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Killington Peak with Dave and MP. 10.3mi, 2650'. 6:45: left Waltham (dom and ruth's wedding) at 8:30, got to trailhead at 12:15 (a few stops along the way, including Bridgewater Corners general store), finished at 19:00, ate supper in Bentley's Restaurant. Route: Bucklin Trail to Killington Spur to LT/AT to Pico Spur to Sherburne Trail. GMC lodges are quite different from AMC huts: similar to Cabot cabin (but larger). Partly sunny; only a few drops of rain. Views would be great on a nice day. The LT/AT between Killington and Pico is long and flat; all of the elevation gain is on Bucklin Trail (and Pico spur). Vermont trails are much less bouldery than NH trails (indeed, Vermont has much less above-treeline terrain than NH.)
  • Blaze 1458 visits Blaze
  • plam, Long/Appalachian Trail 1653 visits plam, Long/Appalachian Trail
  • Forty Niner 1619 visits Forty Niner
  • Array of dishes 1226 visits Array of dishes
  • Dave at Pico summit 1364 visits Dave at Pico summit
  • Me at Pico summit 1543 visits Me at Pico summit
  • Hole in rock 1336 visits Hole in rock
  • Road on run 1462 visits Road on run
  • Lake 1482 visits Lake
  • Mossy stream bed 1223 visits Mossy stream bed
  • Dave and MP finishing 1287 visits Dave and MP finishing
  • Car! 1431 visits Car!
  • Inn at Long Trail 1691 visits Inn at Long Trail
  • MP, ready to hike 1471 visits MP, ready to hike
  • MP avoiding bugs 1461 visits MP avoiding bugs
  • Dave hiking 1599 visits Dave hiking
  • Dave II 1310 visits Dave II
  • Cooper Lodge 1283 visits Cooper Lodge
  • Dave and Cooper Lodge 1232 visits Dave and Cooper Lodge
  • Pull-up attempt 1432 visits Pull-up attempt
  • Dave and me at Cooper Lodge 1496 visits Dave and me at Cooper Lodge
  • MP inside Cooper Lodge 1530 visits MP inside Cooper Lodge
  • Lookout near Killington summit 1227 visits Lookout near Killington summit
  • Summit towers 1161 visits Summit towers
  • Killington summit view 1234 visits Killington summit view
  • Dave atop Killington 1087 visits Dave atop Killington
  • Dave, Killington summit, and dishes 1241 visits Dave, Killington summit, and dishes
  • Dave and MP atop Killington 1222 visits Dave and MP atop Killington
  • Ski runs on Killington 1221 visits Ski runs on Killington
  • Lake view 1270 visits Lake view
  • Another skilift 1451 visits Another skilift
  • Descending Killington 1161 visits Descending Killington
  • Trillium undulatum 1056 visits Trillium undulatum
  • Dave at trail junction 906 visits Dave at trail junction
  • Dave, Long/Appalachian Trail 1147 visits Dave, Long/Appalachian Trail
  • Trees and Mountains 1422 visits Trees and Mountains
  • Mountains in distance 1168 visits Mountains in distance
  • Pico camp 1690 visits Pico camp
  • Lunchtime! 913 visits Lunchtime!
  • Snow remnants 1491 visits Snow remnants
  • Cloudy peak; more snow. 1072 visits Cloudy peak; more snow.
  • Snow cannon 1086 visits Snow cannon
  • Caution: Lift may start without notice 1178 visits Caution: Lift may start without notice
  • Pico summit cabin. 843 visits Pico summit cabin.
  • MP and Dave on chairlift 1007 visits MP and Dave on chairlift
  • MP and plam on chairlift 1506 visits MP and plam on chairlift
  • Chairs 1044 visits Chairs
  • Dave booting up 1673 visits Dave booting up