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Q Smith (neotech@ktc.com) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Texas Hill Country
About Me Folks call me Q. My major hikes include Weminuche Wilderness, Wind River Mountains, Aldo Leopold Wilderness, Guadalupe Mountains, and Big Bend. All I have to hike locally is Enchanted Rock and Lost Maples. My base weight is 9.5 lbs.
CitySan Antonio, Austin
StateTexas
CountryUSA

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fire sucks
we checked and did not see any fire reports so we headed out, early saturday as we arrived in ruidoso we knew our trip was done. we back tracked to guadalupe mts in tx. bummer on multiple count...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 12, 9:06pm

not from here...
you're right, that's why i asked. i usually use a 44 magnum for bear repellent but don't like the weight...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ruidoso bears
June 07, 6:42pm

Ruidoso bears
Gonna be west of Ruidoso this weekend. Any bear sightings near Argentina Peak, Nogal, White Horse Hill this year or recent years? I have no problem hanging a bear bag 100m from camp, but do i rea...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Ruidoso bears
June 06, 3:07pm

Thanks HK
I'm watching the rain, but my plan is hike as far as i can before watering up. i'm hoping to get pretty far up bonito creek. time will tell.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 06, 1:34pm

Thank you John
that link goes to a nice trip report thanks, q

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 05, 2:46pm

plans
William, you are so right about gettin out of the heat. We will be going slow and easy: Saturday our party will probably camp just a mile or so in the forest. Sunday make our way past white...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 05, 2:43pm

Re: Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
ok, this is freaky. either something is broken or this is a coincidence beyond belief. my name is smith, i'm from texas, i'm going on the same trails, the same dates, with a friend, and i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Water in the White Mountain Wilderness?
June 03, 12:45pm

depends on what is means
is wearing trail runners a problem? i'm age 55, wear la sportiva wildcats, carry 40+ pounds often because you have to haul your water in texas mountains. never had an ankle issue.

In GEAR » Trail runners with 40+ lb pack?
April 22, 8:34am

snakes... why did it have to be snakes....
i don't use a tent to keep bears or moose out - i figure they can get through. i use a tent with a mesh (tarptent sublite) because i don't like the idea of waking up to find a rattler or c...

In GEAR » Tarptent (Double Rainbow) question
April 22, 8:23am

we all die
we all die, just a matter of when and what we do with our lives. not everything has to learned the hard way - you can learn that fire burns without getting third degree burns. still, some things ...

In Chaff » Study: "One third of parents will not let children do ‘risky activities’ like climbing trees"
April 22, 8:08am

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