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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Old road, snowmobile trails, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Road was in good condition all the way to the parking area. We were the only car when we first got there but there were two others when we came back. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All very easy.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is loose and gravely in the steeper parts. Tons of mud in col between South Dorset and North Dorset. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. 
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of flies, especially at the top of South Dorset.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We found lots of junk on South Dorset. 
 
Comments
Comments: A nice hike with beautiful weather. We took the route from Dorset Hollow which was easy to follow (that rhymes!). We followed the road up the valley staying straight the whole time. This section is steady climbing and is occasionally steep. At the top of the valley we took a right at a junction. We followed this narrow road to another junction where we took another right. We continued hiking up steadily through beautiful spruce forests and then took a right onto a herd path marked by a cairn. We followed this herd path up the slope for a bit and then we came to the summit of South Dorset (not the true summit). He we enjoyed the only views on the hike. After admiring the pleasant vista, we took the half-mile snowmobile trail over to the summit i.e. North Dorset. There is a nasty, very muddy section in the col between these peaks. At the summit we saw that the canister needs to be replaced (other reports also added that it could use some extra paper and a pencil sharpener.) On the way down, we took one of the trails that leaves the col (the one with blue surveyor’s tape.) Saw two other hikers on the way down.  
Name
Name: Summit Seeker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: runtowin78@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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