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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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Miles at altitude
Only you and your condition can answer that question, but I think it's a lot to bite off at these elevations. YOur mileage on the JMT will have a lot more up and down, at 10,000. Can you ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT in Mid-July- Looking for Itinerary Critiques
January 09, 7:05pm

Clark range or Benson Lake loop
There are more choices here that we can possibly cover... 1. Start at Glacier Point or Mono Meadows and hike up over Red Peak pass and down the Merced. You can add miles at the far end by explo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite in July
January 03, 4:06pm

Fire Away!
This holiday season we visited our daughter, who is going to Law School in New Orleans. And one of the events that we attended was the annual Bonfires on the Levee celebration in Grammercy, LA. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Fire Away!
January 03, 10:55am

video
Uh.... I was joking. I do NOT want to watch someone use that thing.

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 02, 5:54pm

Video
Does that thing come with a video on how to use it?

In Philosophy & Technique » Japanese bidet
January 02, 12:53pm

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

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