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We woke up to about an inch of snow this morning in the Squaw Flat campground at The Needles and it was still coming down. I'm going to try go get one more night in this year for an even 80, but not sure if it's going to happen...

Total: 79 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
Aug 3-5 | Gore Creek & Gore Lake | 2
Aug 5-6 | Santa Fe Peak | 1
Aug 6-7 | Clear Creek | 1
Aug 7-8 | Evans Gulch | 1
Aug 8-9 | Brittle Silver Basin | 1
Aug 9-10 | Weldon Gulch | 1
Aug 18-19 | Molas Park | 1
Aug 25-26 | Willow Park | 1
Aug 30 - Sep 2 | Henrys Fork | 3
Sep 7-9 | Animas Forks & US Basin | 2
Sep 14-15 | Imogene Basin | 1
Sep 20-24 | Labyrinth Canyon | 4
Sep 28-29 | Ruby Anthracite Creek | 1
Oct 1-2 | Mud Spring | 1
Oct 2-3 | Lockhart Road |1
Oct 3-5 | Horsehoof Campsite | 2
Oct 5-6 | Twin Canyon | 1
Oct 13-14 | Ten Mile Wash | 1
Oct 26-28 | Bears Ears | 2
Nov 8-11 | Grand Canyon | 3
Nov 16-18 | Peekaboo | 2


Squaw Flat Snow
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@IntrepidXJ - We were thinking of you two this morning, it's been coming down all day in Moab. After we passed your CG yesterday evening again, the roads out of The Needles and Indian Creek were all clear of yesterday's morning sleet and ice. Today it's been all snow. Hope the ride home wasn't too bad.
79 nights is still spectacular !
 

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@IntrepidXJ - We were thinking of you two this morning, it's been coming down all day in Moab. After we passed your CG yesterday evening again, the roads out of The Needles and Indian Creek were all clear of yesterday's morning sleet and ice. Today it's been all snow. Hope the ride home wasn't too bad.
79 nights is still spectacular !
It was nice meeting you yesterday and talking to you guys for a few minutes. I'm glad you enjoyed the hike. Anyway, the ride home sucked, but it wasn't because of the snow: http://adventr.co/microposts/my-morning-in-photos/
 
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Again!??! Isn't that the same wheel that it happened on before?
Yes it is. That's why I had spares this time! I have just ordered new axle shafts for the rear since I am guessing the flange is probably bent. If that's not the problem, I have no idea what might be?
 
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Jeez, that sucks. :( I've had it on my to-do list to carry spare lug nuts and bolts since it happened to you the first time. I think this week I'll actually buy them!
I'm certainly glad I had them with me this morning!
 

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I'm certainly glad I had them with me this morning!
It’s unusual for wheel studs to break like that unless they have been over or under torqued. Are the wheels OEM or aftermarket?


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It’s unusual for wheel studs to break like that unless they have been over or under torqued. Are the wheels OEM or aftermarket?
OEM wheels and tires. This has happened twice on the same location (passenger rear...this time it happened with a different wheel since they've been rotated) and I have been careful about torquing the lugnuts since it happened the first time (I keep a torque wrench in the Jeep since then).
 

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OEM wheels and tires. This has happened twice on the same location (passenger rear) and I have been careful about torquing the lugnuts since it happened the first time (I keep a torque wrench in the Jeep since then).
Another possible cause can be replacing the studs by drawing them into the hub with a lug nut rather than using a press. I’m not sure on a Jeep but the interference fit between the stud and the flange can be so tight that drawing them in with a nut can actually damage the stud in the process.


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Another possible cause can be replacing the studs by drawing them into the hub with a lug nut rather than using a press. I’m not sure on a Jeep but the interference fit between the stud and the flange can be so tight that drawing them in with a nut can actually damage the stud in the process.
The first time they were replaced in a shop and pressed in properly....however, on the side of the road this morning I had to draw them in with a nut. If I weren't replacing the axle shafts in a few days I would have them all replaced again.
 

