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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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.
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South San Juans
I'm not aware of any loop hikes in that area. What about the South San Jaun wilderness? I believe there are a few loops there and if not I bet you could go cross country above treeline and ma...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Uncompahgre/La Garita loop trip?
June 28, 5:34pm

An idea
I just happened to be looking at Six Moons Designs website and noticed that some of their packs seem to have a compression system under the mesh pocket, you could check it out for ideas.

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 Pack Compression
June 28, 12:31pm

Nice
Nice report as usual Dondo. I love the area around Bison Peak. In the spring there was a creek in the saddle between Bison Peak and McCurdy Mtn. When I was back there in October it was all gone ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek: Lost Park-McCurdy-Bison Loop
June 27, 5:43pm

Fats?
You might be right Paul. The next trip I went on (with more junk food) I felt like I was a lot better, I didn't come back craving chocolate. On my five day trip last fall I learned from my mi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Roan Highlands
June 27, 4:11pm

Limits?
Paul your story is interesting because I've had a couple of similar experiences. I seem to hit a wall at around 15 miles than suddenly I start to get progressivley sorer. Maybe I'm just h...

In Post-Trip Reports » Roan Highlands
June 27, 2:41pm

North Face Jacket
To answer your questions... 1. I can't figure out exactly which jacket it was, I looked on the website and I think it was the Resolve but it may be a new model. I knew the material was HyVen...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail thru-hike -- August
June 27, 2:24pm

Durable Jacket
If you're aware of the durablity issue I won't argue with your choice. I lean towards minimal gear too when I can get away with it. Aside from durablity my only thought would be how often...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail thru-hike -- August
June 27, 12:40pm

Shirt?
For that long I might take a T-Shirt and a longsleeve. My guess is you'll have some warmer days and at other times you'll want something between a t-shirt and down jacket. Good luck I mig...

In Gear Lists » Colorado Trail thru-hike -- August
June 26, 10:12pm

Compression System
I have not made this pack but I dealt with similar issues on pack projects. So to answer your question I think if you could figure out a good way to put the cord under the pockets go for it. If...

In Make Your Own Gear » G4 Pack Compression
June 26, 9:44am

Black Mtns
Thanks Alex, now that you mentioned it a friend said he liked the Black Mtns. better than any other area in NC (that was many moons ago). I'll check into it, thanks for the heads up on Linvill...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » VA/NC Trip Ideas
June 25, 5:02pm

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