Maxie Johnson (Don) - Lead Guide

Maxie lives in La Grange, GA and holds the following certifications:

Don grew up in LaGrange, Georgia just a few miles from Pine Mountain - famous as the beloved vacation destination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Although he embraced the outdoors as a child, it was not until after college when he spent four months on the Appalachian Trail that his true love for the outdoors blossomed. Since that time, Don has trekked to Everest Base Camp, summited over half of the 50 state highpoints and hiked from Mexico to the Sierra Nevadas.He loves to share his passion for the outdoors with others and even invites you to join him for an early morning run before breakfast! In his free time, Don enjoys hanging out with his nieces and nephews, anything with two wheels and relaxing with a good book.

Maxie has guided the following trips:

  1. Mount Whitney, CA, August 2019
  2. Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA, Feb 2020
  3. Shenandoah National Park, VA, October 2020
  4. Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA, Feb 2021
  5. Trans-Catalina Trail, CA, May/June 2021
  6. Grand Canyon North Bass, AZ, September 2021
  7. Great Smoky Mountains NP, NC, Trip 2, October 2021
  8. Florida Trail Citrus Loop Withlacoochee, FL, Jan 2022
  9. Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA, Feb 2022
  10. Arizona Trail / Tonto NF, AZ, Apr 2022
  11. Redwood National Park, CA, August, 2022
  12. New Jersey Pine Barrens / Batona Trail, NJ, Sep / Oct 2022
  13. Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA, Feb 2024