I met Larry at a Holiday Inn in Silver City, New Mexico.
We had finished our hike the day before and I was folding up the tent in the parking lot, where I’d set it up to dry.
Larry, the maintenance guy there, saw me and stopped by. He shared stories about summiting the peaks all around the area and suggested Silver City was a better location than much of Colorado because of that access.
We shared stories. He brought me into the Holiday Inn maintenance room so he could give me his card. It was a nice interaction, the kind that typifies my experience with people in smaller towns. Great guy and great memory.
His blog name is awesome, too: Big Lar’s Picture Stories. Got to love a guy that refers to himself as “Big Lar.”