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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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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

Thanks Chris
Much apprieciated Chris, I hope to get down there fairly soon. It was my understaning that Shining Rock had some of the better scenery but that it was a bit crowded. If its not croweded than that...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » VA/NC Trip Ideas
June 25, 3:06pm

Shining Rocks
Thanks Chris. Any way to beat the crowds or is that just part of the deal? Any other spots around there I should check out? I know Cold Mountain is to the north and looked a bit more isolated th...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » VA/NC Trip Ideas
June 25, 2:46pm

Shining Rocks?
Anybody here been to Shining Rocks Wildernes? Sounds like one of the better places I could go without driving all the way down to the Smokies.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » VA/NC Trip Ideas
June 25, 2:40pm

VA/NC Trip Ideas
I was getting a bit bored with trail hikes so I had planned on a really cool cross country trip in Colorado. Unfortunately I broke my left wrist. Now I'm in Lynchburg Virginia recovering and ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » VA/NC Trip Ideas
June 25, 10:33am

Bluffing?
I don't claim to be a bear expert but I wonder if this was a bluff charge or at least started that way? It looked like to me the bear didn't take the most direct route to the guy. I wonde...

In Chaff » Maybe I should carry a gun in the backcountry....
June 22, 9:42pm

Re Re Bear Canister in a Jam
I'm seeing a lot a discussion of fitting a Bear Canister in a Jam or Pinnacle. I have used a Jam and for a long time I used a Golite Trek which is basically an earlier version of the Pinnacle....

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 22, 11:16am

Bear Canister fit
In a test run I fit a bear canister into my Golite Jam vertically (that is about a 3300 cubic inch pack). I think I would have had room for my gear. For mid weight packs I heighly recommend the G...

In Gear Lists » JMT Hike by Boy Scout
June 21, 12:54pm

Re total weight and distance
If I remember right Joseph's total weight was ten or twelve pounds. I think the total distance was about 11 miles of which we did about 8 the first day. In my experienc that is about the ...

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL with baby brother
June 16, 4:05pm

SUL with baby brother
This is a trip I took my little brother Joseph on in March of 09. At the time he was 10 years old. Joseph is a real trooper when it comes to backpacking. Since I don't have his mom's per...

In Post-Trip Reports » SUL with baby brother
June 16, 3:19pm

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