Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails: Logging road, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There was room for five cars, parked on one side. Quite a crowd! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water was high after Saturday's storm, and the water crossings were a little tricky. We had met a hiker on his way down, who had gotten his feet soaked, so we knew to take our time and be careful. On the first crossing we hiked downstream a bit to find a good spot. We walked on the log on the second crossing (extended our poles to reach below the water). Kept our feet dry! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A handful of duck unders, snap backs, and walk overs. Some of them looked new from the previous day's storm. All were manageable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One very cute and energetic pup. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A yaktrax found between north and south peaks. It is hanging from a branch next to the trail 
Comments: Dorset, north and south peaks

It was a windy and cold, but sunny and nice, day on Dorset. A steep climb up, needing microspikes for only the top third of the hike. The trail is well marked with blue blazes and tape, and there is still enough snow with footprints to lead the way to both peaks. We met a nice guy from Maine, who was almost done as we got started, and we leapfrogged with a cool group of three hikers and one dog. It's so nice to meet cool people also hiking the NEHH.  
Name: Hiker5e 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-12 
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