Hi, I'm Izzy.
When I went on my first couple of hikes, I was a disaster of unprepared. Yet, in just 3 years since the no GPS or first aid kit days, I've completed a single year NH48, became a Wilderness First Responder, and began teaching outdoor safety and overnight courses at my college. What a difference some reading will do!
So what am I here for? Sharing experiences, making non-hikers into hikers, and writing about my journey towards completing my WMG Trace and New England Hundred Highest... maybe even before I graduate.
Thanks for visiting. See you out there!
How it started and how it's going
The summer before my senior year of high school, my best friend Michelle & I hiked the Osceolas. It was our first hike larger than Mt. Monadnock and immediately infatuating. I became determined to finish before college, giving myself just about a year, and discovered that there was so much more to take pride in than just academics.
I was born and raised in Southern New Hampshire and currently attend Saint Michael's College where I study business, adventure sports coaching, data science, and environmental studies. Having finished the NH 4Ks and the Belknaps, I'm currently working on the New England Hundred Highest & tracing the WMNF! In addition to hiking, I love skiing, guiding trips with the Adventure Sports Center, cooking, Adam Sandler movies, and classic rock. In fact, the name of this blog may or may not be a Guns N' Roses reference.