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Ascent of Dorset Mountain on 2008-07-26

Climber: M (whichway) Lardiere

Others in Party:Stephen Taerum
Date:Saturday, July 26, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dorset Mountain
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:3760 ft / 1146 m

Ascent Trip Report

ascended dorset hollow trail, first to south peak then to north peak, then continued the loop around & back. Trails were obvious but there were more than shown in the Day Hiker's Guide, so we found ourselves at a couple of confusing intersections. One we might have missed entirely but for a small hand-lettered arrow sign nailed to a tree: "N Peak". Not too buggy considering the time of year.
Took our time, photographs of oddities along the way, shared a beer at the n summit while signing in to the canister and photographing a few past entries from others. chatted w/ an arrival, Eric Rathbun - no trail name. Dorset was #98 of his NEHH - next day he planned to do Mendon and Equinox. We exchanged photo-opps, & he mentioned that he would post his pics on his site: ericexplores.com.
After he headed off, the marker was placed, aided by stephen's great height. Found our way back to the car & headed to The Loft for a meal.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2260 ft / 689 m
    Distance:6.8 mi / 10.9 km
    Route:Dorset Hollow Trail
    Trailhead:Dorset Hollow Rd  1500 ft / 457 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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