Home / Mt. Ellen and Camel's Hump, June 2008 [63]

Ellen via Jerusalem Trail: 8.4mi, 2580', 6:15. Camel's Hump via Burrows Trail: 4.8mi, 2300', 4:15. Hiked Ellen with weight (MP: 1gal+2L+pack weight, me: 1gal+2x5L+pack weight) for training purposes. Walked into a cloud atop Ellen, with wind. Summit is viewless, but ski trail just before summit would have views. MP was traumatised by guy without clothes (changing?) in liftee hut. Did not find Glen Ellen hut turnoff, but didn't look too hard. Did not find good country stores. Camel's Hump: about 30min drive away from Ellen. Started at 17:35, it got very dark at 21:00, arrived at car at 21:54. Summit is rocky and above-treeline; unfortunately no views due to clouds.