The border area between US and Mexico is a contentious issue in 2017. Paul will speak about the environment and geography in relation to the US and Mexican border. Historical and cultural trends will be discussed. And the grandeur of the natural world will be marveled at regardless of where the boundary line may be on a map.
As the potential construction of a wall between the two counties is being discussed and immigration across this border is a flash point. The economic impact of stricter border control is on many minds. But we should keep in mind that the border is an artificial construct that ebbs and flows. Geographical, cultural, historical, and ecological features define the border more than human made constructs.
About the Speaker:
Paul Magnanti, or Paul Mags as many know him in the outdoor community, is an active outdoor enthusiast based near Boulder, CO. Paul has done the Triple Crown of Backpacking having walked the entire lengths of the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide trails in addition to other treks over the years. Many nights and many miles were enjoyed in the backcountry. His travels have taken through the Appalachians, on the summit of many peaks, along the borders of the United States, into remote canyons, and the occasional post-jaunt brewpub.
When not playing outside, he discusses his trips, techniques, gear,and thoughts on the outdoors at his popular website: PMags.com.
Paul Mags: Hiking the MX/US Border