Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Killington Peak, VT
Trails: Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wheelerville Road is a gravel road, in great shape with just a few bumps just before the trailhead area (about four miles in on this road from Route 4) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Three very nice bridges over the larger waterways, otherwise rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One really significant tree with several limbs about 2.75 miles into the hike - you can stay on the trail if you climb over two limbs and duck under a third - about 10 inches in diameter 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sign near beginning of trail that says, "Dog Danger: Pico is overpopulated with prickly porcupines!" with a suggestion to keep dogs on leash.  
Bugs: A few butterflies 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Zero 
Comments: The first bridge on Bucklin is built to last, a real beauty.
Lots of spring bloomers in the area.
There were a handful of short sections of elevated monorail, did not need traction to stay on the trail.
There is a bit of snow/ice around the Cooper shelter still.
NO ice on the steep spur to the summit.
Saw two AT NOBOs at shelter area; otherwise a nice quiet hike with the birds.  
Name: KittE 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-11 
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