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Working at Rocky Mountain National Park
“I love my new job.  I measure vegetation as part of the ongoing process with ...”
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Homemade Pot Pie
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Frost!
“I knew it was coming. We are already a week past our average last ...”
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Happy Holidays (photos)
“Hey, everyone! Happy holidays! Here are a bunch of photos of our house, ...”
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2010
Jan
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Outings Recap
“12/14/2009 - Skied Rock Creek with Genghis - great ski conditions in Allenspark 12/17/2009 - Skied ...”
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Hidden Falls Ice
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Winter Trails Snowshoeing Recap
“Yesterday, Phil worked helped dozens of folks into their first snowshoes at the Estes Park ...”
Feb
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In 20 Seconds, You Could Help Save Salmon
“I'm very pleased to let you know about an opportunity to get the message about ...”
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Target Drops Farmed Salmon - A Great Step!
“Let's Thank Target! Target’s decision to drop net-cage farmed salmon from their stores across the United ...”
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Avy Conditions in RMNP
“We went up into RMNP yesterday (Feb 18) and skinned to the top of the ...”
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Thurs, February 25 - Slideshow at Ed's
“Just a quick reminder that we'll be presenting a slideshow on our Inside Passage trip ...”
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Rocky Mountain National Park Guided Snowshoe to Andrews Glacier
“On Sat, Feb 27, I led a snowshoe hike for Kirks for a strong young ...”
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A Recap of our Slideshow at Ed's Cantina
“Check out our recap on Kokatat's blog: http://blog.kokatat.com/index.php/go-wild-expedition-presents-first-slideshow-2220/ A big thanks to Justin and Carla at Ed's ...”
Inaugural Team In Training Snowshoe Event
“This past Saturday, the Rocky Mountain chapter of Team in Training participated in the first-ever ...”
Mar
02
Team in Training Snowshoe Rocky Mountain National Park Videos
“ Interested in joining us for an outdoor adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park? Call ...”
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Eric and Teresa Visit - Snowshoeing in RMNP - Photos!
“  Eric and Teresa visited us this weekend and we went up into the national park.  ...”
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Snowing!!!!!! Anyone up for skiing this weekend?
“It's snowing a beautiful snow up here in Estes.  Expecting great things for this weekend! ...”
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Snowshoe Guiding in RMNP: Emerald Lake
“Yesterday I led a fit group of 5 on a 3-hour guided snowshoe hike in ...”
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April 16 - Slideshow at REI Boulder
“Date: Fri, April 16, 2010 Time: 7pm Location: REI, Boulder, CO We’ll share pictures and stories from our ...”
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Quandary Peak Ski Descent Spring 14er Skiing!
“April 10-11, 2010: This weekend Phil and I took off Saturday afternoon and went down ...”
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Go Wild Presentation Tonight at REI Boulder!
“Just a quick reminder - we're doing a slideshow presentation at REI Boulder tonight at ...”
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National Park Week - Visit RMNP for Free!
“To make it easier to experience America's Great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving ...”
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Happy Earth Day!
“Celebrate by helping the earth in a new way... here are some ideas: Recycle something you ...”
May
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No Internet Access - Call, Please
“Hello everyone.  We are officially moved out of our cabin and into our rental property ...”
Estes Park Library Presents Go Wild Presentation in August
“KAYAKING THE INSIDE PASSAGE: TACOMA, WASHINGTON TO GLACIER BAY, ALASKA: (August 9) In May ...”
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Upcoming Hikes: Call to "Sign On"
“Here are some upcoming trips; training for the Colorado Trail... please leave a comment or ...”
Jun
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Colorado Trail Final Preparation
“I've been more or less out of commission with respect to hiking for the last ...”
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On the Colorado Trail
“Starting on the morning of July 1, we'll be hiking along the Colorado Trail. ...”
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Jul
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Colorado Trail Hiking Update from Lake City
“We're here in Lake City for a rest day/resupply day.  Everyone has been hugely helpful!  A ...”
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Aug
01
Colorado Trail Trip Report & Thank You's!
“After a tough journey hiking the Colorado Trail, we arrived at the Junction Creek Trailhead ...”
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Colorado Trail Slideshow Premiere
“Thank you to Kurtis, Stan, and the Estes Park Library for putting together a great ...”
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Sep
05
Photos of Chicken Coop Construction
“Here is a little photo gallery of us constructing our chicken coop. Our chickens ...”
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Chickens Arrived - Photos
“Our chickens came today - all 25 arrived lively and peeping. It was the ...”
Chicken Update 3:30 p.m.
“The chickens are looking refreshed! The little guy who was exhausted has blended in ...”
Oct
11
Teenage Chickens
“They grow up so fast! Three and a half weeks ago we received 25 ...”
Nov
12
Chickens, Jobs, & Hobbies Update
“The Senseneys bought a place out here. They're replacing their deck and Phil scrounged some ...”
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Thankful for Birds
“We are thankful for family, friends, a great warm house, and good health, and of ...”
