|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Mansfield - The Chin, VT|
||Long Trail, Profanity Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, November 26, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Hiked up to Taft Lodge Tuesday night and had the place to myself - spikes car to lodge. Surprisingly well "insulated" (or at least cracks sealed), stayed reasonably warm and slept pretty well! Woke up before sunrise and enjoyed my breakfast w/ red/orange light pouring through the front windows. Took LT south to the Chin - snow had melted a bit since I was there Saturday, which exposed some ice underneath making for an interesting climb to the top. Crampons/axe definitely helped.|
The trip down the Profanity Trail back to Taft Lodge was a little frustrating. My friend and I had broken a reasonably nice trail using snowshoes through powder on Saturday. Had it been left to freeze/thaw/consolidate - there probably would've been a stable monorail... unfortunately someone plomp'd through w/o snowshoes since Saturday and it was a postholed mess which is about to re-freeze. Bummer.
Taft Lodge down back to the car was uneventful - spikes all the way.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.