Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, Mendon Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur, bushwhack, herd paths, logging roads
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large lot at Brewers Corner was mostly full on return at 1130. First car at 0620. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All on the Bucklin Trail are either bridged or easy. Working your way across the river coming down from Mendon are easy-ish, but the rocks are usually extremely slippery and mossed-over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bucklin and Long Trails were in great shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: They were out after it got warmer, but not many biting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Clockwise loop of Killington and Mendon. Bucklin Trail was very straightforward with excellent views from Killington.

Took the Long Trail to the col with Little Killington, and just dove into the woods where it looked agreeable. Started at 3750 and worked almost due west in order to pick up the human herd path before the final ascent of Mendon. I was lucky that I caught a few moose herd paths along the way. I also saw a couple of blue ribbons every now and then, but did not want to start following them as I have no idea where they come from and where they were going, I was focused on my own route. Upon arriving at the east side of the Mendon cone, I hunted around for the herd path and found it! I was prepared to just whack to the summit where I'd find it anyway, but I was lucky today. Make sure to visit the vista from a side herd path diverting southeast near the summit. Took the longer herd path descent to the river (beware of very muddy sections between crossings).  
Name: WishfulThinking 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-06-04 
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