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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails
Trails: Hell Brook Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 20, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Must had 1 mile hike on closed road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hell brook is now open until the next snowstorm. That trail is quite difficult in winter, several snow covered icy steep pitches. But the hardest thing to do is breaking up trail with thigh high loose powder at times, so for the next few days that job is done! :) Snowshoes with aggressive cleats are highly recommended, plus crampons for the very last pitch on the summit cone (there is one exposed icy slab where a slip would not be fun...). Surprisingly, I managed to stay on trail for most of the climb up without using a GPS, but lost the Long trail a few times on the way down. Ended up bushwacking in open forest and came back on LT further down.  
Name
Name: Meo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mariodemers@videotron.ca 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-21 
Link
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