|Peak Summited||2020 Camels Hump|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Trailhead||Burrows - Long Trail|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a partner|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Trail in good condition|
I did not think, we would be able to hike the day after we summited Mount Mansfield …. but we did it! We got up and felt up for the challenge. We did opt for the moderate Burrows trail (we still had to drive home that day and I was afraid of another super strenuous hike as Mount Mansfield) … so we got to the parking lot at 9:00 am – and it was busy!! Again we got one of the last few parking lot spots.
Hikers were already coming down the mountain… they told us that they hiked up in the middle of the night to be at the summit for the sunrise and “mountain”- cooked oatmeal. Wow! Now, there is something for my bucket list!
The trail was great! Very busy. Wonderful hiking! Still enough of a challenge but not too much of a stretch. It took us 2 hours to summit and 1 1/2 hours back down.
We summited a little after 11:00 am and we were told that we were already the 154th person to reach the top (there is a park ranger at the top of that mountain)!
Great hike, definitely one of my favorite so far.
(Since we hiked Mount Mansfield and Camel Hump in two days, we made arrangements to stay at a nearby small camping ground called Brewster River Campground in Jefferson. If you are into camping, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Super cute, adjacent to a river to cool off in).