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Camel's Hump
Duxbury, VT, Huntington, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the Long Trail near the Camel's Hump summit
Looking down the Long Trail near the Camel's Hump summit

Route: Burrows Trail, Long Trail, (Camel's Hump), Long Trail, Burrows Trail

After hiking Mt. Mansfield, I felt like I still had enough time and energy to give Camel's Hump a try. Though I ended up arriving at the parking lot later than expected due to snow removal work on the access road, I still had enough daylight to give it a go.

The Burrows Trail was well packed and in good shape for snowshoeing. Never getting overly steep, it was a relatively easy climb as compared to most other New England 4,000 footers. Reaching the old shelter clearing, I added some additional layers and made my way up above treeline.

Though still cloudy (despite the partly sunny forecasts beaming out from Vermont Public Radio all day), the views were nonetheless decent. The winds, however, were cold and strong, so I didn't linger for long.

The descent went fairly smoothly and I found myself back at the trailhead well before dark.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Camel's Hump
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hike Commenced: 2:48 PM
Parking Elevation: 1,800'
Destination: Camel's Hump
Ascent Commenced: 2:48 PM
Summit Reached: 4:05 PM
Time Elapsed: 01:17
Trailhead Elevation: 1,800'
Summit Elevation: 4,083'
Distance: 2.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,333'
Hike Ended: 5:02 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 02:14
Hike Distance: 4.8 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,363'

The Burrows Trail trailhead
The Burrows Trail trailhead

Looking at Mt. Mansfield from near the Camel's Hump summit - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Mansfield from near the Camel's Hump summit

Topographic map of Camel's Hump - Click to enlarge

Directions to trailhead: From US 2 in Richmond, take Bridge Street south over the river, then take a right onto Huntington Road (eventually becoming Main Road). Continue through Huntington Village, eventually reaching Huntington Center. Take a left onto Camel's Hump Road. Continue on Camel's Hump Road to its end, where there is a dirt parking lot. The Burrows Trail starts at the back of the parking lot.

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