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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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Colorado Trail or Similar Possibly Unsupported
So I might have some time off between jobs in mid August to September. I'm wanting to do a longer trail about 300-500 miles. Right now I'm looking pretty seriously at the Colorado Trai be...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail or Similar Possibly Unsupported
May 26, 10:51pm

Totally different question-more than meets the eye
I'll through in my own thoughts but first let me say I'm NOT into conspiracy theories. Having said that the intelligence business involves a lot of secrets so its not unreasonable to assum...

In Chaff » Bin laden dead
May 03, 11:55am

My thoughts
I don't know much about either of these two specifically but I have used a couple of minimalist rain jackets that sacrifice some breathablity and features for light weight. I'm not going t...

In GEAR » Lightweight Rain Jacket
April 08, 2:38pm

The Killer Amphibian
The campfire had almost burned out and I could barely make out the 2 counselors and 8 little boys gathered around for “pow-wow” the evening meeting before bedtime. We had been camping for ...

In Gear Deals » Contest & Sponsored Giveaway!
April 08, 12:08pm

Therapuetic Ultralight Backpacking
This is an abridged version of a story about backpacking with troubled boys at Cameron Boy's Camp, a year around wilderness therapy program for troubled boys in North Carolina. Unfortunately I...

In Gear Deals » Contest & Sponsored Giveaway!
April 08, 11:35am

Thanks Mark another question
Thanks Mark its hard to get good info on this area so the help is very much appreciated. I'm kind of in the mood for mountains so heres my very tenative plan. 1. Start at the south end of the...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Aldo Leopold Wilderness?
April 03, 9:17am

Aldo Leopold Wilderness?
I was planning on doing the Gila Wilderness or White Mountain Wilderness in mid April but than someone told me he liked the Aldo Leopold Widlerness even better. He said it was even less crowded th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Aldo Leopold Wilderness?
April 01, 5:18pm

Backpacking with Emotionally Disturbed Boys
My coolest backpacking experience to date was taking a group of emotionally disturbed boys on a short backpacking trip. Here's the link to the story I wrote up about it. http://www.backpa...

In Gear Deals » Contest & Sponsored Giveaway!
April 01, 10:25am

Re Re Gravel and Question for Eric
Thanks Damien great article. Unfortuanely I'm stuck in a "no man's land" of shoes. Between VFF and the new Merrells and NB Minimus there are some good choices in fairly minimali...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 29, 10:00pm

Gravel
I've been thinking really hard about trying Merrell trail gloves. My main concern is that they are a rather expensive experiment since I can only afford so many shoes (just for reference I liv...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Summer Backpacking
March 29, 5:21pm

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