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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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Rodents attack tent!
Anyone else had this issue? After the first night of our first trip with our brand new tent, I was packing up the tent when I noticed that one of the guy lines for the tent looked odd—frayed, f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Rodents attack tent!
July 09, 12:28pm

First of all, Congrats
This is a fun tool, and once you are ready to share it, I'd be happy to post a link/recommendation on our website, too. After playing around with it for a few minutes, I found it pretty dar...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Mapper: A new planning tool for hikes in the Sierra Nevada
July 09, 9:29am

The Impact of the Fly Fisherman....
OK, OK. I fish everywhere I hike. Well, almost everywhere. Our last trip took us to the upper reaches of the East Carson River, Golden Creek, and Murray Creek. It's an area that is compl...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Impact of the Fly Fisherman....
July 08, 11:34am

Carson-Iceberg Wilderness: no fishing, no people
So we were looking for a place to avoid the crowds on the big July 4th weekend, and boy, did we find it! We headed out to Clarks Fork, off Highway 108 in the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, and start...

In Post-Trip Reports » Carson-Iceberg Wilderness: no fishing, no people
July 07, 5:03pm

Dinkey Lakes
Drive isn't too bad from LA...and the trails are short, just right for shorter legs. Lots of lakes to choose from, so he can fish, wade, wander and relax.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggest a Trip for me in Sierras but Close to LA
June 30, 7:47pm

Good Plan
Thanks for the kind words for our website. Crabtree to Grouse Lake is only about 3.5 miles...but beware---there are few good campsites at Grouse Lake! The best is on the southern granite, and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » West Sierra Weekend?
June 27, 10:28pm

Noisy neighbors.
I think you have to play it by ear. We were once joined at a campsite by a group of boyscouts who screamed in joy at discovering that the day's hike was over. I immediately told them to pip...

In Philosophy & Technique » Campsite Rage Cure?
June 27, 10:23pm

Emigrant
Great area...and you can always find a place to be alone, even with the numbers of people there. You might also look at a lower loop: Grouse Lake then Resasco Lake, Pingree, Big Lake, Yellowhamme...

In Pre-Trip Planning » West Sierra Weekend?
June 26, 10:37pm

The first known spork
Ok--we're back from our trip to Italy, and we can hardly wait to hit the trails up in the SIerra. Summer is here, and the mountains are calling us. But when we were in Florence, we couldn&#...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The first known spork
June 22, 8:20am

Safety in the backcountry
From Backpacker Magazine: "According to the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees, your odds of becoming a victim of violent crime in a national park are one in 708,000. In the Uni...

In Philosophy & Technique » Safety in the backcountry
June 21, 7:34am

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