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Country Sourdough
“For the past year we have been baking much of our own bread, and always ...”
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2009
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Inside Passage Kayaking Expedition encourages all to, “Go Wild” for Wild Salmon
“Apryle Craig and Phil Magistro will be embarking on a sea kayaking expedition along the ...”
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Listed on eskimo.com
“It feels officially official, now that we're listed on Joel McNamara's Inside Passage Registry page. ...”
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Signing up for a Half Marathon
“I think I want to sign up for the Horsetooth half marathon in Fort Collins ...”
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Review - Salmon Without Rivers by Jim Lichatowich
“Salmon Without Rivers is an excellent background text on the history of the salmon.  Starting ...”
Today's Run ~ 1.25 miles
“Sunny, about 26 degrees, not much wind relatively speaking.  Stopped at the Keybank to make ...”
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Today's Run ~ 1 mile
“Woke up this morning to huge winds here in Estes (big wind. big like ...”
Go Wild Press Release Grabs 1st-Page Google Results
“With the submission of our first press release, I'm happy to announce our expedition news ...”
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New iPhone App Makes Sustainable Seafood Choices a Breeze
“Now you can always make sustainable seafood choices, simply by carrying your cell phone!  The ...”
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Atlantic vs. Pacific Salmon: A Discussion of Regional Issues
“The 2009 Go Wild Expedition is focusing our attention is on the British Columbia coast, ...”
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Today's Run ~ 3 miles
“We're home and I'm getting healthier, but still conjested.  We picked up our friend's dog, ...”
Thanks to Blue Mountain Outfitters
“Thanks to the helpful, knowledgeable staff and great paddling inventory at Blue Mountain Outfitters, canoe ...”
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Yes We Can - Create Change for the Community & Environment
“Obama was just sworn in as 44th President of the United States of America. ...”
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Homepage Feature on Living Oceans Society Website
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Today's Run ~ 2.5
“I did the same hilly run I did with Ella on Monday.  Again, beautiful, sunny, ...”
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Today's Run ~ 2.5 Snow Today, Toots Arrives
“Woke up to snow and 33 degree weather.  It's about time! Although, we've definitely been enjoying ...”
1 comments
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Run with Toots ~ 3 miles
“Went for a run with Toots.  He was a great partner, except I might have ...”
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Skiing Fresh Powder and First Tracks
“Were supposed to go ice climbing with Jim and Lynn, but it ended up just ...”
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Windy Morning, 2 Mile Run
“This week’s workouts: Sun - xtrain Mon - 3 : Toots and I ran 3 miles today ...”
Salmon in the Sound - Get Involved
“Although we will be spending the majority of our time paddling in British Columbia, our ...”
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Today is Thursday, not Wed, and I Ran 3 Miles
“So, slight correction in the workout schedule. Turns out I was 1-day off in ...”
Go Wild Kayak Expedition Video
“Here is a video I put together summarizing the Go Wild Expedition route and objectives. ...”
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Go Wild Featured in Estes Park News
Four miles to the lake and back
“This week’s workouts: Mon - xtrain Tues - 3 : Toots and I ran 3 miles today ...”
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Ran 3 Miles Today - Run with Me!
“This week's training schedule is as follows (same mileages as last week).  Phil thinks that ...”
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2 Miles Uphill both Ways
“I had a strong run this morning.  I looked at the race profile last night ...”
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Ran 3 Miles Yesterday
“Orange is the most recent run. Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3 - ran to the lake ...”
CAAR Releases Report Suggesting Closed-Containment
“February 5, 2009, Vancouver, BC:  The Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) today commended the ...”
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Feature on EnjoyEstesPark.com
Today's Run: 4 miles
“Orange is the most recent run. Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3 - ran to the lake ...”
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Today's Run 3.5 miles
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3.5... yep, I did it.  It was lonely without Toots.  I ...”
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Review: King of Fish - The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon by David Montgomery
“Most Americans know that salmon are facing a lot of pressure, but very few understand ...”
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Homelands: Kayaking the Inside Passage by Byron Ricks
“Lyrically told, this tale of a couple's adventure on the Inside Passage was a perfect ...”
Last Week's Running Complete
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3.5… yep, I did it. It was lonely without Toots. ...”
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Today's Running 3.5 Miles
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3.5... I was tired from a weekend of climbing, running, and ...”
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Yesterday's Running 2 Miles + Ski
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3.5… I was tired from a weekend of climbing, running, and ...”
BC Budget Overlooks Closed Containment
“BC Budget: CAAR Dismayed by Absence of Closed Containment Investment In Budget Wild salmon are ...”
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Week 4 & 5 Running
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 3.5… I was tired from a weekend of climbing, running, and ...”
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Welcome Sponsor ~ TR Blades*
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Evolution in the Backcountry
“Since moving to Colorado, Apryle and I have tried to mold ourselves into skiers.  A ...”
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Today's 4 Miler with Beckham
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 4 - ran with Beckham. It’s funny how each dog ...”
