Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Slide Peak, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Glen Boulder Trail, Davis Path, Isolation Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Glen Ellis Falls parking lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of note. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As others have noted, Davis path has tons of blowdowns between treeline and the Isolation trail junction. Others have cleared many, today we cleared/cleaned up around 25 blowdowns. Trail is pretty passable at this point, save for one particularly bad blowdown mess that we bushwhacked around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw Pemi who was having fun. 
Bugs: Saw a few towards the end of the day but no bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Fantastic climb up to slide peak, we forgot how steep it is. Some monorail in the trees between Glen boulder and Slide Pk. A bit unstable but we managed fine in bare boots. On Davis Path, monorail (both stable and unstable) below treeline most of the way to the summit - some bare sections mixed in. Used snowshoes from below treeline to the isolation trail junction but benefit was questionable so we didn't bother on the way back and just bare booted. With rain coming this week, leave the snowshoes at home and just smash up the monorail.

Nice to meet Bobcat, Sunshine, Christy and Pemi on the trail. Great day to get Isolation in May - awesome views to be had today.  
Name: Jeff & Karine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 
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