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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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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

Most of them were getting a ride into town for the evening...and showers. Sonora Pass resort? Where is that? Kennedy Meadows is still open...

In Post-Trip Reports » NOBOS: 6/30 Sonora Pass
July 06, 9:15pm

That day it was well over 100 in Modesto, and about 90 at Pinecrest Lake, (6,000 feet) But the temp at SOnora Pass waas 75 degrees. Lovely, Bear in mind that you're looking south in that ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Sonora Pass peaks
July 06, 10:03am

backpackthesierra website
HI Bill Yep. That's me! Thanks fore the kind words. And no, I don't think I'll be doing the PCT in a single year, either!

In Post-Trip Reports » NOBOS: 6/30 Sonora Pass
July 05, 2:54pm

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