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Luke Schmidt (Cameron) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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
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Try This
I was just in the Pecos Wilderness and its doable. There is some snow as you get closer to treeline and some big drifts above treeline. You could definitely do a good trip though. You might have...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Good early June backpacking areas
June 09, 11:39pm

re exped lighting
Here is the Exped http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/exped-lightning-review-schmidt.html Here is the link to the article on the Paradox http://www.backpackinglight.co...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 09, 10:05pm

Unaweep Review and Other Choices
There was a very thorough review of the Unaweep a while back. Dave really liked it. If you want a somewhat lighter and smaller pack I can highly recommend the Exped Lightning. I reviewed it a...

In GEAR » Paradox Unaweep
June 09, 9:40pm

Trip Plans?
Dave are you still interested in a pre-roundup trip? I'm definitely interested in doing some variation of the South Fork-Sun River Loop afterwards. Anybody interested in going too?

In Packrafting » APA Packraft Roundup, July 11-13
June 09, 9:23pm

Trip Plans
NM

In Packrafting » Packrafting trip ideas for a novice
June 09, 12:09pm

Why the CT
Oh by the way I would not limit yourself to the CT. Its a nice trail if you're through hiking but there are a LOT of nice places it skips by in the interest of being direct. I'd highly su...

In Gear Swap » WTB: The Colorado Trail Map Book
May 26, 7:30pm

Better Idea
I looked at the map book briefly and was not impressed. It seemed too narrow to be worth it. I found the CT trailguide (the little one) was fine most of the time and occasionally supplemented wit...

In Gear Swap » WTB: The Colorado Trail Map Book
May 26, 7:28pm

Comfort
I've always argued comfort is an important consideration both ways. I could walk around in body armor. It is legal pretty much everywhere, and I don't have to be a good shot to use it. I...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hikers shot and robbed in California
May 22, 8:31pm

Re Re Pack for 40+pound loads
Both the Porter and the Lighting are decent packs. I ended up with a Lighting and a Porter I couldn't sell (might be open to offers on a barely used Porter) I really think it comes down to ...

In GEAR » Pack for 40+ pound loads
May 21, 5:36pm

Lost Creek
Leigh I love Lost Creek but I've mostly gone early, might be a bit warmer in June. The most popular loop starts at Goose Creek but I really like the western loop over McCurdy Mountain its high...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for late June backpacking in CO
May 20, 9:01pm

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