Route Climbed: Lincoln Gap - Mt. Abraham to Mt. Ellen and back Date Climbed: 10/7/2005
Wet, Windy and cold with limited views. Climbed Abraham in just under 2 hours then began the long hike out to Mt. Ellen and back. This part was tough. My the time we returned to Abraham it took us 2 hours in the rain the descend from Abe. Well worth the trip even in the rain. The ridge and cols between Abraham and Ellen make for a pretty aggressive hike at 12.6 miles round trip. This route includes Little Abe, Lincoln Peak, Nancy Hanks Peak, Cutts Peak and finally Mt. Ellen 3.7 miles from Abraham.
Route Climbed: Long Trail from Lincoln Gap Date Climbed: August 31, 2005
I did this one on a rather wet day, and only saw one other person the whole time at Battell shelter. Summit was windy, wet, and viewless. Celebrated by drinking a Long Trail Ale on the Long Trail. Rained the whole way back to the car.
Route Climbed: Lincoln Gap -> LT -> to Mt. Hellen RT Date Climbed: August 23, 2005
Weather man promised sun but it never happened, surprised at the elevation before you broke tree line, it was maybe 30-50' from the top but sure enough alpine grass as promised and a nice (if not cloudy) view. Found the benchmark in the cirlcle of stone but this wasn't my final resting point, I still had 4 more miles to reach Mt. Ellen and return before sunset.