Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Forehead, Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Access road, Eagle's Cut Trail, CCC Road, Maple Ridge Trail, Long Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate closed so couple tenths of a mile extra walk. Not sure if they open it like they do in other state parks during deer rifle season (starts Nov. 14th). Road in fine shape.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or minor. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Sign At Cantilever Rock jct. leaning and sign up higher on Sunset Ridge Tr. missing its posted info (probably about alpine zone). Lots of work done up on ridge since last visit (summer 2019); thank you GMC for all you do. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few spots on this loop where dogs may need assistance. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Sad seeing lots of garbage along Sunset Ridge Tr. 
Comments: Almost bailed on this hike today on account of early rain on way up Maple Ridge. Glad I stuck with it as temps stayed warm enough for comfortable hike despite winds and wet everything. Challenging conditions with lots of slick rock and knock you around winds. I made use of 5WD (2 hands, 2 feet and an a**) numerous times on way down to avoid going down on 5th wheel. Quiet trails (7 met). Views off and on and only few patches of snow seen in shaded spots.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-11 
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