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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail, Profanity Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked up to Taft Lodge Tuesday night and had the place to myself - spikes car to lodge. Surprisingly well "insulated" (or at least cracks sealed), stayed reasonably warm and slept pretty well! Woke up before sunrise and enjoyed my breakfast w/ red/orange light pouring through the front windows. Took LT south to the Chin - snow had melted a bit since I was there Saturday, which exposed some ice underneath making for an interesting climb to the top. Crampons/axe definitely helped.

The trip down the Profanity Trail back to Taft Lodge was a little frustrating. My friend and I had broken a reasonably nice trail using snowshoes through powder on Saturday. Had it been left to freeze/thaw/consolidate - there probably would've been a stable monorail... unfortunately someone plomp'd through w/o snowshoes since Saturday and it was a postholed mess which is about to re-freeze. Bummer.

Taft Lodge down back to the car was uneventful - spikes all the way.  
Name
Name: Adam 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ajacobs223@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-27 
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