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Dan Petersen reviewed Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail
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Lilia Wills reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Gorgeous

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S Salat reviewed Lye Brook Falls Trail
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Great condition. Lots of snow. No ice. Snow shoes or spikes work fine. Falls we partially covered with snow. Would ask the everyone pick up their dog poop at least on the trail!

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Chris Widuta reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Robert Adams reviewed Equinox Mountain and Lookout Rock
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Completed this trail on 2/6/20, started in micro spikes but quickly switched to snowshoes as there was still quite a bit of unpacked snow. I found it considerably more difficult than I expected, with there being a number of steep and particularly narrow sections after the half way point. Having said, it was very satisfying to summit, beautiful views and crystal clear skies. If you want a challenge I recommend it

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Alyssa Mercaldi reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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I recommend wearing snow shoes! I didn’t and it was tough. My friend wasn’t able to make it but somehow I did. The views are amazing!

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David Labrecque reviewed Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail
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Jared Manzola reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Ineffably beautiful the entire way up. Snow was packed down enough that I didn’t need snowshoes or micro spikes.

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Gabi Cerra reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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We did the hike right after a fresh snow...bad idea. The snow was around two feet and we walked all the way up, got soaked, all to get to the summit and see no view because it had started snowing and clouds rolled in. But by the looks of other peoples photos, it looks like a beautiful hike so I’ll have to come back. Check the weather before you go.

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Kaitlyn Graves reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Way more packed down than I thought it would be. I did it with micro spikes but I could have done without. The ice on the trees is absolutely beautiful.

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Sarah McTague reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Great trail! Lots of snow now so if you have snowshoes, would highly recommend them! Still really nice to get out in some fresh snow and hike, even if we couldn’t see the view at the top with all the clouds and the snow coming down!

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Cindy Granger reviewed Equinox Mountain and Lookout Rock
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Hiked it this morning. Broke trail all the way up....Switched to snowshoes about 1/3 of the way to the bench. Definitely took me longer due to the close to 2 feet of snow. No view due to clouds but still a great hike.

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Kira Begnoche reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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I’ve only hiked this trail during the winter. I didn’t need spikes or snow shoes. However it might have made the trek down a little easier. Once you start to get to the top the ice covering the trees makes it seem like you’ve stepped into another world. It was definitely worth the view.

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Nice, short, well-tread winter hike with the dog. A little icy, but not too icy.

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would've been spectacular if I wasn't in a cloud inversion the whole time, other than that the trail was very easy and well marked

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Snow covered with no one here but one person. Moderate and fun. Only 4 star because of absolutely no view with clouds but wonderful nonetheless!!! Enjoy.

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This was a really solid, if deceivingly challenging, hike with great views at the top towards the Adirondacks and back over VT and MA. Visibility was especially clear towards the Adirondack Park. With one break to put on microspikes when the trail gradient increases and the foliage turns to mostly pine, it took us about 2 hours 30 to get to the top and 1 hour 20 to get back to the car park. We saw some people hiking without spikes, but I would highly recommend some sort of traction given a few icy areas and the decently steep gradient on a few return sections. Highly recommended!

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MacKenzie Grenier reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Trail is quite packed down but a bit icy. I went up without micro spikes, so it’s doable, but definitely recommend them as they would likely make the trek up and down a bit easier. The ice on the tree branches was breathtaking—like walking in a winter wonderland lol. Overall the trail is fun, quick, and a great winter hike if you get the chance! Went up on a clear sunny day and the landscape is just stunning.

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Luke Goldthwaite reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Great after fresh snow

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Absolutely stunning ! Really quick and easy, didn’t use spikes. I recommend this as a winter hike! Also, we saw a moose.

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Joseph Martelli reviewed Killington Peak via Bucklin Trail
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That was an amazing hike. It was snowing with up to 6 inches of snow on ground for our hike. the first 2 miles yes is flat with some rolling hills, the next 1.3 miles steady steep incline to shelter. We warmed up in shelter had some food and downed a beer before the crazy steep incline to the summit. My GF bailed halfway up to the summit. I made it snagged a quick photo and had to leave due to freezing temperatures and high winds, butt slid down to the shelter.

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Lee Shelley reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Very nice, moderate hike. It was a bit cloudy at the top but a beautiful day. Microspikes are highly recommended.

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David Rosen reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Incredibly icy. Not as much fun as we hoped

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Lilia Wills reviewed Haystack Mountain Trail
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Great hike

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Luckily the trail was freshly covered with a layer of snow (to cover up the ice underneath as towards the top things get pretty slippery ( especially on the way down). A woman with tennis shoes was able to summit today so I guess it depends on whether you want to slip and slide on the way down. I had no problems with hiking poles, but wish I had micro spikes for the top. I found the hike extremely difficult and wanted to give up a few times, but kept telling myself if someone in tennis shoes can summit so can I! I made to the top and it was very windy. So glad I made this hike my priority today and left at 10am and returned to car ~ 3pm, so it took me around 4-5 hours. The snow and ice at the top can make the trail slippery and tricky, so I went slow. The unrelenting climb to the top can suck your willpower dry, but I did not let myself give up. There is a bench about 2 miles up, which I thought marked the beginning of the end of the ascent, but was only the beginning of the beginning of the end. Overall great hike!

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