This is a moderate hike with over easy grades along the forested Monroe Trail. We started at the parking lot at the end of Camel’s Hump Road after walking up from the winter parking lot. Just above the gate on Camel’s Hump Road that closes off the summer parking lot, there is a wash-out that is out for bid to repair as the road would be impassible (if it were open in the winer which it is not.)
We walked the Monroe Trail for about 1.3 miles to the Dean Trail, which then makes an easy grade to an opening on the north side of the trail giving a nice view of Camel’s Hump summit across an old beaver pond, which was soggy and wet despite temps well below freezing. Our group of seven then became two groups, with four heading to the summit and three back down. The weather was spectacular.
With ‘Sunny’ Elise, Deborah, Leighton, Becca, Jill, Phil and Ted outing leader.
Photos by Leighton, Ted, and Phil.