Author Archives: jnunniv

About jnunniv

I like outdoor activities including hiking, camping, and scuba diving.

I bought new shoes….

Since my very first hike I have worn Merrill Moab Ventilators.  They are great shoes – easy to find, affordable, comfortable, and have served me well for many trips.  I typically buy a new pair every year because water crossings … Continue reading

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Fundraising: Basic First Aid Kits for Sale!

The price is $20 each and the proceeds are for my fundraising and go to the Alabama Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish. To donate (without purchasing a First Aid Kit) or learn more, click on the following link: http://www.alabamatrailblaze.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1176876&lis=1&kntae1176876=59E5057A8CCD4137846ED77B37AA61A2&supId=442543020 They weigh … Continue reading

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Do you need a basic First Aid Kit?

To raise money for the Alabama Trailblaze Challenge, I will be selling travel/backpacking basic First Aid Kits. It’s all of those little things you wish you had with you at some point. Throw it in your purse, your car, and/or … Continue reading

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2018 Alabama Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge Update

Do you know there are approximately 100 kids in the Huntsville area (this is where I live) waiting for their wish to come true? There are approximately 300 in all of Alabama. I want to help grant wishes to these … Continue reading

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15.2 miles: Trails 210, 223, and 208 Loop hike in the Sipsey Wilderness

As you may know, I’m participating in the 2018 Trailblaze Challenge for the Alabama Make-A-Wish Foundation. You may read more about it HERE (https://jnunniv.blog/2017/11/04/help-me-help-others-2018-trailblaze-challenge/). Not only am I raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the physical  challenge is hiking 26.3 … Continue reading

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Distances between points in the Sipsey Wilderness

One of the frustrating things about planning hikes in the Sipsey Wilderness is finding the distances between trail intersections or from one intersection to the trailhead.  All that is officially listed are the lengths of the individual trails. Well, I … Continue reading

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SPOT Gen 3 Satellite Messenger review

Where I spend most of my time hiking is outside of cell phone service and I wanted a way to allow some communication with my wife and family. I have been debating for some time what type of device to … Continue reading

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