Bag Night Challenge 2019

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Artemus

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Alright. Start! Same rules as always. You are supposed to post your status and count to date and post one or two pictures for each status report. Thus if you are reporting out your status update with three trips put up one or two pics for the most recent camp. If you don't post a pic you won't be eligible for the prize drawing at the end of the year :)

There are no official rules, but a bag night in the tread is typically defined by a night out camping in some form. It doesn't matter if you sleep on a tarp, in a tent, or in the back of your car. It is more of an attitude thing. If you are outside to enjoy nature, if it's camping baby, it's a Bag Night.
 

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LarryBoy

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It's only January but I think I have "trashiest bag night" in the bag already...


*editing to remove the photo of me sleeping in a portajohn. We don't need to be seeing that every time the thread is opened for the next 11 months*
 
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@LarryBoy I think we need the back story on this photo because I'm hard pressed to imagine weather bad enough to make me sleep next to a toilet :)
 

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Nick

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Total: 2 Nights

Jan 1 | Gold Butte | 0 - Technically a 2018 night, but I still think NYE should count as a bonus double!
Jan 18 | Gold Butte | 2 Nights

I'm on the board! Should have been 3 nights but the big storm scared us out of driving the I-15 corridor with a foot of snow and 40 mph winds. Still made a nice trip out of it though.

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Udink

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I spent the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Arizona for my annual GTFO of Utah trip and scored three bag nights. The government shutdown really messed with my plans, as most national monuments were closed. I still managed to have a good time. The only bad part of the trip was losing my wallet and not realizing it until I was 85 miles away (luckily I went back and found it easily), and then having to drive late into the night through a pretty bad snow storm between Monticello and Moab.


Total: 3 Nights

1/18/2019 - Coconino National Forest, AZ (near Wupatki NM)
1/19/2019 - Wet Beaver Creek, AZ
1/20/2019 - The Rolls, AZ


Random camp spot in Coconino National Forest, with Humphreys Peak (right) visible on the horizon
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Near Wet Beaver Creek
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The Rolls, just outside Four Peak Wilderness
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The government shutdown really messed with my plans, as most national monuments were closed.
I'm going to a concert in Phoenix at the end of April and was hoping to visit some of those monuments on the way there. Sure hope the government shutdown is long done by then!
 

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January 5-6 | Car camping in western Nebraska | 1 night (car camping)
January 8-9 | Car camping at Poverty Flats | 1 night (car camping)
January 9-10 | Car camping in Mojave National Preserve | 1 night (car camping)
January 12-21 | San Diego Trans-county Trail | 6 nights (backpacking)
January 22-23 | Car camping near Mojave, CA | 1 night (car camping}
January 23-25 | Backpacking Joshua Tree NP | 2 nights (backpacking)

Backpacking: 8
Car camping: 4

I will leave it to the reader to decide whether the car camping nights count or not. I built a nest in the back of my car with 30 bucks of lumber, scrap foam, and a Ridgerest. So if I'm not sleeping in a tent or on the ground... does it really count?

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January 5-6 | Car camping in western Nebraska | 1 night (car camping)
January 8-9 | Car camping at Poverty Flats | 1 night (car camping)
January 9-10 | Car camping in Mojave National Preserve | 1 night (car camping)
January 12-21 | San Diego Trans-county Trail | 6 nights (backpacking)
January 22-23 | Car camping near Mojave, CA | 1 night (car camping}
January 23-25 | Backpacking Joshua Tree NP | 2 nights (backpacking)

Backpacking: 8
Car camping: 4

I will leave it to the reader to decide whether the car camping nights count or not. I built a nest in the back of my car with 30 bucks of lumber, scrap foam, and a Ridgerest. So if I'm not sleeping in a tent or on the ground... does it really count?

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Several BCP'ers sleep in their car, rig, etc and count those nights.... I would guess car sleeping counts as bag nights (when you sleep AWAY from home in some 'outdoorsy' environment).
 

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I will leave it to the reader to decide whether the car camping nights count or not. I built a nest in the back of my car with 30 bucks of lumber, scrap foam, and a Ridgerest. So if I'm not sleeping in a tent or on the ground... does it really count?
Count 'em fo sho! I don't count nights in my camp trailer 'cause I have running water, a flushing toilet, electricity, and a queen bed, but car camping certainly seems legit.
 

Nick

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I will leave it to the reader to decide whether the car camping nights count or not. I built a nest in the back of my car with 30 bucks of lumber, scrap foam, and a Ridgerest. So if I'm not sleeping in a tent or on the ground... does it really count?
It's up to you, not the reader! As @Artemus once said, it's a state of mind. Just because you sleep in your car doesn't mean it's not still camping.
 

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