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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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In fact, it would be a great time to do the Agnew Meadows trip--since traffic there will be much less than earlier in the year. That is the one section of the JMT that everyone says is their f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » sierra trip reccomendations?
September 12, 9:21am

Bloody Canyon and the Rim Fire
We're back from a short trip in the Ansel Adams Wilderness east of Yosemite, where we started in sparkling clean air, and were quickly introduced to the smoke from the Rim Fire. This is a stee...

In Post-Trip Reports » Bloody Canyon and the Rim Fire
September 02, 9:35pm

Then you are quite close to Dinkey Lakes, Jennie Lake, and SEKI...all of which offer wonderful backpacking trips of the type you are seeking. We have some on our website...but really, you live in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip Ideas
August 25, 5:58pm

Tough terrain
For those of you who don't know this area, this area is incredibly steep---no cattle run this range--and covered with scrub oak, manzanita, and conifers. As many have noted here, this is a ver...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 24, 7:07pm

This is the wrong year to be asking this question. There are campfires allowed in existing fire rings in campgrounds...but most National Forests and National Parks are so dry right now that th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » recommendations for trips in northern California that allows campfires?
August 23, 8:03pm

Rim Fire
And bear in mind that this area right now is pretty much uninhabitable because of the smoke and ash from the Rim Fire.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Relief Reservoir, Kennedy Meadows...Help please.
August 23, 8:01pm

Rim Fire
We were up at our cabin near Twain Harte this week, and came down early today because the smoke was so bad. This is a huge fire, and it has already burned through some lovely country. We've hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 23, 7:59pm

too many choices
Gosh--there are so many: Hike out of Grouse Ridge off Highway 20 near Bowman Lake---a ton of lakes that you can hike to there. Plenty of spots in Desolation---or Lake Winnemucca out of Cars...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kid-friendly backpacking trip within 5 hours of San Francisco/Silicon Valley?
August 20, 10:56pm

Nice report!
Thanks for the photos... Any time you are getting out into the Sierra, you are doing OK! And I know what you mean about getting older. We're now past 60....and each trip seems to be a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Eastern Sierra: Pine Creek semi-loop trip -
August 19, 3:24pm

But it's wasn't about the shoes...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL lake crossing
August 17, 9:05am

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