View Full Version : Dorset from Dorset Hollow 1-20-09

01-20-2009, 07:51 PM
Date of Hike: 1-20-09

Trail Conditions: The route up to the first call has a good track, broken out by skis and snowshoes. There are a few blow downs but nothing significant. The trail from the first col to the summit is used by snowmobiles.

Special Equipment Required: Snowshoes for the entire route.

Comments: The end of Tower Rd is plowed out, allowing parking for a few vehicles (http://inlinethumb29.webshots.com/44508/2561933130103091301S600x600Q85.jpg). Itís not plowed in as far as the summer parking area. This is a commonly used but mostly unmarked route to North Dorset. Begin by following Tower Rd for approximately 1.5 miles. It narrows quickly and does not look like a road in the winter. Follow the road to the fork (http://inlinethumb25.webshots.com/38168/2457349700103091301S600x600Q85.jpg) and bear right, you will immediately see the tar paper cabin (http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/3986/2546952200103091301S600x600Q85.jpg). Follow the drainage past the cabin and up to the first col and a T intersection. Bear right at the triple trunk tree (http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/41478/2650204260103091301S600x600Q85.jpg) and follow the trail to a fork (http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/44150/2881743510103091301S600x600Q85.jpg). Keep left at this fork. Follow the trail to a second fork (http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/7120/2381196110103091301S600x600Q85.jpg) and bear right. This will take you to the trail sign (http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/19154/2260494680103091301S600x600Q85.jpg) in the col between North and South Dorset. Take a left at the sign for a short walk to the summit and canister (http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/41239/2250963390103091301S600x600Q85.jpg).

Your name: Carl