CAMEL'S HUMP MOUNTAIN

Camel's Hump is the fourth highest mountain in Vermont (4,083 feet above sea level at its peak). Waubanaukee Indians first named it "Tah-wak-be-dee-ee-wadso" or Saddle Mountain. Samuel de Champlain's explorers in the 1600's called it "lion couchant" or couching lion. The name "Camel's Rump" was used on a historical map by Ira Allen in 1798, and this became "Camel's Hump" in 1830. It is also the image used on the Vermont quarter. This view from National Life's Montpelier offices of Camel's Hump is a strong visual reminder of the strength of our Vermont heritage.