Ascent of Killington Peak on 2014-09-20
|Others in Party:||Brian Platt|
Michael Berger -- Trip Report or GPS Track
|Date:||Saturday, September 20, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
| Elevation:||4235 ft / 1290 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMichael , Brian & I headed to Killington today to hike Mt Killington.....This hike would complete Vt 4,000 footers for Brian & I while for Mike it would be his final peak for NE67 CONGRATS!!!!!
We went up the Bucklin Tr with temps in the 50's....3/4 of this hike is easy till after you pass the Cooper Lodge then it gets steep ....We stopped on this steep section to layer up as the wind was really blowing & we were getting hit with sleet...By the time we got to summit winds were in 40's & visibility of maybe 100'..We never saw anyone till we got to the summit....After a few pics on top we headed down to the Lodge to have a bite to eat & something to drink before we made our decent.
When a the Lodge thats when we started seeing people heading up ..we started our way down & met quite a few hikers heading up including Marisa & Joe .Chatted for a bit Then headed down
Well now we have Vt complete time to turn our attension to Maine .What a great day
— with Brian
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2455 ft / 748 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7.4 mi / 11.9 km|
| Route:||Bucklin Trail|
| Trailhead:||Wheelerville Rd 1780 ft / 542 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cold, Very Windy, White-out|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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