Bag Night Challenge 2018

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My last trip was an 18 day backpacking thing that ended on July 2. Here's a link to the pics---

https://tipiwalter.smugmug.com/Backpack-2018-Trips-188-/18-Days-with-Jimmy-Johnny-and-Billy/

This trip pushes my bag night number up to 80. Here's some pics---

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My trip starts out on the North Fork trail where I see my first snake friend, named Jimmy.

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Several days later I see Johnny on Fodderstack Ridge as I make my way into Slickrock wilderness in NC.

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It's not often you see 22 Mormons out backpacking. This is Crowder Camp on Fodderstack Ridge.

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I run into some backpacking buddies on the Big Fat Gap trail and we stop and talk.

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I see my third rattlesnake of the trip and his name is William but he goes by Billy.

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Once again I'm using my McHale Demo pack with its usual 90+ lb load.

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Divine Mother waits for WSP Scott---my favorite pic of the trip. Scott is a member here so he might chime in. Caught this pic on the side of Hangover Mt in NC as Scott climbs up to my camp and passes thru some trailworkers on the trail.

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Here is Scott on the Hangover Lead South trail in NC.

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I end the 18 day trip on Citico creek and meet some old friends out in the rain.
 

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Divine Mother waits for WSP Scott---my favorite pic of the trip. Scott is a member here so he might chime in. Caught this pic on the side of Hangover Mt in NC as Scott climbs up to my camp and passes thru some trailworkers on the trail.

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Here is Scott on the Hangover Lead South trail in NC.
Man, I look tired in that first photo :)

I got a machete from Amazon in the mail today, I'm already planning on a trail maintence trip in the fall to knock back some of the brush. For everyone else here, that second photo is me in the middle of the trail.

It was great finally running into you TIpi, see you again on the trail.
 
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Total: 10 nights
Red River Gorge - 2/2-2/3/18 - 1 night
Forney & Hazel Creeks (Smokies) - 3/12 - 3/16 - 4 nights
Jailhouse Rock in the Red River Gorge - 4/5 - 4/6 - 1 night

Solo kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago - 5/28 - 6/1 - 4 nights
(kayak is the small red blob in the left middle) trip report coming soon
 

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Did a circuit around the Winds with some walking to get my legs back.

Total: 12 nights

June 14 | Hoback Canyon | 1 night
June 19-20 | Laramie River | 2 nights
June 24 | Marms Lake | 1 night
June 25 | Worthen Reservoir | 1 night
June 26 | Green River Lakes | 1 night
June 27 | Photographers Point | 1 night
June 28-29 | Boulder Lake | 2 nights
July 3-5 | Boulder Canyon / Lake Vera | 3 nights

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Worthen Reservoir

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Green River Lakes trailhead
Sorry about the missing pics. On the road without computer.
 
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I climbed my first 14er of the year yesterday morning. Mount Massive, the second highest mountain in Colorado at 14,421 feet.

Total: 43 Nights

Jan 5-6 | Cottonwood Wash | 1
Jan 26-29 | Jacobs Tanks & Stateline | 3
Feb 9-11 | Big Flat & Willow Springs | 2
Feb 23-25 | Squaw Flat | 2
Mar 2-3 | Angel Point | 1
Mar 9-12 | The Needles | 3
Mar 15-18 | Ex-Bears Ears | 3
Mar 23-25 | San Rafael Swell | 2
Apr 4-9 | The Maze | 5
Apr 13-15 | Indian Creek | 2
Apr 20-24 | Grand Gulch | 4
May 4-6 | Glen Canyon NRA & Cedar Point | 2
May 11-13 | Hidden Splendor & Skyline Rim | 2
May 19-20 | North Rim of the Black Canyon | 1
May 24-28 | Echo Park | 4
Jun 9-10 | Verde Lake | 1
Jun 15-16 | Horse Ranch Park | 1
Jun 22-24 | The Flat Tops | 2
Jul 3-4 | Geyser Pass | 1
Jul 6-7 | North Halfmoon Creek | 1

http://adventr.co/2018/07/coming-in-second-mount-massive/


Halfmoon Creek
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Did a circuit around the Winds with some walking to get my legs back.

Total: 12 nights

June 14 | Hoback Canyon | 1 night
June 19-20 | Laramie River | 2 nights
June 24 | Marms Lake | 1 night
June 25 | Worthen Reservoir | 1 night
June 26 | Green River Lakes | 1 night
June 27 | Photographers Point | 1 night
June 28-29 | Boulder Lake | 2 nights
July 3-5 | Boulder Canyon / Lake Vera | 3 nights

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Green River Lakes trailhead
Sorry about the missing pics. On the road without computer.
Looks like good times. That boulder
Creek trail is a bit of a butt kicker.
 
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Photos....if you want them,:

For the Death Valley week< the photos are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/9VnWV2km0Lg6JMiK2





Trona Pinnacles



Desert Pupfish in the creek...

For Joshua Tree and the Grand Canyon: the photo link is here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/6gdiXSUBi3cCa5iB3



Our Campsite in JT








Montezuma's Castle



Sunset in Cottonwood, AZ



Near Sedona



Sunset, the second night in Cottonwood.



