|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Killington Peak, VT|
||Bucklin Trail, Long Trail, Killington Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, May 11, 2023|
|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) |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Three very nice bridges over the larger waterways, otherwise rock-hoppable |
|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 |
||Sign near beginning of trail that says, "Dog Danger: Pico is overpopulated with prickly porcupines!" with a suggestion to keep dogs on leash. |
||A few butterflies |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.