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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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Twenty Lakes Basin just east of Yosemite. Ferry across Saddlebag Lake, and hike around a wonderful area. And if you go about four miles west, you enter Yosemite

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for injured friend
May 08, 9:13pm

Twenty Lakes basin in Yosemite
Complete with a ferry ride to start...and easy hiking around a gorgeous landscape

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for injured friend
May 08, 4:29pm

Thanks! Sure is fun to do it!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Vernon first week of June
May 06, 12:41pm

Oh yeah, you should expect mosquitoes. OF course. Only time will tell if this is going to be a legendary skeeter year, like 2012, or just a normal skeeter year. But June? Oh yeah. It'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Vernon first week of June
May 05, 4:20pm

packing for trips
Sure, it has changed the way I pack for my business trips. I fly about 100,000-150,000 miles a year, and I take fewer things, and lighter things. But I'm not sure that wouldn't have ha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 05, 4:18pm

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

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