Alewife(Cambridge, MA 02140, USA)
Cambridge,, MA 02140
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Peak bag two of the 5 VT 4k' or NE67. Mount Abraham is a 4,017 foot mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The Long Trail traverses the summit ridge of Mount Abraham. It is the 5th tallest peak in Vermont and the tallest in Addison County. The views on the summit look to Champlain Valley and the Adirondack Mountains. The mountain is named after the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The mountain was known as Potato Hill in the late 1800s and this name was stamped on the benchmark of the summit. Mount Ellen is a 4,083 foot mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Mount Ellen as well as Lincoln Peak provide the slopes for Sugarbush Ski Resort in Mad River Valley.
Distance: 11.7 miles
Elevation gain: 3707 ft.
You must be comfortable hiking in winter conditions and have all of the required gear below or you will be turned away. You are joining like-minded enthusiasts and are responsible for your own safety and preparedness. You are responsible for having a map of this hike (digital/physical); this is not a guided hike. You agree and follow the COVID guidelines.
What to bring:
Waterproof, winter-hiking boots
Snowshoes (If necessary)
Hiking poles (recommend)
Gaiters (If necessary)
Waterproof and windproof pants & shell jacket.
Non-cotton layering system, which includes a base layer.
Snow pants (optional)
Headlamp (in case we hike into the night due to early sunsets)
2-3 liters of water that won't freeze. (Insulated water bottle or other method)
Food (Snacks/lunch). You will be burning a lot of energy!
Hand and toe warmers (optional)
Extra battery for electronics and water proof container/bag for electronics/valuables (optional)
I will check gear for this hike at the pick-up location and at the trailhead for non-carpoolers. For your safety, you will not be allowed to join the hike without the gear. You are allowed to participate only if sign up for this event on Ridj-it. No exceptions!
IF YOU HAVE NOT HIKED WITH ME BEFORE, PLEASE ANSWER THE FOLLOWING SCREENING QUESTIONS BEFORE SIGNING UP
1: Do you have all of the gear listed above?
2: What recent hikes have you completed (include elevation and distance)?
3. What's your typical weekly workout routine? Do you feel comfortable hiking at a pace of around 2 mph?
If you have questions, including about the required gear, feel free to comment below and I will respond as soon as possible!
I look forward to exploring with you!