Ascent of Dorset Mountain on 2010-07-25

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Jen R
Date:Sunday, July 25, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dorset Mountain
    Elevation:3760 ft / 1146 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jen and I hiked to Dorset Peak on 7/25/2010. At yesterday's hike at Mt Nancy in NH, we decided to meet at the trailhead of Dorset Peak on 7/25 around 7:30-7:40AM. I arrived there at 7:25 after driving 2 hours 10 min with very high speed from Burlington, VT.
We started hike at 7:50AM and first waypoint is previous logging Cabin which is 1.1 miles away, then, next waypoint is to reach the head path fork which we took right turn. Then, we hiked about 0.4 miles to take very steep and narrow herd path (right turn), then, we reached to summit of Dorset Peak after hiking 0.1 miles. We saw abandoned Fire Tower. Beside Fire Tower, there is very old grill.
Then, we took left turn to reach to North Dorset Peak which is the highest point of this mtn. We got there at 10:30AM or so. We took some pictures, ate some snacks, fruits etc. Then, we hiked out to the parking lot. Total hiking milesage was 6.4 miles or so and it took 4 hours 10-20 min. We seldom bushwhacking on this hike. The trails we used were either logging road, herd path or snowmobile trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2310 ft / 704 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2310 ft / 704 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2310 ft / 704 m
    Route:Snowmobile trail
    Start Trailhead:Dorset Hollow Trail  1450 ft / 441 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2310 ft / 704 m
    End Trailhead:Dorset Hollow Trail on Tower Rd  1450 ft / 441 m

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