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2 Miler with Beckham
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 4 - ran with Beckham. It’s funny how each dog has ...”
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4 Mile Run with Beckham
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 4 - ran with Beckham. It’s funny how each dog has ...”
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Look for Eco-Labeled Seafood Today!
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Fish Sitter Needed ASAP-October
“We can set you up with either a beautiful 35 gallon, low-maintenance tank or our ...”
Mar
01
6 Mile Run - Alone.
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 4 - ran with Beckham. It’s funny how each dog has ...”
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Expedition Update - Two Months!!!
“Two months to the day until we push off on the Go Wild Inside Passage ...”
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Welcome Sponsor ~ Kokatat
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Yesterday and Today's Running
“Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 4 - ran 4 miles at race pace Wed - 2 - ...”
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Skiing Flattop Mountain
“Yesterday Matt, John, Phil and I went up to summit Hallett Peak in RMNP.  We ...”
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New Furniture Delivered!
“In converting our home to an Estes Park summer vacation rental, our property managers at ...”
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This Week's Running
“Last Week: Mon - Stretch/Strengthen Tue - 4 - ran 4 miles at race pace Wed - 2 ...”
Canoe & Kayak Feature
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En route to Canoecopia
“Writing from a rest stop on I-80. We're about 650 miles into the trip ...”
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Canoecopia Update
“We've spent the past day and a half now amidst the hustle and bustle of ...”
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Canoecopia and Back Again
“This weekend we drove all the way to Wisconsin for Canoecopia, where we tried on ...”
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Today's 7 Mile Run
“Today I ran 7 miles. I was supposed to do this as my long ...”
Great Work Distraction... Coastal Fling Game!
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Planning Update
“I'm sitting on the floor in front of the computer, keyboard balanced on my knees, ...”
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Sign up for Go Wild updates!
“If you are reading this, then chances are that you have some interest in following ...”
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Canoecopia 2009 Video Highlights
“Bryan Smith and Lise-Anne Beyries of Reel Water Productions have created a cool highlight video ...”
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Uncooperative Weather
“It snowed pretty heavily here on Thursday. We ended up with about a foot ...”
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Apr
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Gear, gear, gear!
“As our launch date approaches, the gear has been piling up. I feel like ...”
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-05
“ is pysched that his drysuit, liner, PFD, poagies, and paddling jacket all fit perfectly! # is ...”
It All Fits
Home Page Feature on BorntoPaddle.com
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Paddling at Lonetree Reservoir (Photos!)
“This afternoon we took the boats down to Lonetree Reservoir near Berthoud for a training ...”
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-12
“ is looking forward to wetting the gear at Lonetree Reservoir in Berthoud today! # Just listed ...”
Presenting at Lewis Palmer Middle School
“On Thursday night, we drove to Colorado Springs to visit with Kate and Brian and ...”
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-19
“ is really tired from a weekend in the Front Range, presenting to Kate's class and ...”
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-19
“ is really tired from a weekend in the Front Range, presenting to Kate's class and ...”
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1 Day to Departure, 8 Days to Launch!
“Here we are... one day from a long drive to Washington. Eight days from ...”
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May
10
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10
“ Hanging out on Bainbridge Island waiting for the wind to go away # Sitting on the ...”
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10
“ Hanging out on Bainbridge Island waiting for the wind to go away # Sitting on the ...”
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Gig Harbor to Anacortes
“We made it through the first leg of our journey through the Puget Sound from ...”
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Day 1 - Gig Harbor Send Off!
“Saturday, May 2, 2009 ~ This morning we woke early to get to Gig Harbor public boat ...”
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Day Two - Blake to Fay-Bainbridge
“We woke up on day two after a massive wind and rain storm hoping for better ...”
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Day 3 - Rest Day on Fay Bainbridge
“Today we took a day off to rest.  We figured we had skipped the first ...”
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Day Four - Weather Day on Fay Bainbridge
“We had intended to take one rest day at Fay Bainbridge, but the second storm ...”
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Day 5 - Fay Bainbridge to Possession Pt
“Wed, May 6, 2009 ~ I peeked my head out of the tent around 6 ...”
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Day Six - Possession Point to Camano Island
“Southern Puget Sound has nice paddling, and linking up the Cascadia Marine Trail campsites is ...”
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Day 7 - Rest on Camano Island
“Fri, May 8, 2009 ~ Gorgeous weather today!! Did not sleep well.  That makes for about ...”
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Day 8 - Camano Island to Ala Spit
“Sat, May 9, 2009 ~ 20 mile day.  Exhausted now.  Did not sleep well at ...”
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Day Nine - Ala Spit to Anacortes
“We woke up at 6 AM, cooked a pot of cream of wheat and broke ...”
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Made it to Nanaimo
“We're in Nanaimo, in the sunny Gulf Islands where it never seems to rain.  Canada ...”
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Day 10 - Resupply in Anacortes
“Slept in til 8:30 am - it felt luxurious.  Organized food and determined what we ...”
