Camel's Hump

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On the last day of 2021 I climbed Camel's Hump from the west, going up Forest City Trail, crossing the peak on the Long Trail, and coming down Burrows Trail. I was on snowshoes the whole time. There was a little sprinkling early on and a little sleet and snow later, but not a lot at either time. It was actually unexpectedly warm at first; I was bare-handed for a while. Up above the treeline the wind made it significantly colder, but still not bad.

I started around sunrise, and finished after dark.

There were a lot of people on the trail that day, and quite a few dogs. I met at least 30 other hikers.

Where there were views they were in and out of clouds. It was very beautiful. When I attained the summit Washington was shining on the horizon, but the Dacks and the lake were covered in clouds. Unfortunately Washington also got covered with a cloud before I could get a picture. There was a guy there who said he'd just started hiking seriously a year ago, but that he'd done Camel's Hump a lot. When I pointed out Washington he said, "Wow! I didn't know you could see that from here!"

My GMC map lists Forest City Trail as 2.2 miles and Burrows Trail as 2.1 miles. I don't believe it. Burrows Trail is much longer than Forest City.

This is the sixth time I've summited Camel's Hump but the first since I turned 60, so it's number 84 (out of 115) in my project of redoing the NE111 list in my 60s. At this rate I'm not sure I'm going to make it; I might change the goal to the NE111 at 60+.

Here are the pictures.

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Cumulus

NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
NE111 in my 60s: 84/115 (59/67, 23/46, 2/2)
NEFF: 50/50; Cat35: 39/39; WNH4K: 41/48; NEHH 89/100
LT NB 2009; CT NB 2017

"I don't much care where [I get to] --" said Alice, "-- so long as I get somewhere," ...
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
- Lewis Carroll
 
My GMC map lists Forest City Trail as 2.2 miles and Burrows Trail as 2.1 miles. I don't believe it. Burrows Trail is much longer than Forest City..

The beginning of the Forest City Trail is lower down the mountain, below the main Huntington trailhead, at about the 1,400' contour. The Mapbuilder topo puts them both around 2.0 miles. If the GMC used a wheel, I'd go by those figures. However, if you're starting from the main Huntington Trailhead, Forest City (1.3 mi. including the connector) > LT is 2.9 miles and Burrows to LT is 2.2 miles.

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Cumulus

NE111 in my 50s: 115/115 (67/67, 46/46, 2/2)
NE111 in my 60s: 84/115 (59/67, 23/46, 2/2)
NEFF: 50/50; Cat35: 39/39; WNH4K: 41/48; NEHH 89/100
LT NB 2009; CT NB 2017

"I don't much care where [I get to] --" said Alice, "-- so long as I get somewhere," ...
"Oh, you're sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
- Lewis Carroll[/QUOTE]
 
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