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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 don't think we can solve this with ideas on how she can reduce the weight of her pack. That's something she needs to do. And the way to encourage her to do it is to listen to her and un...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 12:49pm

Agreed
Simply amazing. And today I got to see it from an airplane en route to SFO...pretty great.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
October 06, 2:32pm

Met on the trail
It was mid-afternoon. We were on the last leg of our hike out of the backcountry, and only about a mile from our car. It had been a great hike, and we were now looking forward to taking off our p...

In Philosophy & Technique » Met on the trail
October 04, 7:10am

Emigrant loop
We've done a couple of different version of loops from Crabtree trailhead...you can find TRs on all of them on our website: backpackthesierra.com It's a lovely area, and should be beau...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip suggestions 2 nights yosemite/Emmigrant/etc
October 03, 11:15am

Nope...
We're both over 60 now, and have logged about 700 miles in the last five years... And we've also seen plenty of other folks our age on the trail!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
October 02, 12:02pm

Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
Since we only had a couple of days, we wanted to do a hike that delivered some great scenery, and lovely places to camp, in a relatively short time and space. And we were going to start hiking on ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin
October 02, 10:25am

You can't predict the weather
But we've usually had at least a couple of snowstorms by then. The good news is that Tahoe has lots to do if you get too much snow....from skiing to casinos to good restaurants...whatever you ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe Rim Trail October 20? Too late? Cold? Kids?
October 01, 1:25pm

Rim Fire damage
We're back from a short backpacking trip to Yosemite (we'll post a Trip Report in the future) but we thought you might be interested in seeing just exactly what the damage from the Rim Fire...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rim Fire damage
October 01, 12:47pm

Emigrant might be easier---permits certainly are
We're just back from a quick trip to Yosemite---and had not trouble getting a permit on Saturday morning for a popular trailhead... but still. Emigrant has great loops from Crabtree Cabin t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip suggestions 2 nights yosemite/Emmigrant/etc
October 01, 12:46pm

I worry more about safety
Top ten Noob blunders? Not taking enough water. Not taking enough food. Not taking enough clothing---particularly on top of a peak. Not believing the signs that say "Stay out of the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » PROFESSOR HIKE: TOP 10 BEGINNER HIKER BLUNDERS
September 25, 4:28pm

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