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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

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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

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

thank you
i ordered some maps. kind of had to do it blindly though...

In Pre-Trip Planning » clueless finding trails in Cloudcroft
April 21, 3:54pm

clueless finding trails in Cloudcroft
BACKGROUND: I have no luck finding "maps of trails". It is easy to find trail maps, but not maps that show how the trails intersect (so I can plan my own loops, etc.). For select place...

In Pre-Trip Planning » clueless finding trails in Cloudcroft
April 19, 8:08am

Hey, I'm in San Antonio!!
I was in Weminuche August 2011 with a buddy. We are both from San Antonio. Thanks for the trip report. It helped me vividly remember our trip. Especially heavy rain, lightning, cold, and al...

In Editor's Roundtable » Bringing up the Rear: An Ultralighter Hikes across the Weminuche with a "Mixed" Group
March 30, 9:13am

trail markers - disney
disney could make the trail markers look like part of nature - if they are electronic they could be completely hidden - you don't have to take electronics, but soon they will be no more pervasi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Cottage Stagnation and Recent Gems
March 24, 8:41am

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