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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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All Forum Posts by Mina Loomis

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Your report is especially timely for me this week. I have a group of 13 Camp Fire teens all getting ready for our summer trip to the mountains *next week* (!). We are coming from Austin, Texas. ...

In Photo Gallery » Taos NM area basecamping
June 24, 2:13pm

Even with only a tarp
Learned this at the upper end of Lyell Canyon, summer 2011. 8 x 10 flat tarp. Cold wind from earlier in the evening had died down. Clear, chilly, high elevation, we decided to sleep under the beau...

In GEAR » additional warmth provided by rain fly in double wall tent
May 20, 10:26pm

Garmin tech support
I too am tech challenged. I have a Dakota 20. I call Garmin tech support and they are always very helpful. I've learned a lot from them. I was able to load the halfmile data in 2011 through ...

In GEAR » Need help loading halfmile's waypoints onto gps
April 17, 4:20pm

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

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

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

All Reader Reviews by Mina Loomis

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Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr
Review of Lost Canyon by Nina Revoyr To start—the book has a lovely cover of dark mountain scenery, which drew me in but with a shadow of trouble to come. Then there’s a “hand-drawn” map that remi...

In Books and Media
October 20, 3:25pm