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Day 11 - Anacortes to Spencer Spit
“May 12, 2009 ~ Late start which included a lovely cheese omelet for breakfast.  Called ...”
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Day 12 - Rest Day on Spencer Spit
“May 13, 2009 ~ Rained off and on all day. Took a nice nap.”
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Day 13 - Lopez to Jones Island
“Jones Island CMT camp is one of the most beautiful spots in the San Juan  ...”
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Day 14 - Jones Island to Posey Island (Roche Harbor)
“May 15, 2009 ~ Short day, hot, dry weather. Woke early to get through ...”
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Day 15 - Posey Island to Canada!
“We made it to Canada! Crossed Boundary Pass today from Stuart Island directly to ...”
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Day 16 - Rest at Beaumont
“May 17 ~ I was exhausted and called for a rest day.  Went to sleep ...”
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Day 17 - Beaumont to Prevost Island
“May 18, 2009 ~ Packed the boats slowly. I hate packing the boats. ...”
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Day 18 - Prevost to Montegue Harbor
“May 19, 2009 ~ Sunny and breezy morning with an uneventful crossing of Trincomali Channel ...”
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Day 19 - Montague to Eden Island
“May 20, 2009 ~ Crazy hot out today!! About 90 degrees in the sun ...”
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Day 20 - Eden Island to Wakes Cove
“May 21, 2009 ~ Warm with wind in the morning. Wakes Cove is located ...”
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Day 21 - Sightseeing at Degnen Bay
“Hot... maybe 85 degrees. Very low on water. We stayed to see the ...”
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Day 22 - Wakes Cove to New Castle Island
“May 23, 2009 ~ Asked around yesterday to figure out the best time to slip ...”
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Day 23 - "Rest" Day in Nanaimo
“I hate "rest" days. They are anything but. They are stressful and pretty ...”
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Day 24 - Resupply in Nanaimo
“We finally made it to a bank and got some Canadian funds.  We've been waiting ...”
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Day 25 - Newcastle Island to Southey Island
“Back on the water after a relatively long "rest"/resupply in Nanaimo.  Today was a great ...”
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Recap of Last Few Weeks (Photos!)
“Day #26, May 27 Southey Island to Rathtrevor Day #27, May 28 Doctor Visit in Parksville Day ...”
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Communication Going Forward
“We've reached Sointula and are getting ourselves back on track after figuratively losing ourselves in ...”
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Sep
11
We made it!
“We made it! On Friday, August 21, 2009 we paddled the last few miles into Glacier ...”
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Glacier Gorge Ice & Conditions Photos
“Took a hike today up into Glacier Gorge to swing tools and check out the ...”
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3rd Flatiron
“Climbed the 3rd Flatiron today with Matt and Dave.  That was the first time I'd ...”
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Dec
04
Go Wild Expedition Recap
“On August 21, 2009, Apryle Craig and Phil Magistro paddled the last few strokes into ...”
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Snow and cold in Estes!
“The summery weather we had over the last couple of weeks seems to be gone ...”
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Skiing Saint Vrain Mountain (with photos)
“I love the warm, dazed afterglow of a day spent climbing cold, windy mountains. ...”
2008
“So far so good!”
Jan
09
Wrong way around the lake
“I went for a run yesterday, and I went the wrong way around the lake. See, ...”
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West Creek Ice
“Quick exploratory foray to check out the ice climbing at West Creek Falls in RMNP. ...”
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Building a Quinsy
“We tried to build a Quinsy hut with Kate, Brian, and Lhotse near Pikes Peak, ...”
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Jewel Lake with Matt
“Matt on tele gear. Ha! ”
Feb
02
Failed Yurt Trip
“We tried to take a trip up to the Never Summer Nordic yurts west of ...”
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Skiing Flattop
“Spent a day backcountry skiing the east face of Flattop Mountain (aka Banana Bowls, aka ...”
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Oura 2008
“We went to Ouray last weekend to swing tools and visit with friends.  Drove down ...”
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Spring is in the Air
“Today has been a great day, following a great week, and hopefully continuing into a ...”
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Longs Peak Winter Attempt
“Yes, we threw ourselves against the flanks of Longs Peak in winter yet again, and ...”
Mar
10
Tired
“I stayed up too late last night.  Almost pulled an all-nighter.  I have wolves on ...”
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New Skis
“My compulsive eBay-hunting seems to have paid off.  The UPS guy dropped off my new ...”
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Flattop Powder Day
“We took some new gear up on Flattop Mountain and enjoyed a foot or more ...”
Powder Day
“I have been itching to get my new skis out on the snow, so we ...”
Apr
05
Great Sand Dunes
“Exploring the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado with Jim Tanton. ”
Oct
31
“Free Web site and Internet marketing advice”
“FRI, OCTOBER:31:2008 published by: Estes Park Trail Gazette Curious about search engine optimization? Confused about ...”
Dec
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Choosing our Expedition Tent
“Criteria: 3-person 4-season free standing vestibule windows / mesh easy to put up - not sleeves for the poles Ouray 3 by ...”
