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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale The WOODS
About Me Pursuing Christ, relationships, and adventure in that order. Nicknamed "Chief" because I grew up with a tribe of vegetarian cannibals on a small island off the coast of Iowa.
CityMidland TX
StateTexas
CountryUnited States
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If you have time on Friday night try to go looking for wolves. I don't know where the best spot to see them would be at that time of year. Talking to a knowledgeable ranger should help. Last...

In Pre-Trip Planning » One Night in Yellowstone
September 29, 9:41pm

Re stowing gear
Thanks for the update Forest, can't wait to hear what you think after you've played with it a bit more.

In Packrafting » Exciting New Packraft Designs
September 29, 9:08pm

Whitewater Packraft
I don't think its meant to compete with hardshells, I think its just meant to be a packraft for people who want to do more whitewater and who don't mind an extra 4 pounds of raft. I don&...

In Packrafting » Exciting New Packraft Designs
September 28, 4:11pm

Exciting New Packraft Designs
Just saw two new packrafts on the market. Both look pretty interesting First is the Bakraft. It looks sort of like an inflatable whiteater kayak. Here is Forest's report. http://forres...

In Packrafting » Exciting New Packraft Designs
September 28, 11:36am

Others are noticing
I did a search and it looks like Outsideonline.com and Foxnews.com have picked up on this story along with more local news outlets. A spokesperson for the FS says not to worry, well I'll sto...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 27, 4:28pm

My Fear
As others have mentioned this is close to unenforceable but that isn't the point. The point is many law abiding citizens who don't have time to wade through the legalize will simply decide...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 4:15pm

Re Thanks
Seems you have some good plans. I have done Tar Jacket Ridge/Cold Mountain a couple times. Its not as dramatic as some of the other places but you get nice views off both Tar Jacket and Cold Moun...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 26, 3:02pm

Better make a fuss
Big commercial outfits like dude ranches and rafting companies can figure out how to deal with this. Its the little guys like bloggers, BPL and small guide services that are going to suffer. ...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 25, 10:48pm

Mt. Rogers Area and Linville Gorge loop holes.
Nate it sounds like you've only done the parking lot to summit of Mt. Rogers. If that is correct then doing the whole area might be worth a shot. The area has lots of meadows and nice views. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 8:10pm

Some Ideas
Did you do the entire Mt. Rogers area or just the hike up to it? The AT/Pine Mountain Loop is nice. Other options are Shining Rock Wilderness-We did a short out and back here once. Very ni...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 3:06pm

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