|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Camel's Hump, VT|
||Monroe Trail, Alpine Trail, Long Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, May 28, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Upper lots were about 2/3rds full. Top lot had more spaces free when we left, as people were assuming it was full since cars were parked at the second lot. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Bridged or minor rock hops. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Mistakenly took my saw out of my pack before leaving...about half a dozen blowdowns on Monroe Trail, one of which is causing significant damage to the surrounding woods (i.e. herd paths). |
||Long Trail ascent from Alpine Trail may be a little much for some dogs. Good idea to have them leashed on the summit due to crowds and fragile alpine growth. |
||Black flies were very vexing down low, especially when the sun came out. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found an opening in the forecast and it worked. Fog pushed off the summits soon after we reached the top, revealing sunny skies. Sun held for the descent and a bit thereafter, before clouds worked back in later in the afternoon.|
No snow or ice.
Trails had some mud and wet rock, as well as running water. Ledges were drier on the southern (Alpine) side of the Long Trail than on the northern (Monroe) side.
Lady slipper, trillium, trout lily, etc. in bloom in the woods. Did not see any alpine flowers.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.