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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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Half Moon Meadow
You could probably camp at Half Moon Meadow...and make many friends among the local mosquitoes. Other trips that might work for you, because they are a bit shorter and offer many of the same att...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
May 27, 7:34am

You might also find some limitations to fire this lots of places in the Sierra. I agree that Ten Lakes is a bit tough for an 8 year old. The part of the trail closest to TLB is the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 lakes basin too hard for kids?
May 26, 10:59pm

cross country?
That makes a huge difference. If you are willing to do some route finding, you can really get away from people. But you better know how to use a map and compass/GPS pretty well. Sequoia?King...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best one-week hike in California
May 22, 7:12pm

Re: juvenile
Dave: "Are these extreme athletes passionate or just childish?" This from a guy with a Munster as an avatar? LOL

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dean Potter dies in yosemite
May 21, 9:29am

Nice report
Thanks for giving me on more place to put on the list...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mee Canyon to Westwater, Black Canyons Wilderness (Backpack to Packraft)
May 10, 12:36pm

Donfused about the date?
Ken, I think you're confusing it with Memorial Day. Labor Day should have great weather along the Lost Coast--best of the year--but it is also a busy holiday weekend for a lot of people, be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Labor Day Suggestions?
May 10, 12:30pm

Day by Day
Here's the full trip report, as promised. Again, all photos are here: And the illustrated version of this report is here: https...

In Post-Trip Reports » Andes adventures
May 09, 10:57am

Andes adventures
WE just got back from two weeks in Peru, including a Santa Cruz trek in the Andes. Pretty spectacular stuff, with the trail starting at about 10,000 feet in tropical conditions, and going up to 15...

In Post-Trip Reports » Andes adventures
May 01, 6:27pm

hike for kids
Are you thinking of this as an overnight? The trail is pretty much all downhill from Porcupine, And there are very few views along the way. North Dome is stunning, but the nearest water is about ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for kids? Porcupine to Northdome
April 29, 8:56am

Now see, Lori? That's the difference between you and me. I question his plan and ask him for more clarification. You provide real alternatives and solutions. grin.

In Pre-Trip Planning » John Muir Trail
April 16, 12:32pm

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