Camel's Hump is Vermont's third highest mountain (elevation 4083 feet) and the only undeveloped alpine summit in the state. The hike is fairly strenuous, with some steep climbs and rocky sections to scramble over near the top. The top of the mountain is home to 10 acres of alpine tundra, and you will be asked to stay on the rocks at the summit to avoid damaging these sensitive plants. With a panoramic view, on a clear day you can see the highest mountain peaks in New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.
We will depart from the Burlington College parking lot at 8:00 on the morning of the hike. Bus or van transportation will be provided for those who need it. For those who wish to meet us at the start of the hike, we will be hiking up on the Burrows Trail, out of Huntington. Please note that students may not ride in the personal vehicles of faculty or staff members. You should wear either hiking boots or sneakers with good tread. Sandals or shoes with poor tread are not appropriate footwear for this hike. Be sure to bring at least one water bottle, energy snacks, lunch, and layered clothing, as it may be significantly cooler at the top of the mountain than the bottom. Sunscreen is also a good idea, as we will likely spend some time at the top eating lunch and resting.
R.C. Kirk has designed some special t-shirts for the occasion, and these will be given to the first 50 students/faculty/staff/adjunct faculty members who register online for the hike. You may also bring guests with you, but the t-shirts are reserved for BC-related individuals. You must show up for the hike in order to get a t-shirt (simply registering does not qualify you to receive them!)