Hello. My friends know me as Bux and my tenitive trail name is Boomer, as in baby boomer, from my blog www.Hippiehike.com I will be a Flip-Flopping hiker starting NOBO from HF then SOBO from HF starting in late April. I am a life long hippie and first time backpacker. Peace.
This a story about an amazing young girl that helped my hiking buddy, Caveman. I walked into a shelter in New York by myself as CM had shin splints
Day 34 I have heard about hikers having bad days and wanting to quit. The rule on the trail is never quit on a bad day! Well, I had my first bad day
Its hard too see but the bear in the middle tried to steal my food. As I was walking into Fingerboard shelter a hiker told me it had a bear problem.
I have hiked little rocks, big rocks, wet rocks, rocks you had to climb on all fours, and knife-edge rocks in Pennsylvania, and now there is another
WHEN DO THEY FALL Walking the trail one comes across numerous trees that have fallen on the trail. Most have been cut or notched in such a
So I am sitting in the Doyle, eating an awesome cheeseburger, and I look up and see NOBO-BOBO-SOBO. Now I know northbound and southbound, but not
Wow, it’s been a whirlwind first week. Picking a site for your tent and then positioning it may be the first thing you learn. Keep in mind I have
It is amazing to be with such a diverse group of people in a bedroom, or as they call it, bunkhouse. There’s a German girl, a British boy, a section
The idea of thru-hiking the AT started with the book “AWOL on the Appalachian Trail.” After reading the book and deciding to do it, IKEA then led me
When I first decided to thru-hike the AT I thought I would be the first at my age to do it, then some dude 82 years old (Dale Sanders) sets the