Ascent of Mount Ellen on 2011-07-23

Climber: John McHugh

Date:Saturday, July 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ellen
    Elevation:4083 ft / 1244 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jerusalem trail up then the Long Trail to the summit. Trailhead was a bit difficult to find, our car was the only one there when we arrived and when we left. Very quiet on the Jerusalem Trail. I particularly enjoyed walking along the ridge on the Long Trail portion, nice views occasionally though we weren't above the tree line.

Made the ascent during an unusual Vermont heat wave, it was close to 100 degrees the day before in Burlington. In the upper 70's today at the summit, made for a pleasant picnic at the top of the Sugarbush chair lift. Nice views both east and west from here.

Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2443 ft / 745 m
    Elevation Loss:2443 ft / 745 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2443 ft / 745 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Jerusalem Trail / Long Trail
    Trailhead:1640 ft / 499 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2443 ft / 745 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Jerusalem Trail
    Trailhead:1640 ft / 499 m

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