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Finally!
“Jim, break out those "Finally" signs... because today we did it!  Today we passed final ...”
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Christmas in Colorado
“We finished up the rental properties and Kate and Brian came up from Colorado Springs ...”
Welcome Sponsor - Bear Vault
2007
Feb
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Ouray 2007
“Andrew, Matt, Emily, Phil and Apryle in Ouray, February 2007. ”
Mar
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Mummy Hague Traverse
“We spent a long weekend at Lawn Lake with Matt Belfoure and hiked over Hague ...”
Apr
11
Oh, Mexico...
“Well, we up and went to Mexico last week.  It was our six month anniversary ...”
Our Trip to Mexico
“Day 0 I scurried frantically getting Zoe set up with All Yours necessities - email account, ...”
Jun
09
Summer Update
“Summer is here and going fast!  Been a while since I’ve posted an update, so ...”
Hike for Discovery
“Early in the summer of 2007, we took a few groups to the Keyhole for ...”
Jul
27
Magistro is part of an Elite Group
“published by: Estes Park Trail Gazette Phil Magistro, a registered mortgage broker at Home Financial of ...”
Aug
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Winter Update
“Well, once again I find myself blogging in late November.  Unlike years before, however, I am not ...”
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Florida
“We spent Thanksgiving visiting Phil's grandparents in Largo, Florida. Did some fishing and lapidary ...”
Dec
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Hidden Falls with James Frank
“We took James Frank, friend and local photographer, to climb ice at Hidden Falls in ...”
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Mount Bierstadt: sufferfest on a near-winter 14er
“About a year ago, I got stranded in Colorado by a Christmastime blizzard.  So Matt ...”
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Jury Duty
“I served Jury Duty on the 19th of December.  About thirty of us piled into ...”
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Notable Books I Read in 2007
“I have been devouring books lately, thanks to the new arrivals shelf at the Estes ...”
2006
Feb
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Snowshoeing and Ice Skating
“Kristina Burlew and Emily Stamm came out to visit. Apryle took them skiing and snowshoeing ...”
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Skiing Flattop
“Somehow, we had the bright idea to ski the east face of Flattop for a ...”
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Ouray
“As any ice climber knows, Ouray is a dream come true to those who crave ...”
Apr
02
Twin Sisters
“Another prep hike for the Tetons - we were "blown away" by the strength of ...”
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Hourglass Couloir on Fairchild Mountain
“Oreo cookies - yes. Stove - yes. Rope - no. Helmets - no. Crampons - ...”
Fairchild Mtn 13,502 ft via Hourglass Couloir
“Friday April 21 - Sunday April 23 Oreo cookies - yes. Stove - yes. Rope - ...”
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Longs Peak North Face - First Attempt
“As Apryle and I prepared to climb the Grand Teton with Todd and Justin, we ...”
May
01
Hiking Estes Cone
“Training hike for the Grand Teton. We did this pretty fast, though I can't remember ...”
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Longs North Face Second Attempt
“After getting royally shot down on our first attempt at the North Face of Longs, ...”
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Dragontail with Todd and Justin
“Apryle took Todd and Justin up the Dragontail for an intro to snow climbing. Justin ...”
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Stettner-Ford on the Grand Teton
“Tustin, Jodd, Phil and I set out to conquer the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Prepared ...”
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Jun
18
Jurassic Park Sport Climbing
“While Jakub and Sarka were staying with us, Apryle found out that her friend Abby ...”
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Magical Chrome Plated with Abby
“Abby and I rocked it out at Lumpy on Friday. I led more confidently than ...”
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First Day Sailing
“We’ve got the boat!! We drove down yesterday morning and picked it up from Community ...”
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Sailing Boyd Lake
“We took the boat down to Boyd Lake in Loveland for a bit of sailing ...”
Aug
11
Success on Longs Peak North Face
“We’ve tried four times….once a year ago, where we set out to climb the Diamond ...”
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North Face of Longs Peak - 14,259′
“So…we made it. We picked up Sarka and Jakob at 2:30am, drove to the Longs ...”
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Sailing Cherry Creek
“We took John Stehle for a spin on the sailboat. He was horrified. ”
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Hiking Chapin Peak
“I know it’s only late August, but we went for a short hike up to ...”
Nov
03
Climbing All Mixed Up
“The alarm went off at 3:30 am yesterday. I generally dislike alpine starts…and I especially ...”
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All Mixed Up 3-4p WI4
“Thursday night we packed some really warm clothes and some very sharp metal, scrounged for ...”
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Skiing Hidden Valley
“We went skiing in the old Hidden Valley ski resort. It was John's first ...”
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Climbing Ice at Lincoln
“We had planned an epic weekend of skiing and ice climbing in Summit County. On ...”
Dec
10
Jewel Lake Ice
“Jen came up to our house around 9:30am Sunday and JS Butler and his buddy ...”
