Any advice and help would be appreciated....

I am looking to build up to hiking Mount Washington by the end of the summer/fall. As a battle-win over anxiety.

Anyway, I am fit and in shape...and getting more in shape each week. So not worried about fitness.

I intend to start out with Pleasant Mountain.

Has anyone hiked this? Any recommendations? What to use, what trail? Time?

What minimum equipment should I have? Despite being 35 I am in school so the equipment is going to have to be a need only basis. lol

What other trails or mountains should I pursue as training?

Any help would be appreciated.