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ken93beutiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

ken93

i skied this mountain several times. it was nice to hike it.
Posted Nov 23, 2012 11:21 am

JRaphaelsonRoute Climbed: Stratton Pond Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

JRaphaelson

Did an 11.5 mile loop of the hike. Trail was ok, views were great from the tower. The pond was also stunning, given the solitude that graced us when we arrived.
Posted Jun 25, 2012 11:14 am

VaslerLT Sobo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

Vasler

The peak was nice but it was all about Stratton Pond for me. All the ponds along the LT were worthwhile.
Posted Dec 30, 2010 2:56 pm

ScAtTeRbOnEWhere the AT Was Born  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009

ScAtTeRbOnE

Beautiful Green Mtn trail. Climbed from Kelly Strand Rd. Enjoyed the views from the tower.
Posted Oct 10, 2009 10:10 pm

mmcguiganNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 1987

mmcguigan

Part of my End to End quest.
Posted Oct 20, 2008 1:39 am

TahawusStratton Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Tahawus

Climbed via the Appalachian Trail from Arlington Road. A fun hike and a good one to complete in around half a day. Nice views of the Green Mountains and the Taconics from the fire tower on the summit. Found some more good views on North Peak by the ski runs.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 9:50 pm

eric-grizAT/LT hikes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2000

eric-griz

Heavy rain soaked me thoroughly while camping the previous night.
Posted Nov 18, 2007 9:56 pm

buzzdainerAppalachian Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1995
Got this one on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 11:32 am

tiogaAlong the LT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2007

tioga

Climbed this mountain while treking the entire Long Trail. It was a fun mountain and it beat a case of the blues I had during a wet, foggy morning. Yet, the top was magnificent.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 9:54 am

chilkootInspirational Peak  Sucess!

chilkoot

What a cool spot to sit and think about all the other hikers who have passed by. Imaging James P. Taylor and Benton MacKaye standing in the same spot and invisioning the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail is an awesome feeling. Had a great night camping at Stratton Pond with two guys who had taken a vow of silence. It was like a non-stop game of charades. Had a great paddle on the pond with the caretaker assigned there that summer.
Posted Aug 30, 2007 12:02 am

rasgoatDid it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

rasgoat

The mountain itself was a little bit of a let down for me, but the area was beautiful. Since this was the mountain that the LT/AT were concieved on, i was glad to be there, but I, myself find many other mountains more inspiring. Hiked Lye Brook trail 9 miles to Stratton pond camp, set up camp and summited same day. returned following day to Lye Brook trailhead.I will have a Trail description soon.
Posted Oct 16, 2006 12:37 am

royswkrHugh Jodrie was there then!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1978
Via then-S trail from then-shelter near Grout Pond
Posted Apr 15, 2006 2:16 pm

lbo231Route Climbed: Stratton Pond Trail Date Climbed: july 30, 2005  Sucess!
Perfect day for a hike. Climbed to the top of the fire tower, got dizzy, took some pictures. Can't wait to go back and do the full loop. I would love to see the summit in the winter too...
Posted Oct 28, 2005 1:31 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 10/98  Sucess!

woodstrider

On this miserable trip, where it was cold and wet the entire 3 days, only I elected to backpack over the mountain of the entire group. Everyone else hiked around it. But, I was rewarded with views from the top as when I got to within 100 vertical feet of the summit I popped out of the drizzle and white-out to clear sunny dry summit conditions. Ha! Don't cha just love cloud inversions.
Posted Aug 9, 2005 3:26 pm

fox5659Route Climbed: Southbound AT Date Climbed: May 30, 2004  Sucess!

fox5659

A crisp clear day at the top. No blackflies this year (yet) and very light dayhiker traffic. Excellent day to be on Stratton.
Posted Jun 1, 2004 12:12 pm

ReiksgibRoute Climbed: Stratton Pond Trail Date Climbed: Feb 2002  Sucess!

Reiksgib

Did an overnight at the 3-wall shelter at Stratton Pond after our snowshoe to the summit of Stratton Mountain. I believe that it dipped to around 12 F that night and the 3-wall shelter was pretty chilly. Next time I may use the tent to trap a bit of our body heat!
Posted Feb 10, 2004 1:41 am

JoshRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: Summer 1995  Sucess!

Josh

All I remember is climbing up to the summit fire tower with some bra-less, smelly, hippie chick.
Posted Feb 5, 2004 12:26 am

big_gRoute Climbed: AT/LT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2005

big_g

Passed through here with some LT thruhikers I met on my AT2000 trip. Relaxed around the summit, climbed the tower, and took some pictures.



Pretty much did the same thing in Oct 2005 during my LT thruhike too. Ahh the memories.
Posted Oct 19, 2003 2:08 pm

fox5659Route Climbed: AT/LT Date Climbed: Almost every year since 1970  Sucess!

fox5659

Stratton Mountain is where my father introduced my younger brother and I to backpacking. It is the mountain I first brought my sons along to introduce them to backpacking. It is an old friend.
Posted Sep 25, 2003 8:25 am

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