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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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Re: Definition of open fires
I think we are talking about two definitions here, or maybe three. In many areas, at least in the backcountry, there is a "no ground fires" rule. You can use a backpacking fuel stove, a...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy
May 01, 9:18am

Re: Re: Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
The other place in Texas that you are probably thinking of, that has maples that turn bright in the fall, is McKittrick Canyon at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. I have backpacked that park too...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
April 29, 9:33pm

Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
A Camp Fire USA Balcones Council youth backpacking trip to Lost Maples State Natural Area April 13-15, 2007 5 youth (all girls this time) and 3 adults Trip Leader: Mina Loomis Lost Maples S...

In Post-Trip Reports » Lost Maples State Natural Area, Texas
April 17, 11:15pm

Re: What do you sleep on?
3/4 length Ridgerest Tent floor or, if in a tarp, plastic poncho groundcloth, or, in dry warm weather sometimes, just the Ridgerest Pack under feet (for slight foot elevation as well as insulatio...

In GEAR » What do you sleep on?
March 21, 8:41am

bad link
On this page: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/drop_stoppers_rain_gear?ppo=ppoMDAxMTAtLTAwMzQ2 There appears this language: "Drop Stoppers have been DISCONTINUED. ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » bad link
March 16, 6:28pm

RE: Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
1. Smartwool midweight 1/4 zip shirt--warm at last! 2. REI Kilo Flash sleeping bag 35 degree women's reg 20 oz. 3. Those neat little Photon light 3-packs from BPL!

In GEAR » Favorite Piece of Gear Purchased? Last 6 Mo.
March 14, 9:40pm

Chisos Mts, Big Bend National Park, January
Here are some pictures: http://elmvine.slide.com/p/4/Caverns+of+Sonora?view=large This trip was a Camp Fire Backpacking Trip offered to the experienced backpacking youth who are ready for great...

In Post-Trip Reports » Chisos Mts, Big Bend National Park, January
January 24, 3:59pm

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