Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Laura Cowles Trail, Long Trail, Sunset Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Gate to Underhill State Park is closed for the season. As of 11/16, the road is clear. We parked in the small area by the gate. It added an easy two miles round trip. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings have stable bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dog sitings???? 
Bugs: No bugs! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lonely glove hanging on the sign at the trailhead 
Comments: A lovely blue sky day on Mansfield. We went up Laura Cowles, across the Long Trail to the summit, and down Sunset Ridge. There was ice on Laura Cowles and Sunset Ridge, and SNOW drifts all along the Long Trail. Very manageable with just spikes. We had virtually no wind and the temps were perfect. Some run off on the trails with the warmer weather, so the bottom of Sunset was a bit muddy. Overall, A+ day on the roof of VT!  
Name: Meg Leo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-17 
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