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Kmatjhwy

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Now thought I would post on this thread. Now also I cannot post any photos for at present am living without a camera and am not taking pictures of my nights out or whatever at present, so this will make me ineligible for the prize ... O Well! Also I live without one of those freaking modern day phones which has a camera, so like I said am living without a camera at present so can't post any photos. Thought I would post here anyway. Also sorry that have been away from here posting as of late for have been working and then mainly just lurking when am around and about.

Now as for myself at present am here in Jackson just living on my bike with being on purpose 'Homeless', which means camping out nearby every single night and then working at my job here in town during the day. Am just having a tarp, my sleeping bag, and just a few things in my sleeping out with also living without a camera, living without a tent. I have places in the woods I go when the weather becomes more rainy. Have been going this way since April 15th, when I had to move out of my winter housing. And this will continue like this till October 15th or so when I can move back most probably into my next winter's housing. Also I just can't pay the outlandish prices for rent that is here in Jackson these days.

But have been living out on my bike all spring and summer so far, in living just this simple life which has been great! In late April when I had to move out and there was still quite abit of snow around the area, I went down to Zion Nat'l Park for several weeks which was terrific and camped out with enjoying the park. Like I said above, am working right now also and taking care of a few things before I retire. At present am 62 and taking care of just a few financial things. Soon afterwards when I retire plan to be living year round out in those wilds with the mountains nearby or Alaska or wherever in the summer and then the deserts and canyons in the winter. One reason for no photos of my night camps is now have started living without a camera also. I have no car and love it this way. I have no freaking phone and love it this way, and now live without a camera. Love the Simple Life!

Guess at present with the days since the middle of April when moved out of the winter housing ... it makes like 96 nights so far. Love It! But am looking soooooo forward to next spring when will leave the present job and maybe leave working period to hopefully rest of my days in the wilds possibly. And the boss at work already knows of this.

Also will post here at the end ... there is sooooo much out there in the world and in life to see and to experience. Enjoy Life and Enjoy the Wild Country while one can. Wishing Everyone the Best!
 
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Nick

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Total: 38 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
Mar 15-17 | The Swell | 2 Nights
Mar 20 | St. George | 1 Night
Mar 21 | Kanab | 1 Night
Mar 22-27 | Salt River | 5 Nights
Mar 27 | Butler Wash | 1 Night
Mar 28 | North of Moab | 1 Night
Apr 4-7 | Backcountry Fest - Swell Edition | 3 Nights
May 3-5 | San Rafael River | 2 Nights
May 26-Jun 1 | Yampa River | 6 Nights
Jun 14-16 | The Colorado Plateau | 2 Nights
July 4-14 | Tatshenshini & Alsek Rivers | 10 Nights
July 19-21 | Westwater Canyon | 2 Nights

Great trip through Westwater Canyon over the weekend.

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IntrepidXJ

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I spent a couple nights in the La Plata Mountains including one night in an old Fire Lookout Tower.

Total: 43 Nights

Jul 21-22 | Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower | 1
Jul 19-21 | West Mancos River | 2
Jul 13-14 | Crater Lake | 1
Jul 5-6 | Miners Basin | 1
Jul 3-4 | Dominguez Rim | 1
Jun 28-30 | White River | 2
Jun 21-23 | Buckhorn Wash & Price River | 2
Jun 14-16 | Dolores River | 2
Jun 7-8 | Hondu Country | 1
May 30 - Jun 2 | Navajo National Monument | 3
May 24-26 | Cedar Mesa | 2
May 18-19 | Big Dominguez Canyon | 1
May 10-13 | San Juan River | 3
May 3-5 | Dinosaurland | 2
Apr 24-25 | Sand Island | 1
Apr 19-21 | Bears Ears | 2
Apr 10-14 | Salt Creek | 4
Apr 5-6 | Flat Top | 1
Mar 22-24 | The Needles | 2
Mar 14-17 | The Needles | 3
Jan 24-27 | Paria Plateau | 3
Jan 18-21 | Squaw Flat | 3


Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Centennial Peak Summit View
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr
 

Bob

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6/30 - 7/8. 8 nites. Skull Flat fire, near Beaver , Ut
 

Nethos

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Total: 7 Nights


2| January 7-8 Goblin Valley, Utah.

