Ascent of Dorset Mountain on 2013-09-04
|Others in Party:||Gudrun|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 4, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3760 ft / 1146 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSeptember 4, 2013
Started up the trail at 8:55am with Gudi on a sunny morning, cool in the shade. Somehow I was worried about finding the trail, but it turns out it was quite easy. Shortly after we started up the trail, we came to a junction where the jeep trail and the river bed looked the same. Irene was very busy in here to widen the brook bed. We found a path off to the left that lead us around the more difficult parts. At the Cairn 2 WP, we went right and headed up a fern covered area heading straight to the summit. At 10:40 came to what is left of the old fire tower, just the bottom half of the frame. Intersection where we kept heading straight toward Dorset Peak. We arrive at Dorset peak at 11:10am, although it is a beautiful day, there are no views from the peak, but it was enjoyable hike with Gudi. It is pretty much a Jeep trail all the way up, pretty much straight at it, no switchbacks. The part from Cairn 2 was more of a hiking trail and pretty steep. The trail from the Fire Tower over to the peak itself was easy going. Gudi and I were back at the car at 12:50, had a very good day finishing one of the last 100 highest in Vermont.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2600 ft / 792 m|
| Quality:||5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||2600 ft / 792 m|
| Distance:||6.9 mi / 11.1 km|
| Route:||Jeep Trail, logging roads, bushwhack|
| Start Trailhead:||Tower Road 1160 ft / 353 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 55 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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