Grand Canyon, Mather Campground



Elk at our campsite--scared the crap out of a French guy who hadn't put on his glasses and was walking to the restroom...



Grand Canyon....duh




Red Rock State Park., CA

For the longer Southwest trip, photo logs are here:

week I: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JAQo1TueiGueKcz36

Week II: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kCqrRQcNiKiAuy9E6

Week III: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AqhCpF1yYgm3uik86

Week IV: https://photos.app.goo.gl/75xHp13okhBHraR88



Ichjthyosaurus Berlin State Park, NV



Campsite at Great Basin...after a little dirt roading…



Lehman Cave, Great Basin NP



Wheeler Peak


Parowan



Cedar Breaks



Grand Canyon, North rim



Zion



Zion, Watchman campground





Bryce



Red Canyon



Bryce again





Capitol Reef



Capitol Wash, Capitol Reef



Dead Horse Point SP. Utah



Canyonlands...From the top of Aztec Butte


Devil's Garden Campground, Arches NP



Double Arch...







Colorado River, above Moab



Goblin Valley State Park,. Utah



Sego Canyon Pictographs



Mesa Verde



Sunset, Campground in Mesa Verde



Hovenweep


Edge of the Cedars Museum



Natural Bridges, NM



Fort Churchill SP, NV.
 

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Total: 9 nights

May 25 | Kens Lake- Moab | 1 night
June 2 | Booker Lake- Uintas | 1 night
June 8-9 | Teal Lake- Uintas | 2 nights
June 23 | Cuberant Basin- Uintas | 1 night
June 29-30 | Ryder Lake- High Uintas Wilderness | 2 nights
July 6-7 | Elizabeth Mountain Area- Uintas | 2 nights

My son's first trip to the Uintas. We found a beautiful place to camp. Did a lot of driving around the roads there figuring out where things were. The Renegade did awesome out there. The mosquitoes were pretty bad Sat and Sun. Managing a 13 month old is a lot camping, but we made the best of it. Bonus is we got to test out our 6-man Long Lake tent from Mountain Smith. Its a mansion compared to my backpacking tent. It was a great weekend to be out of the heat and in a beautiful place. Got a couple of fun shots too!





 
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Total 21 nights
Goal 45 nights

Elk Lake, Montana 7/7-7/8



Wydaho that in between place where you find bliss. 7/3-7/5
Oneida Narrows/Maple Grove Hot Springs 6/23-6/24
Twin Falls/Miracle Hot Sprins 6/8-6/10
Henefer, UT 5/26-5/28
12 Mile Hot Spring, NV 5/12
Rupert, ID 5/11
Vernal, Utah 4/27-4/29
Moab, Utah 4/20-4/22
West Desert, Utah 3/31
Fruita, Colorado 3/17-3/22





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Total: 37 Nights

Feb 1 | Bears Ears | 3 Nights
Mar 16 | San Rafael Swell | 1 Night
Mar 30 | Toroweap | 2 Nights
April 13 | Escalante Backpacking | 3 Nights
April 20 | Rafting Ruby Horsethief | 3 Nights
April 25 | Gates of Lodore | 4 Nights
May 4 | Zion Canyoneering: Mystery, Pine Creek & Keyhole | 2 Nights
May 16 | The San Juan River | 5 Nights
June 7 | Cataract Canyon | 3 Nights
June 17 | Middle Fork of The Salmon | 7 Nights
July 5 | Uinta Highline Trail | 4 Nights

The Highline is done... way too fast.

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Man! @Nick way to knock it out. Must feel great after bailing all those years ago too. Nemesis scratched.

Too fast to enjoy maybe, but perhaps a good old fashioned type-2 fun sufferfest? I like that kind of fun. Envy.
 

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Man! @Nick way to knock it out. Must feel great after bailing all those years ago too. Nemesis scratched.

Too fast to enjoy maybe, but perhaps a good old fashioned type-2 fun sufferfest? I like that kind of fun. Envy.
Definitely a type 2 sufferfest. Great to have finished it though. I really wish we could have spent an extra day or at least camped at the trailhead the night before starting. We didn't actually hit the trail until 2:15 on day 1 so we tried to take it easy doing 9.3 miles over North Pole Pass to acclimate. Then after that it was basically four ~15 mile days, back-to-back. I'm glad I was even capable of it. No way I could have done it a year or two ago.
 
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I spent the long weekend after the 4th in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, bagging two 14ers and driving around exploring.

