Author Archives: jnunniv

About jnunniv

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

Help me help others (2018 Trailblaze Challenge)

Do you enjoy reading my blog? Do you ever wonder how you can help people like me that do this for enjoyment of helping others? I have a way you can help me help others.  I am raising money for … Continue reading

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Our adoption story

I’ll apologize in advance for the length of this post, but I believe it is well worth the read. First, a little bit of history.  I have two children from a previous marriage and had a vasectomy shortly after they … Continue reading

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My LAST (new official trail) hike in the Sipsey Wilderness!

​Well,  I finally did it! After a couple of years in the process (I’m slow, I know) I have finally hiked every step of every official trail in the Sipsey Wilderness.  That’s just over 50 miles of trail.  I have … 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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Improved water filter system

​I wanted to provide an update to my water filtration system.  The main reason I changed my system was twofold: Higher rate flow of filtered water and ease of collecting unfiltered water.  While this system works great for me, it … Continue reading

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Trailblaze Challenge 2017

If you follow this blog or have read nearly any of it, you know one of my passions is hiking.  I like the physical and mental challenge of hiking.  I love the sights and sounds of being in the woods. … 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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