FKT: Josh Burns - Mt.Mansfield/Camel's Hump Challenge (VT) - 2020-07-31

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7h 7m 18s

I've been looking forward to this link up for some time as I can see Camels Hump summit from my dooryard. On Friday July 31, 2020, I started in Smuggler's Notch heading up the Hell Brook Trail to Mount Mansfield and starting south on the Long Trail at 7:43 AM. This incredible route features alpine terrain, scrambles, technical trail, expansive wetlands, and a 3,600 foot climb from the Winooski River to Camels Hump summit. I carried a couple handhelds full of soda and a few packs of energy chews in a small pack. I refilled water from the Clay Brook near Nebraska Notch and Gleason Brook heading up Camels Hump. It was great to see a number of friendly thru-hikers out on the trail today. I topped out on Camels Hump in a time of 7 hours 7 minutes and 18 seconds. This route will beat you up.