1| July 13th | East Branch Neversink River, Catskills, NY

4| July 18-22 | Marvin’s Mountaintop, WV


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IntrepidXJ

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I spent the weekend in the mountains and climbed a pair of 13ers and a 14er. The clouds were pretty nice this morning and I got to see another Brocken Spectre!

Total: 45 Nights

Jul 27-28 | Middle Cottonwood Creek | 1
Jul 26-27 | Spring Creek Pass | 1
Jul 21-22 | Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower | 1
Jul 19-21 | West Mancos River | 2
Jul 13-14 | Crater Lake | 1
Jul 5-6 | Miners Basin | 1
Jul 3-4 | Dominguez Rim | 1
Jun 28-30 | White River | 2
Jun 21-23 | Buckhorn Wash & Price River | 2
Jun 14-16 | Dolores River | 2
Jun 7-8 | Hondu Country | 1
May 30 - Jun 2 | Navajo National Monument | 3
May 24-26 | Cedar Mesa | 2
May 18-19 | Big Dominguez Canyon | 1
May 10-13 | San Juan River | 3
May 3-5 | Dinosaurland | 2
Apr 24-25 | Sand Island | 1
Apr 19-21 | Bears Ears | 2
Apr 10-14 | Salt Creek | 4
Apr 5-6 | Flat Top | 1
Mar 22-24 | The Needles | 2
Mar 14-17 | The Needles | 3
Jan 24-27 | Paria Plateau | 3
Jan 18-21 | Squaw Flat | 3


Mount Yale Brocken Spectre
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr
 

Udink

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I've been slackin' off for the past couple of months (well, sorta--I did camp nine days straight in my trailer) and missed my goal of more primitive camping each month. I squeezed in a July trip last night, camping at Keg Knoll and hiking around the head of Keg Spring Canyon a bit.

Total: 15 Nights

1/18/2019 - Coconino National Forest, AZ (near Wupatki NM)
1/19/2019 - Wet Beaver Creek, AZ
1/20/2019 - The Rolls, AZ
2/1/2019 - Bull Creek (near Hanksville), UT
2/2/2019 - The Cove (GCNRA, Orange Cliffs), UT
3/22/2019 - Dalton Wells Road, UT
3/23/2019 - Dalton Wells Road, UT
3/30/2019 - Dalton Wells Road, UT
4/4/2019 - Temple Mountain, UT
4/5/2019 - Temple Mountain, UT
4/6/2019 - Temple Mountain, UT
5/24/2019 - The Spur, UT
5/25/2019 - The Spur, UT
5/26/2019 - Twin Corral Flats, UT
7/31/2019 - Keg Knoll, UT


Camp viewed from Keg Knoll
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Artemus

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Now that is cool, Randy! Off to research the physics.......

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I spent the weekend in the mountains and climbed a pair of 13ers and a 14er. The clouds were pretty nice this morning and I got to see another Brocken Spectre!
Total: 45 Nights

Jul 27-28 | Middle Cottonwood Creek | 1
Jul 26-27 | Spring Creek Pass | 1
Jul 21-22 | Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower | 1
Jul 19-21 | West Mancos River | 2
Jul 13-14 | Crater Lake | 1
Jul 5-6 | Miners Basin | 1
Jul 3-4 | Dominguez Rim | 1
Jun 28-30 | White River | 2
Jun 21-23 | Buckhorn Wash & Price River | 2
Jun 14-16 | Dolores River | 2
Jun 7-8 | Hondu Country | 1
May 30 - Jun 2 | Navajo National Monument | 3
May 24-26 | Cedar Mesa | 2
May 18-19 | Big Dominguez Canyon | 1
May 10-13 | San Juan River | 3
May 3-5 | Dinosaurland | 2
Apr 24-25 | Sand Island | 1
Apr 19-21 | Bears Ears | 2
Apr 10-14 | Salt Creek | 4
Apr 5-6 | Flat Top | 1
Mar 22-24 | The Needles | 2
Mar 14-17 | The Needles | 3
Jan 24-27 | Paria Plateau | 3
Jan 18-21 | Squaw Flat | 3


