Bag Night Challenge 2018

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jackson, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside. .

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    I figured someone should get this going, so I took it upon myself, though I'm usually on the lower end of the rankings.

    Here's what @Artemus had to say about Bag Night Challenges last year:
    Whoever spends the most nights in the sleeping bag wins. What do you win? Bragging nights, and having spent a great deal of time outdoors.

    So go ahead and post your 2018 bag nights!
     
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  2. Jackson

    Jackson I like to go outside. .

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    1/5 - 1/6: Along the Left Fork of North Creek, outside ZNP - 1 night
    Total: 1 night

    I didn't get any pictures of the camp site since we got there after dark and left before sunrise. So here's one of what we went for the next day.
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  3. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR .

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    My first camping trip of the year didn't go very well...

    Total: 1 Night

    Jan 5-6 | Cottonwood Wash | 1

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  4. Cool Danish

    Cool Danish Member

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    What happened?
     
  5. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR .

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    Broke off all 5 wheel studs.
     
  6. Wanderlust073

    Wanderlust073 Member .

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    Rob one off each of the survivors or just wait for help?
     
  7. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR .

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    Had to call for a tow.
     
  8. Cool Danish

    Cool Danish Member

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    How does that happen? Over tightened at a shop? Did you find the cause?
     
  9. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR .

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    I'm not sure exactly what happened, but I would guess that they came loose somehow instead of being overtightened. I only found one stud with a lug nut still on it where the wheel came off, and when I checked all the other wheels they were all torqued properly. I'm just glad the wheel didn't come off on I-70 when I was driving 85mph the evening before...
     
  10. Artemus

    Artemus I walk .

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    Wild! WHICH Cottonwood wash were you in, Randy? How much and how difficult was the tow? This kind of thing gives me nightmares and there is no contingency plan for it except trying to install new bolts. I sometime wonder if I should be retorquing each wheel routinely with a torque wrench as advised. But that is a lot of trouble. I'll bet you didn't hear any rattling due to loose lug nuts as you were driving along. I have had that problem and saved myself by retightening before catastrophic failure.
     
  11. Artemus

    Artemus I walk .

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    Thanks Jackson! I hadn't gotten around to it yet and I still need to recap and finish out last year. Glad you took the initiative.

    Art's Bag Nights 2018

    - 0 - nowhere (too much a freeze baby maybe)
     
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  12. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR .

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    Cottonwood Wash in the northern San Rafael Reef.

    The tow wasn’t too bad since I was only about 5 miles down a decent road.

    I have put 5 spare wheel studs and lug nuts in my tool bag now...just in case....

     
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  13. Udink

    Udink Swell.

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    Total: 3 nights

    1/12/2018 - The Pads near Death Valley Junction, CA
    1/13/2018 - Searles Valley, CA
    1/14/2018 - Hidden Valley, CA

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  14. LarryBoy

    LarryBoy Hiker Trash .

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    On the board for this year.

    January 12-15 | Slickhorn Loop, Bears Ears National Monument | 3 Nights
    January 15-16 | Random camping outside Mexican Hat | 1 Night
     
  15. LarryBoy

    LarryBoy Hiker Trash .

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    Also @Nick, mind making this thread a sticky? Thanks!!
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen :)
     
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  17. IntrepidXJ

    IntrepidXJ ADVENTR .

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  18. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em! .

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    Just got back from a long weekend exploring what used to be Bears Ears National Monument. Feels like spring out there already.

    Feb 1 | Bears Ears | 3 Nights



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  19. Artemus

    Artemus I walk .

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    Total Nights - 2

    2 - Walking my loop from Squaw Flat in the Needles District CNP

    North and South Six Shooter Peaks standing proud

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  20. Tipi Walter

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    Let's see, for January I got 20 bag nights after a 20 day backpacking trip into the mountains of NC and TN---

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    My trip started in a cold rainstorm which turned to snow at 10F. In fact the whole trip was butt cold.

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    I only see 3 backpackers during the trip and all of them are BMT thruhikers. This is Greenleaf and Apple Pie.

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    One of my favorite trip shots on 7 Mile Ridge. I'm using a McHale Demo pack and it works pretty good for the whole trip.

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    My coldest morning is on Little Santeetlah Creek at 0F or -2F. Glad I brought my microspikes.

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    I rarely hike in so much clothing so you know it was cold.
     
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