|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Camel's Hump, VT|
||Forest City Connector, Forest City Trail, Long Trail, Burrows Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 24, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking lot was almost full at 12:30pm. Plenty of signs to remind you to park respectfully, and you could park at the lot a little farther down the road and walk up to the trails if you needed to. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossed two bridges on Forest City and/or Forest City Connector. Both were in good shape. A few rock crossings over some slow/low trickles, very manageable even after the recent rain. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The Burrows trail had the most work done and it shows. Really appreciated the stone steps and embankments for water control. They helped keep the trail passable even though it was damp. You can tell a lot of people are walking off-trail to avoid using the rocks though.
Forest City and LT were in great shape. |
||Saw a few on the Burrows Trail. Probably wouldn't recommend on LT/AT portion given some rock scrambles. |
|Lost and Found:
||None! For once. Didn't see any dropped apparel or trash to pick up. ||
||Weather: 40F at the trailhead, probably just above freezing up top. Winds were high and you could hear them the whole trip but were pretty sheltered except on the summit. Summit was totally socked in.|
Gear: No traction needed but I brought spikes. Probably will need them until spring. Wind and/or waterproof layers are a must. Gloves were great for rock scrambles and the summit. Wore blaze orange hat and pack cover. Saw many hunters on the drive to the trailhead but heard none on trail.
Trip: It was a good hike with challenging wind up top and high humidity. Most of the hike was in a cloud; everything was a little slick and the trees were dripping with condensation.I was very glad to have gone up Forest City/LT and then down Burrows. Trying to descend some of the scrambles in the wet would have been risky and descending Burrows seemed pretty easy by comparison - good for finishing strong.
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.