Ascent of Mount Ellen on 2017-06-10

Climber: Map Man

Date:Saturday, June 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ellen
    Elevation:4083 ft / 1244 m

Ascent Trip Report

First 4000-footers of the year and in Vermont. I hiked Abraham and Ellen together from Lincoln Gap, which I determined was easier and more convenient than doing them separately. The Long Trail to Mt. Abraham was a nice hike, very rugged, and lots of rock scrambles with views in the upper section. Views from the summit were excellent, but the air was a bit hazy, so the Adirondacks were hard to see.

The whole hike along the "Sugarbush Ridge" was quite nice, but very long. Lincoln Peak was definitely the highlight, as it provided an excellent view to the north that nicely complimented Abraham's view. There were also nice views from the trail along Nancy Hanks Peak. Mt. Ellen was very nice as well, but not nearly as exciting as Abraham's alpine summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3653 ft / 1112 m
    Extra Gain:1000 ft / 304 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.8 mi / 20.6 km
    Route:Long Trail
    Trailhead:Lincoln Gap  2430 ft / 740 m
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Abraham-Ellen

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Abraham2017-06-10 a 
2Little Abe2017-06-10 b 
3Lincoln Peak2017-06-10 c 
4Nancy Hanks Peak2017-06-10 d 
5Castle Rock-Sugarbush2017-06-10 e 
6Lynx Peak2017-06-10 f 
7Cutts Peak2017-06-10 g 
8Mount Ellen2017-06-10 h3653 ft / 1113 m
Total Trip Gain: 3653 ft / 1113 m    Total Trip Loss: 3653 ft / 1113 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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