2005
Jan
03
Adirondacks, NY
“december 30 2004 - january 3 2005 We climbed Pharaoh Mountain, a 3-pitch ice climb in ...”
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Pharaoh Mountain Ice
“December 31st, 2004 - January 3rd, 2005 “What is the story with that remote one that ...”
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New Year Upon Us!
“A new year is upon us! Farewell to Two-Thousand and Four...a good year if ever ...”
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Schenley Park Ice
“In Late January of 2005, I noticed that the ice in Schenley Park was FAT! ...”
Feb
27
How You Ever Gonna Know?
“I went skiing yesterday morning. I slapped skins on that ancient pair of Truckers, not ...”
Mar
10
Hidden Falls Ice
“Shortly after arriving in Colorado, Apryle and I decided to explore the local ice scene. ...”
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Moved to Estes Park
“Moved. I'm sitting at our kitchen table, watching the setting sun melt the lingering winter ...”
Established in Estes
“A few pictures from our first ice climbing trip. The trailhead leading to Hidden Falls ...”
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Loch Vale
“Before Apryle found herself a job, she had some time to kill and decided to ...”
27
Jewel Lake Ice
“Two weeks into our life in Colorado, we were already ice-junkies. We decided to scope ...”
Apr
24
Dragontail Couloir
“From my trip report dated April 24th, 2005 We climbed the Dragontail Gully on the south ...”
Jun
14
Skiing Flattop
“Nearly two months have passed. The Rocky Mountain winter has begun to fade; deep snows ...”
18
Kor's Flake at Lumpy
“We were not as motivated as you might think during our first summer in Estes ...”
Jul
02
Better Than Love on Hallett
“We wanted to get out and sample the alpine rock offerings in Rocky Mountain National ...”
15
Notchtop Spiral and South Face
“Shortly after our successful climb on Hallett Peak, Apryle and I discussed another alpine adventure. ...”
Aug
06
Two Diamonds
“Saturday, August 6th, 2005 On Saturday afternoon, Apryle finally gave in. Agreed to join me ...”
20
Conundrum Hot Spring
“For some reason, I got the itch to visit a natural hot springs in the ...”
Sep
02
George's Tree at Lumpy
“In the fall of 2005, we heard that Jeremy, Dana, and their friend Mark were ...”
12
House and Home
“Well, we did it. Closed on the house. Already been two weeks - which is ...”
30
Ranting and Raving
“I've all but dedicated this blog to momentus postings of late - trip reports, deep ...”
Nov
07
Still no carpet
“Another month goes by, and I still have yet to see the carpet in our ...”
12
November Funk
“I can't put my finger on it, but it happens to me every November. Maybe ...”
Dec
11
Split Lip at Hidden Falls
“The second week of December in 2005 was a good week for me in terms ...”
12
Lincoln Falls Ice
“One day after splitting my lip at Hidden Falls, Apryle, Andrew, his friend John and ...”
2004
Jan
05
Year Gone By
“So that's it. The Year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Three has gone ...”
12
Santiago to Puerto Montt
“Hola! How are you? Everything is going very well here...it was a bit tough for ...”
18
On My Way to South America
“ll the preparations are complete, my mountain of gear reduced to a large hill, I ...”
22
Don't Cry for Me Argentina - Bariloche
“I´m slowly adjusting back into the traveling life.....though not without the usual trials and tribulations. ...”
23
Heading South
“Things are coming together. I stopped in to this internet cafe to check out ...”
28
Ruta 40 - Road Tripping Argentine Style
“I have come to the end of a very long road. I left off ...”
29
Puerto Natales - The End of the Beginning
“Hola from Puerto Natales! Well, things have come together pretty well. My eight days of ...”
Mar
17
Postcards from NOLS Patagonia Kayak Section
“We finally heard from Phil - on Monday we had two postcards from him! ...”
Apr
05
Postcard from NOLS Mountain Section
“We received a third postcard from Phil last week. I transcribed it today and ...”
12
NOLS Patagonia Recap
“A summary of my experiences in Chilean Patagonia with the NOLS January Semester 2004. ...”
14
Back from NOLS Patagonia
“I´m back in the civilized world again....just rolled in out of the Patagonian pampa this ...”
18
Northward from Patagonia to Bariloche
“Hola familia! How´s it going? Sorry I have been sorta lax about staying in touch. ...”
My Intestines Hate Me
“-----Original Message ----- From: "Dani Magistro" Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 18:25:44 -0500 To: "'Philip Magistro'" Subject: ...”
21
Giardiasis Update & Life Dreams from Bariloche
“Wednesday, April 21, 2004 Hola mama! Thank you so much for all the info out of that ...”
25
Attempt on Cerro Tronador
“After recovering from my bout with giardiasis, a couple of fellow NOLS students and myself ...”
May
01
Bolivia
“After leaving my friends in Bariloche, I spent a week or so traveling north through ...”
06
Hiking near Sorata
“I exchanged some rather mundane emails with my Mom while preparing for a trek in ...”
