|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Isolation, Mt. Davis, Stairs Mountain, NH|
||Davis Path, Isolation Spur, Davis Spur, Stairs Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, June 20, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Large parking area off of route 302 across from Notchland Inn. |
||Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||There are no significant water crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The Davis Path is generally in good condition. There is a need for some brushing of undergrowth infringing on the pathway especially just north of the Stairs-Davis Col. Trail crew work on clearing the fallen trees is appreciated. Some wet areas exist but can usually be crossed on rocks or logs (most bog bridges are deteriorated). There are few blazes but the trail is obvious at this time of year. |
||During dry spells the trail has very little water on the ridge. |
||None until I was about to leave the woods at the finish of the hike. |
|Lost and Found:
||Most of the Davis Path is in the Wilderness Area. Consequently the trail is somewhat more primitive but can be followed with a minimum of attention. The turn north out of the Stairs-Davis col requires the most care. A small pile of brush helps orient the hiker to turn at this point.|
Be prepared for many ascent and descents on the ridge, varied terrain, and long distances without any reference points.
The views from all of the summits are spectacular.
Cotton grass on Mt Davis.
It was good to meet Jeb Bradley's hiking group. Also had nice conversation with two other hikers that were on an in and out hike on the Davis Path to Mt Isolation.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.