Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Forehead, Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Eagle's Cut Trail, CCC Road, Maple Ridge Trail, Long Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: With 12:30 arrival I lucked out and staff attendant sent me up to spot just opened up. Parking was at least 3/10th's of a mile down road. Another staffer told me parking was a mess today on account of early arrivals not using common sense. Would not have wanted to be going up if someone coming down at same time for there was a quite a long 1-way stretch of road barely wide enough to drive through with small car. Imagine a few cars got nicked by doors opening by the looks of how closely together they were in lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged or minor runoffs 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Sign near top of Maple Ridge Tr. is down with info on fragile plants missing 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several out today; many dogs would need assistance on Maple Ridge Tr. in a few spots. Plentiful water. 
Bugs: Annoying down lower at times. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a 30 below rated sleeping bag in case on rock in front of my spot. Checked with campers nearby and no luck so brought it over to staff cabin. Hopefully owner will reconnect with it. 
Comments: Busy day; GMC caretaker had 615 count at top of Toll Road at around 3:30; caretaker had departed Chin for Taft Lodge by time I got there so my curiosity on summit count wasn't answered. Later start made for quieter hiking. Wet trails down low until breaking into open then mostly dry rock mixed with wet, muddy spots in between. Great views; Whites and ADK's quite clear late in day. Little warm at times. Ran into several happy hikers. Nice Mansfield day and a favorite loop of mine.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-25 
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