Dani Discovers US and British Travel Advisories instead of great pictures
“Phil; Please use the buddy system!! Since finding all of this, of course, we’ll ...”
20
Transcordillera!
“This was a note to the parent's of my trekking companions in Bolivia, who were ...”
At the Copa…Copacabana
“Hottest spot north of Havana.....whatever that means! I arrived today in Copacabana, where the ...”
23
And the Walking Man Walks...from Bolivia to Peru
“Writing from the shoddy little tourist town of Puno, Peru! Peru has an odd ...”
30
Macchu Picchu
“I have been busy lately...I will try to keep this to a reasonable length though! ...”
Jun
04
Cusco to Lima to local digs in Huaraz
“Wednesday, June 2, 2004: Lima lima Hola! Writing from Lima, after a serious marathon 30hr bus ...”
12
Climbing Maparaju in the Cordillera Blanca
“It has been about a week since I´ve sent word on my Peruvian exploits....a week ...”
17
Foiled on Yanamarey
“Our latest adventure ended rather abrubtly. Sean, Shana, Ron and I left Huaraz on Tuesday ...”
24
An Ascent of Nevado Shaqsha, 5703m
“After acclimatizing on Maparaju and our little debacle at Yanamarey, I was yearning for something ...”
29
An Attempt on the Arteson
“Sean and I packed up, took a packed-as-usual colectivo to the town of Caraz, north ...”
Jul
10
Foiled on Yanamarey...again!
“Short but interesting. Sometimes you learn the most from the one that eludes you.... I cruised ...”
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13
A Traverse of Pastoruri
“I was sitting in my room two days ago, eating bread, mermalade, and mandarinas when ...”
14
The Dark Side of Peru
“How are things going at home? I might try to call later tonight....I only ...”
17
Vallunaraju via the North Ridge...a Final Victory
“The weather was simply terrible in Huaraz and surroundings for a few days after our ...”
23
Coming Home
“Itis a sunny morning in Huaraz. The weather here seems to be stabilizing a ...”
The Official List of Trip Highlights
“'Official List' of what I did in South America - March 16th, 2004 Crossing ...”
26
The End
“My experience in Peruvian city seems to have an odd correlation to the quality of ...”
29
Back from South America
“Done. After seven months of wandering the wide world, I have finally come to ...”
Aug
22
Coopers Rock
“We kinda hiked around a lot at coopers. We went down to see Haystack and ...”
29
Lower Youghiogheny (the loop)
“sunday, august 29, 2004: air temp: about 70; 90+% humidity Evening. just wore swimsuit and did ...”
30
A Voice from the Past
“I went running this morning. Woke up at seven and called JS Butler to cancel ...”
Sep
04
New Challenges
“September 4th, 2004 1:16AM Not quite a year ago, I threw a gauntlet down at my ...”
05
El Dorado Canyon; Atlantic and Pacific Peaks
“september 3-5 * saturday * We went to 13,500 ft but we were off-route scrambling over scree ...”
Oct
03
Seneca with Turtle
“In October of 2004, Apryle and I decided to go to Seneca for a weekend. ...”
13
Apryle's first seneca eights
“october 2-3 * saturday * Chris Krizan of the POC; Skyline- chris did both pitches. I backed ...”
17
Big Fall at Seneca
“Two weeks after climbing hard at Seneca with Turtle, Apryle and I headed back down ...”
seneca - lou and me, phil and me
“october 16-17: * saturday * Approx 45 degrees and windy as hell. lou and i were rained ...”
21
Unrelenting Verticality
“We spent Halloween of 2004 at Seneca as well, and I managed to snap these ...”
26
Weekend Warfare Fall 2004
“Since saying farewell to the Southern Cross and re-establishing myself in Pittsburgh, life has been ...”
31
Seneca with Phil
“* phil leads unrelenting verticality and apryle leads lichen or leave it *”
Nov
01
November Again
“November? Where did that come from? I was eating calzones in the shadow of the ...”
08
Burning for Change
“The itch really comes back fast. In August I was totally burned out, ready in ...”
17
Marathon
“Tired! Couple matters to report on, so here is a quick update. Life is pretty ...”
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Black Friday
“Black Friday. I'm sitting in my cold room, eating a bowl of cereal and contemplating ...”
28
Red Rocks
“Apryle few out to LA for Thanksgiving, and we spent the long weekend at ...”
Dec
05
Letdown
“Hard to believe that a year ago to the minute I was driving south through ...”
12
Dolly Sods
“Breaking into Winter in the Dolly Sods December 11th-12th, 2004 She hadn't really been backpacking before; excepting ...”
Dolly Sods Hiking
13
Snow Therapy
“Just the other day I was lamenting my recent lack of climbing at work. My ...”
27
Numb and Comfortable
“There is a fog inside my head, like the hoarfrost that forms inside the tent ...”
2003
Jan
20
POC Winter Seneca 2003
“POC Trip Report: Winter Seneca January 17th-20th, 2003 By Phil Magistro Since my freshman year I’ve enjoyed going ...”
