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Peaks
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Woods roads
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at the fork on Tower Road just after the bridge over the Mettawee River. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy water crossings. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minor blow downs. I crawled under one. The rest were easily maneuvered. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw none. 
Bugs
Bugs: I knew it was going to be buggy so I put on the fly dope. They never bothered me. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Most of this hike was on old roads. The first section appears to have been used in recent years. It was in good condition. At .8 miles a herd path diverged left around a washout. The herd path rejoined the road at approximately the 1 mile mark. The road became steep shortly after this. At 2.25 miles I reached the T junction at the top of the col. I turned right at this intersection and continued on another old road toward Dorset. The road forked at 2.5 miles. There was what appeared to be a toppled cairn at this intersection. I was unsure what to do here. The road to the right went up. The road straight ahead traversed the hill side. The map showed the trail going up so I went to the right. This turned out to be correct as I reached the cairn marking the herd path to the south summit and tower at 2.9 miles. I planned to hit the tower on the way back so I continued straight. I reached the other end of the loop trail over the south summit at just over 3 miles. There is a new sign here pointing the way to the tower. This intersection also has the famed doorknob tree. I took the trail to the left at the doorknob tree and reached the summit of Dorset Mountain at 3.45 miles. There were a few soggy areas on this section of the trail. On the return trip I took the short detour over the south summit to the tower. There were no views through the clearing on this foggy day.

I reached the Dorset summit in 1:40.
Round trip time was 3:20.
Round trip mileage was 7.  
Name
Name: Levesque 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-03 
Link
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