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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking in lot off Wheelerville Road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a few significant blowdowns on Bucklin Trail up high near the AT/LT junction 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: WARNING FOR DOGS: Yes, do heed the warnings on the signs regarding porcupine activity in the area. Ever since I saw a dog (with an AT thru-hiker) severely quilled by a porcupine near Cooper Lodge 2 years ago I have leashed my dogs in the vicinity of the lodge/tent platforms. Today a fat porcupine was wandering near Cooper Lodge and I was glad Eva was on a leash for that portion. 
Bugs
Bugs: none today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bucklin trail is finally snow and ice free! No more snowshoes and spikes. After the recent rain, a fair bit of water and mud on the trail but not that bad for May. Experienced this summit in all kinds of weather and didn't mind that the top was fogged in and wind blowing a gale, just happy for fresh air and a good workout, painted trilliums and trout lilies pretty today. Porcupine wandering near Cooper Lodge, glad Eva was on a leash for that section.  
Name
Name: Donna D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: winnie@vermontel.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-25 
Link
Link: http:// 
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