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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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Re: Re: grossed out.
Highway 20 intersects Highway 80 about 16 miles West of Donner Summit. Since we live west of the Sierra, this is below Donner Pass to me...as is Emigrant Gap, Soda springs, etc. Sorry if I was...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
December 31, 8:36am

Only three bears
I couldn't help but think that this policy is important. When you only have three bears, you don't want to have to destroy one because stupid people have fed it too often!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Interesting bear can policy for Big Bend National Park
December 31, 8:19am

Camp Lake in Emigrant Wilderness
Is usually closed to overnight camping. Backpackers are supposed to continue on to Bear Lake, which is another 1.4 miles...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
December 30, 9:04pm

Doh!@
The obvious one is Grouse Ridge north of Highway 20 below Donner Pass. You start at the Fire lookout and then hike downhill to lots of different lakes. I think Milk Lake is about two miles in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
December 30, 6:20pm

Two miles in
In Yosemite, May Lake fits the bill, if you can get a permit for it. It's pretty popular. Above Carson Pass you have both Winnemucca and Round Top Lakes--also by permit only, but both within ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Sierra Trip Suggestions- less than 2 miles
December 30, 6:19pm

Really depends on the snow year
But bear in mind that farther North you get more snow at lower elevation. An easy check for you would be the dates that High 89 opens over Lassen Volcanic National Park. The PCT runs right through...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT start date - Carson Pass CA
December 22, 12:40pm

And now the Nice list
Nice: First, a big shout out to the men and women who have been fighting the fires we mentioned on our naughty list. Thank you. And please stay safe. And also to those wonderful people w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » And now the Nice list
December 18, 9:43am

naughty list
These are great. Thanks. I'll start a new thread today for those who deserve our thanks: The Nice List!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 18, 9:29am

Naughty list....
Each year on our blog, we suggest a list of those who should be...well, who shouldn't have done what they did this year. WE have a few suggestions below...but would love to hear any additions ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Naughty list....
December 17, 10:28am

Peru beyond Machu Picchu
We've done the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, and loved it. Now we're interested in going back to Peru for more hiking/trekking. Does anyone have any suggested trips, regions or compani...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Peru beyond Machu Picchu
December 10, 12:05pm

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