The Time I *ALMOST* Solo-Hiked Up Killington

When my parents decided on a week long trip to Gifford Woods State Park so mountain biking could commence, I was thrilled that a solo-hike could be in my future.  It somehow made me feel better that my dad and brothers would be on the mountain at the same time as I was – just in a different location.

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July 11, 2014

I was ready to tackle this on my own, when my dad’s bike broke and then he decided to hike with me. Don’t get me wrong – my dad is the best hiking buddy, so I was happy to have him along for the company.

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This was a really cool hike.  I asked the bike shop clerks what they suggested. They told me to hike up one trail and down another (I now wish I had come back the same way I went up, since the way down was a dirt service road. )

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Much of the trail up was in the woods, but it would cross over the ski trails every so often, which made for some pretty great views.

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View from the summit.
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Bridges on the way down.

These bridges were pretty cool, and made for easy trekking down the mountain. They lasted for a little ways, before leading to a dirt service road, which we took the rest of the way down to the parking lot.

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  1. Ted Rice says:

    At least you got to see the view! I took my first solo hike in 1964 starting there – took the chairlift to the summit and bushwacked down to the Long Trail and hiked north to Pico and the Sherburne Pass. I was in the clouds most of the time, it was very cold, rained from Killingon to Pico. I did get a great view of the mountaintops sticking up out of the clouds at Pico. http://rhys02.blogspot.com/2018/02/my-first-solo-hike-on-long-trail.html

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