Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield (The Chin), VT
Trails: Long Trail, Profanity Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in lot D2 at Stowe - it’s a big dirt lot with plenty of spaces  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: To get to the Long Trail South, you need to cross the street (Rt 108) and there is a set of wooden dam/bog bridges in a wetland to walk over. A sign indicates that you are on the Long Trail South.

Long Trail to Taft Lodge was generally good footing. Some mud and light running water in spots. Some rock surfaces were fairly smooth, so good hiking boots help keep you from slipping.

We took the Long Trail up to the summit (the Chin). After the lodge, the footing is more rocky and the last 0.3 miles to the Chin is a number of rock scrambles. Tons of people on the trail made for slow going in spots. Very busy summit (though maybe due to it being a Sunday of a holiday weekend). There are ropes at the summit and leading up to it that you need to stay between to help protect fragile vegetation.

We opted to take the Profanity Trail down to avoid the crowds and it was great - not one other person on the trail.  
Name: LG 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-15 
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