|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Killington Peak, VT|
||Ski trails, herd path, Killington Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 6, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at Killington K1 base area (ski area still open Friday-Sunday). |
||Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||None yet |
|Lost and Found:
||After skiing a few lift served runs, ascended the Snowdon ski trails, taking care to avoid the on-going construction (7 days a week). Snowmaking trails still have significant cover, while the natural trails are melting quickly. Some of the snowmaking trails have been plowed for construction purposes.|
Atop North Ridge, we took the herd path down to Cooper Lodge, then ascended the Killington Spur. Deep snow in the woods in places. Killington Spur was a mess - nasty ice monorail and running water with some bare spots. The very top of it was bare rock. We opted to descend to the top of the ski area and take the staircase down to the ski trails.
The ski trails are still well enough packed from last week's usage to support Microspikes. Enough ice and frozen granular to require some sort of traction. I wore snowshoes without issue, but did have to take them off down low.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.