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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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Friendly fire...
What really happened here? We were hiking in the Stanislaus National Forest over the weekend, following a series of old logging and mining roads above the Stanislaus River. These roads get so...

In Philosophy & Technique » Friendly fire...
December 31, 12:07pm

Santa's list
Yep--it's that time of year again. And we have to believe that Santa takes this stuff pretty seriously. After all, he lives at the North Pole, so he knows how important preserving our wildern...

In Philosophy & Technique » Santa's list
December 19, 12:39pm

Superb!
Thanks for a great report, and stunning photos

In Post-Trip Reports » Sierra High Route/JMT Hybrid - August 2013 - A Backcountry Adventure
December 12, 3:16pm

Hi Stephen
There are roads/routes/trails that lead up to Lyons Reservoir, Donnell Reservoir...and from there you can get to Pinecrest Lake etc. Not a very efficient way to go...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stanislaus mine
December 05, 8:38pm

Stanislaus mine
We took another trip to our cabin above Sonora last weekend, and this time we decided to check out the trail to an old mine in the area. It was another great day in the foothills, with sunny...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stanislaus mine
December 05, 9:50am

lower elevations
Look at Henry Coe State Park...lots to do there Near Yosemite, Hite Cove is a nice hike.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Northern California non-snow trips?
December 03, 1:39pm

mining
IT wouldn't surprise me. Gold Mining in California pretty much filled up the Delta and SF Bay with mud in the space of about ten years. most people have no idea how massive this activity was....

In Post-Trip Reports » Stanislaus River
November 21, 12:23pm

TYT
Depends on what time of year. GCT is something that is spectacular earlier in the season, when the waterfalls are booming. Less so later on. I usually choose the high country over deep canyon...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tahoe - Yosemite Trail
November 21, 12:21pm

Stanislaus River
We spent this last weekend at our cabin above Sonora, and in the middle of our usual tasks of cleaning up and fixing things, we found time for a nice hike down to the South Fork of the Stanislaus R...

In Post-Trip Reports » Stanislaus River
November 20, 10:26am

aisle seats
Nice. But when I travel to Europe from SFO, I want an aisle seat.

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite from UA
November 13, 6:18pm

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