Mohamed Ellozy - An Autobiography

General Considerations


Additional Comments

Came to this country in 1974, lived in the Boston area until my retirement (still have a place in Brookline, MA).

Visit my Peakbagging in New England site. This site is mainly about the mountains and the trails on them, not about my hikes.

Outdoors / Highpointing / Mountaineering


  • Peakbagging, New England - Finished the New England 100 Highest list, almost finished (60 out of 67) the New England 4,000 Footers list in winter.

  • Peakbagging out West - Very modest start, four Fourteeners in Colorado (including Mount Elbert) and one in California (Mount Whitney).

  • Highpointing - Just getting started, in a much less goal-oriented way than when I started peakbagging in New England in 1997.

  • Mountaineering - In spite of several years of winter hiking in the White Mountains I have developed no mountaineering skills, so the technical HPs out West seem unattainable.

my county highpoints completion map
Click on completion map for the full-sized version

Additional Comments

Like many of my regular hiking companions I have not been hiking "forever". I started in 1994, when I was in pretty bad physical shape. The first three years I did almost all my hiking in the Boston area, gradually working up to bigger and bigger hikes. One of the best kept secrets of the Boston area is that you can do a 16 mile hike with 3,500 feet of elevation gain inside Rt 128 (think Blue Hills).

Starting in 1997 I have been hiking mainly in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, with trips to Vermont and Maine to bag peaks on the various New England lists. In the summer of 2000 I went on my first trip to Colorado, and was hooked, returning both of the following years.

In 2002 I hiked Mount Whitney by the Mount Whitney Trail. The highpoint of the trip was not the summit, but an acclimatization backpack to Kearsarge Lakes. I enjoyed the area so much that I am planning to return in September 2003, spending a week backpacking along the John Muir Trail to the summit of Mount Whitney. For some reason I plan to go to Nevada and climb an obscure sub-peak of Montgomery Peak as an acclimatization hike.

Visit my highpointing page. Currently some of my highpointing information is still on my older peakbagging site.