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Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails
Trails: Monroe Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a sign to the plowed Winter Parking lot (near the Camel's Hump View Trail - a short loop). The Camel's Hump (access) Road is getting muddy and quite rutted in places with some potholes and bumps along the way, but still driveable. We just held our breath.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well blazed. Two minor blowdowns. Thanks to the Green Mountain Club. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs
Bugs: None seen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: It's about half a mile from winter parking area to the trailhead. We saw porcupine tracks. It was lightly raining for a while. Wet, sticky snow on packed trail. Not sure if it was fresh snow or snow that had fallen from the trees. Falling rain and thawing snow from branches. Rain cleared up by the time we reached the junction to the Alpine Trail. Snow got a little crusty further up. Enough of a defined snowshoe trail all the way from trailhead to the summit. Well-blazed. Still lots of snow on the ground. Perfect traction for snowshoes. Changed out lightweight rain jackets and layered up at Hut Clearing. Smooth ascent to the top. No views on summit beyond the tops of trees. Vegetation covered in ice and rime. Moonscape summit. Flo didn't want to leave the summit - it was so beautiful. So sublime. A very scenic hike.  
Name
Name: Flo and Joe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aloe@myfairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-05 
Link
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