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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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Name confusion
As we pore over our maps to plan our adventures for this coming backpacking season, we have been once again impressed with how many places in the Sierra share names. There are at least two Mono Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Name confusion
April 20, 9:58am

Kennedy Meadows
I can't say that I have done this, but I have always found the people there to be quite helpful. The road is now open to Kennedy Meadows, so there may already be someone there. The Dardanelle...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Mailing items home from Kennedy Meadows
April 16, 9:14pm

That's a long trip you are considering, and it begins and ends with a very steep section. I am trying to figure out where you are going to stop each day...and I think it is very ambitious for y...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite area in late May
April 16, 12:13pm

Tioga Road
We've done North Dome from Porcupine Flat as a day hike. It's a nice hike but overnight campsites are not numerous... Si there a reason you are focusing on Tioga Road? It's still ea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tioga Road -- 2 days in May
April 15, 10:51pm

One more element in Holland. In any accident involving a cyclist and a motorist, the motorist is automatically deemed at legal fault.

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 15, 4:26pm

Tongue centered?
Close your mouth, and nobody will notice.

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
April 15, 9:25am

Bear Lake might be. You can always call the ranger station there. If Crabtree Cabin trailhead is open, you shouldn't have much trouble there. And much of Emigrant is at 8,000 feet or lower.....

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra's at end of april
April 14, 6:23pm

Wear a helmet!
Yeah...I had a bad one in Italy this week, and here's what I learned from the experience. I was lucky. I should be fine, and able to backpack this summer with no real issues. But I look e...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wear a helmet!
April 12, 12:14pm

Suggested route
Unless you are VERY compfortable with high exposure and Class III+ climbing, go for the route back to the road. The east side of that crest between Youngs Lakes and Big Horn Lake is not steep, it&...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Shepherds Crest/Mt Conness in Yosemite
April 12, 10:15am

Tahoe Loop
Desolation is nice, but it is also crowded and small. Very few possibiities there for a full five day loop of anything, Three days gets you in, out, and around most places. But that's worth ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » lake Tahoe area loop
April 12, 10:08am

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