Category Archives: Backpacking

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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Follow me on my 20 mile training hike

Do you want to virtually follow my progress as I hike from anywhere in the world? Using my public page, you can follow my progress from my SPOT GPS Messenger as I embark on a planned 20 mile training hike … Continue reading

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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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