Mount Yale Brocken Spectre
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr
 

Ugly

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Now that is cool, Randy! Off to research the physics.......
That is a great shot!
I always wanted to see a Glory from the ground. I have seen Glories a couple times while flying. The first time I thought it was just light coming through the airplane window like a prism... boy was I wrong!

There is also something similar on water, it is not a rainbow, but still it creates a halo around your shadow.
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IntrepidXJ

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That is a great shot!
I always wanted to see a Glory from the ground. I have seen Glories a couple times while flying. The first time I thought it was just light coming through the airplane window like a prism... boy was I wrong!
This was actually the second time I've seen one. First time was in the Colorado National Monument and I had no clue at the time what I was looking at!


Personal Rainbow
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Scott Chandler

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Total: 20 Nights

Jan 1-4: Los Padres NF/Big Sur, CA
Jan 5: Channel Islands National Park, CA
Jan 6-8: Just outside Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Jan 9-11: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Jan 12-14: Just outside Las Cruces, NM
Jan 16: Mojave National Preserve, CA
March 21-23: White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park
April 1: San Rafael Desert
May-10 & 11: Colorado National Monument, CO
Aug 5: White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park

It had been a while! Finally another night on the sleeping pad.

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John Morrow

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TOTAL: 28 NIGHTS

1 Night. April 1: Antelope Island State Park
3 Nights. April 2, 3, 4: Zion National Park South Backcountry

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3 Nights. April 5, 6, 7: Canaan Mountain Wilderness

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1 Night. April 10: Moab, Up The Creek Campground
5 Nights. April 11-15: Canyonlands National Park Needles District Backcountry

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2 Nights. April 16, 17: Moab, Up The Creek Campground

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6 Nights. April 18-23: Natural Bridges National Monument Campground

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2 Nights. April 24, 25: House Rock Road Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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3 Nights. April 26-28: Buckskin Gulch, Paria River: Vermillion Cliffs, Paria Canyon Wilderness Area

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2 Nights. April 30, May 1: Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, UT

Mansard Trail:

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Trail Canyon:

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes:

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A Bryce National Park sunrise:

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A loop in Red Canyon, Dixie National Forest

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Some more pics:

Natural Bridges:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/sets/72157708554855114

Bears Ears:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/sets/72157707061962121

Canyonlands:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/sets/72157678212321657
https://www.flickr.com/photos/23557848@N03/sets/72157691399508593

Nothing up yet for Zion, Canaan Mountain, Buckskin/Paria.

I haven't been doing a ton of camping this summer to date. Here's a few additional nights though.

TOTAL: 35 NIGHTS

Stafford Creek, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, WA
2 Nights, June 11 and 12.

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Stafford Meadows


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Stuart Range

1 Night, Methow River, North Cascades
June 18:

2 Nights, Cathedral Pass, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
July 6 and 7:
(2018 Pic)

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The Citadel and Mount Daniel

2 Nights, Polallie Ridge, Alpine Lakes Wilderness WA
Aug. 3 and 4:

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Humble Diamond Lake

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Polallie Meadow Basin

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Escondido Lake
 

swmalone

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Total: 20 Nights

Jan 1-4: Los Padres NF/Big Sur, CA
Jan 5: Channel Islands National Park, CA
Jan 6-8: Just outside Joshua Tree National Park, CA
Jan 9-11: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ
Jan 12-14: Just outside Las Cruces, NM
Jan 16: Mojave National Preserve, CA
March 21-23: White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park
April 1: San Rafael Desert
May-10 & 11: Colorado National Monument, CO
Aug 5: White Rim Road, Canyonlands National Park

It had been a while! Finally another night on the sleeping pad.

