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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails
Trails: Haselton Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is at Stowe Mountain resort lots of parking but you're competing with those taking the gondola. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hops but lots of water running on haselton below ski trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Long trail - several of the bog bridges are broken  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Some rock hopping up top had a few canines taking it slow but otherwise easy - leashes are required 
Bugs
Bugs: None! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: On a bluebird Saturday wanted to hike the Mansfield ridgeline - took Haselton up, long trail from visitor center to the chin and back and back down Haselton. Haselton was wet and muddy with some small ice patches heading up - nothing requiring traction. At the top the trail breaks out and heads up the ski slopes and is fairly steep up to the auto road. You'll need to walk 0.5 miles up the auto road to connect up with the long trail - lots of cars this day. Long trail across was generally dry rock with mud and wet rock in the sections in the trees, A few patches of ice today but nothing needing traction. Exceedingly crowded on the long trail today as you are dealing not only with hikers coming up from every direction but the tourists that drive to the top of the auto road and go out and back on the long trail. Literally hundreds of people today - many shall we say did not have appropriate shoes or other useful equipment. However, the views made it worthwhile as colors were near peak and had hundred mile views. If the weather cooperates and you can take the crowds, next weekend would be amazing.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-07 
Link
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