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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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Better make a fuss
Big commercial outfits like dude ranches and rafting companies can figure out how to deal with this. Its the little guys like bloggers, BPL and small guide services that are going to suffer. ...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 25, 10:48pm

Mt. Rogers Area and Linville Gorge loop holes.
Nate it sounds like you've only done the parking lot to summit of Mt. Rogers. If that is correct then doing the whole area might be worth a shot. The area has lots of meadows and nice views. ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 8:10pm

Some Ideas
Did you do the entire Mt. Rogers area or just the hike up to it? The AT/Pine Mountain Loop is nice. Other options are Shining Rock Wilderness-We did a short out and back here once. Very ni...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommendations for 3-night Loop in VA/WVa/NC
September 23, 3:06pm

Re Re Re Black Bears
That actually isn't the first story I've heard of a bear running over a guy. Not fun but the bear still left the area. If the stories are accurate (and we know the media NEVER makes mista...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 9:56pm

Black Bears
I doubt very much that a black bear could be harassed into attacking and killing a hiker unless it was truly cornered (as in unable to run anywhere else). A grizzly would be a different story but...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker killed in bear attack in northern New Jersey
September 22, 8:32pm

Alpacas and Llamas
Where is Morgan? At the APA Roundup he had the great idea to get Alpaca (raft company) to sponsor a trip using Alpaca (critters) as pack animals with a specially built Alpaca raft to carry the Alp...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
September 22, 8:21pm

Llamas and bad puns
Sounds like my friend in an Indian Restaurant. We head into the buffet line and he blurts out "Holy Cow, they have beef here!"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Llama rescue?
September 22, 4:55pm

Ideas for Kids Gear
I don't have any gear to sell you but here are some ideas for where to look. Packs REI has the Flash 18 which is a pretty minimal pack, basically a stuff sack with straps. I'm not sure...

In Gear Swap » WTB: Kid's gear (Backpack, etc.)
September 20, 5:32pm

Think I'll go long
Thanks ya'll. I think I'll just keep what I have for the time being. The biggest point made to me was Dave's idea that a longer shaft keeps sharp ends out from under your chest. Hard...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 4:51pm

Re Re Ice Axe Question
Yeah that was what I thought. I might err on the side of a bit shorter then recommended because I'll have it strapped to my pack a lot more then I'll actually us it. I won't be doing ...

In GEAR » Ice Axe Question
September 16, 9:00am

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