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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
My Website URLhttp://westtexasmountainman.wordpress.com/

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2015 APA Roundup
The 2015 APA Packraft Roundup was a bit smaller then last year's but was still a ton of fun. I got to the campsite a day early and did a short trip with Ben, T.J. and their awesome boys ...

In Post-Trip Reports » 2015 APA Roundup
August 11, 9:10pm

Water Levels
Well I looked at the water levels in late November and boy of boy do they fluctuate a lot, average around 3000 but last year its was up to 20,000 I think I'll be calling and trying to talk to a...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Olympic Pennisula in November or March?
August 11, 7:40pm

Thanks Guys
Thanks for the help guys, I'll do some research on water levels and such.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Olympic Pennisula in November or March?
August 11, 7:04pm

Average Temperatures
Average temps at the Elwa Ranger station look encouraging, not too cold. I'm thinking I might hike up the Hoh as far as I can then float back down.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Olympic Pennisula in November or March?
August 11, 8:01am

Olympic Pennisula in November or March?
I have a rather generous thanksgiving and spring break this year. Does anyone have an idea what the Olympic Pennisula would be like at that time? I am more interested in hiking and packrafting low...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Olympic Pennisula in November or March?
August 11, 12:00am

Re: Another Alaskan weighs in.
Dave said "You're solo and that is a greater risk. You'll make less noise than a group, unless you really work at it" Yeah that is worth remembering, I practically bumped int...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Spreay 225g or 325g?
June 29, 2:58pm

Bugs and shelters
I think you'll be OK without the net. But I would carry the headnet and small bottle of 90-100% DEET just in case. I only spent one night above treeline so either tarp should work.

In Pre-Trip Planning » CT Mosquitoes?
June 23, 10:50am

Full Size or Two Small
I've heard plenty of stories of people emptying the canister on a bear, I always carry a bigger can. On a really remote trip I'd probably carry two cans (unless I had friends with their ow...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear Spreay 225g or 325g?
June 19, 11:42am

Cool
Cool trip Mina! I love that area and it was fun to see pictures of places I've been. I liked your ideas for non-backpacking fun like the sandhills, I'll bet those kids remember it for a l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Taking It Up a Notch: Camp Fire Teens Face the Weather at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 11, 4:43pm

boots vs shoes
Trail shoes all the way. My little brothers tagged along on some pretty rugged hikes in them. Just make sure they are sized right with enough toe room. Many kids get away with poor fitting shoes...

In GEAR » boots of trail runners for 11 year old.
May 29, 6:17am

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