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adventures with plam

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 1396 visits Blaze
  • plam, Long/Appalachian Trail 1579 visits plam, Long/Appalachian Trail
  • Forty Niner 1528 visits Forty Niner
  • Array of dishes 1157 visits Array of dishes
  • Dave at Pico summit 1292 visits Dave at Pico summit
  • Me at Pico summit 1474 visits Me at Pico summit
  • Hole in rock 1262 visits Hole in rock
  • Road on run 1387 visits Road on run
  • Lake 1407 visits Lake
  • Mossy stream bed 1155 visits Mossy stream bed
  • Dave and MP finishing 1220 visits Dave and MP finishing
  • Car! 1360 visits Car!
  • Inn at Long Trail 1628 visits Inn at Long Trail
  • MP, ready to hike 1398 visits MP, ready to hike
  • MP avoiding bugs 1391 visits MP avoiding bugs
  • Dave hiking 1522 visits Dave hiking
  • Dave II 1256 visits Dave II
  • Cooper Lodge 1222 visits Cooper Lodge
  • Dave and Cooper Lodge 1174 visits Dave and Cooper Lodge
  • Pull-up attempt 1365 visits Pull-up attempt
  • Dave and me at Cooper Lodge 1432 visits Dave and me at Cooper Lodge
  • MP inside Cooper Lodge 1470 visits MP inside Cooper Lodge
  • Lookout near Killington summit 1162 visits Lookout near Killington summit
  • Summit towers 1107 visits Summit towers
  • Killington summit view 1160 visits Killington summit view
  • Dave atop Killington 1019 visits Dave atop Killington
  • Dave, Killington summit, and dishes 1182 visits Dave, Killington summit, and dishes
  • Dave and MP atop Killington 1161 visits Dave and MP atop Killington
  • Ski runs on Killington 1160 visits Ski runs on Killington
  • Lake view 1195 visits Lake view
  • Another skilift 1384 visits Another skilift
  • Descending Killington 1093 visits Descending Killington
  • Trillium undulatum 994 visits Trillium undulatum
  • Dave at trail junction 838 visits Dave at trail junction
  • Dave, Long/Appalachian Trail 1084 visits Dave, Long/Appalachian Trail
  • Trees and Mountains 1364 visits Trees and Mountains
  • Mountains in distance 1101 visits Mountains in distance
  • Pico camp 1625 visits Pico camp
  • Lunchtime! 857 visits Lunchtime!
  • Snow remnants 1428 visits Snow remnants
  • Cloudy peak; more snow. 1008 visits Cloudy peak; more snow.
  • Snow cannon 1021 visits Snow cannon
  • Caution: Lift may start without notice 1102 visits Caution: Lift may start without notice
  • Pico summit cabin. 780 visits Pico summit cabin.
  • MP and Dave on chairlift 940 visits MP and Dave on chairlift
  • MP and plam on chairlift 1444 visits MP and plam on chairlift
  • Chairs 969 visits Chairs
  • Dave booting up 1613 visits Dave booting up