Up until now, my hiking experience can be described as a few day trips here and there followed by complete body exhaustion. This is partly due to apathy and partly because living in the midwest offers few opportunities for mountain adventures. Now that I find myself in outdoorsy VT, incredibly close to some of the best hiking in the country, there is no excuse and I am IN TO IT. This weekend, I tackled my first White mountain, Mt. Moosilauke with Noel and one of my best friends, Lisa who was visiting from Brooklyn. We trudged up an endless rocky incline, laughed at summit bros and slid down still icy terrain because according to EMS, “micro spike season is over”. It was the best day and I’m so excited to keep exploring the gorgeous part of the country.