Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Dorset Peak, VT
Trails: Logging road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 3 cars in a turnout at the start of the trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Tiny out wash at about 1.2 mi but not a real crossing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Step-around blowdown at 0.8 mi 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Gnats all day, esp bad if you lingered at a summit. We sprayed at the start and donned bug nets not long after, wearing them all day. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Officially this is a bushwhack but it follows an old logging road that is marked so extensively in blue blazes or tape, you think you’re on a trail. It’s steep for sure after the first mile but gets the job done and in exchange the footpath is far easier than most White Mountains trails with their step ups and roots. I used AllTrails for navigation since this peak was not on any of my VT maps, digital or paper, and forgot to check CalTopo before leaving but it was fine, esp given the ease of route finding.

There are a Few muddy spots in the first mile, more significant at the 1.9 mi point before a northerly logging road enters from Danby - and a boot sucking 0.1 mi or so stretch starting car around 2.7 mi, just beyond the Tower sign. While the canister was intact, I was getting eaten alive by bugs at the summit so I stopped trying to see if I could open the canister to find a register. No matter - we got the peak and thanks to a kind FB poster, we made sure to ascend the spur path to Dorset Mtn (not Peak) at the 2.5 mile mark for a great view of surrounding north/ northwest peaks from Mt. Marcy to Ellen and stretching across to Killington.

Shout out to the lovely man from NY who was the only other soul on the trail today; good luck on finishing your lists. At #84/100 for us today, this one made me feel like our intrepid band really can do this.
Name: TwinMom+1 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-02 
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