Bag Night Challenge 2021

Udink

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Four nights on the Green last week. Conditions were very muddy, especially in the upper half of Labyrinth. There's a massive new sand bar at the mouth of Horseshoe Canyon that wasn't there last year, and a fire at Bowknot Bend burned away some tamarisk which made reaching some mining ruins much easier. I didn't even bring a tent--luckily the weather forecast held and nights were perfect for a cot.

Total: 21 Nights

1/15/2021 - Dead Mountains, CA
1/16/2021 - Marl Spring, CA
1/17/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
1/18/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
2/26/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
2/27/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
3/26/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
3/27/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
4/30/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
5/1/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
6/25/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
6/26/2021 - Bone Flat, UT
7/8/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/9/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/10/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
8/27/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
8/28/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
9/22/2021 - Ruby Ranch, UT
9/23/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/24/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/25/2021 - Bowknot Bend, UT


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OwenM

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1. Virgin Falls, TN
2. Sipsey Wilderness, AL
3. Big South Fork, KY
4. Savage Gulf, TN
5. Fiery Gizzard, TN
6. Big South Fork, TN
7-9. Canyonlands NP, UT
10. Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, CO
11. Walls of Jericho, AL
12. Sipsey Wilderness, AL
13. Cheaha Wilderness, AL
14. Cohutta Wilderness, GA
15. Big South Fork, TN
16. Panthertown Valley, NC
17. Mountain Bridge Wilderness, SC
18. Daniel Boone NF, KY
19. Fiery Gizzard, TN
20-24. High Uintas Wilderness, UT
25-30. Weminuche Wilderness, CO

Closed out September with a 3rd trip out West. What a blessed year I'm having in that respect!
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Thermometer read 15F in Vestal Basin on my first night. 30-45 for lows after that, even up high.
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See the moose? I didn't, until I got closer...
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balzaccom

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50 nights now...

A week+ in Arizona at Saguaro, Chricachua, Organ Pipe etc.
A second week+ in Death Valley and the Grand Canyon
Three days on the Central Coast in Cerro Alto:
Four days in Sequoia National Park.
Five days in Kings Canyon,
A four day trip into Buckeye Canyon in the Hoover Wilderness
Three weeks in Yellowstone, Tetons, Rocky Mountain NP and the Rubies...
A short trip to Gibbs Lake, east of Yosemite in the Sierra
Santa Barbara and the Los Padres NF where the air was clean
A quick trip to Tuolumne Meadows and the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne
Yosemite Valley in the Fall---one night at the Upper Pines CG.

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Udink

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My plans to "step up my camping game" (mentioned in my July post) haven't really panned out, at least not in the way I expected it to. Spent many nights in the new RV over the last few months, but not as many as I'd like roughing it. I only got one night in October, last night at the Utah Launch Complex near Green River, Utah. And I didn't even sleep in a cot under the stars, just set up in the back of my Jeep and watched @Jammer's latest video and read a book before falling asleep.

Total: 22 Nights

1/15/2021 - Dead Mountains, CA
1/16/2021 - Marl Spring, CA
1/17/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
1/18/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
2/26/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
2/27/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
3/26/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
3/27/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
4/30/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
5/1/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
6/25/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
6/26/2021 - Bone Flat, UT
7/8/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/9/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/10/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
8/27/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
8/28/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
9/22/2021 - Ruby Ranch, UT
9/23/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/24/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/25/2021 - Bowknot Bend, UT
10/29/2021 - Utah Launch Complex, Green River, UT

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OwenM

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1. Virgin Falls, TN
2. Sipsey Wilderness, AL
3. Big South Fork, KY
4. Savage Gulf, TN
5. Fiery Gizzard, TN
6. Big South Fork, TN
7-9. Canyonlands NP, UT
10. Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, CO
11. Walls of Jericho, AL
12. Sipsey Wilderness, AL
13. Cheaha Wilderness, AL
14. Cohutta Wilderness, GA
15. Big South Fork, TN
16. Panthertown Valley, NC
17. Mountain Bridge Wilderness, SC
18. Daniel Boone NF, KY
19. Fiery Gizzard, TN
20-24. High Uintas Wilderness, UT
25-30. Weminuche Wilderness, CO
31. Big South Fork, TN
32. Big South Fork, KY


Just two this month; overnighters in Big South Fork NRRA, one each in TN and KY.
Finally starting to cool off around here, though!
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IntrepidXJ

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Udink

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I camped two nights last weekend in Utah's West Desert. Lately I've wanted to camp on a dry lake bed so I made it happen at Pahvant Dry Lake. This year will hopefully be the latest in only two years that I managed to camp at least once each month. Plans for the next two months include camping between the lanes of an interstate highway, and camping on a frozen lake.

