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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield (The Chin), VT
Trails
Trails: Road walk, Sunset Ridge Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter lot full when we got there but parked on side of the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Road walk and climb were fine-- wore snowshoes as they offer the best grip on powder (we wore micros for a short time but too slippy-- not dangerous just inefficient. Higher up would have postholed). This was hike #2 of the day for us. Lots of people turning around because of the whiteout aloft. I had gps and was able to guide my group to the top where we found a couple who had already called for rescue. She had mild hypothermia. We provided hot drinks, layer, and food, talked to the state police and walked them down. Another person was still unaccounted for. Please turn around if you don't have navigational capability-- ie gps, and a good map and compass with premarked bearings and distances. The cairns peter out at some point and it is very difficult to navigate. The ice flows had me thankful for crampons. Micros worked, but you need to be very careful.  
Name
Name: PamW 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-15 
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