Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at trailhead. Lot was plowed. No vehicles on arrival 1 on return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor stream crossings no issue. Other crossings are crossed on wooden bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 med sized blowdown at beginning of Bucklin trail. Otherwise trails in super shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice day for Killington despite low visibility at the summit. Trail was rock solid with shallow postholes at upper elevations. Bareboot until elevation gain just passed the falls. Micros(Hillsound ultra tc) until the Cooper Lodge then Hillsound trail crampons. Despite the bony conditions mixed with blue ice I felt this was the safest option. As luck would have it I broke one so back to one of each on the descent. It was nice chatting with the hiker working on their 115. It ended up being nice chatting with and singing happy birthday with the skiers in Cooper Lodge that came along as I was having a presummit snack. Happy Birthday Bobby!!. Cooper Lodge is looking pretty rough would like to help rehab if any group has this on their maintenance list. Lmk  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-10 
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