Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails: Long Trail, Alpine Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Long Trail on Bamforth Ridge is well used - take care in a few open rock areas to be sure you're following the blazes. Alpine Trail between Long Trail and Monroe Trail doesn't seem to get too much use but is still a nice narrow path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did an ambitious up and back to Camel's Hump all the way from the Winooski River to celebrate returning to New England after 3 years in Michigan. Took 12 hours to do 13 miles - a bit out of shape! But I also "forgot" how rocky and rough the trails of the Northeast are.....

It's a long way to the top this way - used Alpine Trail to make a little loop in the upper areas. The middle section of Bamforth Ridge has many tedious little ups and downs for 2.5 miles, though the ridge is quite scenic (outcrops, cliffs, ferns, etc.) so that helps. But it's an endurance fest, especially doing it twice. The elevation gain is about 4,000 feet - I think that's Vermont's biggest net elevation gain on a trail for any single mountain.

There was a fair amount of wet rock due to the rain we've gotten over the past couple weeks, so had to be careful in spots.

Marvelous day to finish off September - could see 100 miles, including Montreal skyline. Some nice areas of fall colors up high but not just peak yet - will be peak up high over the next week. Lower down still needs maybe a couple weeks to reach peak.

Name: Dan Saxton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-09-30 
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