Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield (The Chin), VT
Trails: Route 108, Long Trail, Haselton Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the Barnes Camp Visitor Center; room for about 15 cars and right across from Gondola lot where Haselton Tr. comes out. Short walk up to LT trailhead which looked fairly full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily walked through with current low levels; I've never seen them problematic other than slick rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some impressive new bog bridges on ridge which are 3 piece wide and 2 piece thick--very solid. A couple blowdowns on Haselton which were easy walk unders; might be an obstacle in winter. Caretaker wrapping up last couple weeks with waterbar work today from Taft down to 108; greatly appreciated. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few spots headed up to Chin where most dogs may need help. No water up high. They ask for leash up on ridge and should have one if doing road walk (busy today). 
Bugs: Got stung by something (wrong place at the wrong time). No issues other than this. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Very dry trails except for Haselton which had quite a few wet sections. Leaves covering many sections as well. First time on Haselton in quite some time; no longer the quiet trail it once was as the zipline is nearby for much of its length. Suggest doing a loop which ever side you hike from so you can fit the ridge in from Chin to Nose.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-09-23 
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