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Louis
01-27-2004, 10:18 AM
Anyone did Mansfield in winter lately from underhill? Is the parking open? I guess the crowds must stay away in winter!
thanks in advance for any info on that

DeadFred
01-27-2004, 01:54 PM
Check out my post from a couple weeks back.

Mansfield attempt (http://www.vftt.org/trail/vt/224.html)

We did Mansfield from the LT and fell short in really tough snow conditions. The temps were awfull, too, but we were able to deal with that. Snow? Well, it's tough to do anything about THAT when it's waist high and still comin' down!

Louis
01-27-2004, 02:04 PM
ouhhh!! challenging!
thanks for your reply.... good trail description... we will do it with consideration for our safety..and respect for the mountain...
by the way.. once again, if anybody wants to join... post here and we will discuss meeting hour and places...

Mohamed Ellozy
01-27-2004, 02:24 PM
We had better luck on our winter ascent of Mansfield (http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/mt-mansfield-winter.html), like DeadFred we did not find a marked trail above Taft Lodge, but we were able to go up the steep gully.

VTskier
01-27-2004, 02:26 PM
Where are you starting on the Underhill side? Stevensville Rd is plowed to the parking area/trailhead. Underhill State Park is plowed to the park entrance.

Louis
01-27-2004, 02:32 PM
Our plan is to go as far as the car can go on the underhill park road goes... walk and/or snowshoe on the ccc roadand then go up maple ridge trail ..go to the chin and down by sunset ridge... I,ve done it in summer and late autumn but should be a bit different in winter (crampons probably a must)

R. Killjoy
01-27-2004, 04:12 PM
Sunset Ridge from Underhill is one of the winter hikes in the Green Mountains. I am not sure how far you can get up the road at this point but the walk will be well worth it. I think an extra mile at most :)

Louis
01-27-2004, 08:15 PM
thank you all for your answers so far..can't wait for the week-end (like every week)