Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dorset Peak, North Dorset, VT
Trails: Dorset Peak Trail, Tower Trail, herd path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 17, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking for 5 cars if everyone is polite, road was in great shape  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2 intermittent streams in the first mile and one minor crossing easily rock hopped about 1.5 miles in  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Three major blowdowns, first two along mile 2, last one along the ridgeline  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No doggos, but did get to see a chonky ringtail! 
Bugs: None! Bring on winter! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: made for an easy descent, and then it’s a walk in the park to North Dorset, with the exception of a decent stretch of deep mud, covered in a deceptive layer of ice ???? The true summit is wooded, but has a cool backwards canister, and several artifacts. We made quick time on the descent, total time from car to car of 4:17!

For pictures and video of my wicked cool raccoon see Facebook post on NEHH
Name: islandgirl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-18 
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