LarryBoy

After retiring 3 years ago, I have been living the nomadic lifestyle in my RV while traveling around the United States. I have always lived the life of adventure, but was looking for something NEW which brought me to my planned AT Thru Hike in 2017. As a middle aged guy, I find myself identifying with Stephen Katz (AKA Nick Nolte) in the "A Walk in the Woods" movie. This will be a Zero to Hero hike since I've never done an overnight backpacking trip in my life. But I'm up for the challenge..I think!

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High Pointer 1 & 2 — Complete

High Pointer 1 & 2 — Complete

When you take on this challenge of hiking 2,200 miles, you come across many interesting facts and challenges in your research. You find things about H

Jan 9th : LarryBoy
Ozark Trail (OT) – Last Minute Hiking Trip

Ozark Trail (OT) – Last Minute Hiking Trip

I've been talking about doing some hiking BEFORE the AT Thru Hike because I've a virgin hiker (never done an overnight hiking trip where you are backc

Nov 15th : LarryBoy
Back to the grind

Back to the grind

After a few weeks off from the AT Preparations, I'm back at it. In case you didn't know, I had two surgeries (both elbows) over the past 12 weeks. Thi

Nov 3rd : LarryBoy
What are you carrying?

What are you carrying?

NOW THAT is A HUGE Backpack! As you hike, you see people who have all sizes and types of backpacks.  I'm sure you've never seen someone is a back lik

Sep 23rd : LarryBoy
Gr8est AT Hiker Preparation Sites

Gr8est AT Hiker Preparation Sites

Life of an AT Thru Hiker is MORE than just hiking.  It also has a lot (I mean A LOT) of time on the internet searching for the right gear, searching f

Sep 2nd : LarryBoy
This Ticks Me OFF

This Ticks Me OFF

There's nothing fun, glamorous or exciting about TICKS!   I've been very careful about Where I hike of late because in Missouri in the summer, t

Aug 30th : LarryBoy
Top Ramen — It’s what’s for Dinner (maybe)

Top Ramen — It’s what’s for Dinner (maybe)

I've seen blog after blog of people who say Top Ramen Noddles are a mainstay for the AT Thru Hiker and I was one of those who have "drank the koolaid"

Aug 25th : LarryBoy
Gear Failure — How’s your warranty?

Gear Failure — How’s your warranty?

Gear hound...yeah, that's me!  I've searched high and low for the best deals on the gear I will be carrying along with me on the AT Thru Hike. Like

Aug 24th : LarryBoy
Training Hikes around town

Training Hikes around town

"Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect." Periander So how much training is ENOUGH training?  It's not the same fo

Aug 23rd : LarryBoy
Living a Travel Life

Living a Travel Life

After living in parks and campgrounds for 3 years, sometimes you just want to hang out in a normal house. House sitting...it's something everyone c

Aug 8th : LarryBoy