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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Logging road, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the end of Tower Road where there is some logging activity. We were able to tuck our car on the edge of the road so as to be out of the way of the logging. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several small, easily stepped crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several small blow downs, easy to duck under and step over 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It was an easy hike to the summit. We broke out a little snow with depths varying from a few inches to a foot and half. In spite of snow cover it was obvious that the trail had been hiked earlier this year. The first 1/2 mile of logging road is a mixture of rock, ice and snow. If you follow our tracks you will find a place, very near the summit, where we turned off to the right prematurely, oops! Do not follow the steep uphill track. Rather continue to follow our tracks straight ahead. Then, turn right and follow a more reasonable final accent to the summit. It was a satisfying way to finish 3 days of hiking and three summits in Vermont with Steve Spot  
Name
Name: Slow and Steady 
E-Mail
E-Mail: suzanneblackburn@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-01-07 
Link
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