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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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We've used these for a few years now, and are quite happy with them. We don't coddle them, use then everywhere and for everything...and they've held up great. But man, those are som...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tahoe rim trail
August 02, 7:52am

Not a question of location
It's a question of the weather report. You won't have any trouble getting a permit for anywhere in the Sierra at that time of year---because not many people are still backpacking then. We...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for suggestions: 4 day trip in late Oct. Yosemite?, Sequoia?
August 01, 5:54am

the answer from BV itself
Sarah at BearVault was kind enough to respond to our recent questions about water getting into the BearVault during a storm. Here's what she wrote: "There is a small lip on the BearVa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
July 30, 7:01am

Fine food in Bishop
We're always looking for somewhere to eat that will be a bit different, and a bit better ,than the usual small town trailhead fare. Yeah, we've found good burgers in a few places, and ever...

In Post-Trip Reports » Fine food in Bishop
July 23, 10:37am

We wore headnets the first night at Fourth Recess, but frankly, but bugs weren't that bad. The next day we camped down in Mono Canyon, and we only saw a few mosquitoes there. I think you&#...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mosquito Flat to Fourth Recess and Pioneer Basin
July 23, 10:14am

Really nice report
Thanks for sharing your trip....

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the Alps in Cantons Uri and Obwalden.
July 23, 9:03am

Oh my !
Yeah--we saw that group at the trailhead. I think they were actually surveying flora in specific areas. I heard them talking about how to categorize the different trees and sizes of the trees tha...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lamarck Lakes TR
July 22, 11:12am

No hole
And the lid was on tight---clicked past the two tabs. Can was upright, lid on top. I'd say it was pretty level. Very strange....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
July 21, 10:41am

Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
On our recent trip to Mono Pass and Pioneer Basin, we had something happen that really took us by surprise. No, it wasn't the hailstorm that clobbered us right at dusk--although we had hoped w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Vault--can it drink in water?
July 21, 9:27am

It's a beautiful area...and we took another trip around there a few days later, as you can see from our report on Paiute Pass.

In Post-Trip Reports » Lamarck Lakes TR
July 20, 12:15pm

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