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Mt. Mansfield (Chin) with MP. 6.3mi, 2700'. 5:00. Up Sunset Ridge trail and down Laura Cowles trail. Weather reports predicted some chance of T-showers and 40% POP. Fortunately, only a few drops fell on us while hiking. The weather, however, was hot as promised (30C). Start at 1:00, summit at 3:50, back at 6:00. Treeline on Sunset Ridge at 3200'. Laura Cowles was .4mi shorter for descent, but slippery, wet, rocky and viewless; I think Sunset Ridge is a better bet. Left summit after 20 minutes after about 6 types of bugs landed on MP in a lull in the wind.