Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Stairs Mountain, Mt. Davis, Mt. Isolation, NH
Trails: Davis Path, Stairs summit spur, Davis summit spur, Isolation spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 23, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of room, not many vehicles. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant brook crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blowdowns especially around Mt Davis section of path, one large broken evergreen on Mt Resolution stretch of Davis Path hovering over path. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: swarms of black flies on Mt Isolation and Mt Davis. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Davis Path snowless up to Stairs Col where there is small patch of snow. Some water on trail after Crawford Dome. No snow on path up to Mt Stairs with one blowdown which is easily negotiatiable. Side path to Stairs Mtn clear. North Slope of Stairs Mtn has some snow in places which can generally be side stepped. Col between Stairs and Davis is wet with a bit of snow. Watch for left turn in the wet area with the skunk cabbage. Many blowdowns on the long Mt Davis stretch of trail with intermittent stretches of snow in drift areas (some up to a depth of three feet). Lots of wet trail in spots. Secured the sign for Mt Davis on the tree. The sign had fallen face down on ground. Spur trail up Mt Davis has two small trees across trail near start and a bigger blowdown further up. Some snow on trail but generally free of snow. Davis Path up Mt Isolation a mix of dry trail, wet trail, and snow. Spur up Mt Isolation is snow free. By next weekend I would expect very little snow on the Davis Path as there is a lot of melting and the forecast is for warm temperatures. Many spring flowers in bloom; Trout Lily, Red Trillium, Hobblebush, Painted Trillium, and Lady Slipper. Compared to last year at this time there is a lot less snow on the trail.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-23 
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