Bag Night Challenge 2020

John Morrow

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Central Cascades Summer

June 17-18 1 night
June 26-29 3 nights
July 3-5 2 nights
July 11-16 5 nights
July 24-26 2 nights
August 1-3 2 nights
August 8-10 2 nights
August 14-15 1 night
August 21-24 3 nights
August 27-28 1 night
TOTAL 22 Nights


Hyas Lake morning
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Deep Lake
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Polallie Ridge Lookout
by John Morrow, on Flickr


High above Spectacle
by John Morrow, on Flickr


heather meadows above lakeshore
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N. Ingalls Peak above
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Kachess Ridge and beyond
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late heather bloom
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darkening skies
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Nethos

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Total Nights: 6

1/7/20 Keauhou Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
1/8/20 Halape, Big Island, Hawaii
7/1/20 Escarpment End2End Catskills, NY
7/29/20 Burroughs Loop, Catskills, NY
9/5&9/6/20 Devil's Path, Catskills, NY

Up to 6 nights. Trip report for the Devil's Path here.
 

OwenM

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Night 1: Walls of Jericho, AL
Night 2: Big South Fork, KY
Night 3-5: Canyonlands, UT
Night 6: Savage Gulf, TN
Night 7: DeSoto State Park, AL
Night 8: Big Frog Wilderness, TN
Night 9: Cheaha Wilderness, AL
Night 10: Dugger Mountain Wilderness, AL
Night 11: Big South Fork, KY
Night 12: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 13: Pickett State Park, TN
Night 14: Cohutta Wilderness, GA

Finally did another overnighter that didn't turn into a long dayhike.
Went back to the Jacks River Trail in GA's Cohutta Wilderness.
Uhhhh, kinda less engaging than the first time, which was new and different due to the constant water crossings, but still a great hike. Last time, I found this fantastic campsite the next morning, right past the one I'd used, so I knew exactly where I was headed.
It has a nice backdrop,
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..its own little waterfall,
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...its own private beach and swimming hole(don't know what's up with the video settings, but I am not THAT pale!),
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...and a nice fire ring.
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Forecast for the area showed a low of 62. It went to about 50. Glorious!
 
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John Morrow

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Central Cascades Summer

June 17-18 1 night
June 26-29 3 nights
July 3-5 2 nights
July 11-16 5 nights
July 24-26 2 nights
August 1-3 2 nights
August 8-10 2 nights
August 14-15 1 night
August 21-24 3 nights
August 27-28 1 night
TOTAL 22 Nights


Hyas Lake morning
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Deep Lake
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Polallie Ridge Lookout
by John Morrow, on Flickr


High above Spectacle
by John Morrow, on Flickr


heather meadows above lakeshore
by John Morrow, on Flickr


N. Ingalls Peak above
by John Morrow, on Flickr


Kachess Ridge and beyond
by John Morrow, on Flickr


late heather bloom
by John Morrow, on Flickr


darkening skies
by John Morrow, on Flickr
June 17-18 1 night
June 26-29 3 nights
July 3-5 2 nights
July 11-16 5 nights
July 24-26 2 nights
August 1-3 2 nights
August 8-10 2 nights
August 14-15 1 night
August 21-24 3 nights
August 27-28 1 night

September 5-7 2 nights Rampart Ridge, Central Cascades
September 11-14 3 nights Waptus Lake area, Central Cascades in the smoke
TOTAL 27 Nights



Coming into the basin
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Rowena
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Nick

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Total: 22 Nights

Jan 15 | Silver Reef | 1 Night
Jan 18 | Table Mesa Arizona | 1 Nights
Jan 19 | Outside Page Arizona | 1 Nights
May 22-30 | Desolation Canyon | 8 Nights
July 17-20 | Hell's Canyon | 3 Nights
July 20 | Payette River | 1 Night
July 21 | Salmon Falls Creek | 1 Night
Aug 12 | Temple Mountain | 1 Night
Aug 13 | Mount Ellen | 1 Night
Aug 14 | Cedar Mountain | 1 Night
Aug 15 | Eastern Uintas | 1 Night
Sept 17 | Just outside Yellowstone | 1 Night
Sept 18 | Grey's River | 1 Night

Should have gotten 5 nights on this last trip instead of 2, but we still made the best of it. The smoke from the west coast was brutal at times.

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Udink

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Five days and four nights on the Green through Stillwater last week!

