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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails
Trails: Burrows Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Camel's Hump Road / access road to trailhead was a bit muddy before 9 a.m., but with momentum the little car did fine. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Quite a bit of snow-and-ice melt first mile-and-half. Water very easy to avoid or cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Generally good. May need some fresh blue blazes on trees in places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pocket knife - single 3" blade - on trail and left it at trail sign-in log area. 
 
Comments
Comments: Wet snow coming down gently when we first arrived and continued for a short while. Lots of snow had melted since we last hiked this trail. First mile and a half was a mix of intermittent ice and hard-packed snow. Could also see the rocks, mud and vegetation. Microspikes gave sufficient traction all the way. Once on the ridge (about 1-and-a-bit miles in) there was about an inch of wet fresh snow cover on trail which caused some snow accumulation under the spikes, but nothing too annoying. Defined trail all the way to the summit. Some ice, much of which had just enough snow cover to give good grip. Stunningly beautiful woodsy surroundings - most of the snow is off the trees or thawing and dripping from branches onto our lightweight rain jackets. Still, there is lots of snow on the ground. Took us 2 hours to get to Hut Clearing (we are older and take our time) where we layered up for the last lap to the top. Nice climb to the summit. Snow on summit, but also lots of exposed rock. Some blue sky, sun shining, fast-moving clouds, misty at times, some views. Temps quite mild, slight wind. Breathtaking.  
Name
Name: Flo and Joe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aloe@myfairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-08 
Link
Link: http:// 
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