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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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Re Re Wind
Dougles and Walter Thanks for the tips guys. I'm more interested in how the tent could handle moderate wind (for up there anyway), I know better than to try and weather a really bad storm up ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Black Diamond Beta Mid in High Wind/Snow
September 28, 9:09am

Wind
Thanks Bob, the Whites are infamous for their wind (on Mt. Washington a guest was recorded at something like 230 mph). Would you consider it pretty stable from the side? Basically our dilima is th...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Black Diamond Beta Mid in High Wind/Snow
September 27, 10:55pm

Black Diamond Beta Mid in High Wind/Snow
So my brother is into mountaineering and wants to take me along on a Presidential traverse this winter. We had thought about sleeping in bivy sacks but with the long nights that didn't sound a...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Black Diamond Beta Mid in High Wind/Snow
September 27, 10:23pm

Water
I don't know any special spots in N. GA but I'd look for a spot with water, easy entertainment. Sounds like fun, enjoy it.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking with 5 Year Old in Georgia
September 26, 8:08pm

Snow Mtn. Scenery
Heres a trip report I did on Snow Mountain. Some of the other areas might actually be better but you never know. Heres the report if you want to see what it looked like with a lot of spring snow....

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best place to backpack near(ish) wine country?
September 26, 6:37pm

Gila?
Its a bit farther than Zion but I loved the Gila Wilderness Area. If you want to go there are plenty of trip reports around here to give you ideas.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Mid-October Trip suggestions
September 26, 11:21am

Snow Mountain
I spent a bit of time in the Santa Rosa area. The only backpacking trip I did was the Snow Mountain Wilderness area. I have a trip report about it if you're interested. I liked it. One thou...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Best place to backpack near(ish) wine country?
September 22, 9:00pm

Rain gear
I put my rainsuit inside a cheap nylon drybag from Wal Mart. The bag traps some air and if protects my rainsuit from any sharp stuff on the ground. This system works well becaause its big enough ...

In Philosophy & Technique » What do you use for a pillow?
September 22, 10:07am

Thoughts
Its not "wrong" to make him go but by 13 it might be a bit late. You can teach a younger kid to like things(I sure have) but at 13 he'll be forming his own idea of who he is and if he...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Help. Son doesnt like packing or hiking
September 18, 8:08pm

Father Son stuff
Seems the scout troop isn't helping. I could imagine you going without the boy or dragging him along being a source of conflict. If thats the case I would drop the scout troop so there is one ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Help. Son doesnt like packing or hiking
September 17, 10:52am

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