Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Lake Mansfield Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked our cars in lot D2 at the Stowe Resort, and at the public lot off the county road just before Nebraska Valley Road turns into the Trout Club's private road. There were plenty of spaces in both lots at 0900. 
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: No issues. A rock hop crossing on the Lake Mansfield Trail near Taylor Lodge, and another on the LT approaching VT-108; both easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The LT is markedly eroded in places. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The LT on the south side of Forehead, and on the north side of Chin, is NOT dog friendly. The climb up Forehead is very steep, with ladders on a couple of the sheer rock faces. The climb down from Chin is just as steep, and there are no ladders, but rather one or two chutes made of smooth rock and many rugged rock scrambles. 
Bugs: A few, but not a problem; we pre-treated ourselves with DEET. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Probably due to recent rains, there was a bit of mud on the LT at higher elevations, and even some wetness on the rocks that added to the challenge. The wettest stretch of trail was on the north side of Chin, both above and below Taft Lodge. Also: the summit ridge on Mansfield was nearly deserted except for a few thru-hikers, apparently because the Toll Road was closed for construction. Overall, this was an awesome and quite challenging point-to-point hike, and we had nearly perfect conditions with cool temperatures and little sun.  
Name: Liz 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-07-27 
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