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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: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a parking lot at the head of the trail that fits 10-15 cars. Then there is decent shoulder parking available on the road adjacent to the parking lot for additional cars. We arrived at about 10a and got the last easy parking spot in the main lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of the water crossings were difficult 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in good shape. All of the snow mentioned in the 10/20 trail condition report must have melted because the trail bare all the way up to the summit towers. Some sections of the trail were wet and muddy, but these areas are easily avoidable by walking on the edge of the trail There was one significant blow down, but a short trail detour has been created to get around it. The last section on the Killington Spur trail is steep and the rocks were damp, but overall the trail was in very good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good trail for dogs. We saw one dog off leash during the hike. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. There was a disappointing amount of trash and debris on the trail that we picked along the way. 
 
Comments
Comments: Good trail. The trail starts out at a very easy to moderate grade for the first 2 miles or so. Then it gets steeper up until you hit the ridge and intersect with the AT/Long Trail. There is a large area with several tent sites, an unmanned lodge, and an outhouse at the juncture. It is a little confusing where the spur trail to the Killington Summit breaks off from the AT/Long Trail, but if you keep heading up past the tent platforms, then it becomes more clear.  
Name
Name: D. Cruess 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dcruess@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-28 
Link
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