Hello all! My name is Jon (trail name: Repeat). I'm a free thinker/explorer of life. Born and raised in the lovely hills and country roads of West Virginia, I currently live in Tampa, FL with my lovely fiancé Erica and the best daughter ever, Olivia. My 2021 thru hike is my second go around on the Appalachian Trail, the first being in 2018, and I’m excited to share more of this experience with you guys.
Here I am, about to enter the Smokies for a second time on a thru hike. I can’t help but wonder how different certain aspects of this hike have been
Thoughts before my 2018 Thru Hike
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