Stratton Mountain Climber's Log

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joseyinnet - Sep 2, 2017 7:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2017

Cold summer day  Sucess!

Got brain freeze from breathing in the cold air on the way in. Lovely day for hiking. There were two pups running around the summit looking for pets while their parents were up on the tower.


Bkoziol3 - Aug 17, 2015 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2014

Finally up Stratton  Sucess!

Spent many years skiing stratton as a kid. My recent return to VT for grad school allowed time to finally hike up on a beautiful October day.


technicolorNH - Apr 13, 2015 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2015

Snowshoe hike  Sucess!

Doing it in snowshoes drained some of the fun out of the hike, especially with two people in boots post holing their way to within a mile of the summit ahead of me. The mileage is listed as 3.4 miles at the base but is correctly listed as 3.8 miles at the summit tower.


jerky1280 - Jan 27, 2015 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Quite a hike  Sucess!

Hiked up with the wife and our dog.


ken93 - Nov 23, 2012 11:21 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

beutiful  Sucess!

i skied this mountain several times. it was nice to hike it.


JRaphaelson - Jun 25, 2012 11:14 am Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2011

Route Climbed: Stratton Pond Loop  Sucess!

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.


Vasler - Dec 30, 2010 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2010

LT Sobo  Sucess!

The peak was nice but it was all about Stratton Pond for me. All the ponds along the LT were worthwhile.


ScAtTeRbOnE - Oct 10, 2009 10:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2009

Where the AT Was Born  Sucess!

Beautiful Green Mtn trail. Climbed from Kelly Strand Rd. Enjoyed the views from the tower.


mmcguigan - Oct 20, 2008 1:39 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 1987

Nice hike  Sucess!

Part of my End to End quest.


Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 9:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Stratton Mountain  Sucess!

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.


eric-griz - Nov 18, 2007 9:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2000

AT/LT hikes  Sucess!

Heavy rain soaked me thoroughly while camping the previous night.


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 11:32 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Got this one on my Appalachian Trail thru-hike.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 9:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2007

Along the LT  Sucess!

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.


chilkoot - Aug 30, 2007 12:02 am

Inspirational Peak  Sucess!

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.


rasgoat - Oct 16, 2006 12:37 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

Did it  Sucess!

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.

royswkr - Apr 15, 2006 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 1978

Hugh Jodrie was there then!  Sucess!

Via then-S trail from then-shelter near Grout Pond

lbo231 - Oct 28, 2005 1:31 pm

Route 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...


woodstrider - Aug 9, 2005 3:26 pm

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

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.


fox5659 - Jun 1, 2004 12:12 pm

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

A crisp clear day at the top. No blackflies this year (yet) and very light dayhiker traffic. Excellent day to be on Stratton.


Reiksgib - Feb 10, 2004 1:41 am

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

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!

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