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Paul Wagner (balzaccom) - BPL Forum Member

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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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Tioga Road
We've done North Dome from Porcupine Flat as a day hike. It's a nice hike but overnight campsites are not numerous... Si there a reason you are focusing on Tioga Road? It's still ea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tioga Road -- 2 days in May
April 15, 10:51pm

Dutch
One more element in Holland. In any accident involving a cyclist and a motorist, the motorist is automatically deemed at legal fault.

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 15, 4:26pm

Tongue centered?
Close your mouth, and nobody will notice.

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
April 15, 9:25am

Options
Bear Lake might be. You can always call the ranger station there. If Crabtree Cabin trailhead is open, you shouldn't have much trouble there. And much of Emigrant is at 8,000 feet or lower.....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra's at end of april
April 14, 6:23pm

Wear a helmet!
Yeah...I had a bad one in Italy this week, and here's what I learned from the experience. I was lucky. I should be fine, and able to backpack this summer with no real issues. But I look e...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 12, 12:14pm

Suggested route
Unless you are VERY compfortable with high exposure and Class III+ climbing, go for the route back to the road. The east side of that crest between Youngs Lakes and Big Horn Lake is not steep, it&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shepherds Crest/Mt Conness in Yosemite
April 12, 10:15am

Tahoe Loop
Desolation is nice, but it is also crowded and small. Very few possibiities there for a full five day loop of anything, Three days gets you in, out, and around most places. But that's worth ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » lake Tahoe area loop
April 12, 10:08am

Bear can
Uh...guys? It was a joke. 4/1/14.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 03, 8:58am

Bear can misery
Packing a bear canister can be a bear. And it got even worse for this hiker in the Emigrant Wilderness. Check out his trip report from earlier this month.... "I was so jazzed to be goin...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear can misery
April 01, 11:32am

Emigrant
You're right about it being open...but some of the trailheads are hard to access. Carson-Iceberg is also an option. Both are off 108. The Crabtree trailhead behind Dodge Ridge opens earli...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Early sierra trip...
March 21, 7:56am

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