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Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails
Trails: Burrows Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed access road, and cleared parking lot at the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One small stream not far into the trail - easily hopped over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Generally good. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: Started at 9 a.m. Icy cold, blustery day; 7 degrees F at trailhead. About 2 inches of fresh, soft grainy snow accumulation from night before, with quite a few drifts. Enough indentation to mark a trail most of the way, despite drifts. Snowshoes recommended. Followed ski tracks to junction where skiers go to Bald Hill and hikers go right. Smooth hike for little over a mile to the beginning of ridge. Once on ridge there is a change in trees (more spruces), with a bit deeper snow and increasing drifts while the wind picked up and a temp drop. Beautiful woodsy surroundings. Nice little workout all the way to the Hut Clearing. Again, there was enough to see a trail intermittently and follow the blue blazes. The last 0.3 miles of trail to the summit was easier than expected to follow. Toes and fingertips got really cold, though. Wind was freezing and it was easy to get off balance near the geological marker because of sudden wind gusts. After quick photo-ops, we dashed down the summit. Nice groomed trail going down. Still cold and windy. No other hikers seen. One young couple - with a tiny bundled-up baby - in jeans, no pack and no traction on had walked a bit and turned round. 3-1/2 hours round trip.  
Name
Name: Flo and Joe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aloe@myfairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-22 
Link
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