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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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Jack Main
It's a beautiful area...particularly if you wait for the bugs to thin out a bit!

In Post-Trip Reports » Leavitt Meadows to Hetch-hetchy
July 26, 3:58pm

Clark Range
We've done parts of this trip from both directions. If you start in Yosemite, I think it's better to start at Mono Meadows. You save a few miles, and some climbing, by doing that. But yo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Clark Range Loop in Yosemite
July 26, 1:24pm

not over yet
We were at 9,000 feet in Northern Yosemite and they were fierce last week. This was a head-net trip!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mosquitos
July 26, 1:19pm

See a doctor
I have compressed disks in my back, but I have a series of exercises that I can do to relieve the pain. And it's a dang good thing, too! Because on our last trip by back really went out, nine...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Back pain while hiking?
July 26, 1:17pm

Leavitt Meadows to Hetch-hetchy
We finally got out on the trail this year (whew!) and had an adventuresome trip across the Sierra from East to West: This was a through-hike, obviously, so we have to start out with thanks to Jo...

In Post-Trip Reports » Leavitt Meadows to Hetch-hetchy
July 26, 11:46am

why we hike
I love David's post... And I would add that it's the best quality time I get with my wife ever. Plus the fishing and scenery. And exercise

In Philosophy & Technique » Why we hike....
July 14, 8:29am

Hoghway 108
This is our stomping grounds. Here are a few options: 1. Kennedy Meadows up Summit Creek and then cross country to Ridge and Iceland lakes. 2. Leavitt Meadows up the river to Fremont...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hoover wilderness/Eastern Emigrant Ideas?
July 12, 4:05pm

We have a "starter hike" section on our website that lists quite a few options. They are all less than six miles one way, and get you someplace nice. You mi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Western Sierra HIke Suggestions for Noobs
July 10, 9:16pm

Yep. Fire away. You can find us on our website: And you may find some of your answers there, too!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite
July 10, 10:03am

WE hike together...and we've been married more than 35 years. Seems to work just fine.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Smiling through gritted teeth W/ hiking companion
July 08, 12:46pm

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