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!