|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT|
||Access road, Cliff Trail, Long Trail, Amherst Trail, Toll Road, ski trails|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 9, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at ski area. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns. |
|Lost and Found:
||Took the access road up to the top of the gondola, which was loose in a few places but otherwise good going and scenic. Very busy at the top of the gondola.|
Cliff Trail to the Long Trail had a few rugged sections (quasi-cave, some boulders), as well as an extended stretch of smooth ledge. Would not want to do this trail if wet or icy. Otherwise pretty neat as it wraps around the bottom of a cliff.
Long Trail was fairly dry up to the Chin and then south to the Amherst Trail. Conga line in places with folks coming up from the auto road.
Amherst Trail was wet with some minor mud.
Toll Road to the top of the ski area wasn't too bad, as it's only one-way traffic (alternating with traffic control).
Ski trails are mostly mowed, so fairly smooth sailing, particularly on other gravel access roads. Scenic and quiet.
Ridge was in the clouds (partial clearing in the afternoon), but it was partly sunny below 3,600 feet. A little wind on the summit, but otherwise relatively mild weather. Foliage down low was peak or just past peak.
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.