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Ilana L.


Las Cruces, NM

Member since:

October 26, 2010

The pack I usually carry is a (brand/model)?

An orange backpack I bought in Israel in 1997. Might be time to invest in a new one.

I enjoy backpacking because?

I enjoy the physical challenge, the simplicity of living with only basic necessities, the views and the silences, the peace of connecting with nature.

I consider myself a (beginner, intermediate or advanced) backpacker?

Beginner! I have gone on one guided backpacking trip in the Catskills Mountains in NY, and I have climbed Mt. Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.

My favorite place to backpack & hike in NM is?

The Organ Mountains in Las Cruces. I grew up hiking in the Organs, so it's home for me.

My favorite piece of gear is?

No answer yet


This year I've done more camping and backpacking in NM than anywhere else I've lived... I'm still a beginner but at least now I know how to build a fire and throw a bear bag! Looking forward to more wilderness exploration and new friendships.

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