Mount Ellen, Mount Abraham, Killington Peak, Camel's Hump, Mount Mansfield ~ June 7th & 8th, 2014

Lincoln Gap
Long Trail heading up to Mount Abraham
Mini-me cairns
View southwest from the ledges below Mount Abraham
Looking west to the Adirondack High Peaks in New York
A little ski trail just north of Lincoln Peak
The long Trail along the ridge was a pleasant walk in the woods for the most part
Ski trails for Sugarbush ski area (I think)
Sugarbush ski lift
Final stretch to Mount Ellen
The wooded summit of Mount Ellen
Just north of the summit is a ski lift with great views
Sugarbush ski lift on Mount Ellen
Looking north to Camel's Hump and Mount Mansfield
In the afternoon some big puffy clouds started floating in!
The Dix Range of the Adirondacks
Mount Whiteface in the Adirondacks
Heading back south on the Long Trail near Nancy Hanks Peak
Old weathered sign around Mount Lincoln
Sugarbush ski slopes below Mount Lincoln
Mount Abraham from the Lincoln observation deck
Heading into the Alpine Zone on Mount Abraham
View to the southwest from Mount Abraham
View to the north from Abraham
Long Trail south bound
Rock slab ledges below Mount Abraham
Golden Retriever on the Long Trail!
Long trail lean-to just north of Lincoln Gap, this is where I left a message in a note pad for my thru-hiker friend, unfortunately she's an A.T. hiker, and this section of the Long Trail is not on the A.T.  Stupid me!
Lincoln Gap Trailhead
Killington ski slopes
heading up an access road on Killington
Beautiful afternoon on Killington Peak
The dreaded staircase section!
This went on for almost a quarter mile!
Little Killington (I think)
Pico Peak
Summit of Killington
I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the ski trails and summit area
Looking down to the Killington ski area
Looking back up the access road
Descending a northern shoulder with Killington Peak in view
Killington Peak
The Jeep makes and appearance!
Route of Mount Abraham and Ellen, the laps equal miles, click here for more details
Abraham to Ellen
Killington Mountain Route, click here for more details
Killington Peak
Monroe Trailhead
Start of the Monroe Trail
Kiosk at the beginning of the trail
Memorial plaque for the bomber crash
Memorial plaque
Monroe Cemetery
Monroe Cemetery
Ranger's cabin
Dogs on Camel's Hump!
look at this happy goofball enjoying himself!
Zoom in to Mount Ellen
Looking north
The open summit of Camel's Hump
View to the northwest
Mount Whiteface
Mount Mansfield
Photographer taking in all the great views
Long Trail south
Looking to the east toward Mountpelier (I think)
I have never seen a dog like this, a Collie / German Shepard hybrid
Long Trail trailhead below Mount Masnfield
Long Trail kiosk
Mini cascade
What the ...
Heading up a nice little section of the Long Trail
Entering the fragile vegetation area, AKA the fun part of the hike
Small chimney on the Long Trail heading up to the 'Chin'
Ski slopes across the notch, I think this is still part of Stowe Mountain ski resort, unless it's a smaller ski operation
Stowe Mountain Ski Area
Looking down towards the 'Adams Apple'
Lake of the Clouds
Heading up to the summit
Beautiful day in Vermont
Crowded summit on Mount Mansfield
Heading south on the Long Trail
Looking back to the summit
Some well placed bog bridges to protect the alpine zone
Heading to the Auto Road
Sunset Ridge
Long trail south
Parking lot for the Auto Road
Snow level marker
Heading down the ski slopes
What a beautiful day!
Green was the theme of the weekend!
Road walk back to the car
Stowe Ski Area
Final stretch back to the car
Camel's Hump route, click here for more details
Camel's Hump route with mile laps
Mount Mansfield route, click here for more details
Route for Mansfield with mile laps

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