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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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Yosemite--Virginia Canyon
A stunning trip in the northeastern part of the park, starting from the Virginia Lakes Trailhead. This is a steep hike up over 11,000 feet to get started, and then you go right back down again on ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite--Virginia Canyon
August 14, 10:18pm

Beethoven
"Yeah, but Beethoven's 9th is to be enjoyed, not endured. Same with these guys: http://www.molokai2oahu.com/. Why not take it slow & leisurely so as to do some fishing, or listen to mu...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New Pacific Coast Trail Record
August 07, 2:25pm

Irory
"It seems more than a little ironically challenged to interpret "fastest performance of Beethoven's 9th" as ANYTHING other than a merely ironic commentary on the vastly different...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 06, 8:00pm

not offense...just don't get it
I have done very competitive semi-pro sports, and I understand challenging yourself. But why the JMT? Seems like a waste... Wanna run? Do six marathons. I will admire you. But running th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 05, 10:33pm

Or why...
Fastest performance of Beethoven's 9th symphony...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » New JMT Speed Record
August 05, 7:11pm

Yosemite high country..from above
Caught these as I flew in to SFO yesterday. If you had any doubt about how dry a year it was, these should convince you. The first is Banner, Ritter, and the Minarets, with Garnet, Thousand Island...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite high country..from above
August 04, 11:41am

Re: Re: Crabtree, Gianelli, Sword Lake, Clarks Fork
Just a quick note---we drove to Gianelli Cabin last month. The road is dead easy with any sedan. Only the parking area is a little rough in spots, but you wouldn't have any trouble. Crabt...

In Pre-Trip Planning » any weekender ideas from the Bay Area, CA
July 31, 9:05am

Crabtree, Gianelli, Sword Lake, Clarks Fork
All of those are good options. You find people at Bear Lake and at Sword Lake. Toe Jam might be a bit less crowded...and nobody ever goes to Clark Fork. They are all good spots...and you ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » any weekender ideas from the Bay Area, CA
July 30, 8:12pm

My advice?
Ask your wife. I did quite a few things to try to make my wife's first trip a good one. But part of that is listening to her about what she wants, and what would make her happy. That was 35 ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » First trip for the wife
July 30, 8:10pm

On a clear day you can see the mountains...
And here is what the lake looks like on a clear day...

In Post-Trip Reports » "Ansel Adams Wilderness"
July 30, 6:46am

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