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.