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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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Re: Re: Alaska Packrafting When and Where?
Thanks Jack, the Talkeetna Mountains are looking like the best option right now due to the cheap access. I'd rather not spend a ton of money on a long bush plane ride or a rental car. I'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Alaska Packrafting When and Where?
March 20, 7:21pm

Re: WTB: 50L-65L Framed Unisex or Female Specific Pack
Exped Lightings are available in female specific versions with an adjustable torso. The frame height is a bit tall but for big loads that is a not issue.

In Gear Swap » WTB: 50L-65L Framed Unisex or Female Specific Pack
March 20, 2:03pm

Re: WTB: Expedition Size Backpack - 95+ liter capacity
I would look at a Seek Outside Unaweep or Evolution with the 6300 cubic inch packbag. That should be enough and room and its a great suspension.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Expedition Size Backpack - 95+ liter capacity
March 19, 12:19pm

Alaska Packrafting When and Where?
I was planning on spending most of my summer in Wyoming and Montana but Alaska is tempting me. Flights from Denver are cheaper then I thought. At this point I'm just exploring the option but ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Alaska Packrafting When and Where?
March 16, 10:12pm

Re: Re: My Plans
Thanks for the invite Mike, we'll see. Over the winter a stubborn pulled muscle just wouldn't heal right so my training schedule was wrecked. We'll see how I am in May. Absent an inju...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 16, 9:47pm

My Plans
Well as of right now my brother is officially out, too busy. I'll do it solo but I open to joining forces with others. My plan is to leave a car at the end on Friday, hitch a ride back someho...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 2015 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open
March 16, 7:40pm

Re: Backpack Selection Advice
I would agree with others that you should probably buy the pack last. Replace other gear and get your total base weight (i.e. gear only) down first. I have used the Exped Lighting 60 and stil...

In GEAR » Backpack Selection Advice
March 16, 3:56pm

Nice Report
Thanks for the write up. Wow that hiker wasn't being super smart! I've heard all kinds of hypothermia stories but I've never heard of one outrunning his group like that.

In Post-Trip Reports » Eagle Rock Loop, Arkansas
March 15, 9:34pm

Re: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Well first last I checked Dog Canyon on the north side of the Park was closed for road construction. I believe its possible to hike in and get water (check) but you can't drive last I heard. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guadalupe Mountains National Park
March 15, 2:12pm

Got them
I order size 9.5 and size 10 in the Topos. I now have the 10s but not yet the 9.5s. I would say the fit is similar to the Lone Peaks but a bit narrower. I think they will work for most people th...

In GEAR » Wide/Zero Drop Shoe Options
March 15, 1:40pm

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