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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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Local fire stations
I always get mine from the local CDF fire station about four miles away from my house. They never ask any questions---in fact, I usually have to help them with the form... But once I have it, i...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Question about California campfire permits.
February 03, 10:15pm

Yosemite in Spring
The obvious choices are the Rancheria Falls trail out of Hetch-hetchy (or something else in that area: Laurel Lake, etc,) or the North Rim, which in a light snow year gets enough sun to be passable...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite
January 24, 4:36pm

WE just put ours in a larger suitcase...and leave the suitcase at a trailhead hotel. works fine

In GEAR » Tips on flying with Backpack in checked in baggage
January 24, 4:26pm

wicked thoughts
Thanks Raquel. I'll have to track down that book and check it out!

In Philosophy & Technique » Women and men on the trail
January 17, 9:02am

Women and men on the trail
Yes, it’s different. When we hike in the Sierra, we don’t see many couples hiking together. We see a lot of men, and a few groups of women. But plain old couples like us, not so much. And i...

In Philosophy & Technique » Women and men on the trail
January 16, 6:18pm

Long list
Pocket Rocket Stve ALuminum cookpot found abandoned in a campsite years ago Small Buck knife that was a gift from my wife Single wall tent I made years ago Zip off pants and US Navy short sleev...

In GEAR » What haven't you replaced?
January 12, 9:26am

Re: Knife
You know the old saying "rather have it and not need it, then need it and not have it". I don't think that's in the ultralight handbook...

In GEAR » Where does durability win over light weight?
January 10, 10:00am

OPen spaces
If you want wide open spaces and big skies, check out Mongolia or the Sahara

In Pre-Trip Planning » Wide open spaces - best places in the world to hike long distances in vast open landscapes
January 08, 9:11pm

Some ideas
1. Will a plastic plate work as a snow shovel, or should I cut the handle off of a real snow shovel? Depends on the snow. If it is light powder, no problem. If it is crusty, you will be eati...

In GEAR » Burning Questions before Camel's Hump
January 03, 11:11am

Snow level is about 3500-4000 feet
But of course, that depends on exposure. This trail faces south, so it should be clear well above that.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Falls this weekend (dec 4-6)
January 01, 8:35pm

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