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!

Author: dfkotz

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

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