Camels Hump Vermont
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.


  • The second photo almost looks like a water color painting – a kind of abstraction on reality. I’ve had a few places like that I have never tired of and thought it would be great to return and photograph the place every day of the year – same angle, same time. But always too busy …

  • ..AMAZINGLY beautiful! …You are really lucky to see this fantastic view from your office…it must give you great inspirations…!
    .. A most wonderful Picture!!
    have a great day!!
    ciao ciao elvira

  • I envy you that beautiful view – it must be something to look forward to when you arrive at work or when you take a break – and always changing through the year.

  • thank you so much for that!! brought tears to my eyes because my uncle beanie (from montpelier, barnes road, now deceased) and my dad (now deceased too) loved camel’s hump and daddy would always point it out to us kids whenever we would see it during our drives!!!

  • Erica, is a pleasure to visit this blog so sweet and already ahead with the smile of photography. Are hiker and mountain enthusiast in Castellón (Spain) and from my beloved land in the Natural Park of Sierra de Espadán cordially greet you and follow you on your magnificent work of the blog. Congratulations.

  • …I don’t think I’d ever get tired of that view either! You’re lucky that’s what you look at when you’re at work! Beautiful…

  • Hi Chris – Thanks so much. It was a stunning moment to see the mountains turn white in the sun. I haven’t seen such a white glow in a long time!

    Thanks Elvira! It’s a wonderful view to see from my desk!

    Hi Hilke — Thanks. The view of the mountains is a huge plus! It’s always interesting to see the landscape change with the seasons.

    Hi Kritter — Thanks for sharing your story. I’m glad Camel’s Hump meant so much to your dad and uncle. I understand why they loved it so much!

    Juan — Thanks for stopping by!

    Hi Steve — Glad to hear this takes you home. The mountains are really magnificent.

    Thanks Matt! I’m glad I had my camera when the clouds cleared and the sun hit the mountains just so.

    Hi Kelly — It’s great to look out my window at work and see such beauty. It definitely inspires me!

  • so beautiful…your photos reminded me to look at my wedding ring. I’ve got the view of camel’s hump carved into the gold band. I had it done to remind me of that beauty (and beautiful time of my life) always, but I needed your photo to really refresh the image. Great job as always, Erica!

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