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 Cannon - not Camel's Hump 
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 Cannon - not Camel's Hump
I was planning to start driving and keep on going right past the state line. Yep. I was. Figured I'd get myself over to the upside-down-NH.
Sooooooooo...I had Camel's Hump on my radar. But then I got conflicting info about parking. One report said no problem,
another said potential for $150 fine. Uhm. Yeah. I just spent $150 so that wouldn't work for me. I can hike in NH for free.

So slept in to let the ice soften up a bit and headed north.

Wasn't sure where I'd end up but didn't want to be gone all day. Hadn't been up Cannon lately,
and hadn't been on the Hi Cannon trail for some time so Franconia here I come.

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I managed to get on the trail before the few dozen boy scouts milling about the parking lot.
All good though as I took a hard right here. Good to see a new sign.

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Took a break to catch my breath and built this little guy
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Later, on my descent I found that he had a buddy. :)
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Time for traction?? Nah.
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OK. Fine. Now it is
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Traction off
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Traction on again. Played this game for a bit.
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Couple of clouds
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Ahhh. Right. The ladders. Going up.....
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Got a bit sketchy after this so no more pics. I did take some video from the observation tower,
which I had to myself. But videos take for EVER to upload.

I wigged myself out on the way up when I once again caught my pantleg with my hillshounds. I KNOW I KNOW.
Sometimes I'm a slow learner. I contemplated coming down another way, either KRT and walk the bike path or KRT down to the hut and out from there.
Figured either way had the same potential for the stupid mishap so instead I chilled the heck out on the summit,
had some coffee and something to eat, rolled up my pantlegs and headed back the way I came. All's well that ends well. I lived to hike another day.
And shop for gaitors.

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Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:15 pm
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 Re: Cannon - not Camel's Hump
according to this

http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/camelshump.htm

Camels hump road is closed to non residential traffic past a certain point.. so yeah. you could get fined.


Sun May 01, 2016 12:54 am
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Nice pictures. Looks like you had a beautiful day up there.


Sun May 01, 2016 11:38 am
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For a winter with so little snow all the trails are now all in grave danger, that crap just wont go away.


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