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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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Conness
While this climb is not particularly technical, there is enormous exposure on the ridge across to the summit. Steep drops of well over 500 feet on either side...and that ridge is not very wide at a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Conness in late May
May 13, 12:08pm

Car Keys?
Do you carry your car keys with you on the trail, or you do hide them at the car? There is no point to carrying extra weight, and car keys certainly fall into that category. I leave all of my key...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Car Keys?
May 12, 4:04pm

Cascade Lake
Has the best campsites. But set up a base camp there, then wander all over the area. Fishing is different in each lake, as is the scenery. ANother option might be to have your gear packed in ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for injured friend
May 09, 9:20am

Agreed
If you are hiking four miles a day to and from work, you are already well on your way. Particularly if you are doing that in less than two hours. If you are doing it in an hour, you would probabl...

In Philosophy & Technique » Training Thoughts- Approaching First Long Hike
May 09, 9:14am

Correction
Twenty Lakes Basin just east of Yosemite. Ferry across Saddlebag Lake, and hike around a wonderful area. And if you go about four miles west, you enter Yosemite

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for injured friend
May 08, 9:13pm

Twenty Lakes basin in Yosemite
Complete with a ferry ride to start...and easy hiking around a gorgeous landscape

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trip for injured friend
May 08, 4:29pm

Website
Thanks! Sure is fun to do it!

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Vernon first week of June
May 06, 12:41pm

skeeters
Oh yeah, you should expect mosquitoes. OF course. Only time will tell if this is going to be a legendary skeeter year, like 2012, or just a normal skeeter year. But June? Oh yeah. It'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Lake Vernon first week of June
May 05, 4:20pm

packing for trips
Sure, it has changed the way I pack for my business trips. I fly about 100,000-150,000 miles a year, and I take fewer things, and lighter things. But I'm not sure that wouldn't have ha...

In Philosophy & Technique » Has UL backpacking changed the way you live?
May 05, 4:18pm

Name confusion
As we pore over our maps to plan our adventures for this coming backpacking season, we have been once again impressed with how many places in the Sierra share names. There are at least two Mono Pa...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Name confusion
April 20, 9:58am

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