Category Archives: Backpacking

My journey to start the 26.3 mile hike

I need to address my 26.3 mile hike for the Alabama Make-A-Wish Foundation experience. There was so much going on that I really haven’t had time.  I first need to address the few days leading up to the hike. I … Continue reading

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Lessons learned during my 26.3 mile Trailblaze Challenge Hike for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

I completed the 26.3 mile hike for the Alabama Make-A-Wish Foundation this past Saturday, May 5th, 2018. I started at approximately 5:15 am and crossed the finish line at 4:13 pm.  There were aid stations/resupply points at miles 8.49, 13.44, and … Continue reading

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Basic information from the 26.3 mile hike

This is the first of several posts about my experience of the Trailblaze Challenge for the Make-A-Wish foundation. There’s so much information, I will try to organize my thoughts and post in a somewhat logical fashion. Here’s the basis informations … Continue reading

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I fought the biscuit and the biscuit won…

The lyrics of the song by The Clash “I Fought the Law” were shamelessly stolen and edited for this post. Just how does a biscuit win? You may ask. I’ll get there, but to appreciate it you have to know … Continue reading

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Almost there!

I have recommitted (saying I will pay the difference between the minimum goal and amount raised) to the Trailblaze Challenge to raise awareness and money for the Alabama Make-A-Wish Foundation.  I am currently $126 away from my goal!  I am … Continue reading

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So close but yet so far…

Are you similar to me where I sometimes keep meaning to do something but also keep forgetting? If so, and you have been meaning to donate to Make-A-Wish, let today be the day! I’m $541 from my goal and have … Continue reading

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Dirty Girl Gaiters

All quotes are from https://dirtygirlgaiters.com/ I finally gave in to peer pressure and purchased a pair of Dirty Girl Gaiters to wear when I’m hiking. For the unknowing, Dirty Girl Gaiters are lightweight gaiters that fit from just above your … Continue reading

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