Jon ‘Recon’ Booth
Hi, I’m Jon, and my trail name is ‘Recon’. A fellow PCT hiker endowed the name upon me, due to my curious nature, constant need for information, and enthusiasm to get it (I would run ahead looking for the ‘best’ water or camp!).
Ramblin’ Recon is where I will document my adventures, share my love of the outdoors, and provide advice and inspiration for others.
My fascination with the outdoors began when I was 9 years old, with a summer hike to the summit of Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks. I was lucky enough to grow up in Ithaca, NY where I also discovered skiing, sailing, and trail running. After moving to Boston, I found an active outdoor community, and spent most weekends rock climbing, mountaineering, and eating ice cream. In 2015, circumstances aligned, and I set out on a northbound thru-hike of the PCT. Since then, I’ve hiked 12,000 miles and counting!
I’m always seeking out ideas for new adventures, lighter and better gear, and new knowledge. And of course I’m happy to share what I’ve learned!
Feel free to contact me (using the form below), and thanks for stopping by!
“A climbing, thru-hiking, ice-cream devouring, mountain adventurer”