Ascent of Dorset Mountain on 2008-07-26
|Others in Party:||Stephen Taerum|
|Date:||Saturday, July 26, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3760 ft / 1146 m|
Ascent Trip Reportascended 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|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2260 ft / 688 m|
| Round-Trip 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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