Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Long Trail, Profanity Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: NA 
Trail Maintenance 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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Adam 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-03 
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