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Mina Loomis (elmvine) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Central Texas
About Me I have been backpacking on and off in the western US since college in the early 1970's. Summer 1970 a bunch of us spent a week in the Three Sisters Wilderness in Oregon barefoot with blankets, book bags, and no proper gear at all. Now I coordinate youth backpacking for our Camp Fire council, and enjoy taking the kids to the mountains. I hope to take up more long distance walking after retirement.
CityAustin
StateTexas
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.camp-fire.org
My PDF Gear ListJMT 2011 Gear List

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men's vs women's
So, looking at the NB web site, it looks like the brown ones are the men's model and the blue ones are the women's model. The blue ones in the NB pictures and in your article look like the...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance 889 Multisport Review
April 03, 10:23am

border
Yes, I had to learn patience with border officers the time we took the family on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest that included a ferry ride from Port Angeles to Victoria and then over to Belli...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 days in Glacier NP
March 28, 1:00pm

Thanks! and update
Thanks to all for your confirmation and suggestions. Further research turned up a Glacier NP Chat group that I joined. Also, although the guidebook says you can take a bus from East Glacier to ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 days in Glacier NP
March 28, 9:08am

10 days in Glacier NP
Robert wants to go to Glacier National Park next. Since this coming summer is after the Texas legislative session, he can get more time off. He wants to hike Glacier. On previous trips we've...

In Pre-Trip Planning » 10 days in Glacier NP
March 25, 10:56am

both maps
On the JMT 2011 and 2012 (we've done two sections now, planned a through hike but had to bail both years b/c of injury of a party member) we brought both Black's Atlas and Harrison set. 2 ...

In Gear Lists » JMT Next Summer
December 23, 8:07am

Re: Re Re Pecos
Luke, I'd love to see your trip report when you are ready to post it. I need to study the map and figure out some more loops besides the one we've been doing. Plus, I might just *have* to...

In Post-Trip Reports » Camp Fire Kids in Pecos Wilderness, summer 2012
October 19, 9:24pm

Pecos
Thanks! I'd like to take some exploratory trips out to some other parts of Pecos, it's a big place and we've generally just taken variations of this one route because it works so well ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Camp Fire Kids in Pecos Wilderness, summer 2012
October 12, 9:31pm

Camp Fire Kids in Pecos Wilderness, summer 2012
Ten youth and five adults from the Austin Camp Fire Backpacking Club , Pecos Wilderness, New Mexico, June 28-July 4, 2012. This year we drew an especially enthusiastic group. For most, it was th...

In Post-Trip Reports » Camp Fire Kids in Pecos Wilderness, summer 2012
October 10, 3:08pm

photo test
We visited Pecos National Historical Park Camp Fire Backpacking Club

In User Test Forum » photo test
October 10, 12:40pm

Mariposa
I have a Mariposa a few years old, not a 2012, but I think the proportions are similar. Last year on the JMT we rented Expeditions, and mine fit just fine in the Mariposa. Vertically. Some peopl...

In GEAR » Ultralight Packs Capable of Carrying A Berikade Expdition?
September 24, 10:40pm

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