Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Forehead, VT
Trails: Nebraska Notch Trail, Long Trail, Maple Ridge Trail, Wampahoofus Trail, Butler Lodge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: By 0900 on a cool, sunny Sunday, the main parking lot on Stevensville Road was full; I had to use the smaller overflow parking area. 
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: A couple of easy rock-hop crossings; most crossings were bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The LT between the Twin Brooks Tenting Site and the Wallace Cutoff Trail is showing significant erosion in places. Otherwise, all trails were well-marked and easy to follow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The NOBO LT climb up Forehead is definitely too technical for most dogs. I saw one group with two dogs who turned back because of it. Wampahoofus is, similarly, very technical and probably not suitable for dogs. 
Bugs: None to speak of today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A great hike. I followed Nebraska Notch Trail to the LT, to the summit of Forehead, then down Maple Ridge to Wampahoofus to Butler Lodge, and then to parking via the Butler Lodge Trail. Conditions were perfect, marred only by standing and running water everywhere on nearly all trails except out on the open ridges. That was fortunate, as the climb up Forehead is very technical and there was only a little wetness on some of the rocks. It was almost enough to make the ascent too dangerous - but only almost. There are also some difficult scrambles on the Wampahoofus Trail - but in the end, it was well worth it.  
Name: Liz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-15 
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