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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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photos
Both good points. But the real reason I didn't post the photos is that I don't know how. And I've asked on these boards before. I know how to post a link...I just don't know ho...

In Post-Trip Reports » Day hike to start the season
May 27, 8:34pm

Grouse Lake
Actually, we find Grouse Lake the least attractive place to camp in Emigrant Wilderness. There are lily pads covering virtually all of the shoreline, and the north side of the lake, which is flat,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Emigrant
May 27, 8:20pm

Day hike to start the season
We didn't have packs on our backs, or a tent in our pack....but we did get out this weekend for as day hike, just to make sure that we hadn't forgotten how to hike. Plus, we wanted to see ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Day hike to start the season
May 27, 12:43pm

Emigrant
We love this area. You get your permits at the Summit Ranger station. They are free, and there are no trail quotas. You will have to tell the rangers where you are going to spend each night---or...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Emigrant
May 26, 10:57pm

filter
WE use a filter. Works fine, and that way we don't have to worry. Water is cold and tastes great. The tablets are lighter, and work as well, but they take more time, and affect the taste...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Dry year on the JMT?
May 22, 8:05pm

Nelson Lake
Exactly. And people rarely ask for that option, so the trailhead is almost always under quota.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Walk up permits in Yosemite, July
May 17, 7:19am

couples
We do all of our backpacking as a couple. TO Brian's point, if one of us doesn't feel up to something, we both stop. We have not done major through hikes--longest is about a week--but ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Couples hiking PCT
May 17, 7:17am

Yosemite
Man, that's a lot of miles, given that he won't get to start until Friday morning, because he's already missed the Thursday shuttle bus. Three days for that? It's more than we lik...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » You have 3 full days in yosemite...what do you do?
May 17, 6:59am

Brook trout
White tipped fins and a square tail= Brook trout

In Post-Trip Reports » South Warner Wilderness
May 09, 9:27am

guides
We like our website! But Jeffrey Shaffer has a whole series on the various parks and wilderness areas, from Sequoia and Kings Canyon on north through Yosemite, Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, etc. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » guide book for sierras from Northern Yosemite and north
May 06, 1:22pm

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