New Hampshire
Rhode Island/Connecticut
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on Wheelerville at Trailhead. Lot is plowed with parking for 6 or so cars. wheelerville Rd has some ice and snow in spots but easily passable. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems with any crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape, well blazed, and no blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 dogs having a great time 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bucklin trail is in very good condition. First 2 miles are flat and barebootable and you could get away with not needing any traction all the way to Cooper Lodge. Having light traction to the lodge is recommended. Warm day and the snow was melting so the lower section will be icy when it refreeezes. Snowshoes are overkill but glad we wore the crampons for the last section from Cooper to the summit. Someone had buttslide this section and was tougher going back down than up. Once this freezes crampons will be a must.  
Name: pucknuts61 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-22 
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