Total: 24 Nights

1/15/2021 - Dead Mountains, CA
1/16/2021 - Marl Spring, CA
1/17/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
1/18/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
2/26/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
2/27/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
3/26/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
3/27/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
4/30/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
5/1/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
6/25/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
6/26/2021 - Bone Flat, UT
7/8/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/9/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/10/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
8/27/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
8/28/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
9/22/2021 - Ruby Ranch, UT
9/23/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/24/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/25/2021 - Bowknot Bend, UT
10/29/2021 - Utah Launch Complex, Green River, UT
11/12/2021 - Pahvant Dry Lake, UT
11/13/2021 - Gunnison Bend, Sevier River, UT

Pahvant Dry Lake
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Gunnison Bend
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IntrepidXJ

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Since I am not camping over Thanksgiving this year, my November is done. I had hoped to reach 100 nights before Thanksgiving, but because of a medical issue last weekend I had to cut that trip short by one night.

Total: 99 Nights

November 5 – 7 | Twin Corral Flats & Hans Flats | 2 Nights
November 10 – 13 | Kanab Creek Wilderness | 3 Nights
November 19 – 21 | Horsethief Point & Trin-Alcove Bend | 2 Nights



Descent Into North Trail Canyon
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Boiler View
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Esplanade Camp at Dawn
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Ram Skull & Faded Pictographs
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Overhead Pictographs
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Labyrinth Canyon Rim
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr
 
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Titans

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Since I am not camping over Thanksgiving this year, my November is done. I had hoped to reach 100 nights before Thanksgiving, but because of a medical issue last weekend I had to cut that trip short by one night.

Total: 99 Nights

November 5 – 7 | Twin Corral Flats & Hans Flats | 2 Nights
November 10 – 13 | Kanab Creek Wilderness | 3 Nights
November 19 – 21 | Horsethief Point & Trin-Alcove Bend | 2 Nights



Descent Into North Trail Canyon
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Boiler View
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Esplanade Camp at Dawn
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Ram Skull & Faded Pictographs
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Overhead Pictographs
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr


Labyrinth Canyon Rim
by Randy Langstraat, on Flickr

Scary story to read this morning @IntrepidXJ , glad to hear your medical check up was good.
 

Titans

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I camped two nights last weekend in Utah's West Desert. Lately I've wanted to camp on a dry lake bed so I made it happen at Pahvant Dry Lake. This year will hopefully be the latest in only two years that I managed to camp at least once each month. Plans for the next two months include camping between the lanes of an interstate highway, and camping on a frozen lake.

Total: 24 Nights

1/15/2021 - Dead Mountains, CA
1/16/2021 - Marl Spring, CA
1/17/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
1/18/2021 - Rock Tank, CA
2/26/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
2/27/2021 - Horse Canyon, UT
3/26/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
3/27/2021 - Beaver Canyon, UT
4/30/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
5/1/2021 - West Tavaputs Plateau, UT
6/25/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
6/26/2021 - Bone Flat, UT
7/8/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/9/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
7/10/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
8/27/2021 - Pine Creek, UT
8/28/2021 - Park's Pasture, UT
9/22/2021 - Ruby Ranch, UT
9/23/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/24/2021 - Labyrinth Canyon, UT
9/25/2021 - Bowknot Bend, UT
10/29/2021 - Utah Launch Complex, Green River, UT
11/12/2021 - Pahvant Dry Lake, UT
11/13/2021 - Gunnison Bend, Sevier River, UT

Pahvant Dry Lake
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Gunnison Bend
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Nice @Udink ! Congratulations on camping every month. It looks pretty frosty. Also, the beer cans… a job well done! ;)
 

OwenM

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1. Virgin Falls, TN
2. Sipsey Wilderness, AL
3. Big South Fork, KY
4. Savage Gulf, TN
5. Fiery Gizzard, TN
6. Big South Fork, TN
7-9. Canyonlands NP, UT
10. Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness, CO
11. Walls of Jericho, AL
12. Sipsey Wilderness, AL
13. Cheaha Wilderness, AL
14. Cohutta Wilderness, GA
15. Big South Fork, TN
16. Panthertown Valley, NC
17. Mountain Bridge Wilderness, SC
18. Daniel Boone NF, KY
19. Fiery Gizzard, TN
20-24. High Uintas Wilderness, UT
25-30 Weminuche Wilderness, CO
31. Big South Fork, TN
32. Big South Fork, KY
33. Virgin Falls, TN
34. Savage Gulf, TN
35. Cheaha Wilderness, AL
36. Sipsey Wilderness, AL


Done for November. Been doing 1 per week. A couple of favorites, one that was just convenient, and another in a particular area I hadn't seen in 18yrs.

Virgin Falls is always my #1 waterfall:
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I hadn't visited Ranger Falls at Savage Gulf in a bit, though.
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Cheaha is close, and I got to hike in the clouds.
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I've been to Sipsey a couple of times this year, but trails I hadn't hiked since 2003 were "new" to me, and fun to explore.
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