Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails: Unnamed trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at the end of Tower Road...for a car. If you have a car with more clearance than a VW All Trac then you could drive further up for sure. There seemed to be a couple optional parking areas further up this old logging road that would work. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were plentiful but wore waterproof boots and walked through or rock hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No pups 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: So...we were prepared for a full on bushwhack here and it's not. At least not in April 2022.
Beautiful hike through mud, water, ice and snow. True spring hiking! Steep trail for most of the hike.
The trail was clearly marked with blue paint and blue tape. Once we arrived at the T intersection turn right and continue to climb. When you arrive at an intersection where the trail is flat to the left and up to the right, take the right and keep climbing. You'll get to a point where you can tell people took or made some trail to the old tower but we stayed on the more defined trail to where it 'more officially' splits off to the old fire tower at approx 3 miles. At this intersection there's a wooden sign indicating TOWER to the right. It's also marked with the blue paint/tape markings. To the left is to Dorset Peak - the true summit, marked from here with yellow tape. Turn left for Dorset. This is approx .3 miles of relatively flat hiking to the summit. The pitcher is still there but we couldn't get the register out of the canister as it was frozen shut and we didn't want to damage it.
This was #100 for our NEHH...damn sweet celebrating all alone on this quirky, isolated peak.
It was perfection.  
Name: mountain girl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-12 
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