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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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"The PCT stretch is some what dry right now, so be prepare to bring enough water to cover the 7.5 mile route from Thousand Island Lake to Agnew Meadows unless thunderstorms are happening."...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wildfire- Help Me Pick a New Trip
August 17, 11:37pm

Other areas
If you are heading to the East side, then yes, you an go over Kearsarge Pass into the same area. Or Baxter Pass if you love pain. Bishop is actually closed to Paiute Pass(Humphreys Basin and w...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wildfire- Help Me Pick a New Trip
August 17, 12:30pm

And there's more...
The East side of Tioga Road is also closed due to a fire; In the middle of this drought, and with fires still raging near our home in Napa, we are all too aware of how dangerous this summer is. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Temp. closure at Tuolumne Meadows campground
August 16, 7:49am

We've used these for a few years now, and are quite happy with them. We don't coddle them, use then everywhere and for everything...and they've held up great. But man, those are som...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe rim trail
August 02, 7:52am

Not a question of location
It's a question of the weather report. You won't have any trouble getting a permit for anywhere in the Sierra at that time of year---because not many people are still backpacking then. We...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for suggestions: 4 day trip in late Oct. Yosemite?, Sequoia?
August 01, 5:54am

the answer from BV itself
Sarah at BearVault was kind enough to respond to our recent questions about water getting into the BearVault during a storm. Here's what she wrote: "There is a small lip on the BearVa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
July 30, 7:01am

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

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

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