Arthur Hamilton

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.

Posts

My First Bad Day Is Just a Bump in the Trail

My First Bad Day Is Just a Bump in the Trail

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

Jun 9, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
What’s in a Name

What’s in a Name

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.

May 24, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Rock Me All Day Long, Pennsylvania

Rock Me All Day Long, Pennsylvania

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

May 21, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
TREES SCARE ME

TREES SCARE ME

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

May 18, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
I Am a BOBO on the Trail Heading North

I Am a BOBO on the Trail Heading North

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

May 16, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Lessons Learned in My First Week

Lessons Learned in My First Week

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

May 4, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
A Different Hike Begins at Flip Flop Festival

A Different Hike Begins at Flip Flop Festival

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

May 4, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
How IKEA Helped Build My Hike

How IKEA Helped Build My Hike

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

Apr 23, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
Only 50 Hikers Age 70 and Above Have Completed a Thru-Hike on the AT

Only 50 Hikers Age 70 and Above Have Completed a Thru-Hike on the AT

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

Apr 3, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton
My Thru-Hike Gear, and Why I’m Taking It

My Thru-Hike Gear, and Why I’m Taking It

Ultralight I enjoy making things, so a trip to Walmart got me a car sunshade for around $7. I made a cozy for my pot and for my freezer bag

Feb 28, 2018 : Arthur Hamilton