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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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Crossings
So let's talk about crossing a stream. Not a river, but a tumbling little stream full of rocks and boulders. I tend to rock hop across, a skill developing over decades of fly fishing in the...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 11:56am

Twin Lakes
The hike that a lot of scouts and others do is the 50 mile loop from Twin Lakes to Benson Lake, Matterhorn Canyon, etc. Lovely hiking, esp. Matterhorn. The lakes have nice fish. And you could ad...

In Pre-Trip Planning » backpacking with the kids
April 11, 10:29pm

Grouse Lake
It was about ten+ miles that we hiked in to Grouse that day...and of course the same back. I think it would be a bit longer from the Wawona side, and more climbing. That first stretch up to the t...

In Post-Trip Reports » Early April in Yosemite
April 05, 12:51pm

Early April in Yosemite
Hiked in from the Ostrander Lake Trailhead, since Glacier Point Road is now open. Only tiny patches of snow visible all the way to Grouse Lake, where we camped. Not a single mosquito--but it was ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Early April in Yosemite
April 05, 9:27am

Bug predictions
Yeah, well, there are a few things that we keep in mind: 1. If the temps are low enough, there won't be bugs. This is true year round. So if you can find a cold week after the snows melt...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bug Forecasting
April 05, 9:21am

Water flows
Just to update the big picture: Hiked in from the Ostrander Lake Trailhead, since Glacier Point Road is now open. Only tiny patches of snow visible all the way to Grouse Lake, where we camped....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 05, 9:16am

backpackthesierra.com
A little self~promotion. Our website has destinations sections for most of the Siera Nevada, with photos. It's non-commercial, we just do it for fun, but it has a lot of different trips off...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any websites for trip ideas?
April 04, 8:45am

trip plans
A few thoughts: It's a good trip. Rush Creek is a good climb, and unless you get an early start, TIL might be a stretch~ but you can always camp along the way. Remember that you can't ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Rush Creek to Tuolumne Meadows
April 04, 8:37am

suggested hikes
Grotto Canyon Mosaic Canyon Natural Bridge Marble Canyon Most of those are 1/2 day hikes. You can see photos on our website under the destinations section: backpackthesierra.com

In Pre-Trip Planning » Death Valley Suggestions for First Week of April
March 29, 8:03pm

Jennie Lakes would work
Drive to the Marvin Pass Trailhead, hike in to Jennie Lake, or a longer trip to Ranger Lake. Loop back over Silliman Pass. Beautiful country. You can find a trip report on it on our web site ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip Ideas in Sierra - Aug.
March 24, 10:22am

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