It’s me - Kevin “LarryBoy” DeVries, an avid backpacker based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I enjoy long-distance hikes as well as shorter, “weekend warrior” stuff. I’ve thru-hiked several long-distance trails and pioneered some homebrewed routes in places like the Beartooths, Absarokas, and the canyons of the Escalante River. In addition to backpacking, I enjoy peakbagging, dayhiking, and of course skiing. Yes, Utah does really have the Greatest Snow on Earth!

I love hearing from folks, so if you have a question, comment, or just want to talk trail, drop me a line!


  1. Hey LarryBoy! This is Derrick from the OT. Glad to have met you. I'm interested in what you thought of the Western portion of the OT. Happy trails!

    1. Derrick - congrats on your OT hike and best wishes on the AT. I cut it a bit short because I didn't care to walk in the rain for another three days, but I really liked the trail overall. Blog update coming whenever I can find a computer to write it.