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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.
  • All done! 1472 visits All done!
  • Bonus: a bird 1906 visits Bonus: a bird
  • Mossy Rocks 1330 visits Mossy Rocks
  • Tree on rock 1360 visits Tree on rock
  • Roof 1355 visits Roof
  • Back at Sunset Ridge junction 1395 visits Back at Sunset Ridge junction
  • Me + MP closeup 1308 visits Me + MP closeup
  • Ladybug 1299 visits Ladybug
  • Mansfield summit ridge 1227 visits Mansfield summit ridge
  • View back up to summit 1175 visits View back up to summit
  • Wavy rocks and tiny shrubs 1955 visits Wavy rocks and tiny shrubs
  • Last views on Laura Cowles before dropping below treeline 1191 visits Last views on Laura Cowles before dropping below treeline
  • Wet Rock 1253 visits Wet Rock
  • More dripping water 1641 visits More dripping water
  • Boardwalk 1104 visits Boardwalk
  • Ski Area 1355 visits Ski Area
  • Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Bypass) 1098 visits Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Bypass)
  • Meadow 990 visits Meadow
  • Minature Old Man of the Mountain 790 visits Minature Old Man of the Mountain
  • Dog #3 1018 visits Dog #3
  • Owners of Dog #3 738 visits Owners of Dog #3
  • Mansfield Summit Marker 968 visits Mansfield Summit Marker
  • Towers (closer up) 788 visits Towers (closer up)
  • Me + MP + Panorama 1105 visits Me + MP + Panorama
  • Sunset Ridge trail, plus towers 1033 visits Sunset Ridge trail, plus towers
  • Weather 885 visits Weather
  • Cairn 938 visits Cairn
  • Village, plus showers 934 visits Village, plus showers
  • Crack 1106 visits Crack
  • Summit view 1186 visits Summit view
  • Tiny people in distance 1463 visits Tiny people in distance
  • "West Chin is closed" 1280 visits "West Chin is closed"
  • Ridge 1082 visits Ridge
  • Laura Cowles trail junction 1613 visits Laura Cowles trail junction
  • Alpine grasses 1399 visits Alpine grasses
  • No Camping 1097 visits No Camping
  • "Top out" 1403 visits "Top out"
  • "Mantel" 1219 visits "Mantel"
  • Rocks, plus summit 1087 visits Rocks, plus summit
  • Mansfield summit ridge 1178 visits Mansfield summit ridge
  • Alpine zone-like vegetation 1288 visits Alpine zone-like vegetation
  • Dog #1 945 visits Dog #1
  • Dog #2 1150 visits Dog #2
  • View 1323 visits View
  • MP 1486 visits MP
  • Simul. climbing 1838 visits Simul. climbing
  • Real trail beginning (Sunset Ridge Trail) 1484 visits Real trail beginning (Sunset Ridge Trail)
  • Boulders (I) 1273 visits Boulders (I)
  • Green Mountains 1151 visits Green Mountains
  • More green 1196 visits More green
  • Boulders (II) 1185 visits Boulders (II)
  • Mt. Mansfield summit ridge 1021 visits Mt. Mansfield summit ridge
  • First panoramic view (3200') 1331 visits First panoramic view (3200')
  • Rocks in distance 958 visits Rocks in distance
  • MP and me 1632 visits MP and me
  • Image 1968 2280 visits plam
  • Trail beginning (Eagle Cut Trail) 1455 visits Trail beginning (Eagle Cut Trail)