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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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Two Trees
Yep I do the two tree method. I have about50 ft. of very thin but strong cord. I forgot the name its old BPL stuff. It only weights about an ounce. The only real problem is that is REALLY hard ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Bear hanging from aspen/firs
September 15, 10:00pm

Re Trail Gloves
Well it sounds like you know what you're doing. As far as the actual shoe goes they seem to hold up pretty well. I purchased a pair of trail gloves and New Balance MT101s at the same time thi...

In GEAR » Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove OK for the Wonderland Trail?
August 17, 2:54pm

Trail Glove
I have Trail Gloves and I've worn them on and off all spring and summer in the Texas Hill Country (i.e. very rough and rocky). I like them but you have to be aware of their limitations. Here ...

In GEAR » Merrell Barefoot Pace Glove OK for the Wonderland Trail?
August 16, 8:42pm

Colorado Trail interested in partners and/or shuttles
I'm heading up to Colorado tomorrow with the plan of starting the trail on the 20th or 21st heading from Denver to Durango. If anyone wants to join me for part of it I'd welcome the compan...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Colorado Trail interested in partners and/or shuttles
August 16, 8:19am

WTT Golite Jam2 size M
I have a Golite Jam2 thats just a bit too small for me so I'd like to swap it for something with a longer torso. Its size Medium, I think its the 2007 or 2008 model because it does not have ...

In Gear Swap » WTT Golite Jam2 size M
August 12, 10:06am

Re Re Re "Minimalist" vs "Barefoot" for backpackers
Ryan you make a good point but I'm curious about a few things. First off it seems most of the "barefoot" crowd is forefoot striking when they run and hike, I certainly do when I us...

In Editor's Roundtable » Minimalist Footwear for Fall/Spring Backpacking
August 06, 12:49pm

Trail Gloves
I took the Trail Gloves on a training hike with about 20 pounds. They worked well overall. The only time I think I paid more attention than normal to the ground was when I was going over really r...

In GEAR » Minimalist Shoe Question
July 09, 5:10pm

Current Thoughts on Shoes
Okay so I got two shoes in the mail, the Golite Amps and the La Sportiva X-Country. Here are my initial impressions. La Sportiva - I love this shoe in many ways. I like the grippy rubber and ...

In GEAR » Minimalist Shoe Question
July 09, 3:19pm

Box Canyon
You're right Dondo, I talked to one hiker who said you could get through there but he said the trail was hard to find (especially coming from the north) and that it was a Class III scramble wit...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek: Box Canyon
July 09, 7:07am

Great Report
Great report as always Dondo. I am hoping to get up to Colorado in late August. One of my goals is to explore that canyon. Its beginning to sound like the Burmuda Triangle. I had to turn around...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Creek: Box Canyon
July 08, 10:02pm

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