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Paul Wagner (balzaccom) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Wine Country
About Me Decades of hiking and backpacking in the Sierra...and beyond. Check out our website for fun, stories, trip reports, photos and philosophy!
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Fine food in Bishop
We're always looking for somewhere to eat that will be a bit different, and a bit better ,than the usual small town trailhead fare. Yeah, we've found good burgers in a few places, and ever...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fine food in Bishop
July 23, 10:37am

Bugs
We wore headnets the first night at Fourth Recess, but frankly, but bugs weren't that bad. The next day we camped down in Mono Canyon, and we only saw a few mosquitoes there. I think you&#...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mosquito Flat to Fourth Recess and Pioneer Basin
July 23, 10:14am

Really nice report
Thanks for sharing your trip....

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the Alps in Cantons Uri and Obwalden.
July 23, 9:03am

Oh my !
Yeah--we saw that group at the trailhead. I think they were actually surveying flora in specific areas. I heard them talking about how to categorize the different trees and sizes of the trees tha...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lamarck Lakes TR
July 22, 11:12am

No hole
And the lid was on tight---clicked past the two tabs. Can was upright, lid on top. I'd say it was pretty level. Very strange....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
July 21, 10:41am

Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
On our recent trip to Mono Pass and Pioneer Basin, we had something happen that really took us by surprise. No, it wasn't the hailstorm that clobbered us right at dusk--although we had hoped w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
July 21, 9:27am

Thanks
It's a beautiful area...and we took another trip around there a few days later, as you can see from our report on Paiute Pass.

In Post-Trip Reports » Lamarck Lakes TR
July 20, 12:15pm

Lamarck Lakes TR
Since we were keeping a close eye on the weather, and we had one day “left over” from our Mono Pass trip, we took the opportunity to day-hike up to Lamarck Lakes on July 7. The weather report ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lamarck Lakes TR
July 19, 8:01am

Mosquito Flat to Fourth Recess and Pioneer Basin
The first of our three trips in July was out of the Rock Creek Canyon up over Mono Pass into Mono Creek and the Pioneer Basin. We’d picked up our permit in Bishop, and the ranger there suggested...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mosquito Flat to Fourth Recess and Pioneer Basin
July 18, 8:25pm

Hunters
Keep in mind that hunters are only allowed to hunt during certain seasons---basically after Labor Day. I don't think you'll see any hunters in Emigrant Wilderness in August...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding Hunters in Stanislaus NF
July 17, 8:10pm

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