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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: Monday, January 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only car in the lot. The town had plowed and sanded it.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There are a few muddy spots and a couple of open water step overs that were all easily crossed.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There is very little snow, and what is there is rock hard. I carried snowshoes but they went for a ride. I bare booted the lower portion and put on my crampons when the ascent started. I could have gotten by with spikes but I knew the final section between Cooper Lodge and the summit would be super icy after yesterday’s winter mix froze overnight, and that the crampons would be better suited for the conditions. I was right. While you might be able to do the final 0.1 miles in spikes, I felt far more comfortable with more aggressive traction. They worked well in the rest of the trail as well.  
Name
Name: Michael & Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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