Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The trailhead parking lot was plowed, but icy. Wheelerville Road is plowed, icy and sanded most of the way from Route 4. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings are bridged with bridges. There is one small crossing that is easy to cross. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are several blowdowns that are step over and one duck under. I cleared a few small ones. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any, but they wouldn't have any problems. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: We were on the trail shortly after 8 am. We were the only ones at the trailhead until a hunter parked there and headed down the trail in front of us with his rifle. The start of the trail had minimal to no snow at all. There is occasional ice on the flat section of the Bucklin trail. As we got closer to where the trail bears right, up the hill, the snow coverage was about 1" - 2" of fresh powder. As we climbed up towards the Long Trail there was 3" - 4" of fresh powder on the trail. You could also tell there was a solid base under the new snow. We did not bring snowshoes because we didn't think there was enough snow. Light traction worked today, but I would have put on snowshoes if I had them to start working on a snowshoe track. As we got close to the Long Trail there there ski tracks in the trail, crossing over the trail and creating new trails. It didn't help the trail conditions much. The spur trail was a little easier with all the snow, but it is still steep. We never saw another hiker all day. That could be because the forecast was temps in the low teens with winds into the 50s. Temps were single digits, but the wind was more like a strong breeze.  
Name: btausend 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-30 
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