Trail from Kelly Stand Rd to the top of Stratton Mountain was packed out and we barebooted it without troubles. DEEP snow at the peak, but packed and easily traversed. From the peak down to the pond - much of the same and no need to Snow Shoes or any traction. The Stratton Pond trail would have been difficult to follow if someone hadn't ski'd it hours before we got on it. But with their "guidance" we were able to remain on the trail and had no troubles finishing the 12-mile loop.