Apr 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm #1271751
Companion forum thread to:Apr 5, 2011 at 1:58 pm #1720456
Paul, these photos are truly an inspiration, my friend. Thank you.Apr 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm #1720462
@hikinggrannyLocale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Tears came into my eyes at the shot of the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness (top of Mt. Ethel). I grew up packing through the area every summer with my parents. I last was there in 1987. I gotta go back at least once more!Apr 5, 2011 at 2:45 pm #1720496
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
Mags says "Any person who hikes the long trails is asked “Why go?” "
I say, "If you have to ask, you will not understand the answer.".Apr 5, 2011 at 3:14 pm #1720512
@ngatelLocale: Southern California
A 3rd CDT gem in one day? What is happening here?
Very good writing, Paul. Wonderful pictures too.Apr 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm #1720538
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
I like the evolution of your gearApr 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm #1720549
@dtpaladinoLocale: Northern Rockies
Nick: Its Continental Divide Trail Week here at BPL.Apr 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm #1720551
@philipdLocale: Ontario, Canada
Another great article…definitely looking forward to getting out on the trail. Nicely done Paul.Apr 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm #1720620
Thanks for the kind words all.
Was a great experience and glad I could share part of it.Apr 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm #1720635
Ben 2 WorldParticipant
@ben2worldLocale: So Cal
Very, very nice writeup and pics, Paul!!Apr 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm #1720694
Very enjoyable. Well done.Apr 5, 2011 at 9:52 pm #1720762
Really good article. Enjoyed the picturesApr 6, 2011 at 10:29 am #1720936
Well done! Thanks.Apr 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm #1721111
How do you protect your camera? A waterproof case?Apr 6, 2011 at 8:55 pm #1721207
@gokyoLocale: west coast
Thank You for the excellent pics/postApr 7, 2011 at 5:58 am #1721309
You the minimalist Rhode Islander done good!
A very well done photo articleApr 7, 2011 at 6:03 am #1721314
Ron: I think you, Andy and myself are the only RIers to leave the state. :D)
Camera: A ziplock bag Seems appropriate based on the rest of the gear. ;)Apr 7, 2011 at 8:30 am #1721364
Very inspirational Paul, good for you. My grandparents are from Ireland, so when people ask me why I hike, I tell them this Irish saying, "Your feet will take you to where your heart is." My heart is on the trail. Obviously yours is too. Slainte.Apr 7, 2011 at 8:57 am #1721376
@iwillchopyouhotmail-comLocale: Lake Tahoe
Mags–seeing that photo of you getting out of your tarp made me laugh. Definitely not the same clean shaven guy I saw at POD's and Disco's wedding!
-Zack, of 'Buddha and Zack'Apr 8, 2011 at 12:36 am #1721833
@dirk9827Locale: Pacific Northwest
What a great piece! Enjoyed it very much….
DirkApr 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm #1722058
Zack: Yep, definitely sporting a different look vs. my normal, clean shaven look!
The editor for the local paper had a caption with this photo that said "This is either and extra from the "Lord of the Rings" movie or Paul Magnanti peaking out from his snow covered tarp".
Irish saying: Most, cool. Thanks! The only ethnic sayings I picked up from my Italian grandparents seem to be food related. But, food is always outdoor related, isn't it? :)Apr 11, 2011 at 7:44 am #1723102
Kathy A HandysideParticipant
@earlymusicusLocale: Southeastern Michigan
Beautiful and inspirational photos! Thank you for sharing them. I ache to see those areas for myself.
Your photos make me want to ditch the house, ditch the car, have a gigantic yard sale to unload all my stuff, and be a modern-day nomad, backpacking all the trails I've ever dreamed of backpacking! I should do it now, while my faculties and my body are still intact (well, pretty much intact! LOL)!Apr 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm #1723345
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