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Q Smith (neotech@ktc.com) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Texas Hill Country
About Me Folks call me Q. My major hikes include Weminuche Wilderness, Wind River Mountains, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Guadalupe Mountains, and Big Bend. All I have to hike locally is Enchanted Rock and Lost Maples. My base weight is 9.5 lbs.
CitySan Antonio, Austin
StateTexas
CountryUSA

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Gila and Texas
Gotta pack water in Texas parks. No fires in Texas. But much warmer. Gila - the water is low! The rangers in gila didn't know crap about the trails...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Utah, New Mexico, or Texas backpacking in late March
March 07, 5:14pm

Go west some
I found the aldo Leopold wilderness to be excellent. Aspen trail awesome. Black canyon trail had a nice stream. Water available. Fires welcome. Q

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good Southern New Mexico Backcountry?
March 02, 6:44pm

general feedback
Alex, I've been on half of GUMO trails. Here is what I can share: 1. The rangers at GUMO are very helpful and they know the trails - get their advice 2. once you get "on top" ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guadalupe Christmas
December 28, 12:42pm

wind is serious
wish I had seen this earlier. the wind will blow you off the mountain. I suggest sleeping at base camp and doing day hikes only. gaud peak. devils canyon. mckittrick canyon. no fires allowed. it...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guadalupe Christmas
December 25, 5:10pm

you've been busy
vice nice photos. motivating!

In Post-Trip Reports » 2011-2012 in review
November 23, 1:52pm

It has been a week!!
Well? How did it go? Any photos? Talk to us please!!! q

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Guadalupe Mountains NP - November
November 18, 11:15am

proposed trails
Guys, I've been all the trails and places noted, and a few more. Those are some tough hikes (of course i'm 56). Also, check the wind forecast. It can blow you off the mountain! -...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Guadalupe Mountains NP - November
November 03, 8:42am

You are welcome
Luke, I posted this because I had the same experience. The rangers weren't even much help. Couldn't tell us for sure if we would find water. I like rangers that know their stuff from ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Aldo Leopold Wilderness
October 28, 12:42pm

Aldo Leopold Wilderness
Aldo Leopold Wilderness - Aspen Trail and Black Canyon Trail I just returned from the Gila Mountains in southwestern New Mexico and wanted to share what we experienced. Executive Summary ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Aldo Leopold Wilderness
October 28, 11:57am

Thanks Paul and Ken
Paul thanks for the lead... Ken, I have packed/hiked Guadalupe Mountains a lot. What do you want to know? Q

In Pre-Trip Planning » Disappointment :-(
August 22, 1:43pm

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