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Ascent of Mount Ellen on 2014-11-15

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Samantha Raasumaa
Date:Saturday, November 15, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Ellen
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:4083 ft / 1244 m

Ascent Trip Report

The final trek out to Vermont, we decoded to go up the ski trails up to Mt. Ellen. From there we connected with the Appalachian trail and hiked across the ridge over to Mt. Abraham. We had to back track from Abraham to Mt. Lincoln, from there we slid on our butts the whole way down. We had cars parked at both sides so it wasn't that bad, we got permission to hike the ski trails because they weren't in season yet, I attempted this last year and they didn't allow me to hike it. The ski trails are very steep in places and have some ice near the top, the ridge is mostly covered by treeline (easiest part). The trail down was moderately easy but id suggest wearing micro spikes for sure. The top of Ellen, Abraham, and Lincoln all had 360 degree views from the summit. Simply amazing I've gone this far and checked off another state of 4,000 foot peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2543 ft / 775 m
    Elevation Loss:61 ft / 19 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Windy, Overcast
mid 20's at the base, overcast and snowing
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2543 ft / 775 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Ski Trails
    Trailhead:Mt. Ellen Base ski parking lot  1540 ft / 469 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:61 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Long Trail
    Trailhead:Cutts Peaks peak  4022 ft / 1225 m
    Time Down:20 Minutes



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