Ascent of Killington Peak on 2021-01-22
|Others in Party:||Tom Smith|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Friday, January 22, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4235 ft / 1290 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGoal was Mendo, Killington, Pico. Tom was driving up from CT and met me in the Pico parking lot. We left my car there and drove his car around to Brewers corner.
10:15 - Parked Tom's car at Brewers corner. We headed up the snowmobile road. We continued up to the switchbacks. At the first switchback (~2 miles in), the GPX I had veered into the woods (south). The trail continued SW. Decisions, Decisions. We decided to follow the trail because bushwhacking in 2'+ of snow looked slow. Fortunately, the trail switched back again - perfect. We continued up to the "ski patrol sled" against the tree. From there we followed some ski tracks off and on, but broke trail most of the way. As we approached the summit, I didn't remember all the false summits - that was confusing.
14:50 - We eventually found the true summit, the Mendon sign and signed the logbook.
15:20 - We retrace our route back to the ski sled, and then start breaking trail all the way over to the bucklin tail.
16:50 - Intersection with the Bucklin trail. We turn right and head up to the summit.
17:00 - Killington Summit. It's windy. We continue over the summit to the ski trails and go inside the lift to eat, drink and warmup a little. We look at the map and decide to abort on Pico and head back down the bucklin trail instead to Brewers corner.
19:26 - Back at the car.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||795 ft / 242 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2845 ft / 866 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.2 mi / 11.6 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Headlamp, Ski Poles, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||Cold, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||795 ft / 242 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 395 ft / 120 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m|
| Loss on way in:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Distance:||3.4 mi / 5.5 km|
| Route:||Bushwack + Bucklin|
| Start Trailhead:||Mendon 3840 ft / 1170 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||2445 ft / 745 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Route:||Bucklin trail|
| End Trailhead:||Brewers Corner 1790 ft / 545 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 26 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: 2021_01_22 - Mendon|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2818 ft / 859 m Total Trip Loss: 2845 ft / 867 m
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