Thursday, August 6, 2009

Josh the Camel Honored by Senator Shaheen

After his ascent of Mt. Washington on July 8, 2009, Josh the Camel received a special Certificate of Appreciation from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

On Wednesday, July 8, Josh became the first camel to ever ascend Mt. Washington. Josh and his entourage, which included a dog, two horses and two humans, took five and a half hours to reach the summit of the Northeast’s highest peak via the Mt. Washington Auto Road.

Senator Shaheen presented Certificate of Appreciation to Josh, which reads:

The certificate includes the Senator’s signature and the official seal of the United States Senate. Along with this honor from the Senator, he also received a “This Camel Climbed Mt. Washington” bumper sticker.

Josh was not immediately available for comment, but members of his entourage report he has recently only been requesting the highest quality feed and not sharing any of it. Apparently, his success has gone to his hump…er, head.

The Mt. Washington Auto Road is open daily to cars, not camels.

To relive Josh's historic climb, click here for the photo gallery.

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