Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Route 108, Long Trail, Profanity Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I parked by the Barnes Camp Visitor Center and then walked up the closed road until the Long Trail intersection. I followed two sets of snowshoe tracks from yesterday up to Taft Lodge. From there, I was on my own to navigate to the summit. I broke trail in snow drifts up to my waist up to the Hell Brook trail intersection, and then turned right to head up to the summit. From that intersection up to the summit, the snow was deep and the wind was ridiculous (50-60 MPH). Climbing up the steep rocky sections was treacherous, but I made the summit and was summarily knocked off my feet by the wind. I ended up bushwhacking down from the summit until I intersected with the Profanity trail. However, I wasn't able to keep on trail due to the waist-deep snow, and ended up popping out just south of the Lodge. I struggled over to the lodge and then connected back with my past tracks to descent. It was an intense day, and not one I'd want to repeat.  
Name: Data 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-17 
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