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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Dorset Mountain Trail, logging roads
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not much room at the trailhead, enough for 3-4 cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few crossings of the Mattawee river, pretty easily hopped across but you might need to go up or downstream a bit from the trail. No big problem though 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A lot of run off melt on the trail, especially towards the bottom. Follow the blue tape markings. The trail is wide and easily followed, apart from the section between South Dorset and the higher North Dorset. It would be wise to have GPS enabled for this section 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Very good one for dogs. Mook loved it 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nope 
 
Comments
Comments: Dorset Mountain, North and South Peaks

The Mattawee might be the highlight of this hike. Beautiful, narrow, fierce little river with several inlet streams that meet in pleasant arrangements throughout the hike. The trail itself is wide and steep and straight and eroded...not the greatest. Once above the snow line (maybe 2,800ft or so, the trail gets nicer. Snowshoes are a must up there. Spikes worked for me but postholing was significant and only getting worse.  
Name
Name: SipO 
E-Mail
E-Mail: khecht@wesleyan.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-05 
Link
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