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Grampahawkworth doing once  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

Grampahawk

The weather report called for thunderstorms in the afternoon but we lucked out and they started just after we got back to the car. Not much noteworthy about this summit except it's above 4000 ft for those knocking it off a list. The Jeruselum trail is very easy, but boring. The ridgeline is all in the trees and the summit views consist mostly of the ski lodge. I'd recommend Mt Abraham if anyone is making a choice about what to climb and doesn't have to do this one for a list.
Posted Sep 9, 2012 12:10 pm

FlattlanderPretty nice  Sucess!

Flattlander

Went sometime in 2009, Jerusalem. Sweet wildflowers near the top. True summit is completely in the trees. I want an Ellen-->Abraham traverse.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 4:47 pm

ScAtTeRbOnEGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

ScAtTeRbOnE

Hiked in from Appalachian Gap, normally don't like ski-lift summits, but these were quiet and the wildflowers were awesome, great hiking along the ridgeline views all along the way.
Posted Jul 16, 2011 5:09 pm

VaslerMt Ellen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2010

Vasler

Ski area but nice little peak. Hit it on LT SOBO.
Posted Dec 29, 2010 7:11 pm

mmcguiganVia Long Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1975

mmcguigan

Climbed this peak as part of a 50 miler hike when I was in scouts.
Posted Jan 29, 2010 9:28 am

jtellismy last vt 4k footer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2009

jtellis

Went up via the Jerusalem Trail -- very cool, humid, and foggy at the peak.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 10:28 pm

mmcguiganGoing North  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 1990

mmcguigan

Part of my End to End quest.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 1:45 am

TahawusMount Ellen  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Tahawus

Climbed with Abraham via the Long Trail from Lincoln Gap. A great hike along the crest of the Monroe Skyline. Lots of mud. Reached the wooded summit a few hours after Abraham. Had some really nice views of the surrounding mountains from the ski area.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 12:16 pm

eric-grizLong Trail form the north  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2000

eric-griz

Cowle's Cove Shelter to Battell Shelter.
Posted Nov 18, 2007 9:47 pm

mlandau3Long Trail from Lincoln Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2007

mlandau3

The morning fog never lifted completely. But it's still a nice hike. I was happy to see the sign at the summit, because there's a lot of up and down as you get closer to it.
Posted Oct 7, 2007 11:52 am

Matt KLong Trail hike  Sucess!
Hiked a small portion of the Long Trail while visiting relatives.
Posted Oct 1, 2007 12:32 am

tiogaAlong the LT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

tioga

Reached this forested summit twice. The first with my parents when we were day hiking the entire ridge from Lincoln Gap to App Gap. The second being along the Long Trail. It's hard to imagine that this mountain is the same exact height as Camel's Hump, which is just a two day hike to the north.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 10:11 am

EnapaiRoute Climbed: Up Jerusalem Trail to Long Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2007

Enapai

Well, I made it to the summit, that was the good part. Rained mosted of the hike. Only on the ridge walk out did the clouds lift enough to see into the valleys, and then they settled right back in. Completed last of VT's 4000 footers.
Posted Jul 22, 2007 4:56 pm

woodstriderBeautifaul Day-finally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1998

woodstrider

the last day of a multi-day peak-bagging trip turns out to tbe the best. Lots of fun.
Posted Jan 5, 2007 10:24 pm

royswkrUp from Appalachian Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 1983
Down ski trails from Lincoln Peak after bagging Abraham
Posted Jul 10, 2006 10:35 pm

big_gRoute Climbed: LT North  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2005

big_g

Picked this up on my LT thru. Wish I could have seen something.
Posted Nov 28, 2005 2:26 am

Aesop74Route Climbed: Long Trail from Lincoln Gap Date Climbed: 10/7/05  Sucess!
No views from this forested summit (i guess) found 6.3 miles from Lincoln Gap. Just a orange and black rod in the midst of a clearing in the woods. Nearby Cutts Peak 0.4 miles back on the trail has some pretty good views. 12.6 mile round trip for this one, but the hike includes Mt. Abraham 4006, Lincoln Peak 3975, Nancy Hanks Peak 3812, Cutts Peak 4022 and finally Mt. Ellen at 4083. Nice hike on the Monroe Skyline.

Posted Oct 11, 2005 11:32 am

dobsonianRoute Climbed: Lincoln Gap -> LT -> Mt. Abraham -> Mt. Ellen RT Date Climbed: August 23, 2005  Sucess!

dobsonian

I hoped the weather man was right about the rain clearing up and in fact I did get about 20 minutes with the sun shining through but I was socked in most of the time and breathing clouds with a downpour finale passing over the top of Mt. Abraham on the way back down. Long hike and Mt. Ellen's top is not very impressive unless you continue past to the top of the lift line. Had to use GPS just to figure out when I crossed Cutts Peak since I was tracking the 4000' peaks.
Posted Aug 27, 2005 9:25 am

climber46Route Climbed: Long Trail from Lincoln Gap Date Climbed: June 8, 2005  Sucess!

climber46

When you get bit by a black fly, it injects an otherwise harmless neurotoxin that causes thoughts to come into a person's head, "Hike in June, hike in June." This assures the black flies of an annual food supply of hikers.



I chose to hike Mt. Ellen and Mt. Abraham in June because I had a trip that was taking me that way anyhow. I kept a fast, steady pace and managed to avoid getting bit up real bad. This hike is a very nice ridegewalk with many vistas looking at the Sugarbush and Mt. Ellen ski areas, and Mt. Abraham has an alpine area that is above treeline.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 10:21 pm

WhiteLiefRoute Climbed: Long Trail from Appalachian Gap Date Climbed: June 20, 2005  Sucess!

WhiteLief

After the preceding week of rain, the trail was pretty sloppy. Bugs were a bit annoying on top (black flies). Quiet day on the trail. Great views from this peak, but a little hazy to see all that could otherwise be seen.
Posted Jun 26, 2005 10:30 am

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