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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield (The Nose) (attempt), VT
Trails
Trails: Toll Road, ski trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot at the Inn at the Mountain and Toll House in Stowe, Vt 108. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: While there is little erosion on service road (saw one small sinkhole) work crew is clearing tree-branch debris on roadside. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great walk for dogs on road and/or ski trails. 
Bugs
Bugs: None seen. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
 
Comments
Comments: Toll Road from mountain base to the Visitor's Center (about 4.5 miles). Though we had new snowfall a couple times these last few days, the road was dry and clear of snow/ice. About 3 feet of snow at the stake. Beautiful day with sunshine,a tad overcast, cool and breezy. Fabulous views of Camel's Hump, Monroe Skyline, and on the Stowe side we saw Madonna, Spruce and Whiteface. Of course, Mt Mansfield ridgeline had a white dusting of fresh snow. Ski trails still with snow in the upper elevations.
Descended via road to the Octagon and went down Sunrise (moderate) ski trail. No traction needed in the snow. Felt great to have new snow - about an inch. Saw one skier skin up. Took Lullaby Lane (easy) with enough snow, though patchy, and finally the Easy Mile ski trail without snow but dry. Saw turkey tracks. Four hours round trip. Perfect day.  
Name
Name: Flo and Joe 
E-Mail
E-Mail: aloe@myfairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-10 
Link
Link: http:// 
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