Summer Instructor Profile: Lex


Name: Lex Jackson

Where did you grow up: Burlington, VT

Where do you live now: Portland, ME

What is your favorite movie: The Princess Bride

What is your favorite book: The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Do you remember the first place you went hiking and how old were you: I grew up hiking in the Green Mountains of Vermont with my family. 

What is your favorite outdoor recreation activity: Skiing

What is the best trip you've ever been on: Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

Where is your favorite place to recreate: New Hampshire’s White Mountains!

What is your absolute favorite piece of outdoor gear: Any kind of buff

Water bottles or hydration bladders (camelbacks): Water bottles!! I can’t pace myself.

Down or synthetic sleeping bags: Down

If you were stranded on a deserted island - what three items would you want: My dog, a water filter, and the Harry Potter boxed-set.

A place you dream of backpacking some day: The John Muir Trail

What does it mean to you to recreate with other queer folks: I’ve always felt that nature makes us raw; sharing that space with other queer people lets us bring our whole selves to the table in a way that is beautiful and honest and authentic! 


Posted on April 9, 2018 .