About the author

Jim Garlits

Jim Garlits is an overgrown Boy Scout with residual ADHD. &nbsp;His ultimate goal involves writing, early retirement in a Class C RV, and a continuous circuit of thru-hikes and long distance bike treks until he turns 100, at which point he’s going to try for a spot in the Senior X Games. His five-year plan is to complete a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail with his oldest son, a post-traumatic OEF combat medic and safety manager&nbsp;for the largest online retailer in the world. For now, he hikes in the woods, rides his bike on converted rail trails, and camps in a hammock. <br><br>&nbsp;He and his wife Tawnya have four grown children and live in Manassas, Virginia.&nbsp;