Camels Hump is a Vermont landmark, a bald peak with a distinct shape. In the late 1700s the mountain was dubbed “Camels Rump” by Ira Allen (Ethan Allen’s brother), which was later changed to the more socially acceptable “Camels Hump.”
The Hump is sizable in looks and in effort, but well worth the challenge. It is a popular climb, so save this one for midweek, especially with a dog. The summit has a noisy reputation on weekends and holidays due to barking dogs and occasional dog fights, but midweek you may have the only pooch on the peak.
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