Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Camel's Hump, VT
Trails: Burrows Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large parking lot at the end of Camel's Hump Road. 3 portapotties. Upon arrival there were several signs with flags saying the road was closed for mud season. The road is dirt but it is dry. Since it is after Memorial Day, I continued on to the parking lot. I saw 30 people and 3 dogs today and asked many of them if they worried we were all on a closed road/trail. They all thought thought the road was open and the signs were left up in error. On my way out - the signs and flags were all taken down!!! All that worry was for nothing. I'm glad I didn't turn back after driving 3 hours but I definitely thought about it because I try to follow the rules. Website seemed to say it was open.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only a few tiny waterways with easy rocks to step across. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There was a trail crew on site today. I noticed a blow down in the first mile but the trail is still passable. Trail seems fine to me. Looks like a lot of notes and work is being done. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw 3 dogs today. Good trail for dogs. Possibly also a good trail running location.  
Bugs: I wore bug spray but temperatures stayed on the cool side and zero bugs came near me.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Burrows trail felt easier than I expected, maybe because it is not much more than 2.2 miles going up. Maybe because it was a cool day. Anyway it was a nice woodland scene and soon you emerge to the large and level trail crossing of various trails (Monroe and Long Trail). From here you get a glimpse of the summit. It isn't much farther and the rocky trail is fun. Then you emerge on the windy open rocky summit with superb views. I really liked it but if I knew before hand, I would have combined this and Killington Peak (for my quest to hike the NE67 summits over 4000). No worries as it is always beautiful to visit Vermont.  
Name: Rachel Whelton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-30 
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