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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails
Trails: Monroe Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter lot off of Camel's hump road. Room for ~15 cars. About 10 cars on arrival at 10:15am, 5 upon return at 3:30pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen with easy ice bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape. The LT over the summit is a bit confusing. Couldn't find cairns to mark the way down to the alpine trail/LT junction (heading south from hut clearing) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: An athletic pup should have no issues with the trail, just caution with the cold weather and ice building up in their paws 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We barebooted from the winter parking area to the hut clearing just north of the summit. The trail is mostly packed snow and frozen, gravelly monorail. Even though there is ice throughout, it is not particularly slippery. Microspikes will suffice, and aren't fully necessary. Past the hut clearing on the LT going south we used spikes, though this was mainly anticipatory for the descent. Spikes definitely helpful heading back downhill, but you could get away with barebooting the whole way (though I wouldn't head into the mountains right now without spikes). Beautiful day up there under sunny skies, but brutally cold wind at the summit  
Name
Name: Shredder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: khecht@wesleyan.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-29 
Link
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