My name is Thomas Hooker and I posted this ad in a effort to find other hikers who do not care for the group style of hiking to hike with. When I hike with a friend we go slow and really take in the sights. When my friend or I see something interesting along the trail or a real beautiful spot we stop and take as much time as we want to talk about and observe it. I am a 59 year old family man who fell in love with the most unpopular activity there is in West Michigan. My family does not care for hiking and I do not enjoy doing it alone. I am looking to find others to hike with in a non group setting. I have done group hikes and find it is not my style of hiking. I have a wonderful , faithful marriage of 29 years and am only looking for others to hike with and nothing more. Am a just a older man just looking to do as many hikes as I can in the years I have left. I think you would find me to be good company as many people do. I am a God fearing man, honest as the day is long and kindhearted. People say I have a good sense of humor too. If you like to do at least 4 hour hikes and are a good person with good morals and would be interested in the ideal of a hiking partner lets meet over a meal to discuss the possibility of hiking together.  I am only looking for those who have a true enjoyment of hiking, the time to hike on some weekends, and the health to hike. I only hike from June 1 to October 31. If you are interested e-mail me at hiker1@chartermi.net I will not be doing a hike announcement to the general public on my meet up site due to the fact I like to meet the people I hike with first and in order to do this I need members who can find the time to respond to my invite to discuss the possibility of hiking together over a meal. I own a Meet Up group for finding more hikers to join us. https://www.meetup.com/West-Michigan-Hiking/members/You will never be asked for a penny. In my group you are more than welcome to bring your kids, friends or dogs. I have found trails at over 200 hundred places all in the West Michigan area. You tell me what is your favorite type of landscape to hike in and I can show you hiking trails going through it. Go to my Meet Up group and look it over. If you decide you would like to join than I would like to meet you over a meal and discuss the possibility of hiking together first before allowing membership. Thanks and have a good day and may God bless. Thomas Hooker