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That is a beautiful picture and campsite.
 

IntrepidXJ

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A quick overnighter at Corkscrew Pass so I could climb Red Mountain #2 last Saturday.

Total: 46 Nights

Aug 2-3 | Corkscrew Pass | 1
Jul 27-28 | Middle Cottonwood Creek | 1
Jul 26-27 | Spring Creek Pass | 1 >> http://adventr.co/2019/07/snow-mesa-baldy-cinco-baldy-no-es-cinco/
Jul 21-22 | Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower | 1 >> http://adventr.co/2019/07/jersey-jim-fire-lookout-tower/
Jul 19-21 | West Mancos River | 2 >> http://adventr.co/2019/07/la-plata-mountains-centennial-peak/
Jul 13-14 | Crater Lake | 1
Jul 5-6 | Miners Basin | 1
Jul 3-4 | Dominguez Rim | 1
Jun 28-30 | White River | 2
Jun 21-23 | Buckhorn Wash & Price River | 2
Jun 14-16 | Dolores River | 2
Jun 7-8 | Hondu Country | 1
May 30 - Jun 2 | Navajo National Monument | 3
May 24-26 | Cedar Mesa | 2
May 18-19 | Big Dominguez Canyon | 1
May 10-13 | San Juan River | 3
May 3-5 | Dinosaurland | 2
Apr 24-25 | Sand Island | 1
Apr 19-21 | Bears Ears | 2
Apr 10-14 | Salt Creek | 4
Apr 5-6 | Flat Top | 1
Mar 22-24 | The Needles | 2
Mar 14-17 | The Needles | 3
Jan 24-27 | Paria Plateau | 3
Jan 18-21 | Squaw Flat | 3


Red Mountain #3 from Red Mountain #2
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Corkscrew Pass
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr
 
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WasatchWill

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Total: 20 Nights

2 | Mar 31- Apr 2 @ Torrey, UT
2 | Apr 5 - Apr 7 @ San Rafael Swell
3 | May 25 - May 28 @ Torrey, UT
1 | May 28 - May 29 @ Capitol Reef NP
1 | Jun 2 - Jun 3 @ Grove Creek
1 | Jun 3 - Jun 4 @ Y Mountain
1 | Jun 7 - Jun 8 @ Hobble Creek Canyon
1 | Jun 9 - Jun 10 @ Dry Creek
1 | Jun 10 - Jun 11 @ Squaw Peak Road
2 | Jun 16 - Jun 18 @ Hobble Creek Canyon
2 | Jun 28 - Jun 30 @ Boulder Mountain
3 | Jul 24 - Jul 27 @ Yellowstone NP

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Artemus

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Total: 20 Nights

2 | Mar 31- Apr 2 @ Torrey, UT
2 | Apr 5 - Apr 7 @ San Rafael Swell
3 | May 25 - May 28 @ Torrey, UT
1 | May 28 - May 29 @ Capitol Reef NP
1 | Jun 2 - Jun 3 @ Grove Creek
1 | Jun 3 - Jun 4 @ Y Mountain
1 | Jun 7 - Jun 8 @ Hobble Creek Canyon
1 | Jun 9 - Jun 10 @ Dry Creek
1 | Jun 10 - Jun 11 @ Squaw Peak Road
2 | Jun 16 - Jun 18 @ Hobble Creek Canyon
2 | Jun 28 - Jun 30 @ Boulder Mountain
3 | Jul 24 - Jul 27 @ Yellowstone NP

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Good on ya. Good, I am not far behind you after all. How many skeets in the park? Heading up to meet Scat tomorrow to walk the Mary Mountain trail.
 

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