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Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
A Thirty Hour Pass: Bison Peak Backpack, Lost Creek Wilderness on 06/14/2011 20:01:37 MDT Print View

Squeezing in time for backcountry pursuits can sometimes be difficult. Social obligations, limited time in an increasingly busy work week with also limited time to play catch up on weekends and then managing relationships among friends, family and significant others. Add children to the mix and free time is esp rare. So it was with great pleasure that I was able to bring Josh out for a backpacking trip in the Lost Creek Wilderness one weekend.

Read the full trip report...

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
quality on 06/14/2011 22:05:38 MDT Print View

What a great read Mags, thanks for taking the time to share this. Its amazing how fulfilling even just a single evening outdoors can be, its all about making the best with the time we have. This was a great reminder.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
thanks! on 06/15/2011 17:17:48 MDT Print View

Thanks for the nice words. Any time out in the wilderness is indeed special. My buddy reveled in the time out there and I was glad to be able to help provide some time out there for him!

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: A Thirty Hour Pass: Bison Peak Backpack, Lost Creek Wilderness on 06/15/2011 17:35:27 MDT Print View

Thanks for your report, Paul. Sounds like I was right behind you. I signed the register on Bison at 7:00 AM on the 14th and on McCurdy at 1:30 PM on the same day. Lost Creek..you gotta love it.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Earth (mostly)
A Thirty Hour Pass: Bison Peak Backpack, Lost Creek Wilderness" on 06/15/2011 23:28:25 MDT Print View

Nice area but surprised there wasn't much in the way of snow.

Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
snow on 06/16/2011 07:28:43 MDT Print View

LCW is typically the first area to melt out in the Colorado high country. Overall, CO is about two weeks behind the normal melt out. SOOOOO, if there was lots of snow in LCW over Mem. Day Wkd, when we went is a about right for a (mainly) snow free hike this year. That's my theory anyway..and I am sticking to it!!!!

*NEXT* weekend, (I have a wedding to go to Saturday), I plan on doing a mainly off-trail route in the LCW. We'll see! :)

DONDO: Yes indeed..I do indeed love it!!!

Edited by PaulMags on 06/16/2011 07:29:59 MDT.