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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots at both ends were well plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water crossings south of Killington are only partially frozen making it sketchy to cross safely. A few of our group broke through the ice while crossing but no one got significantly wet with water-proof boots. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None :-) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: AT Southbound from Rte 4 to Rte 103

Hiked the 18 miles southbound over two days, mostly with snowshoes. Could have done it with light traction or cramp-ons but felt snowshoes was best aside from one treacherous traverse which was very hard to walk along in snowshoes with such a steep side pitch. Near the top of Killington snowshoes were definitely better since it was deep and others without were post-holing. On last rocky descent from FAA beacon to Rte 103 we switched to microspikes and it was definitely the best choice. Gov Clement shelter was great! We left a bunch of cut wood there to dry for the next backpackers.  
Name
Name: Mountain Runner 
E-Mail
E-Mail: SDREDFERN64@GMAIL.COM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-27 
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