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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! 1525 visits All done!
  • Bonus: a bird 1941 visits Bonus: a bird
  • Mossy Rocks 1374 visits Mossy Rocks
  • Tree on rock 1410 visits Tree on rock
  • Roof 1394 visits Roof
  • Back at Sunset Ridge junction 1434 visits Back at Sunset Ridge junction
  • Me + MP closeup 1351 visits Me + MP closeup
  • Ladybug 1338 visits Ladybug
  • Mansfield summit ridge 1273 visits Mansfield summit ridge
  • View back up to summit 1217 visits View back up to summit
  • Wavy rocks and tiny shrubs 2045 visits Wavy rocks and tiny shrubs
  • Last views on Laura Cowles before dropping below treeline 1245 visits Last views on Laura Cowles before dropping below treeline
  • Wet Rock 1293 visits Wet Rock
  • More dripping water 1673 visits More dripping water
  • Boardwalk 1156 visits Boardwalk
  • Ski Area 1393 visits Ski Area
  • Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Bypass) 1143 visits Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Bypass)
  • Meadow 1042 visits Meadow
  • Minature Old Man of the Mountain 838 visits Minature Old Man of the Mountain
  • Dog #3 1060 visits Dog #3
  • Owners of Dog #3 775 visits Owners of Dog #3
  • Mansfield Summit Marker 1006 visits Mansfield Summit Marker
  • Towers (closer up) 828 visits Towers (closer up)
  • Me + MP + Panorama 1146 visits Me + MP + Panorama
  • Sunset Ridge trail, plus towers 1072 visits Sunset Ridge trail, plus towers
  • Weather 938 visits Weather
  • Cairn 989 visits Cairn
  • Village, plus showers 981 visits Village, plus showers
  • Crack 1149 visits Crack
  • Summit view 1231 visits Summit view
  • Tiny people in distance 1510 visits Tiny people in distance
  • "West Chin is closed" 1325 visits "West Chin is closed"
  • Ridge 1125 visits Ridge
  • Laura Cowles trail junction 1655 visits Laura Cowles trail junction
  • Alpine grasses 1441 visits Alpine grasses
  • No Camping 1146 visits No Camping
  • "Top out" 1450 visits "Top out"
  • "Mantel" 1271 visits "Mantel"
  • Rocks, plus summit 1133 visits Rocks, plus summit
  • Mansfield summit ridge 1226 visits Mansfield summit ridge
  • Alpine zone-like vegetation 1322 visits Alpine zone-like vegetation
  • Dog #1 993 visits Dog #1
  • Dog #2 1185 visits Dog #2
  • View 1362 visits View
  • MP 1528 visits MP
  • Simul. climbing 1877 visits Simul. climbing
  • Real trail beginning (Sunset Ridge Trail) 1521 visits Real trail beginning (Sunset Ridge Trail)
  • Boulders (I) 1319 visits Boulders (I)
  • Green Mountains 1191 visits Green Mountains
  • More green 1235 visits More green
  • Boulders (II) 1222 visits Boulders (II)
  • Mt. Mansfield summit ridge 1058 visits Mt. Mansfield summit ridge
  • First panoramic view (3200') 1367 visits First panoramic view (3200')
  • Rocks in distance 1008 visits Rocks in distance
  • MP and me 1675 visits MP and me
  • Image 1968 2314 visits plam
  • Trail beginning (Eagle Cut Trail) 1489 visits Trail beginning (Eagle Cut Trail)