Hello all! My name is Jon (trail name: Groot). I'm a free thinker/explorer of life extraordinaire. Born and raised in the lovely hills and country roads of West Virginia. Life has taken me from there to Indiana, then California, and back to Mountaineer Country. I'll be starting my next adventure of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in March 2018. I'm so stoked to share this with all of you! Keep checking in for the good, the bad, and the ugly of that trek. You won't be disappointed, it's the journey of a lifetime.
It's that time, boys and girls. In less than 36 hours, Groot and I will be past the dreaded steps at Amicalola and on our way up Springer Mountain.
The lead-up to my Appalachian Trail departure is getting real, folks. There's less than three months to go until my date with destiny at Amicalola
''Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.'' -Yoda to Anakin Skywalker Amicalola Falls. The spiritual northbound start of the
Seasons greetings to my fellow hikers, hope the holidays are treating you and yours well! The following is the reason I'm toting an 8 ounce Groot