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The first time they were replaced in a shop and pressed in properly....however, on the side of the road this morning I had to draw them in with a nut. If I weren't replacing the axle shafts in a few days I would have them all replaced again.
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do on the side of the road.


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I just counted my nights this year. For me, I did pretty well. 18 nights.

May 31 — Rescue Creek, Yellowstone
June 22 — Ice Lake, Yellowstone
July 23, 24 — Leigh Lake (canoe camping), Grand Tetons
July 30, 31, August 1, 2, 3 — Lonestar TH to Bechler River area, and back, Yellowstone
August 8, 9 — Becker Lake, Beartooth Mountains
August 25 — Ribbon Lake, Yellowstone
September 1, 2 — Shoshone Lake via Lewis Channel and Dog’s Head Trail, Yellowstone
September 15 — Ice Lake, Yellowstone
September 22 — Fairy Falls, Imperial Geyser, Yellowstone
October 20 — Lava Creek, Yellowstone
 
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I met my goal of camping at least once each month in 2018, with a couple of frosty nights this past weekend near Spring Canyon Point. I think next year I'll aim for the same goal, but with another goal of getting 45 nights in for the year.

Total: 28 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
8/31/2018 - Gray Canyon, UT
9/28/2018 - Wedge Overlook/Little Grand Canyon, UT
9/29/2018 - Sand Wash Airstrip, UT
10/19/2018 - Runt's Knob, UT
10/24/2018 - Tule Valley, UT
10/25/2018 - Miller Cove, UT
11/1/2018 - Deadman Trailhead (Horseshoe Canyon), UT
11/16/2018 - Keg Spring Canyon, UT
11/17/2018 - Wolverton Overlook, UT
12/7/2018 - Spring Canyon Point, UT
12/8/2018 - Spring Canyon Point, UT

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I want to play. Looks like I'm probably done for the year.

Total: 35 Nights

Feb.17-19 San Juan River 2
April 20-22 Capitol Reef/ Escalante 2
April 29- May.4 Yampa River 5
May.12-13 Green River AB 1
May.26-28 Green River Daily 2
June 2-3 Green River AB 1
June.14-17 North Fork Championship 2
June.23-24 Uintas 1
July.14-15 Green River AB 1
July. 21-22 Uintas Car Camping 1
August 3-11 Middle Fork Salmon 9
Sept 1-3 Gates of Lodore 2
Sept 15-16 Manti Skyline Loop 2
Sept 29-30 Capitol Reef 2
Oct 20-21 Virgin Springs Canyon 1
Oct 27-28 Pleasant Creek Capitol Reef 1
 

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I want to play. Looks like I'm probably done for the year.

Total: 35 Nights

Feb.17-19 San Juan River 2
April 20-22 Capitol Reef/ Escalante 2
April 29- May.4 Yampa River 5
May.12-13 Green River AB 1
May.26-28 Green River Daily 2
June 2-3 Green River AB 1
June.14-17 North Fork Championship 2
June.23-24 Uintas 1
July.14-15 Green River AB 1
July. 21-22 Uintas Car Camping 1
August 3-11 Middle Fork Salmon 9
Sept 1-3 Gates of Lodore 2
Sept 15-16 Manti Skyline Loop 2
Sept 29-30 Capitol Reef 2
Oct 20-21 Virgin Springs Canyon 1
Oct 27-28 Pleasant Creek Capitol Reef 1
Welcome to BCP! Looks like you get on the river quite a bit. I think I speak for everyone when I say we'd love to see some pics!
 
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I want to play. Looks like I'm probably done for the year.

