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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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All Forum Posts by Mina Loomis

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teenagers
"This being BPL, you very well may have stirred up some controversy with that comment about "teenagers are awesome..." Dear Jen, With all that energy and exuberance and creativ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Taking It Up a Notch: Camp Fire Teens Face the Weather at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 15, 8:40am

Glad you liked it
Luke, thanks for your comment. Youth trip reports aren't likely to spark controversy leading to a lot of posts but I do hope folks get a chance to read about it anyway. And maybe it will insp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Taking It Up a Notch: Camp Fire Teens Face the Weather at Guadalupe Mountains National Park
June 14, 10:35am

Camp Fire Central Texas newsletter on the web
The March April 2015 Smoke Signal newsletter, for Camp Fire Central Texas, is now up on the web. We have a couple of pages about our youth backpacking program activities, including braving winter ...

In On the Web » Camp Fire Central Texas newsletter on the web
March 05, 9:32am

Awesome!
I'm sure he will enjoy the summer camp and I look forward to having you folks backpacking with us when he is ready.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » An inquiry for BPL people in central Texas
February 05, 5:26pm

central Texas
True, the event is in downtown Austin. Thanks for bringing up the clarification. Mina

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » An inquiry for BPL people in central Texas
January 26, 3:36pm

An inquiry for BPL people in central Texas
I am not confident that this is the right category for this post but surely someone will correct me if necessary. Some people may remember an article from a while back here: How Backpacking Ligh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » An inquiry for BPL people in central Texas
January 26, 2:48pm

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In User Test Forum » test
January 26, 2:26pm

Re: CCF pads. taking the plunge??
Hello, Jen, I sleep pretty cold, and don't have much padding on my bones, and am in the older range (64) when folks often say they need to take a big inflatable pad. Last summer I carried ...

In GEAR » CCF pads. taking the plunge??
December 28, 1:24pm

Good to know
Good to know that enough folks go up there around Memorial Day to at least make a trail. By mid-to late-June then even if there is snow on Trailriders Wall maybe it would be passable around on the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow June 2015?
December 26, 1:46pm

Thanks for your insights
Thanks for sharing your experiences with this. Mid-July 2014 we went through on Skyline (PB Lake to Horsethief) and yes there are some big burned areas. But it had been pretty well cleared of fall...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Pecos Wilderness snow June 2015?
December 23, 4:50pm

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