Bag Night Challenge 2016

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

  1. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    I will end up this thread and start the new one in the next week. or Nick can if he gets to it. Way to be first on the board, Wayne!
     
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  2. Venchka

    Venchka Member

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    Thanks. I have to take advantage of cold air when I can.
    Wayne


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  3. pstm13

    pstm13 Auribus Teneo Lupum

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    I tried to camp out during the cold spell but my wife told me I was an idiot and get my butt back in the house. In all fairness it was between 30-40 below with wind chill.


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  4. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    2016 total-to-date - 59

    w00t - new personal best!


    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 - October - Bear's Ears, Elk Ridge, Needles District, Canyonlands
    2 - November - Tomsich Butte and Muddy Creek in the Swell
    2 - November - Sids Mtn WSA monitoring survey
    4 - November - White Canyon Thanksgiving camp with @Ben
    9 - Southern Arizona - Annual anti-hoopla trip mostly in the Dragoon Mountains

    Camped at Christmas under the fine Burro Creek bridge in central Arizona.
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  5. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    The 2016 Bag Night Challenge is now officially closed to new entries. Please camp! in 2017 and record your nights here.
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Nice, @Artemus! One of these years I'm going to catch up to you! You just made me realize that 2016 was a personal best for me too. Previous best was 54 so I'm glad I didn't miss any of those nights last year! Although I think I'm resetting my ongoing goal to 40. 50 is a lot of camping when you have a job and other obligations. :scatman:
     
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  7. Venchka

    Venchka Member

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    You win. Your wife was correct.
    My nights where balmy in comparison. Calm. 24 & 12. Piece of cake.
    Wayne


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  8. pstm13

    pstm13 Auribus Teneo Lupum

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    It sounds stupid on the surface but I actually have the gear to pull it off. I have two bags rated at -20. One makes a perfect over quilt for the other. The main thing was to get experience with a vapor barrier. I have been reading a lot about Scott and Shackleton in Antarctica lately. I don't know many people who have been through those extreme temps so I figured I would jump on the chance. Maybe next time there is a cold spell my wife will be out of town and I can bag a night out. I was hoping for a good ice filled selfie to post.


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  9. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Wayne, where do you live that is so warm in the winter? Puerto Rico? Most of us are struggling with the point where deg C is the same as deg F. Minus 40.
     
  10. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    #1 you got the gear and it needs testing
    #2 you need the bag nights
    #3 step out in the back yard like @Parma and get in some testing and record another Bag Night
    #4 post said selfie
     
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  11. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Here's the tally for 2016. I went back 6 months in the thread - let me know if messed someone up.

    2016 Bag Night Challenge
    #1 Selway - 82
    #2 Artemus - 59
    #3 Nick - 55

    ... and the 2017 Challenge...

    And the archive from previous years...
    2015 Bag Night Challenge
    #1 Bob - 111
    #2 NateGeesaman - 76
    #3 slc_dan - 63

    2014 Bag Night Challenge
    #1 Bob Wire 70
    #2 DAA 65
    #3 Bob 57

    2013 Bag Night Challenge
    #1 Miss Buffalo 55 Nights
    #2 DAA 54 Nights
    #3 Nick 50 Nights

    2012 Bag Night Challenge
    #1 DAA 59 Nights
    #2 Nick 54 Nights
    #3 langutah 45 Nights
     
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  12. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    I think since Selway only has 3 posts under his belt and hasn't logged in since October, we should add the fourth place person in and just give him an honorary mention.
     
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  13. Yvonne

    Yvonne I lava it!!!

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    I never updated all my bag nights last year. It was the worst camping year for me, I barely got out

    2016 Total
    : 23 nights



    01/15 -01/17 : Valley of the Gods, Bluff area with @steve , @jentzschman , @Tess , @WasatchWill |2 nights|
    02/12 - 02/14: Devils Fire aka Hobgoblin Playground, and Mud Wash, NV |2 nights|
    03/4 -03/06 : Death Valley NP, CA at Racetrack, Echo Canyon, Hole in the Wall |3 nights|
    03/06 - 03/07 : Mojave Desert Preserve, CA |1 night|
    03/07 -03/08 : Kofa Mountains, AZ |1 night|
    03/08 - 03/ 12 : Organ Pipe Cactus NM, AZ |4 night|
    05/07 - 05/08: Caineville Wash Road near Capitol Reef NP, UT |1 night|
    05/08 - 05/11: Moab, UT |3 nights|
    05/26 - 05/27: Devils Fire, NV |1 night|
    06/18- 06/21: Bryce Canyon, UT with my niece and sister |3 nights|
    09/23 - 09/24: Yankee Meadows, UT |1 night|
    11/24-11/25: Kolob Reservoir, UT |1 night|
     
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  14. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Here's the full 2016 roster. I only went back through July. Some of these might need updating. Way to get out there folks! With work and family and all the other stuff in life, it's not always easy!

    @Selway - 82
    @Artemus - 59
    @Nick - 55
    @IntrepidXJ - 35
    @LarryBoy - 34
    @Blake Merrell - 31
    @balzaccom - 25
    @Scott Chandler - 24
    @Miss Buffalo - 23
    @Dr Nebz - 22
    @WasatchWill - 21
    @danger02ward - 20
    @Michael - 20
    @blueeyes - 13
    @Venchka - 13
    @Jackson - 12
    @Parma - 11
    @piper01 -11
    @Opi 10
    @Udink - 9
    @pstm13 - 8
     
  15. Parma

    Parma @parma26

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    @WasatchWill is the king of back yard igloos to test winter gear. If you hh
    I had 11...haha, I'm not last!
     
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  16. WasatchWill

    WasatchWill Ready For More

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    I forgot to post a night from October out at Tabernacle Hill, not that that bumps me up any at at 21 nights. Here's to 2017!
     
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  17. blueeyes

    blueeyes ephemeral excursionist

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    I think the most nights I have logged outdoors was 18. So only getting 13 in not to bad. But i need to step it up. I have goals this year lots of one nighters on a bike exploring my surroundings.

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  18. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR

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    I'm surprised that I came in 4th since it was a pretty low year for me. But I also know there are people on this site with many more nights that didn't participate...
     
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  19. pstm13

    pstm13 Auribus Teneo Lupum

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    Oh man.


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  20. muir_mountain

    muir_mountain Wilderness Seeker

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    I'm sorry I haven't been active for a long time, so I don't really deserve any recognition on this forum. But, I just went back through my calendar and added up all my bag nights last year. The total comes to 60 nights! Figured I walked approximately 500 miles over the summer. Special thanks to @Artemus for a fantastic dinner and letting me crash for the night (much appreciated). It was also great meeting @Nick and company near Bryce Canyon.
     
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