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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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mid-layers
Many people are a fan of the OR PL400 fleece mitts: http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/or-gear/gloves/womens-pl-400-mitts.html A women's M is under 3 oz. Not bad.

In GEAR » gloves/mittens
October 19, 8:21am

Gloves and mittens
Wool liners and a light shell mitt is my GO TO configuration for all seasons. (In winter, I have a thick wool mitt packed JIC, but rarely need it). Find it works quite well for the versatility, ...

In GEAR » gloves/mittens
October 18, 11:04pm

winter hat
Light wool beanie with a polypro balaclava if need be. The balaclava works as a scarf, additional protection for the face and so on. Very versatile. Floating around 0F in this photo on a s...

In GEAR » winter hiking hat
October 17, 9:01am

Closure
Looks like there are sill closures (at least according to the RMNP website) http://www.nps.gov/romo/naturescience/currentfires.htm Probably best to call either way.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hike suggestions for Rocky Mountain National Park?
October 12, 10:11am

Fiery Rain
"I've seen fire...I've seen rain". Ah, Mr. James Taylor, have you seen both at the same time?!?!! :D

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hike suggestions for Rocky Mountain National Park?
October 12, 7:52am

RMNP
May not be the best place tomorrow for a hike in the park proper. Bear Lake is closed and some other near by areas. Could be a bit smokey. :O http://www.eptrail.com/estes-park-news/ci_21748272/co...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Day hike suggestions for Rocky Mountain National Park?
October 11, 4:59pm

Some pizza place in Millinocket, ME
Many moons ago (or so it seems) when I did the AT, I was ultra skinny when I finished. I started off at a chubby 195 lbs on my 5'6" frame. Though, even then, I was reasonably muscular/sto...

In Pre-Trip Planning » restaurant reviews
October 10, 10:31pm

Arches?
I found Arches to more crowded than Canyonlands NP by far. Maybe it was just perception, but the two times I was backpacking in Canyonlands I saw no one other than at The Confluence. Island in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arches in mid-November?
October 01, 6:50pm

Arches in mid-November
Arches is a lovely park, but more of a 'windshield' tourist park and day hikes. Worth a visit AFTER a backpacking trip IMO. If you want some backpacking, consider the relatively nearby C...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Arches in mid-November?
October 01, 3:17pm

Bachelor Party on Foot- Bear Lake to Grand Lake and back (RMNP)
Two weeks ago I did (more or less) the designated CDT in RMNP that many thru-hikers do do not see. Though it does not make logistic sense for many thru-hikers (need a canister, permit, more or l...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bachelor Party on Foot- Bear Lake to Grand Lake and back (RMNP)
September 18, 10:12pm

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