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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield (The Chin), VT
Trails
Trails: Sunset Ridge, LongTrail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mountain Road is good all the way to the winter-parking lot where there is room for 6-8 cars. The piled up snowbank makes it impossible to go further. Just after the snowbank a section of the road has been washed out. It will probably be fixed in Spring but until it has been fixed it will not be possible to drive all the way to the State Park. Distance from the winter-parking to the park is about 1 mile and the walk up is easy.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water flowing in all tributaries. All are easy step-overs (main streams have wooden bridges).  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Above treeline there are some icy sections which could be difficult for canines. The rest should be fine. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Snowshoes got a free ride today. Below treeline the mono-rail is forming and it solid. Some sections are choppy and potential ankle-breakers - but most of it is pretty good.

Above treeline it is a mixture of ice, crusted snow, snow-fields and rock.

Laura Cowles trail has been traveled but looked very choppy.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-28 
Link
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