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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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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

Yosemite from UA
I've spent much of the last three weeks on the road, or rather in the air, traveling across the US. And while I normally ask for (and get) an aisle seat, there were a couple of times when I sa...

In Post-Trip Reports » Yosemite from UA
November 12, 9:48am

religious graffitti
When you consider that Christians (and many others) believe that God created all wilderness, you have to wonder what they're thinking when they spray paint it. Do they also spray their pews...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Psalms 40:13
November 04, 6:43pm

Iceland lake
Yep--we did that trip this summer, past Relief Reservoir, then up Summit Creek and up the slabs from there. Pretty straightforward navigating, all in all. WE have photos and a trip report on o...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Iceland Lake Route/Emigrant Wilderness
October 23, 7:25pm

help?
"Can you tell me where the trail to Virginia Pass is?" he asked, a little desperately." Hard to mind your own business when a man with small kids asks this question...

In Philosophy & Technique » What would you have done?
October 16, 9:39am

St. Mary's Pass
We haven't hiked St. Mary's Pass for about ten years, but I don't remember there being much of a trail once you get to the pass itself---we climbed SOnora Peak from there... and we&#...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Carson-Iceberg Wilderness- East Fork Carson River to Clark Fork Drainage
October 15, 11:06pm

Re: Re: What would you have done?
"I would have minded my own business. If someone asks for help, then I would help." Uh...he did ask for help.

In Philosophy & Technique » What would you have done?
October 15, 11:00pm

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