|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Mansfield (attempt), VT|
||Long Trail, Profanity Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 10, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Winter Parking - Mountain Road was plowed. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Snow bridges |
|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.
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.