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Paul Magnanti (PaulMags) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me I like to hike, backpack, camp and backcountry ski every so often...
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Dogs on leash
"As far as dogs on the trail... I always take mine with me, and they are almost always unleashed. That said...SNIP....My dogs are trail trained... when we see or hear people approaching I call...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is this just bad luck with aggressive dogs or is this normal?
September 06, 5:00pm

Trailside
Those were pretty cool. The two part Appalachian Trail one certainly helped to fuel my desire to do the AT. And, by extension, help put me on the path that my life has followed. The follow u...

In Chaff » Backpacker Magazine's "Trailside" Programs
September 06, 7:23am

m-65 pants
If you can find them, the 'long' version comes to aboute ankle length. I don't wear puffy pants often, but when i do, these dirt bagger specials work well. If I had more ambitio...

In GEAR » Low cost Puffy Pants
September 06, 7:19am

St. Vrain's Ridge Walk
A walk on the ridge that connects St. Vrain Mountain to the Continental Divide. Over the years, I've developed a taste for more off-trail jaunts. Where the terrain is a little more rough, ...

In Post-Trip Reports » St. Vrain's Ridge Walk
September 05, 7:26pm

I'm lucky
All Mrs Mags wants is A) A plan of where I am hiking B) A call wen I am back in town and I am done Knowing where I am at every day (or every hour) is not something she is particularly inte...

In GEAR » My Spot Connect really let me down!
September 04, 8:08am

CHAOS
Still alive and kicking (if now in MEETUP form). I know "Rev Tommy" pretty well and go backcountry skiing with him a fair amount every winter in addition to attending his house gatheri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast to you hike?
August 30, 4:39pm

Older folks doing more mileage
I think that phenomenon is partially because the 20s and 30s crowds tend to want to squeeze more in a day than 'just' hiking. Hiking is only one part of their day. Going on a group hike...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast to you hike?
August 30, 8:10am

Depends
Is there a cooler full of beer waiting for me in my truck and/or nearby brew pubs? In which case my pace picks up considerably on the last day of a trip vs the first day.....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How fast to you hike?
August 29, 2:49pm

Backpacking in the Basin - Andrew Skurka's RMNP Trip
Three days and two nights assisting Andrew Skurka with his backpacking trip in the Wild Basin area of Rocky Mountain National Park. Over the years, I've become a competent outdoors person.&n...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking in the Basin - Andrew Skurka's RMNP Trip
August 23, 9:27pm

Patridge
Roasted with olive oil, infused with garlic, a few spices and seasonings and definitely some orange zest. If there are pears on said pear tree and you have some butter and brown sugar, you'...

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 22, 11:13pm

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