Presenter Name: Jonathan Slider
Presentation Title: Solo Hike of the Virginia Triple Crown
The Virginia Triple Crown is a section hike of the Appalachian Trail featuring Dragon’s Tooth, the iconic McAfee Knob, and the Tinker Cliffs. Over 14,000 feet of elevation gain spanning over 30 miles of trail, the Virginia Triple Crown highlights some of the most beautiful scenery Southeast Virginia has to offer. Hiking solo can bring clarity and peace to anyone looking for it, while also reminding you how much you need others. The trail can humble any person and at the same time offer so much. Join me as I share my solo hike that featured aching knees, beautiful sites, and two hungry black bears.
Jonathan Slider is an aspiring professional outdoorsman. He began hiking/backpacking in 2013 when a few friends wanted to go on an overnight backpacking trip. He had never backpacked before, so he thought it would be a great idea to bring a 30 case of PBR. He thinks it was a great idea and great fun. He became obsessed with everything outdoors so much so, that he left a career after 11 years and is currently enrolled in a Master program for Outdoor Adventure Sport with the intention of creating experiences for others in the great outdoors. He lives in Beavercreek and is married to his amazing wife Rebekah and a father to Abigail, Nathan, and Ella.