Total: 22 Nights

1/17/2020 - Cañon Largo, NM
1/18/2020 - Cañon Saladito, NM
1/19/2020 - Alamo Windmill, NM
1/20/2020 - Encino, NM
2/28/2020 - Hart's Draw, UT
2/29/2020 - Hatch Point, UT
3/27/2020 - The Gulch, UT (GSENM)
3/28/2020 - The Gulch, UT (GSENM)
4/23/2020 - Silver Island Mountains, UT
4/24/2020 - Devil's Playground, UT
4/25/2020 - Dove Creek, UT
5/29/2020 - Thousand Lake Mountain, UT
5/30/2020 - East Boulder Mountain, UT
6/26/2020 - Pine Creek, Boulder Mountain, UT
6/27/2020 - Bowns Point, Boulder Mountain, UT
7/17/2020 - Sevier Plateau, UT
7/18/2020 - Hilgard Mountain, UT
8/27/2020 - Beaver Creek, UT
9/16/2020 - Labyrinth Canyon near Hardscrabble Bottom, UT
9/17/2020 - Stillwater Canyon near Valentine Bottom, UT
9/18/2020 - Stillwater Canyon near Water Canyon, UT
9/19/2020 - Upper Spanish Bottom, UT


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Joyce & Tom

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Five days and four nights on the Green through Stillwater last week!

Total: 22 Nights

1/17/2020 - Cañon Largo, NM
1/18/2020 - Cañon Saladito, NM
1/19/2020 - Alamo Windmill, NM
1/20/2020 - Encino, NM
2/28/2020 - Hart's Draw, UT
2/29/2020 - Hatch Point, UT
3/27/2020 - The Gulch, UT (GSENM)
3/28/2020 - The Gulch, UT (GSENM)
4/23/2020 - Silver Island Mountains, UT
4/24/2020 - Devil's Playground, UT
4/25/2020 - Dove Creek, UT
5/29/2020 - Thousand Lake Mountain, UT
5/30/2020 - East Boulder Mountain, UT
6/26/2020 - Pine Creek, Boulder Mountain, UT
6/27/2020 - Bowns Point, Boulder Mountain, UT
7/17/2020 - Sevier Plateau, UT
7/18/2020 - Hilgard Mountain, UT
8/27/2020 - Beaver Creek, UT
9/16/2020 - Labyrinth Canyon near Hardscrabble Bottom, UT
9/17/2020 - Stillwater Canyon near Valentine Bottom, UT
9/18/2020 - Stillwater Canyon near Water Canyon, UT
9/19/2020 - Upper Spanish Bottom, UT


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Five days and four nights on the Green through Stillwater last week!

Total: 22 Nights

1/17/2020 - Cañon Largo, NM
1/18/2020 - Cañon Saladito, NM
1/19/2020 - Alamo Windmill, NM
1/20/2020 - Encino, NM
2/28/2020 - Hart's Draw, UT
2/29/2020 - Hatch Point, UT
3/27/2020 - The Gulch, UT (GSENM)
3/28/2020 - The Gulch, UT (GSENM)
4/23/2020 - Silver Island Mountains, UT
4/24/2020 - Devil's Playground, UT
4/25/2020 - Dove Creek, UT
5/29/2020 - Thousand Lake Mountain, UT
5/30/2020 - East Boulder Mountain, UT
6/26/2020 - Pine Creek, Boulder Mountain, UT
6/27/2020 - Bowns Point, Boulder Mountain, UT
7/17/2020 - Sevier Plateau, UT
7/18/2020 - Hilgard Mountain, UT
8/27/2020 - Beaver Creek, UT
9/16/2020 - Labyrinth Canyon near Hardscrabble Bottom, UT
9/17/2020 - Stillwater Canyon near Valentine Bottom, UT
9/18/2020 - Stillwater Canyon near Water Canyon, UT
9/19/2020 - Upper Spanish Bottom, UT


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OwenM

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Night 1: Walls of Jericho, AL
Night 2: Big South Fork, KY
Night 3-5: Canyonlands, UT
Night 6: Savage Gulf, TN
Night 7: DeSoto State Park, AL
Night 8: Big Frog Wilderness, TN
Night 9: Cheaha Wilderness, AL
Night 10: Dugger Mountain Wilderness, AL
Night 11: Big South Fork, KY
Night 12: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 13: Pickett State Park, TN
Night 14: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 15: Savage Gulf, TN

The 2" of rain that a ranger I met at the TH warned me they were now expecting did not materialize(met that otw home through N. GA and N. AL), but I enjoyed her expression when my only response was "Oh, cool!":)
I was hoping the waterfalls might be cranked up this morning, but such was not the case. As it was, it rained the entire time, but never heavily.
I love the Collins Gulf Trail at Savage Gulf(S. Cumberland SP, TN), and a loop that includes it is one of my favorite quickie/short notice overnighters. This ended up being an in/out, though, as the same ranger warned me away from the trails I normally connect it with due to an ongoing and incomplete cleanup.

