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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
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Re: Re: Re: First trip out west
If you go down into the Tetons the Gros Ventre Campground is less likely to fill up, I camped there last minute a couple times. If it does fill up you can drive 30-40 minutes to NF campgrounds or ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 16, 11:17am

Re: First trip out west
I think you're going to love it whatever you do. PM if you want, I am hoping to actually be in the Thorofare area in June. That is probably a bit early to go so I'll probably beat you the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 13, 8:20pm

Yellowstone Area
Since I'm a teacher I've spent the better part of two summers in the Yellowstone area and there is still stuff I want to do there. You can do a lot in 2 weeks but you can't do everythi...

In Pre-Trip Planning » First trip out west
May 13, 9:23am

Re: Re: Wow
Thanks for the report, I wish I'd known about it last year when I was in the general area and had a new raft to try out. Renting a packraft for a short trip is a cool way to try the sport ou...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mee Canyon to Westwater, Black Canyons Wilderness (Backpack to Packraft)
May 10, 11:48am

How often to hikers in trouble get flown out by an Air Ambulance versus the National Guard or local SAR? I believe that changes billing a bit. SPOT and Delorma Inreach users have options to pur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Air Ambulance Story Continues
May 05, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Overlaying trails onto google earth?
I think drawing a trail in Caltopo then using the "Export" button to make a KML file for Google Earth is your best bet. I've done it before and it is pretty cool.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Overlaying trails onto google earth?
May 05, 3:40pm

Re: Colorado Trail List - a bit nervous, I'd love some feedback
Two thoughts come to mind. 1. Are you sure you want to use a poncho tarp? It can be done, but I wonder if a bigger shared tarp might be more enjoyable. Strictly person preference though. 2...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail List - a bit nervous, I'd love some feedback
May 05, 6:49am

Crazy Story
Crazy story, I do wonder about those Wildlife Officers with M4 carbines, a .223 would NOT be my first choice for taking out a bear.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bear 2X... crazy
May 04, 4:41pm

Bad News
Sorry to say but I am out of this one. Basically I got sick a bunch this spring and didn't run/hike nearly as much as I wanted too. I tried to push myself and felt a hint of an old injury in ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
May 03, 2:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Smartphone/GPS/Camera question
Bob your ideas plus other threads make me think a dedicated GPS is the way to go for river trips. I'll probably look at something like an eTrak 20. That one has gotten good reviews and it can...

In GEAR » Smartphone/GPS/Camera question
May 01, 10:12pm

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