Mount Ellen, VT

A nice hike today with long-time friend Lelia.  We zipped up Mount Ellen, on the Long Trail in Vermont, from the west via the Jerusalem Trail.  It was a cloudy day, threatening rain, but we reached the treed summit in two hours and spent a pleasant hour sitting at the top of the Sugarbush chairlift enjoying the sun-speckled view to the east.

Lelia and Dave on the summit of Mt Ellen

Lelia and Dave on the summit of Mount Ellen, Vermont

We stopped at Ben & Jerry’s factory for some ice cream – of course! – in the sunshine before driving through a thunderstorm on the way home.  Good timing!

With this peak, I’ve finished my Vermont 4000′ collection, started in 1984 with Mount Mansfield. Thanks Lelia!


About dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.
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