Most of the peaks in the Green Mountain
range are below tree line. The Green Mountains are part of the
Appalachian Range that goes from Alabama to the Gulf of Saint
Lawrence. The Hoosac Mountains in Massachusetts connect to Green
Mountains in the south and to the north the Sutton Mountains in the
Vermont-Quebec frontier. The Green Mountains are 60 miles long. The
Green Mountains split into 3 ranges at Pico Peak. The first range is
the Hogsback Range. The second range is the main range. It continues
north into Lincoln Vermont. The mountains in the main range are
Stratton, Shrewsbury, Killington, Pico Peak, Mount Abraham, Mount
Ellen, Camels Hump, Mount Mansfield's chin, Stowe, Mad River,
Sugarbush, Big Bromley, and Jay Peak. The third range of mountains
begins in Stockbridge and ends somewhere in Canada.
Some interesting facts about the
- Eathan Hitchcoock, a
geologist, believes that the Green Mountains were once
as high as the Alps.
- Another geologist noted
that the Green Mountains
have remained the same for
the past 58,000,000 years.(note: that was taken in
- At one point in the main
range the ground drops to almost sea level
- There are 80 peaks in
Vermont that have an elevation above 3,000 feet - 21 peaks are
higher than 3,500 feet, and 6 peaks are higher than 4000
- 9 out of 13 mountains are
major ski areas in the main range. Those mountains are Killington,
Pico Peak, Stratton, Mount Ellen, Stowe, Mad River, Sugarbush, Big
Bromley, and Jay Peak.
- The Green Mountains are very important to
Vermont. Vermont is the Green Mountain state.
- Some of the mountains were shaped by water.
The high and dry were "cut" by wind.
- Some of the major passes, notchs, and gaps
in the green mountains are: Shelburne Gap, Brandon Gap, Middlebury
Gap, Lincoln-Warren Road at Lincoln Gap, Appalachian Gap,
Hunntington Gap, Wind Gap, Smuggler's Notch, and Haven's
This is Pico Peak in the