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Ascent of Mount Abraham on 2020-06-20

Climber: David Gambone

Others in Party:Nancy Bartlett
Date:Saturday, June 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Abraham
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4006 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Traversing the Long Trail starting at the Lincoln Gap Trail head. Up to Mount Abraham (1:42), two benchmarks- one labeled Potato Hill; then took side path to see plane crash site- eerie but interesting. Then continued on to the summits of Little Abe (sign) and Lincoln Peak (:30 minutes,sign and viewing platform- nice place to rest). Continued over to Nancy Hanks Peak (sign), then continued over unmarked summits of Castle Rock-Sugarbush, Lynx, and Cutts Peaks. Reached Mount Ellen (1:20 from Lincoln Peak, marked by a rock cairn). Took a lunch break at the ski lift 50 yards past the summit of Mount Ellen. Then headed back to the Lincoln Gap Trail head. Approximately 3:30 each way, total 7 hours, 12.6 miles. Completed the Vermont 5 Challenge for my patch and certificate. Great day of hiking, hot but nice!
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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