Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT
Trails: Road walk, Sunset Ridge Trail, Long Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 5, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the winter gate. Mountain Road had some fresh snow on it so 4wd was helpful.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Mansfield is Latin for: Land of no cairns above treeline in winter.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Couple tough scrambles, depending on the dog.  
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
Comments: Today concluded our quick 3 day trip to get Tom some VT summits. Little spicy up above but not too bad. This route is in serious need of directional cues so if you aren’t comfortable with that sort of thing you might want to go with someone who knows it well. Captain Chris joined us today, which was great. Tom and I wore microspikes door to door, Cap wore hillsounds, better choice with some black ice under a few inches a powder. A few of the scrambles are tricky without great hand/footholds and the aforementioned black ice. All in all a great day on top of Vermont.  
Name: mmace724 
E-Mail: Mikeymace at Hotmail  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-05 
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