Six hikers ( Rob, Nick, Emily, Rebecca, Austin and myself) and a very adorable York Terrier Rio, hiked up Monroe Trail to the summit of Camel’s Hump. Temperatures were in the mid 30″s at base. It snowed the whole trip lightly.
Just past the Dean trail cutoff the footing started to become a bit icy in spots. We were able to traverse around most of the ice. We made it to the clearing at 11:30. Rio was packed up inside Emily’s coat to stay warm so she got a free ride the rest of the way. The last .3 to summit was a little more challenging due to more ice.
The summit was windy and cold but we stayed up there for about 10 minutes before slowly making our way down. We all made it safely back to the parking lot around 2:00 and headed to the Reservoir for food and drinks.
It was such a pleasure to lead a hike for such an amazingly nice group of people. Another successful and fun day on the mountain.
Kimberly Farone, leader.