Total: 35 Nights

Feb.17-19 San Juan River 2
April 20-22 Capitol Reef/ Escalante 2
April 29- May.4 Yampa River 5
May.12-13 Green River AB 1
May.26-28 Green River Daily 2
June 2-3 Green River AB 1
June.14-17 North Fork Championship 2
June.23-24 Uintas 1
July.14-15 Green River AB 1
July. 21-22 Uintas Car Camping 1
August 3-11 Middle Fork Salmon 9
Sept 1-3 Gates of Lodore 2
Sept 15-16 Manti Skyline Loop 2
Sept 29-30 Capitol Reef 2
Oct 20-21 Virgin Springs Canyon 1
Oct 27-28 Pleasant Creek Capitol Reef 1
It only counts with pics

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Ok....... 49 nites all work no play this year

May 5 thru May 15 Big Cypress, FL Avian Complex Wildland fire....... 11 nites
July 20 thru July 25 Fishlake NF, UT Crooked Creek Wildland Fire........ 6 nites
Aug 3 thru Aug 14, Uinta NF, UT Dollar Ridge Wildland Fire.................... 12 nites
Sept 2 thru Sept 10, Uinta NF, Murdock Wildland Fire................................. 9 nites
Sept 20 thru Sept 30, BridgerTeton NF, WY Roosevelt Wildland Fire...... 11 nites
 
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I went hiking in Lower Salt Wash Canyon in Arches yesterday and decided to spend Friday night along Willow Springs Road so I could hit an even 80 nights for the year. I'm pretty sure I am done now. It was a great year! I'm already looking forward to 2019, even though I don't think I'll even try to top this number.

Total: 80 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
Aug 3-5 | Gore Creek & Gore Lake | 2
Aug 5-6 | Santa Fe Peak | 1
Aug 6-7 | Clear Creek | 1
Aug 7-8 | Evans Gulch | 1
Aug 8-9 | Brittle Silver Basin | 1
Aug 9-10 | Weldon Gulch | 1
Aug 18-19 | Molas Park | 1
Aug 25-26 | Willow Park | 1
Aug 30 - Sep 2 | Henrys Fork | 3
Sep 7-9 | Animas Forks & US Basin | 2
Sep 14-15 | Imogene Basin | 1
Sep 20-24 | Labyrinth Canyon | 4
Sep 28-29 | Ruby Anthracite Creek | 1
Oct 1-2 | Mud Spring | 1
Oct 2-3 | Lockhart Road |1
Oct 3-5 | Horsehoof Campsite | 2
Oct 5-6 | Twin Canyon | 1
Oct 13-14 | Ten Mile Wash | 1
Oct 26-28 | Bears Ears | 2
Nov 8-11 | Grand Canyon | 3
Nov 16-18 | Peekaboo | 2
Nov 30 - Dec 2 | Squaw Flat | 2
Dec 14-15 | Willow Springs | 1


Salt Wash Canyon
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I went hiking in Lower Salt Wash Canyon in Arches yesterday and decided to spend Friday night along Willow Springs Road so I could hit an even 80 nights for the year. I'm pretty sure I am done now. It was a great year! I'm already looking forward to 2019, even though I don't think I'll even try to top this number.

Total: 80 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
Aug 3-5 | Gore Creek & Gore Lake | 2
Aug 5-6 | Santa Fe Peak | 1
Aug 6-7 | Clear Creek | 1
Aug 7-8 | Evans Gulch | 1
Aug 8-9 | Brittle Silver Basin | 1
Aug 9-10 | Weldon Gulch | 1
Aug 18-19 | Molas Park | 1
Aug 25-26 | Willow Park | 1
Aug 30 - Sep 2 | Henrys Fork | 3
Sep 7-9 | Animas Forks & US Basin | 2
Sep 14-15 | Imogene Basin | 1
Sep 20-24 | Labyrinth Canyon | 4
Sep 28-29 | Ruby Anthracite Creek | 1
Oct 1-2 | Mud Spring | 1
Oct 2-3 | Lockhart Road |1
Oct 3-5 | Horsehoof Campsite | 2
Oct 5-6 | Twin Canyon | 1
Oct 13-14 | Ten Mile Wash | 1
Oct 26-28 | Bears Ears | 2
Nov 8-11 | Grand Canyon | 3
Nov 16-18 | Peekaboo | 2
Nov 30 - Dec 2 | Squaw Flat | 2
Dec 14-15 | Willow Springs | 1


Salt Wash Canyon
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Congrats, Randy. Not an easy number to hit while holding down a full-time job!
 

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