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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.
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Wonderland Trail August 09
Wonderland 09 Gear List The URL is to my PDF gear list on my profile. It is still too heavy. We were OK but with all the ups and downs a lighter kit would have been nice. Still learning. ...

In Gear Lists » Wonderland Trail August 09
September 28, 9:20pm

test spreadsheet
didn't work

In User Test Forum » test spreadsheet
September 28, 8:40pm

Tardy but posted at last
I have finally written up a trip report for our August trip around the Wonderland. The road to Mowich Lake was just fine. We had a wonderful time. I have put the full trip report up in the Trip ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wonderland Trail
September 28, 4:50pm

Wonderland Trail 8/3-8/12, 2009
August 16, 2009 Only a week ago we were setting out from Devils Dream camp on Mt. Rainier’s west side. Following an idyllic stroll through Indian Henry’s, and a brief wrong turn at Tahoma Cr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Wonderland Trail 8/3-8/12, 2009
September 28, 3:59pm

Sold on Amazon, where I listed it more recently. Sometimes a larger market is helpful for something like this lens, which admittedly has limited application, since it only works with two camera mo...

In Gear Swap » FS: Wide angle converter lens for Nikon Coolpix P5000
September 17, 11:29am

large pot cooking on bb
I use my bushbuddy with its sp 900 pot whenever I can. I love it. Once, though, on a group trip, I tried using it to heat up a lot of water in an Open Country 4 qt. aluminum pot with lid. Even...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy use with larger pots
September 13, 10:28pm

Transportation, continued...
Well. I just spoke with an old friend in Portland, who is game for an excursion to Mt. Rainier on Sunday 8/2, and would be glad to smash us into her minivan for the trip around from Frying Pan Cre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wonderland Trail
July 23, 8:15pm

Poking around on the web, it looks like the P6000 takes a different one. Looks nearly identical but is called WC-E76 and takes adapter ring UR-E21 instead of UR-E20. So I am guessing not. But ...

In Gear Swap » FS: Wide angle converter lens for Nikon Coolpix P5000
July 22, 9:26pm

Wonderland transportation
Sarah, that is a relief to hear that the road to Mowich is usable. It didn't occur to me to question that, since the park treats it as a regular trailhead. So I was taken aback by that post o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wonderland Trail
July 21, 10:09pm

Mincemeat, currants, recipes
Laurie Ann, A recipe would be swell! If you post it here maybe some other folks would like it too. Michael, Thanks for the link. The box kind isn't showing up as available anywhere near me...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mincemeat
July 14, 9:36am

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