Total: 17 nights

1/12/2018 - The Pads near Death Valley Junction, CA
1/13/2018 - Searles Valley, CA
1/14/2018 - Hidden Valley, CA
2/9/2018 - Willow Springs Overlook, San Rafael Swell, UT
2/16/2018- Justensen Flats, San Rafael Swell, UT
2/17/2018 - Justensen Flats, San Rafael Swell, UT
3/23/2018 - The Needles (the one near Dubinky Wash), Moab, UT
3/24/2018 - Deadman Point, Moab, UT
4/21/2018 - Hans Flats, UT
5/18/2018 - Coal Wash, UT
5/19/2018 - Dutch Flat, UT
5/21/2018 - Coal Creek, UT
6/1/2018 - East Mountain, UT
6/23/2018 - North Willow Canyon (Stansbury Range), UT
7/5/2018 - Cottonwood Creek (near Sherman), CO
7/6/2018 - Lake Fork Gunnison River (near Cinnamon Pass), CO
7/7/2018 - Animas River (near Arrastra Creek), CO

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3/17- Dead Horse Point State Park
4/9- Comb Ridge
4/29-5/2- Coyote Gulch & Deer Creek CG
6/10-15- Green River UT, Desolation and Gray Canyons
6/23- Hell Roaring Canyon
6/30-7/4- Flaming Gorge NRA, Painter's Basin High Uinta Wilderness, Flaming Gorge NRA
7/9-Uncompahgre NF, CO
7/10- Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, CO

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2018
TOTAL: 36 NIGHTS




2018
27 NIGHTS


Nights of:

March 27: Bruneau Dunes State Park

Pic from May 2016


March 28, 29, 30: Capitol Reef West Entrance dispersed campsites

April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Fruita Campground Capitol Reef National Park

April 7, 8: Up the Creek Campground, Moab

April 9: Needles Outpost



April 10, 11, 12, 13, 14: Canyonlands National Park Needles District, Backpack




April 15, 16: Up the Creek Campground, Moab


April 17, 18, 19, 20: Natural Bridges National Monument Campground



April 21: GSENM Burr Trail dispersed camping (Steep Creek/The Gulch overlook)
April 22, 23, 24: Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Backpack, Little Death Hollow/The V/Gulch/Horse/Wolverine
Nights of:
May 15: Icicle Creek Gorge, Central Cascades WA

June 23: Kelly Butte Lookout, South Cascades WA

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July 6 and 7: Pete Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness WA
July 8 through 12: Waptus Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness WA

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A quick overnighter into the Raggeds Wilderness up Oh-Be-Joyful Creek. This will be my last bag night for the month since I've got family visiting and a concert in Albuquerque the next two weekends.

Total: 44 Nights

Jan 5-6 | Cottonwood Wash | 1
Jan 26-29 | Jacobs Tanks & Stateline | 3
Feb 9-11 | Big Flat & Willow Springs | 2
Feb 23-25 | Squaw Flat | 2
Mar 2-3 | Angel Point | 1
Mar 9-12 | The Needles | 3
Mar 15-18 | Ex-Bears Ears | 3
Mar 23-25 | San Rafael Swell | 2
Apr 4-9 | The Maze | 5
Apr 13-15 | Indian Creek | 2
Apr 20-24 | Grand Gulch | 4
May 4-6 | Glen Canyon NRA & Cedar Point | 2
May 11-13 | Hidden Splendor & Skyline Rim | 2
May 19-20 | North Rim of the Black Canyon | 1
May 24-28 | Echo Park | 4
Jun 9-10 | Verde Lake | 1
Jun 15-16 | Horse Ranch Park | 1
Jun 22-24 | The Flat Tops | 2
Jul 3-4 | Geyser Pass | 1
Jul 6-7 | North Halfmoon Creek | 1
Jul 14-15 | Oh-Be-Joyful Creek | 1


Oh-Be-Joyful Camp Sunrise
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Somewhere MT on the divide near Antelope Basin 7-15
Hungry Horse Dam, MT 7-14
Deer Lodge, MT 7-13

Whirlwind last minute trip to do a Sunday drive through Glacier National Park. Would have loved to take more time but I don't have it right now. I will definitely go back. Going To The Sun road is an amazing drive!!!







Elk Lake, MT 7/7-7/8
Wydaho that in between place where you find bliss. 7/3-7/5
Oneida Narrows/Maple Grove Hot Springs 6/23-6/24
Twin Falls/Miracle Hot Sprins 6/8-6/10
Henefer, UT 5/26-5/28
12 Mile Hot Spring, NV 5/12
Rupert, ID 5/11
Vernal, Utah 4/27-4/29
Moab, Utah 4/20-4/22
West Desert, Utah 3/31
Fruita, Colorado 3/17-3/22





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Just got back yesterday from what will be the biggest/longest trip of the year. A semi-casual 37+ mile figure 8 stroll through Grandaddy, Four Lakes, Rock Creek, and Naturalist Basins.

Total: 24 Nights

2 | Jan 20-22 @ Valley of the Gods & Cedar Mesa
1 | Feb 19-20 @ Moab Area
1 | Mar 16-17 @ The Wedge
2 | Apr 3-5 @ Capitol Reef
2 | Apr 5-7 @ Torrey
2 | May 4-6 @ Torrey
3 | May 25-28 @ Torrey (2 nights) & Dixie NF (1 night)
2 | June 5-7 @ Willow Gulch & Capitol Reef
1 | June 8-9 @ Hobble Creek Canyon
2 | June 12-14 @ Sand Creek & Torrey
1 | June 15-16 @ Fern Lake
1 | June 20-21 @ Provo Canyon
4 | July 11-15 @ High Uintas Wilderness

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