Mar
20
Colden Trap Dyke
“In early March, 2003, Sean Yaw, Adam Sears, and I headed for the 'Daks to ...”
May
11
Major Changes
“I could write a book on what has changed in my life since I last ...”
Jun
12
Bad Fall on High Test
“We scrambled up to Broadway Ledge, over towards the Gunsight. The ledge wasn't very ...”
Aug
11
Back from Wyoming
“Here I am again, in my ghetto palace, putting a few more thoughts to keyboard. ...”
26
Wyoming Climbing
“May 2003: So it's not quite "Seven Years in Tibet", but for now a ...”
Oct
05
Moraine State Park Sailing
“Location: Lake Arthur, Moraine State Park Date: October 5th, 2003 This fall Evan Ringle approached the POC ...”
07
A Challenge to Myself
“The perpetual question in climbing is why? Obviously, one could state the various physical ...”
12
Kayaking the Slip
“River: Slippery Rock Creek Section: Ranger Station to Eckert Bridge Level: about 0" Date: Sunday, October 12th, 2003 ...”
19
In Defense of Hunting
“I spent the weekend roaming the orange-tinged forests near Bedford in pursuit of whitetail ...”
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Nov
05
Dark November
“I swear it's the moon. Not quite full, but still I don't feel quite ...”
10
Pedestrian Accident
“I happened into an interesting experience on Thursday night, one that keeps playing over and ...”
16
Winter Seneca by Rob Bailey
“By Rob Bailey Date: November 14-16, 2003 Our trip began in front of the student Union as ...”
20
Getting Ready
“I don't really have much to say today. Two months from right now I ...”
28
who am I?
“I started this page on a whim; it has since become my favorite avenue for ...”
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Dec
02
My Time at Pitt
“Today is a rough day. I went to the dentist first thing in the ...”
05
Aiding Crack of Dawn
“ “What were you thinking? I can’t believe you let me talk you out ...”
26
Frankenstein Ice
“December 2003: After our epic summer in Wyoming, Sean and I made plans to climb ...”
2002
Jan
25
Back to the grind
“Once again, I am well behind in keeping the precious few who might chance upon ...”
May
26
Wet at Wallface, Scared in the Gunks
“May, 2002: Towards the end of the school year, my roommate Eric and I ...”
Jul
29
Hiking North Fork Mountain Trail
“ July 29, 2002. After a late night drive to the trailhead after getting off work ...”
Dec
26
Adirondack Winter Backpacking, 2002
“Early May, 2002 High Peaks, Adirondacks Two would-be wall climbers ...”
2001
Jan
21
Quebec Run Day Hike
“ Quick Information: Activity Type: Day Hike Trail Type: Loop Trail Length: 5-6 miles Location: Quebec Run Wild Area, Forbes ...”
28
Laurel Highlands Snowshoeing
“Roaring Run Natural Area (1/27/01) Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (1/28/01) Quite a few ...”
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Mar
12
Backpacking Jefferson National Forest
“March 3-11, 2001 After a winter of much winter hiking, a few Pitt Outdoors Club members ...”
Apr
26
Spring Seneca 2001
“Hiking up North Fork Mountain from Seneca Rocks. ”
Aug
17
Back to Pittsburgh
“Four days left before moving back to Pittsburgh to start my sophomore year and I ...”
25
Back in Pittsburgh
“Four days since I moved back to Pittsburgh....and I have myself nicely established here. ...”
Sep
03
Going Well in Pittsburgh
“Things are going really well in Pittsburgh! I'm still as busy as ever, but ...”
08
So Busy of Late
“I'm not sure what to make of things right now. I am so busy ...”
11
September 11, 2001
“Too bad the "day that will live in infamy" line has already been taken. ...”
14
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance
“Four days after the tragedy in New York and Washington and life is slowly returning ...”
18
Back in the thick of it
“So I'm back in the thick of it. Class, work, POC, and on and ...”
25
Summer is over
“I realized on Sunday that the summer is over. Dan, Apryle, our neighbor and ...”
Oct
20
Fall Seneca 2001
“Here are a handful of photos from the POC fall Seneca Rocks trip in October ...”
Nov
02
Catching up
“Wow...have I been delinquent. Almost five weeks now since I have put something up ...”
12
Out of sorts
“So I went climbing yesterday...it was probably the last time I'll get outside to free ...”
25
Thanksgiving Break 2001
“So ends Thanksgiving break, 2001. I think it was a good week. Not ...”
Dec
03
End of Semester
“Kinda strange, how quickly the semester ended. It happens every semester...but always manages to ...”
16
Post Finals Seneca 12/13-16/01
“Notes From the Field ~6pm 12/14/01 It is such a good feeling to be here! ...”
26
Summer and Fall 2001
“A few photos from the summer and fall of 2001: hiking and climbing at Seneca, ...”
2000
Oct
22
POC Fall Seneca 2000
“Here's a trip report from my first real climbing adventure, by Phil Sidel. PLANNING AND ...”

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