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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield (attempt), VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail, Profanity Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Winter Parking - Mountain Road was plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Could add more blazes and/or paint them higher. We lost the trail couple times because it is hard to spot white blaze when everything else is also white and deep snow. Some blue blaze was almost covered by the snow too.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Steep climb and breaking trail on Profanity trail. I had to use snowshoe, pole and leaning forward to make sure I don't fall backward. Even that we were sliding backward. Many of us have MSR light ascent but felt that they were not good enough still. Butt sledding on this trail was AMAZING though.

There weren't many people. We lost the trail couple times on Long trail and saw at least one other person lost the trail too. We saw some people wearing only microspikes but definitely don't think they summited either.



 
Name
Name: Chao 
E-Mail
E-Mail: chaoranxie@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-11 
Link
Link: http://www.gaiagps.com/public/yF3oOgM4LazFQSOXA8HMmLn6/ 
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