The Gulf was Savagely moist!
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Nethos

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Total Nights: 6

1/7/20 Keauhou Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
1/8/20 Halape, Big Island, Hawaii
7/1/20 Escarpment End2End Catskills, NY
7/29/20 Burroughs Loop, Catskills, NY
9/5&9/6/20 Devil's Path, Catskills, NY
9/17/20 Lion’s Head, Dolly Sods, WV

Up to 7 nights. Next up is a mid October Utah trip for several weeks with maybe a Yellowstone or Weminuche stint if the weather looks good.






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OwenM

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Night 1: Walls of Jericho, AL
Night 2: Big South Fork, KY
Night 3-5: Canyonlands, UT
Night 6: Savage Gulf, TN
Night 7: DeSoto State Park, AL
Night 8: Big Frog Wilderness, TN
Night 9: Cheaha Wilderness, AL
Night 10: Dugger Mountain Wilderness, AL
Night 11: Big South Fork, KY
Night 12: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 13: Pickett State Park, TN
Night 14: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 15: Savage Gulf, TN
Night 16: Tishomingo State Park, MS

Claiming this one, though it was more like a bag nap than bag night, since I packed up in the dark, and drove home.
What a disaster. No flat spots in the campsite, moved my Solomid XL 3-4 times, broke 1 6" Easton stake, and bent another. Big rock I grabbed to cover a stake was over an ant bed, so I had ants down my bare legs, biting me, and in my socks. Then, after using both shoes and my pillow to try to level it out, my 5yr old Exped inflatable blew a baffle.
The park's map only showed the RV hookup sites, and I'd assumed the primitive sites were on the other side of the lake, but it turned out they were crammed into undesirable spots between the first few RV ones, and otw in/out for the RV and motorcycle touring folks. Got woke up by the motorcyclists right next to me cranking up to go find a store or something, and decided I'd had enough of this frontcountry camping crap.

The good news is that I recently found out we have the biggest natural bridge this side of the Rockies in W. Alabama, and stopped there on the way to MS. Busy touristy spot that's privately owned and charges admission, but pretty awesome, nonetheless. I've said it before, but the problem with the bigger arches and bridges in the East is that the terrain and tree cover means that if you're far enough away to get the whole thing in a pic, you can't see the whole thing any more!

The site of the late unpleasantness:
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Natural Bridge. That's what it's called...
~60' high, 148' long.
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And it's a double!
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A little size perspective with a person in the pic:
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I'd like to go back early in the morning, or when there's heavy cloud cover, and try for better pics. These from my phone are about as good as the ones from my camera.
No front-country sites for me, or wandering into Mississippi, if I do!:confused:
 
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OwenM

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Night 1: Walls of Jericho, AL
Night 2: Big South Fork, KY
Night 3-5: Canyonlands, UT
Night 6: Savage Gulf, TN
Night 7: DeSoto State Park, AL
Night 8: Big Frog Wilderness, TN
Night 9: Cheaha Wilderness, AL
Night 10: Dugger Mountain Wilderness, AL
Night 11: Big South Fork, KY
Night 12: Virgin Falls SNA, TN
Night 13: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 14: Pickett State Park, TN
Night 15: Cohutta Wilderness, GA
Night 16: Savage Gulf, TN
Night 17: Tishomingo State Park, MS
Night 18: Cheaha Wilderness, AL

Had to edit my list after realizing I somehow missed one back in May.
This week, I kept it close to home, and did a little 13ish mile loop in the Cheaha Wilderness, Talladega NF, AL.
Surprising number of people on the trails for a week day, 3 right where I had planned to camp last night, and 11 dayhikers otw out this morning.
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Little viewpoint where you can see the line of peaks this section of the AL Pinhoti follows.
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Corona loose on the trail again:oops: Ended up doing trail maintenance in a few places.
It's amazing how much work you can get done with this little 6.25oz folding saw if you put your mind to it.
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After:
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