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Ascent of Mount Abraham on 2015-01-17

Climber: John Wiley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 17, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Abraham
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4006 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter parking is about a 0.8 mile and 360ft below the LT junction. Hiked through blown over snow on trail to Battell Trail junction. Then broken out to just before Lincoln. At Lincoln start hitting ski slopes, encountering skiers, and following ski tracks until Ellen. The trail often follows the slopes for a short while before breaking off left in this direction. Just after Ellen was particularly confusing. The trail enters the woods about 30ft after the lift on the left, but there are only two blazes marking a non-obvious junction, with the snow. You can hike down the slope, it's difficult to find the trail at the bottom unless it's broken out. Just stay on the ridge, you'll find it eventually. Hiked down the Jerusalem Trail. Steep at the top, not broken out, but fine going down. Encountered a big sugarbush with tracks to follow to the road just at dark.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3899 ft / 1189 m
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3899 ft / 1189 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:Lincoln Gap Road - LT
    Trailhead:Winter Parking Lincoln Gap  107 ft / 32 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Abraham and Ellen (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Abraham2015-01-17
2Little Abe2015-01-17
3Lincoln Peak2015-01-17
4Nancy Hanks Peak2015-01-17
5Castle Rock-Sugarbush2015-01-17
6Cutts Peak2015-01-17
7Mount Ellen2015-01-17



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