Category Archives: Report

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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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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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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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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Four Horseman and My Little Pony trip in the Sipsey Wilderness

A couple of friends have been planning a winter backpacking trip in the Sipsey Wilderness since earlier this fall. In the beginning, the trip was planned to be four of us that have spent a lot of time in the … Continue reading

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Sipsey Wilderness/Thompson Creek area exploration 

My hiking buddy (Wayne) and I had plans to go and explore a new to us portion in Bankhead National Forest this past weekend. I was excited to get back to my favorite area and find some new things now … Continue reading

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Gaia GPS App vs Garmin GPS

I’ll start with a disclaimer: I believe you should first have and know how to use a map and compass when backcountry hiking. The advantage of a map and compass is that it never needs batteries, works anywhere, and is … Continue reading

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