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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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Leavitt Meadows
You can also self permit for the trailhead at Leavitt Meadows, and anyone going over Sonora Pass is also going right past that trailhead. The hike up and over the Sierra Crest there is quite beaut...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Extended JMT
February 01, 6:13pm

That's actually a great time of year to do Machu Picchu...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Where to go in April-May?
January 28, 9:47am

There are a ton of great trails to take even if the weather is cold. If there is a lot of snow (and this year, that seems like an insane fantasy right now) you can still hike the Wawona Grove of G...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Yosemite in the first week of April?
January 28, 9:44am

no fun
This is really getting crazy. And no real rain in sight. My friends who are farming are looking at catastrophic losses

In Pre-Trip Planning » CA Drought and 2014 hiking season
January 16, 7:53pm

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

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

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

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

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