Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails: Camel's Hump View Trail, Beaver Brook XC Connection, Doan Trail, Monroe Trail, Alpine Garden South, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter parking cleared, gates are open to the summer parking area and a few brave souls have made it up there -- but it's sketchy. The road in from Waterbury is in absolutely horrible shape -- 4WD only, and even then...  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Doable, but requires some thought and attention 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Major blowdown just N of the Doan/Monroe split; easy enough to get around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Very happy husky. Smaller/timid dogs might run into trouble w/ the icy patches above tree line.  
Bugs: Not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Monroe is a postholed ordeal -- only doable after a solid overnight freeze. half inch of fresh powder on top of it all, makes it look more appealing, but also hides the breakable ice over puddles and some of the sneakier post holes -- be very, very careful. Microspikes the whole way, snowshoes stayed packed. The center zone of the trail is packed firmly enough as long as it's cold. Alpine Trail up from the 4-way was very hard to find -- previous tracks drifted over, markings not obvious. The exposed granite on the LT above treeline has some ice, but microspikes were enough to handle it.  
Name: blackmore 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-30 
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