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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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Depends on a lot of things...
I'm a cyclist, and I like a cadence of about 95-100 on the bike. My hiking cadence feels a little slower than that--but I've never measured it. A quick calculation shows me that if I take...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
March 01, 8:57pm

You can always get permits for the SIerra--just not necessarily exactly the permit you want. You could start hiking north of Yosemite and hike down through the park quite easily (Leavitt Meadows, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 01, 8:54pm

that's the one that got my attention!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite celebration
February 27, 4:04pm

Yosemite celebration
On August 25, 2016, Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Yosemite has selected ten centennial signature projects that are designed to enha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite celebration
February 27, 10:22am

one option...
I love the idea of food trucks at a trailhead! After yesterday’s post, we did want to share a great place to eat in Bakersfield. Yes, Bakersfield. As we drove along highway 178 across town,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 22, 7:56am

Bad Food in the Parks...
Why is the food so universally bad in our national parks? It’s true that they located in difficult places: food deliveries are going to be limited and expensive. But there has to be more to it ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 21, 9:42am

good points
Dave: I agree. Interesting that the road had cones across it down below at the Panamint intersection ...but up by Wildrose there was only a single sign, facing slightly sideways... If we we...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 10:40am

Hi Dave The hard part of this decision was that the road wasn't marked as closed (or even damaged) until we had driven all the way to the Wildrose turnoff. So our options were to turn around...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 10:10am

Death Valley
A few years ago we took a trip to Death Valley in the spring...thinking that it would be a good way to get in some hiking while the Sierra was under snow, and it would also give us a chance to see ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 9:33am

Another weight consideration...
How much water do you need to drink on the trail? On our trip to Death Valley, we took what we hoped would be enough water for the two of us for an overnight backpacking trip: Slightly more t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 20, 9:03am

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