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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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Rim Fire
We were up at our cabin near Twain Harte this week, and came down early today because the smoke was so bad. This is a huge fire, and it has already burned through some lovely country. We've hi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Rim Fire is getting BIG!
August 23, 7:59pm

too many choices
Gosh--there are so many: Hike out of Grouse Ridge off Highway 20 near Bowman Lake---a ton of lakes that you can hike to there. Plenty of spots in Desolation---or Lake Winnemucca out of Cars...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Kid-friendly backpacking trip within 5 hours of San Francisco/Silicon Valley?
August 20, 10:56pm

Nice report!
Thanks for the photos... Any time you are getting out into the Sierra, you are doing OK! And I know what you mean about getting older. We're now past 60....and each trip seems to be a ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Eastern Sierra: Pine Creek semi-loop trip -
August 19, 3:24pm

But it's wasn't about the shoes...

In Philosophy & Technique » UL lake crossing
August 17, 9:05am

I don't have answers for you---but my wife will sign up to be your first customer!

In Philosophy & Technique » Need advice for a backpacking chair: fabric
August 16, 9:12am

Empty bear can...full of love
What shall we do with an empty bear can? What shall we do with an empty bear can? What shall we do with an empty bear can? Early in the morning. Gas canister and fishing tackle Gas canister...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Empty bear can...full of love
August 15, 10:17am

dry air
Same thing happens in airplanes. I think it's the dry air. Solution is to breathe humidified air at lower elevations---or get out of the airplane.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » sore throat after long backpacking trips?
August 15, 9:15am

Yosemite--Virginia Canyon
A stunning trip in the northeastern part of the park, starting from the Virginia Lakes Trailhead. This is a steep hike up over 11,000 feet to get started, and then you go right back down again on ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite--Virginia Canyon
August 14, 10:18pm

"Yeah, but Beethoven's 9th is to be enjoyed, not endured. Same with these guys: Why not take it slow & leisurely so as to do some fishing, or listen to mu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 2:25pm

"It seems more than a little ironically challenged to interpret "fastest performance of Beethoven's 9th" as ANYTHING other than a merely ironic commentary on the vastly different...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 06, 8:00pm

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