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Old 05-08-2011   #1
 
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David Schmitt the Man!

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love you Schmitt you will always be missed my friend. I prey you paddle only the highest quality water from here on out! I know you got er. love you bro!!!!!!!!!!

mike

please keep Davids Family and friends in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. David Schmitt was an inspiration to anyone he met. he was a rolemodel for many kids. He was the nicest human being i have ever met. David will be missed deeply if anybody has questions about the upcoming events ill try to keep those of you who would like to pay their respects to David and the family updated. i would like to keep this post going with positive memories most of us hopefully had the chance to share with him.

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Old 05-08-2011   #2
 
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David and I shared many moments. Funny thing the two of us were all each other needed.. as long as schmitt was their a third to our crew was unnecessary. One of my fondests memories was completing boxelder run, hike and a jog shuttle in 1 hour and 30 minutes. It could also be our first exploratory paddle down deer creek.. most of them are of schmitt and I just chilling at the river together..he def felt like a little brother to me. Schmitt stepped it up this spring by running metlako and even scored a successful d of loaf. I know he will be at every put in with me ready to run the schmitt.
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A great man

David was one of the most passionate, humble and enthusiastic paddlers that I have ever had the honor of boating with. Dave was so energetic that any conversation with him that turned to kayaking would pretty much leave you both shaking with excitement, ready to go to any lengths to find something to paddle. David was a great man and boater. He will be greatly missed.
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Old 05-08-2011   #4
 
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Not only was David one of the best kayakers I have been lucky enough to paddle with, but he was also one of the nicest people I have met. When I first met him he had just been skunked on bluegrass, but he still had a huge smile on his face. He was happy to be outside in a beautiful area with his friends.

On the hike out of boxelder I dropped my boat, and didn't have the energy to hike it up. Without a second thought David runs down, picks it up, and powers up the canyon. It was one of the most generous and impressive actions I have seen. I wish I could have paddled with you more Schmitt, we'll miss you.
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Schmitt absolutely beasted the hike out of Boxelder carrying easily 2-3 times what he should have in terms of boats and gear. He didn't have something to prove or a chip on his shoulder. He was just making the best move for the group. Definitely sad I didn't have more time with him.

Rest in peace Dave.

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Old 05-08-2011   #6
 
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My Deepest Respect to him and to all that knew him. RIP.
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David was a Awesome guy, for all the years that I knew David he was the nicest guy to everyone, And he always had a huge smile not matter what happened. The best memories I have of David are the times we paddled together. He was like a big brother to me and showed me everything there is about kayaking,and also showed me how to do new tricks all the time. I know he will be with me at the put in every time and Love you Schmitty!!!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2011   #8
 
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Well miss ya my brother. Thanks for teaching me what I know.
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Schmitt we're I'm comin up there to pay respect the way you would want us to this week.. I love ya man and I wouldn't be where I am now with out your friendship.
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Chase if you need place to stay my parents are going be putting up some boaters. We are going to run the schmitt this week in his honor ill give you a call Chase.
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