|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mansfield - The Chin, VT|
||Long Trail, Profanity Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 3, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Will need to see what the deal is when all the snow melts but based on the number of unfamiliar boulders and trees bent downhill, I think the earlier thaw we had triggered a sizable landslide on the LT south to the Chin on the long traversing section around 2800ft. |
|Lost and Found:
||Long Trail, Profanity Trail, Hourglass|
4” of unpacked powder on top of ice at the trailhead and up to 12” above treeline on top of the existing ~2ft base so I worse snowshoes most of the day. The hard freeze Friday night left the snow in great shape and it felt like mid winter conditions. Made it to the ridge around sunrise and switched to crampons/axe for the last 500ft or so (Standard).
NOTE - no mud down low yet but would not be surprised if this weekend was the last for Mansfield until after Memorial Day. Below freezing overnight temps will help, but that snow line is going to retreat uphill significantly this week and I don’t expect to be back up Mansfield for a month or 2 after this weekend.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.