Winter Glow on Camel's Hump
January 14, 2010
I never grow tired of this view. The morning sun on Wednesday created an incredible white glow on Vermont’s mountain peaks. This photo was taken from my office in Montpelier as soon as I arrived to work. (Here’s a photo of the same view taken in late fall.)
The mountain to the right in the top photo is Camel’s Hump, which has an elevation of 4,083 feet. While there is no ski resort there, Camel’s Hump is a popular hiking destination in the summer and fall.
The hiking trails on Camel’s Hump are part of the Long Trail system, a 270-mile footpath that follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains. Constructed between 1910 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club, the Long Trail is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States and was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail.