Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road and parking lot was firm with snow cover and some mud in the afternoon  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Three lovely stable wooden bridges. Two water crossings that are holding on to their ice bridges, one water crossing that has fully deteriorated, made a snowshoe path around  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large blowdown within .2 miles of trailhead, easily stepped over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs encountered, but found lovely fresh bobcat and fox tracks! 
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Trail was soft for first two miles and benefited from snowshoes. Postholes were present but easily smoothed over with two sets of snowshoes and temps hovering at the freezing mark. Trench present and in great shape at 3000 feet and above until Coopers Lodge. Snowpack has almost covered the LT/AT sign. The last .2 mile push to the summit is a frightening good time of “how is this possible that I’m staring at a wall of snow and making my own snow ladder to the peak?!” We used snowshoes because the snow was too deep and powdery for crampons to dig into as we ascended. An ice axe would be recommended for next time. Gorgeous summit views!  
Name: Islandgirl  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-28 
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