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Why Climbing a Mountain Kind of Sucks

Okay so I don't know if you've ever had an urge to climb a mountain before. It's kind of a weird urge to get, especially if you've never really done any hiking before (like myself). My cousin and I figured that we could do Mt. Monadnock, a 3,165 foot mountain, without any training or semblance of experience. We thought it would be a good shake up to sitting on the couch all weekend like we usually do while at college, which it ultimately was.

First off, "good" mountains are usually pretty far away. This one was only an hour and a half away from Boston which wasn't too bad of a drive. Mt. Washington and some of the other notable mountains are two or three hours away, which is a total pain in the ass.

But even before this, you should be thinking of what to pack. We learned the hard way that if you're just gonna do a simple one day hike you don't need to pack as if you were going to climb Everest by yourself. The only thing you should really bring i…