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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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BOF road
People have hiked that route in the past couple of years, and they didn't have too much trouble following it. You might find more info from some of the folks at the Yosemite News and Discu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Old Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite Still Usable?
July 05, 2:52pm

In time for the 4th...
My article about Thomas Jefferson and wine was published in luxurywine.com http://magazine.wineluxury.com/sf/profiler/2013/7/2/thirsty-work

In On the Web » In time for the 4th...
July 05, 9:25am

transit
There is no bus service to Sonora Pass. The closest you can get is Tuolumnne County Transit, and that only goes to Sierra Village---at least an hour short of Sonora Pass.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for week-long PCT trip around Yosemite
July 04, 8:49am

NOBOS: 6/30 Sonora Pass
During our last hike at Sonora Pass, one thing was clear: PCT NOBOs are supposed to get to Sonora Pass by the end of June. (For those of you unfamiliar with the terminology, those people hikin...

In Post-Trip Reports » NOBOS: 6/30 Sonora Pass
July 04, 8:09am

Sierra camp tragedy
Many, many years ago, I worked at this camp. Sad to see it in the news today with this story. I have stood under that massive old oak tree...and led many a song in that dining hall. http://...

In On the Web » Sierra camp tragedy
July 03, 10:15pm

Sonora Pass peaks
The good news? I am now healthy again, and able to hike. How do I know? Because over the weekend we went up to Sonora Pass and headed South on the Pacific Crest Trail for a day hike. On the w...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sonora Pass peaks
July 03, 12:46pm

Go high
We were at 10,000 feet above Sonora Pass on Monday, and it was 75 degrees. Then we came back down.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Norcal July 3-7: what to do with the heatwave??
July 03, 12:45pm

the Hot High Sierra
This weekend is going to be darn hot, even at the higher elevations. Weather forecasts are calling for temps to get into the 90's at 5,000, and that means that they will still be in the 80s in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » the Hot High Sierra
June 28, 7:48pm

Harrison's Map
Harrison's maps are pretty good---we use them for lots of reasons. But we also print out our own blow-ups of key spots on Acmemapper.com. IT's free, and very cool

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kearsarge Pass-Gardiner Basin-Sixty Lakes Basin
June 28, 7:46pm

Rainbow pool;
That second photo isn't far off the highway, is it! Hope you have a great time. Lovely area

In Pre-Trip Planning » Taking off with teen girls, dog, low miles, lots of gear
June 25, 4:47pm

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