Camel's Hump
Camel’s Hump

The heat wave that hit the Northeast this week has been brutal. The air is sticky, hot and uncomfortable, and everyone seems pretty cranky (including me).

Thanks to the humidity, views of the mountains are faint at best as Vermont’s peaks are surrounded by a thick layer of haze. Last week I took this photo of Camel’s Hump on a clear, sunny day. On Wednesday, from the same vantage point, I couldn’t see the mountain at all.

Forecasters are saying the worst of the heat wave is almost over. Thank goodness. I want my mountains back.


  • Hi;
    My name is William Dorais from Maine and I came across your blog while looking for information on the road that they close in the winter in Granville. I will be going to Essix Junction in Aug to see my cousin. I will be taking rt 100 for a change and also will be stopping in at Moss Glenn Falls..Where can I find info on the net about the road.. Any help would be appreciated..My e-mail is
    Thank You

  • Becky and I spent last weekend in Stowe. It seemed hot and I said to her, “This is about as hot as it gets.” We were able to see the White Mountains and Lake Champlain from the nose of Mount Mansfield.

    William, you’r going to love Rt 100! It’s a fabulous route. If you want a real thrill, take Rt 108 through Smuggler’s Notch from Stowe to Jefferson then loop back to Rt 100 along Rt 15.

  • Hey Baydog — Hang in there! It will cool off soon.

    Hi Erin — I can’t imagine how hot it must have been in NY! I bet the breeze on Nantucket feels pretty good right now.

    Hey Steve — Sounds like you had a good time, and you picked a perfect weekend to come up. The heat and haze didn’t arrive until Monday, so I’m glad you were able to see some nice views.

    Hi William — I just sent you an email with some info. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  • Erica, you must be feeling a lot better by now. The temp finally came down and here in Southern VT we also got some rain. What a relief! Anymore days of that heat I was afraid my brain would stop working!

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