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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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>> Personally, the question of experience dramatically determines how and who I hike >>with--not weight. Bingo. I'd much rather hike with a buddy who is carrying 20 lbs BPW and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » I am BPL my hiking buddy is BPH
July 26, 8:20am

"The best"?
Don't know if is the best, but this one is pretty cool for the mileage you want and the elevation gain is not too bad. By RMNP standards, it is relatively quite, too, vs other areas (relati...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best half-day hike in RMNP
July 25, 11:43am

I've asked before, but really all that matters is how the Scouts enjoy the experience? We adults can hash out about the Philmont way, but seems like most Scouts enjoy the experience. And ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 24, 2:19pm

Gore Range Trail
Consider using the Gore Range Trail as a way to connect different trails and locations. All THs (including both ends) are accessible by the Summit Stage bus mention earlier and make a great way ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good Colorado September trip?
July 23, 8:40pm

Details please :)
How many MPD can you comfortably hike? Also, does this 5-6 day time frame include an acclimation period (strongly suggested BTW!) As for mid-September, it can be the best time of the year to hik...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good Colorado September trip?
July 23, 5:37pm

gear sales...
I've always wondered why outdoor stores have gear sales on weekends???? If you are an avid weekend warrior, you try to cram every free weekend into outdoor fun (like me. :) ). A gear sal...

In Gear Deals » Denver Area - Bent Gate Mountaineering (Golden) big sale today only
July 21, 10:04pm

trail names
I happen to have nick name I use on a trail..guess I'm a bit of a fraud. :) Mags is a very obvious nickname if you have a hard to pronounce last name of Italian origin like mine. My gra...

In Philosophy & Technique » 'Trail names'
July 21, 10:00pm

THE ultimate question, I would think, is how do the scouts themselves like it? I know the 12 yo me had a wonderful time hiking up Mt. Lafayette in NH many years ago when I was a Boy Scout. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » A Philmont Journal - Part 1
July 19, 1:21pm

Not pictured are the good sized pancakes that also came with the order! :)

In Post-Trip Reports » Mummy Range Wanderings
July 16, 5:38pm

Most normal backpacking food is chock full of sodium. As malto said, lots of water retention. If you have the typical burger, beer and fries type meal post-hike, that is also usually high in sodiu...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Why do I gain weight after a hike?
July 16, 7:57am

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