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.