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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails
Trails: Access road, Sunset Ridge Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges over all. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We started early to try and take advantage of firm snow, but it didn't freeze over night. The whole trail had been bare booted; that was okay initially, but as we ascended the mountain the post holes were often knee deep and sometimes thigh deep. Part way up, we donned our snowshoes and this was a good move. Once we got to exposed ledges, we stashed the snowshoes and continued on. Not the best decision we've made. That being said, there was probably no good solution to the postholes / exposed rock for the last mile or so. We reached the summit just as some fellows were getting there from the other side. We had lunch down closer to the signs and a snowboarder came up out of the ski area. Once we got back to the snowshoes, we wore them the whole way down.  
Name
Name: Cole 
E-Mail
E-Mail: scolekayak@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-16 
Link
Link: https:// 
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