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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.
CityMidland TX
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Transporting
For the first hop or two to airports heres an idea. I would assume the airport gets mail so maybe you could just arrange to mail it to them, might take a few phone calls but I assume its possible....

In GEAR » UL Grizzly Bear Repellent
March 07, 8:48pm

Equinox
I like my Equinox poncho/tarp so far its the only one I've used. If I recall it cost about $40. It weights about 10 oz.

In GEAR » Poncho/ Tarp
March 06, 3:37pm

Aggresiveness
Someone counted up how many people have been killed by bears in Alaska in the last 100 years. Ajusting for population differences Grizzlies came out more likely to kill you than polar bears and if...

In Chaff » Grizzlies vs Polar Bears
March 02, 9:19am

Some facts
Brian for what its worth here are the numbers on the Four Pass Loop compared to the loop I mentioned in Indian Peaks according to my mapping system (it seems to round milage down so assume a bit mo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
March 01, 9:38pm

Narrowing down.
Hope I don't help too much Brian but I'm a big fan of taking kids backpacking so I'm enjoying this. To actually try and narrow things down here are our three best options based on wh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
March 01, 8:50pm

Hydration
Ditto on the hydration idea (especially for the boy). My friend runs an outdoor ed program for schools at 9000 feet. Kids from Denver stay about 3 days and almost every week someone gets dehydrat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
March 01, 7:07pm

One idea
I just mapped out about a 33 mile route on DeLorme Topo assuming the train stops at both trailheads you could go up Elk Creek and across the mountains to Vallecito Creek than cross the mountains ag...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
March 01, 6:57pm

Re Re CO Ideas
Yes flies were bad when we went up for a day hike near Crested Butte and my family said they were bad on the Aspen side the next year. This was at lower elevations so maybe its not as bad higher u...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
March 01, 6:33pm

CO ideas
I can't comment on transportation much. But since you seem to be heading for CO heres my 2 cents. Elevation I personally wouldn't sweet the altitude. My five siblings and I went t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
March 01, 6:01pm

Colorado and Another Idea
It sounds like you've homed in on Emigrant Wildernessn which sounds great. If for whatever reason you want to look at CO let me know, the Lost Creek Wilderness area was my stomping grounds for...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Suggestions for Father and 8 y/o Son
February 28, 9:07pm

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