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Peaks
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails
Trails: Monroe Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road plowed to the overflow parking ~ .5 miles from trailhead. Camel's Hump Road is in awful mud season shape w/ ruts, mud and huge potholes 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tricky, several snow bridges across streams are unstable, and other streams are completely covered, only to appear when you break through the crust 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of blow downs on the upper reaches, nothing too difficult to get around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Happy husky all the way 
Bugs
Bugs: Still hiding 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Fairly well packed up to the Dean Trail split, but monorail is rotting. Past Dean, Monroe gets very soft, barely tracked, with several spots of deep slush under wet snow. Shortly before the 4-way w/ Alpine there are some significant drifts of thigh-deep powder. Final pitch on Long Trail South is rough going w/ mashed potato snow. Icy patches and drifts on peak, trail very hard to find/follow. Crossed to peak in snow shoes -- ice isn't bad enough to require spikes. Zero visibility and gale force winds; didn't want to risk continuing past peak to try to find the Alpine Trail for descent, so turned around and went back down Long Trail/Monroe.  
Name
Name: lblackmore 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lars@ameridane.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-31 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/1480521309 
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