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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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I posted some comments in another forum about your trip, but here are some more: You may have a hard time finding a good spot for a hammock around Vogelsang HSC...there are not as many large tr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Yosemite Trip Plan Feedback?
January 16, 7:05pm

My wife is easily my favorite hiking partner
So two things here; 1. We go backpacking to have fun and see stunning places. We don't really look for risky activities or life-challenging adventures. And I will bet we are not alone in...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
January 11, 10:06pm

Lost of hopes and plans
Death Valley this spring. Maybe an excursion into Utah as well. And then later in the spring Peru in the Cordillera Blanca. Also want to do some shorter hikes from the East Side of the Sier...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 11, 9:53pm

From the beginning
My dad was a California State Park ranger in the summers when I was a kid, so I grew up spending months in the mountains. (In fact, my first hike was in-utero!) And it's been a part of my l...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 11, 9:51pm

Yep--I was more impressed with the dispatcher than the hikers! Smart cookie!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Post your plans on Facebook, get rescued.
January 08, 9:50am

Post your plans on Facebook, get rescued.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A badly injured California hiker stranded on a remote trail was located by a quick-thinking dispatch trainee using Facebook after a 911 distress call got cut off, authoritie...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Post your plans on Facebook, get rescued.
January 07, 3:09pm

Not too far from the US
INcludes Southern Chile? Okey doke... What about Peru? CHile will be cold in early summer here (it will be early WINTER in Chile!) but Peru is much closer to the equator, so doesn't get th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go this early Summer?
January 04, 10:37pm

a few thoughts....
If you take the pace slowly, your kids should be able to hike 6 or 7 miles per day. But that means you have to give them time off to rest at some point. The route you have suggested works fine...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite August trip with kids 9 and 11 years old
January 04, 5:45pm

The area north of Moose Lake in SEKI fits the bill, I think...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help me find the "flat" spots in the High Sierra ;-)
January 02, 10:56pm

Resolutions for 2015?
We’re not big believers in making New Years’ resolutions. For one thing, if something is that important to us, we’ll try to work on it, no matter what the date. And if it’s not that impor...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Resolutions for 2015?
January 01, 7:53am

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