|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Camel's Hump, VT|
||Burrows Trail, Long Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, December 19, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The Burrows Trail trailhead parking area and the road leading to it (Camel's Hump Rd) were in great shape. Room for several cars. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easily rock hopped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple blowdowns on the middle section of the Burrows Trail- the first one was a step-over, and the second one was a duck-under. |
|Lost and Found:
||The Burrows Trail and the 0.3 mile section of the Long Trail were broken out but not consolidated. I wore snowshoes roundtrip and was able to smooth over the footway somewhat, but unfortunately, I was the only one out of the two or three dozen hikers this afternoon who wore snowshoes, so for all I know, the trail could be a choppy mess again. Hopefully it's still not a choppy mess with this incoming mild and rainy weather, because if the temperature drops below freezing after all that thawing, all those choppy footprints and postholes would freeze solid, making for frustrating trail conditions thereafter. |
Although it was windy and frigid on the summit, the views were stupendous in all directions, with the Adirondack Mountains and White Mountains clearly visible, as well as most of the north and central Green Mountains. I almost didn't do this hike, but I'm glad I did! It had been almost four years since I last hiked Camel's Hump, so I was long overdue for a return.
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.