Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Eagles Cut Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail, Long Trail, Maple Ridge Trail, CCC Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 26, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Surprisingly a lot of parking both at 0530 upon arrival and at 0900 departure. $4 fee paid using envelope provided outside at the ranger house. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All either bridged or hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails were in good condition considering the sheer volume of hikers. Maple Ridge was badly eroded unfortunately because people insist on "bypasses" instead of hiking the trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Mostly minimal, only down low. Refreshing breezes kept them away for the majority of above-treeline hiking. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Such a pleasurable morning. I did a clockwise loop of Mansfield using the trails above. Not a single person around today, I had the whole mountain to myself!

My only comment would be Maple Ridge Trail has so many ledges...if it is at all wet/rained recently, etc, I would recommend ascending this trail and not descend. I really wanted to ascend Sunset Ridge because of the continuous exposure above treeline and took a chance that, with the dry weather, Maple was fine and it was.  
Name: WishfulThinking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-26 
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