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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Logging roads, ATV paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 13, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked just after the houses on the other side of the bridge. Could have driven a bit farther as there is another place to park but the road looked narrow, rutted out, and not maintained. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: small stream near road washout 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail from Doorknob junction well maintained. "Herd path" parallel to washed out road is not really a herd path in the usual sense. It is clear of debris and obstructions and easy to follow. There are a few blowdowns along the way but most can be stepped over or walked around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Very buggy at the beginning with all the water around but soon they disappeared as we got higher up. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Directions from other reports made this hike relatively easy. The most challenging part is the long unrelenting uphill on the logging road that begins just after the collapsed hunter cabin. The ATV path that begins at the right fork is also a steady uphill climb. Did not see a cairn where the ATV path heads off to the right to the south summit but there are several signs there. Doorknob junction is only about 30 feet from this ATV turnoff. Trail from Doorknob junction to the summit seemed well maintained with a few wet areas. Finally, we were barely able to add our names to the "register" in the summit canister as the two memo books are completely filled up. ANOTHER SMALL MEMO BOOK IS NEEDED!

Stats: 2:15 to the summit, 1:15 down. 6.4 miles round trip, vertical ascent: 2495, descent 2584.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-14 
Link
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