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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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Re Route Options
Derek I had thought about packrafting but I might give that up in the interest of car pooling. There is no point in finishing in 3 days if I spend 2 days hitiching back to the airport. Also if w...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 12, 1:18pm

Maybe
I've wanted to try this for a while and I think this year I MIGHT be able to pull it off if I can arrange the time off work. If I do come it would be on a tight schedule so I'd have to go ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
November 12, 9:29am

Re Re Can I Cook in my Tent?
Very nice Roger, I enjoyed it. I never cooked in my tent or under my tarp for a completely different reason. Any shelter I use could end up being the shelter I take to grizzly country. I know th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 11, 9:39pm

Re Re Re Re Hiking with USFS Maps Only
Haha Bob, I may be the young whipper snapper but I do remember those phones, I think we had one till I was 8 or 9 actually. We even had a black and white TV when I was a pre-schooler (my dad was a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 7:01pm

Re Re Hiking with USFS Maps Only
"Ahhh, you young kids these days. Your idea of land navigation is to follow the big arrow that shows on your smart phone." Haha I know Bob, but actually I am one "young kid" ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 6:17pm

Maps and Time
Very interesting history Nick. I think a key difference now is time. On our particular trip we were mostly worried about getting back in time so Morgan could catch his flight. We were concerned ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with USFS Maps Only
November 06, 5:00pm

West Texas and other ideas
The Guadalupe Mountains could be a nice destination, I've been there multiple times in the winter and it was never under 25 (and normally higher). They are about right for a 2-3 day trip and y...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Destination above 20 F in late November?
November 05, 8:40pm

Bob Packrafting Video
Well I tried uploading a newer version of that video but it didn't work for some reason. Its not really that different from the one actually published so I probably won't bother trying aga...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting without a Good Map
November 04, 10:05pm

Navigating through the Bob
Dave - You are so right on that. I went back later (with a good map) and stayed higher on the ridge, it worked well. That didn't show up on Morgan's map however. I think our logic was th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Packrafting without a Good Map
November 04, 8:13pm

Texas?
I haven't got out to Big Bend but I love the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. From everything I've heard Big Bend is at least as good. You mentioned distance but there are a couple thin...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help! thoughts about a hike in late Dec-Jan
October 21, 8:59pm

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