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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails
Trails: Access Road, Laura Cowles Trail, Long Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked in the winter parking area, but some people drove all the way up and parked near the ranger's cabin (The gate was open). I've seen too many cars get stuck going up past the winter parking, I didnt mind the extra mile both ways. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs out today. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice packed trail with fresh powder, some icy spots on Laura Cowles but a breeze going up generally speaking. Sunset was fine to, the snow not too deep.  
Name
Name: Tom Fowler 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tomfowler327@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-29 
Link
Link: https:// 
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