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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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one option...
I love the idea of food trucks at a trailhead! After yesterday’s post, we did want to share a great place to eat in Bakersfield. Yes, Bakersfield. As we drove along highway 178 across town,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 22, 7:56am

Bad Food in the Parks...
Why is the food so universally bad in our national parks? It’s true that they located in difficult places: food deliveries are going to be limited and expensive. But there has to be more to it ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bad Food in the Parks...
February 21, 9:42am

good points
Dave: I agree. Interesting that the road had cones across it down below at the Panamint intersection ...but up by Wildrose there was only a single sign, facing slightly sideways... If we we...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 10:40am

Hi Dave The hard part of this decision was that the road wasn't marked as closed (or even damaged) until we had driven all the way to the Wildrose turnoff. So our options were to turn around...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 10:10am

Death Valley
A few years ago we took a trip to Death Valley in the spring...thinking that it would be a good way to get in some hiking while the Sierra was under snow, and it would also give us a chance to see ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Death Valley
February 20, 9:33am

Another weight consideration...
How much water do you need to drink on the trail? On our trip to Death Valley, we took what we hoped would be enough water for the two of us for an overnight backpacking trip: Slightly more t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Another weight consideration...
February 20, 9:03am

Re: Re: Yosemite
You could pretty much do the trip you applied for (Tuolumne Meadows to Yosemite Valley) if you did the first day cross country and off trail to either Nelson Lake or Echo Lake. From there you can ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3 day trips in Tetons, Yellowstone, Sawtooth and Yosemite
February 04, 6:05pm

A Minority report here
We've hiked up from Yosemite Valley into Tenaya Canyon. It is beautiful, and while there is some modest exposure in places, you can hike up quite a ways as a day hike. It is true that to throu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tenaya Canyon
February 03, 9:38pm

Cathedral Lakes to Sunrise, Take a day to head up to Clouds' Rest, and then down through Little Yosemite Valley to Happy Isles is probably the one I would recommend. Second place goes to L...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite Plans With a 7 Year Old
January 30, 10:19pm

If you have some experience, head for the cross country trailheads. You can almost always get a permit for them, and have to hike the first day to a destination that has a limited use trail at bes...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 3 day trips in Tetons, Yellowstone, Sawtooth and Yosemite
January 29, 10:54pm

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