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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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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

Handel's Messiah
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight, and the rough places plain. Best of all, you can sing it while you're hiking up impossible slopes...

In Philosophy & Technique » Words to hike by
June 24, 3:55pm

Hi Ari Here are a few thoughts: Your plan isn't crazy. SHould be a great adventure. Either stove will work, and your pack and bag will both be fine. Don't spent too much time ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT August-September from Finland
June 20, 7:33am

King;s book
Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada. It's more fun than Brewer, and has more to do with the Sierra as well. Great fun, great read. Free on Nook and Kindle.

In On the Web » Love in the High SIerra
June 14, 8:32am

Love in the High SIerra
Just finished reading a great book, "Up and Down California" by William F. Brewer. You may recognize Mr. Brewer, because there is a mountain in Kings Canyon named for him. There's a...

In On the Web » Love in the High SIerra
June 13, 7:03pm

Dehydration anecdote...
I had a small adventure with dehydration over the weekend... I was working on our cabin, at about 4,000 in the Sierra, on one of the hottest days of the year, covering the lower section of the c...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydration anecdote...
June 11, 4:34pm

another year, another view
This is from 2010 in August. Wonderful area: https://picasaweb.google.com/balzaccom/BackpackingInTheSierraNevadaEmigrantWildernessBackcountryLakes2010#

In Post-Trip Reports » Emigrant Wilderness Trip.
June 11, 4:31pm

Great Hike
We did a trip exactly like that a few years ago. Started in Leavitt Meadows, and spent the first night at Fremont Lake. Second night took us up to Cinko Lake, just as it was icing out. And the t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Hoover Wilderness Suggestions?
June 06, 11:05pm

When our schedules get tight, we make sure that we schedule in some time in the mountains. Otherwise, we find that it gets overwhelmed by the other stuff in our lives... But that works. And it...

In Philosophy & Technique » lifestyle choices
June 05, 6:09am

You are a genius. Thanks

In Post-Trip Reports » Day hike to start the season
May 27, 9:18pm

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