I start a winter season at Organ Pipe Cactus NM in AZ! We'll see how many more bag nights I get in...

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  15. Miss Buffalo

    Miss Buffalo Never give up!!

    I love Organ Pipe Cactus NM. Awesome park!! I'll probably be back im March.
     
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  16. piper01

    piper01 Member

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    2016 total nights: 11
    10/8-10/14: GSENM- Willow, Davis, 50 MIle (7 nights)
    11/23: curled up in the car in a parking lot on the drive to Big Bend- I didn't get out my sleeping bag, but I'm still counting it! (1 night)
    11/24-11/26 Big Bend National Park (3 nights)
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    Dino track! GSENM
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    Big Bend Nat'l Park, Windows trail
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  17. Adventures With BeeGee

    Adventures With BeeGee Regular Guy

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    I was at Big Bend National Park the week before. What was your itinerary? I was able to knock out the Outer Mountain Loop.
     
  18. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    2016 Total YTD: 53 Nights

    Jan 1 > Alstrom Point > 1 Night
    Jan 21 > Glen Canyon: Smith Fork & Forgotten Canyon > 3 Nights
    Feb 26 > Arches & Island in the Sky > 1 Night
    Mar 11 > Capitol Reef, GCNRA, Natural Bridges, Cedar Mesa, The Needles > 2 Nights
    March 31-April 3 > Glen Canyon: Rincon, Iceberg, Escalante > 3 Nights
    April 20-24 > Dark Canyon into Cataract Canyon Packraft + Bonus night w/ Glen Canyon Institute > 4 Nights
    June 1-5 > Glen Canyon: Grotto & Balanced Rock Canyons > 4 Nights
    June 10-12 > Bryce Canyon > 2 Nights
    July 6-8 > Glen Canyon: The San Juan - Desha & Great Bend > 3 Nights
    July 15-18 > Ruby Horsethief Float Trip > 3 Nights
    July 28-31 > Green River ABC > 3 Nights
    Aug 10-14 > Glen Canyon: The San Juan - Wilson & Deep > 4 Nights
    Aug 26-28 > Green River Daily > 2 Nights
    Sept 8-12 > Glen Canyon: Forbidding & Mountain Sheep Canyons > 4 Nights
    Oct 6-9 > Cedar City, Red Canyon, Bryce, Circle Cliffs, Capitol Reef > 3 Nights
    Oct 14-16 > Mountain biking in Moab but camping in The Swell > 2 Nights
    Oct 21-24 > The Maze > 3 Nights
    Nov 4-6 > Green River, The Wedge, etc. > 2 Nights
    Nov 11-13 > Moab Madness > 2 Nights
    Dec 9-11 > St. George Mountain Biking > 2 Nights

    Another weekend on the bike. The weather was beautiful and Bearclaw Poppy is an incredibly fun trail on a bike. This was last night near La Verkin.

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  19. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    2016 Total YTD: 55 Nights

    Jan 1 > Alstrom Point > 1 Night
    Jan 21 > Glen Canyon: Smith Fork & Forgotten Canyon > 3 Nights
    Feb 26 > Arches & Island in the Sky > 1 Night
    Mar 11 > Capitol Reef, GCNRA, Natural Bridges, Cedar Mesa, The Needles > 2 Nights
    March 31-April 3 > Glen Canyon: Rincon, Iceberg, Escalante > 3 Nights
    April 20-24 > Dark Canyon into Cataract Canyon Packraft + Bonus night w/ Glen Canyon Institute > 4 Nights
    June 1-5 > Glen Canyon: Grotto & Balanced Rock Canyons > 4 Nights
    June 10-12 > Bryce Canyon > 2 Nights
    July 6-8 > Glen Canyon: The San Juan - Desha & Great Bend > 3 Nights
    July 15-18 > Ruby Horsethief Float Trip > 3 Nights
    July 28-31 > Green River ABC > 3 Nights
    Aug 10-14 > Glen Canyon: The San Juan - Wilson & Deep > 4 Nights
    Aug 26-28 > Green River Daily > 2 Nights
    Sept 8-12 > Glen Canyon: Forbidding & Mountain Sheep Canyons > 4 Nights
    Oct 6-9 > Cedar City, Red Canyon, Bryce, Circle Cliffs, Capitol Reef > 3 Nights
    Oct 14-16 > Mountain biking in Moab but camping in The Swell > 2 Nights
    Oct 21-24 > The Maze > 3 Nights
    Nov 4-6 > Green River, The Wedge, etc. > 2 Nights
    Nov 11-13 > Moab Madness > 2 Nights
    Dec 9-11 > St. George Mountain Biking > 2 Nights
    Dec 30-Jan 2 > Bears Ears National Monument > 2 Nights (in 2016)


    The last sunset of 2016 over the San Juan River. It was a very interesting weekend out there. A big storm on the night of the 30th left the bottom third of Utah a snowy, muddy mess that forced a lot of changes to our plans, but it was still a great trip. So glad the sun peaked out of the clouds right at the end of the day on New Year's Eve.


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  20. Venchka

    Venchka Member

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    I have bag nights for Jan 5 & 6, 2017. Will someone open a new thread please? Artemus? Nick? Anybody? Thanks.
    Good morning from a chilly 12 degrees East Texas.
    Finally got the weather I've been waiting for to test my Western Mountaineering 20 degree Alpinlite Long bag in my backyard.
    Jan. 5, 24 degrees.
    Jan. 6, 12 degrees.
    The Alpinlite is a winner!
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