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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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Emigrant
Your permit from Yosemite allows you to hike into Emigrant, just as your permit in Emigrant allows you to hike into Yosemite. WE often get a permit through the Hoover Wilderness, on the east side,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Permit legality when resupplying
March 13, 6:33pm

It does, indeed, depend
Please note that in Yosemite National Park, you cannot leave the wilderness and then re-enter it with the same permit. That's what the regulations say. Hikers on the JMT can stop for a re-sup...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Permit legality when resupplying
March 12, 10:39pm

great!
We've only done one trip to Henry Coe...now you've got us motivated to do another. But my guess is that those flowers weren't literally exploding. More likely they were blooming in ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking in Henry Coe - Bass fishing from Packrafts on Mississippi Lake
March 03, 5:44am

solitude...
Since you mentioned solitude as a goal, I would avoid the major route from Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley~nor does it have great fishing~unless you add in the lakes off trail above Washburn. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierras Newbie
March 03, 5:36am

Depends on a lot of things...
I'm a cyclist, and I like a cadence of about 95-100 on the bike. My hiking cadence feels a little slower than that--but I've never measured it. A quick calculation shows me that if I take...

In Philosophy & Technique » hiking cadence
March 01, 8:57pm

JMT
You can always get permits for the SIerra--just not necessarily exactly the permit you want. You could start hiking north of Yosemite and hike down through the park quite easily (Leavitt Meadows, ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 01, 8:54pm

Bighorns
that's the one that got my attention!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite celebration
February 27, 4:04pm

Yosemite celebration
On August 25, 2016, Yosemite National Park will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). Yosemite has selected ten centennial signature projects that are designed to enha...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite celebration
February 27, 10:22am

one option...
I love the idea of food trucks at a trailhead! After yesterday’s post, we did want to share a great place to eat in Bakersfield. Yes, Bakersfield. As we drove along highway 178 across town,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 22, 7:56am

Bad Food in the Parks...
Why is the food so universally bad in our national parks? It’s true that they located in difficult places: food deliveries are going to be limited and expensive. But there has to be more to it ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 21, 9:42am

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